Holidays mean sweet potatoes for me, or maybe just an excuse to indulge in my favorite potato. 🙂

Either way, I’ve been going sweet potato crazy. I’ve been sauteing them in veggie stir-fry’s, grilling them for sweet potato fries and mashing them for delish mash potatoes (no need to add anything else either!). And below is yet another yummy recipe to add to your sweet potato love affair.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray non-stick cooking spray in a 9×13 baking dish. Place sweet potatoes in a pot of water, bring to a boil. Cook until tender. Remove from heat, drain and mash. In Kitchen-Aid or large bowl, mix sweet potatoes, agave, eggs, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle Nature Plus cereal over top. Bake 35 minutes or until a knife in the center comes clean.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂

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Our Eros on the Vine showcase on Talking Earth was a lot of fun and a big success!

Listen here.

Thanks so much for all your support – I loved getting the text messages cheering me on during the show. Love technology!

Much love to all of you,
Heather 🙂

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Happy Holidays!

As a founding member of the wine poetry series, Eros on the Vine, I’ll be featured on KBOO’s poetry show, Talking Earth. I’m very excited!

I’ll read a few poems from Anatomy of the Heart: Love Poems along with several new poems from my next book.

Listen in:
Next Monday, Dec. 21, 2009
(Please note: the kids don’t have school and you probably won’t be working, so you can stay up late! :))

90.7 fmLocally
Or streaming online

Poets Pam Crow and Sophie Tree will also be featured, as we each read poems we feel embody the wine that most reflects our work. It will be a fun, eros filled evening.

Be sure to listen in! And feel free to spread the word.

Wishing you and your loved ones a blissful holiday season,


P.S. Become my friend on Facebook!
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I created this delish stuffing for Thanksgiving. Make it for Christmas dinner or for a cold day in January. Either way you can’t go wrong – it is SO good!

  • 4 cups cubed gluten-free bread (I used Energy Tapioca)
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy butter (1 stick)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6-8 stalks cups celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sage
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 cage-fed eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 T garlic salt
  • 1 cup gluten-free chicken broth

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place bread crumbs on a baking sheet. Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes or until light brown. Mix onion, celery, sage, thyme, eggs, salt and broth in crockpot. Add in toasted bread crumbs. Stir together. Heat on high for 3 hours. Serves 4.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂

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Ever dreamed of writing a book?
Starting a regular blog?
Or creating your very own heart-centered writing practice?

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Heather Strang is an author, coach and poet. She writes and edits for a host of publications and books, including Oh, Shift! How to change your life with one little letter, 20-Something Manifesto, The Oregonian, Four and Twenty, Hipfish, Goodness Magazine, Portland Monthly, Total-E-Bound publishing and many others. She is also the author of Anatomy of the Heart: Love Poems and believes ferociously in the power of poetry. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her meditating, creating new recipes and exploring the possibilities of the universe. Learn more at: www.HeatherStrang.com.

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With Thanksgiving upon us, I’m mixing things up this year and trying out new recipes. For the pre-T-giving festivities, I’ve got some yummy pumpkin bread. Stay tuned for gluten-free stuffing and sweet potato casserole recipes. Yum! Love a holiday. 🙂

Gluten/Dairy/Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bread
1 can organic pumpkin puree
2 cage-free eggs
1/2 c canola oil
1 1/2 c brown rice syrup

3 c gluten-free flour (I love Bob’s Red Mill)
2 t baking soda
1 t sea salt
3 T cinnamon
1 T nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat pumpkin, eggs, oil and brown rice syrup until smooth. Mix in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into loaf pan, about halfway full. Bake for 45 minutes or until baked through. If you have additional batter left over, scoop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂

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I love reading from my book, Anatomy of the Heart: Love Poems!

After my lovely poetry reading at Barnes & Noble Vancouver last week, I’m excited to be doing it again (alongside other amazing and talented poets) at The Human Bean in Hillsboro on Thursday, Nov. 19th.

Here’s the scoop:

Thursday, November 19, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
998 SE Oak St, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Hope to see you there!
I’ll also be reading some of my newest stuff, so would love to have you there and get your feedback.

Heather 🙂

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Love this recipe! It’s easy and uber healthy. Add 1/4c protein powder to increase protein intake, and increase agave nectar to 1 cup.

Gluten/Dairy/Sugar-Free Banana Bread

1/3 c canola oil
2/3 c agave nectar
2 cage-free eggs
1 t vanilla
2 c Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking Flour
2 t baking powder
2 T cinnamon
1/2 t Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
1.5 t xanthan gum (Bob’s Red Mill is a great brand option)
3 ripe, mashed bananas
1 c walnuts chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat oil, agave, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, powder, cinnamon, salt and xanthan gum. Mass in bananas and walnuts. Once thoroughly mixed, pour into bread loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes at 350. Let cool and then slice.

Happy Eating!
Heather 🙂

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I hope you’ll join me (and many other poetry lovers) for a reading of Anatomy of the Heart: Love Poems as part of the Barnes & Noble Poetry Series in Vancouver, Wa.

Here’s the Scoop:
Nov. 11, 2009
7pm – 9pm

Barnes & Noble – Vancouver
Vancouver Plaza
7700 NE 4th Plain Blvd.
(360) 260-3854

An open mic will follow, so please bring your love poetry to share.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Much love & blessings,

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