Great news! Apples are still in season. And to date, I’ve canned more than 30lbs. of their deliciousness. Super simple recipe (thanks to my lover the crock pot!) and the results are mindblowingly incredible.

Makes a perfect snack (put into smaller single serving jars just for this purpose) or add it as a compliment to your next creation (sooooooo good as a topping on GF pancakes). Whatever you do with it – don’t give it away. Now that I’ve given away some jars, I’m getting requests for more! You will love this applesauce, I promise.

Gluten/Dairy/Sugar-Free Homemade Applesauce

2-3 types of apples (most recent batch was granny and braeburns)
cinnamon (a lot!)
water
crock pot
apple cider (like Trader Joe’s organic cider)

Core and slice apples – can leave peels on. Place 6 sliced apple (3 of each kind) into crock pot. Add 1 c of water and as much cinnamon as you feel comfortable with (I just pour it on!) for each batch. Add 1/4 c of apple cider to increase the zest. Cook on high in crock pot for 3 hours. Scoop into mason jars, leave out to cool and then place in freezer.

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I picked up Flax4Life Faithful Carrot Raisin muffins the other day when I was spending a weekend at the coast. I needed something I could eat for breakfast that was hearty (it’s chilly now!) and paired well with a nice chai tea.

Despite being spendy, these muffins were DELICIOUS. They are also chock full of Omega-3’s (3200 mg per muffin!) and fiber (10 grams). You just feel healthier eating them. They also pair really nicely with a green smoothie (my daily breakfast): blend 1 c almond milk-vanilla, 1/2 c of kale, 1 banana, 1T ground flaxseed and 1/2 c frozen berries.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather

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Had to share this exciting news – Kinnikinnick Foods has released a gluten-free PUMPKIN spice donut through Nov. 30th.

Here’s the bummer though: it’s only available via the web. Good news:  It’s 20 percent off from now through Oct. 8th. I just ordered a box and promise to update you with the ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on it. I LOVE the vanilla glaze donuts, so I’m excited to see if pumpkin takes the cake (literally).

Be sure to comment here with your vote as well.

Happy Eating!
Heather 🙂

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You have to check out this incredible workshop coming up in November. I took the class in July and since then my relationship with myself, and with the man (or men) in my life has shifted to a much higher frequency. You will love it! Gilly is amazing. 🙂 Let her know Heather sent you.

Intimate Communication – 11.11 – 11.13.2010

Whether single or in partnership, you will:
-Learn simple yet profound techniques to help guide the journey back to self.
-Improve communication skills.
-Develop tools for exploring your edges.

… so you can live in greater harmony, awareness, openness and authenticity.

WHEN: NOV 11 – 13, 2010 (9 am – 5 pm)
WHERE:
Multnomah Village, Portland, Oe.
COST: $450.00
TO REGISTER: www.bodytalkportland.com/trainings or call 503-680-7020

“Our gratitude is immense…. You gave us the exact tool we needed to keep our commitment of developing a spiritual relationship on track.” – S.J.

“This workshop helped me see through the illusion of romance and open to the possibility of a deeper and more authentic love.” – E.T.

Gilly, a senior instructor in the BodyTalk System, is a gifted teacher who uses humor and compassion to facilitate deep personal work. “Intimate Communication with Self” evolved out of her own need to gain clarity in these areas of life.

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I love cookies. And if I have any in my house I’m sure to eat them ALL. Which is why I only bake batches for loved ones or when I can give them away (after eating 4 or 5, of course). Check out this updated recipe that is now vegan. Woohoo! As an adjustment, you can add gluten-free oats. Makes a very hearty cookie.

Gluten/Dairy/Refined Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

1.5 c white rice flour
1 c tapioca flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1 t xanthan gum
1/2 c canola oil
1/2 c agave nectar
1 c dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, adding chocolate chips at the very end. Spray baking sheet with canola oil or other spray. Scoop medium sized dough balls onto cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork or spoon. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂

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I woke up thinking about…pancakes. And wondering if I had enough of the goods to make them from scratch at home. Fortunately, I discovered I had just enough flour to make fluffy, tasty pancakes. The tapioca flour meant they were light and fluffy and if I hadn’t flattened them down (and removed the cinnamon) they could easily have been biscuits. Just FYI. Multi-purpose recipe here!

Gluten/Dairy/Sugar-free Pancakes with Fruit Compote

1.5 c tapioca flour
1 t xantham gum
1.5 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 T stevia
1 T cinnamon
3 T canola oil
2 eggs
1.5-2 c water (depending on the thickness desired)

Mix together, adding water to make consistency thinner. Scoop onto skillet (set on medium heat), flatten and cook for 3-4 minutes each side. Will get fluffy, so can flatten with spatula.

Fruit compote:
1 c mixed berries (frozen or fresh, no sugar added)
Heat on stove on low for 5-10 minutes depending on desired consistency.

Top pancakes with fruit compote and a sprinkle of cinnamon. If can tolerate yogurt, you can mix yogurt (I love Trader Joe’s nonfat greek style) and compote together for added protein bonus. I also added a dollop of my sugar-free freezer jam for added kick.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather

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Don’t miss this incredible event in Portland tonight! I’ll be there and hope you will too. Our friends at Beyond Words Publishing (love them!) are putting on this transformative event featuring Robert Thurman (I listen to him on HayHouseRadio.com) and Michael Bernard Beckwith (from The Secret).

Here’s the scoop:

What: Transforming Awareness: A Dialogue with Michael Bernard Beckwith and Robert Thurman
When: Friday, September 10, 2010 — 7:00pm, book signing to follow
Where: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
Ticket Price: $25 General Admission
$100 VIP Package — includes a pre-event reception at 5:30 pm with Beckwith and Thurman, preferred seating at the event, and a gift bag that includes a selection of the authors’ products.

Parking: Please arrive early to find parking as parking in the area will be limited.

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Success in the Twenty-First Century
by Sharon Esther Lampert

Be Born.
Become Educated.
Love Your Work.
Make a Meaningful Contribution to Yourself,
Your Family, and Humanity.
Have Sex with Someone You Love.
Make Time to Read the Funnies and Laugh.
Save Enough Money to Visit the Popular,
Pretty, and Peaceful Places of the World.
Read Great Literature, Listen to Great Music,
See Great Art, See the Great Movies,
Play the Fun Sports, Dance till Dawn,
Taste the Great Culinary Delights of the World –
Eat Slowly, Enjoy Every Bite, and Stay in Shape.
Plan One Great Adventure and Stick to the Plan.
Enjoy Unconditional Love from Your Perfect Pet.
Be a True Friend to Yourself First, Make Love with
Complete Abandon, Leave Your Money to Someone
You Love – Who Loves You Back.
Die in Your Sleep.

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I’m fantasizing about visiting Greece. And since I can’t get there just yet…I’m doing the next best thing watching movies set in Greece, flipping through travel shows and eating yummy Mediterranean inspired foods.

Check out my recent Mediterranean snack:

-1 organic egg, sliced in half
-4-5 organic dates, pitted
-1 slice of lactose-free cheese (I LOVE Trader Joe’s lactose-free pepper jack)
-1/4 c of green olives

Happy Eating – you will love this!
-Heather 🙂

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I love Doreen Virtue’s newsletter. When I couldn’t find a link online I decided to post it in my blog, so  I could share these excellent strategies for making choices and decisions in one’s life. Enjoy! xoHeather 🙂

August 2010

10 Steps to Making Choices and Decisions with the Help of the Angels
by Doreen Virtue

Should I move? Quit my job? Leave my relationship? These are questions I’m frequently asked on my radio show and at my workshops. And no wonder, as we’re all in a time of great global and personal change.

The angels say that the key to enjoying these changes is to stay flexible and keep your sense of humor. It’s also helpful to know that you’re not alone and many people are having similar experiences.

The changes can seem frightening because of insecurities of future unknown factors (“Will I be financially secure?” “Will I be alone?” “Will this change make me feel happier?”

The angels can help because, from their elevated perspective, they can see the factors and make the variables known to you. The angels won’t make the decision for you, out of respect for your free will choices. However, they will function like trusted advisors to help you to see and consider your various options.
To make decisions with the help of the angels:

1. Hold the intention of connecting with your guardian angels for help and guidance about decisions you’re trying to make. Your angels are already with you and definitely they hear you and ready to help you By holding this intention, you are giving them permission intervene

2. Create a quiet space, even if it’s just closing your eyes and breathing deeply; the moments while you’re falling asleep or awakening; in the washroom; on a walk; or outdoors in nature. The point is to be in a place where you can more readily hear the angels.

3. Silently think this question to the angels: “What changes would you like to see me make in my life?”

4. Notice the feelings and thoughts that come in response to this question.

5. Silently ask the angels for help with any specific life area that you’re considering changing. Pour out your heart to the angels, telling them about all of your feelings.

6. Notice the feelings and thoughts that come to you.

7. Don’t concern yourself with worries about ‘how’ your requests will be answered. The divine infinite mind has solutions and miracles abundantly available. Worry never helps, but prayer always does.

8. You’ll get ideas and feelings about taking action. This is divine guidance in response to your requests for help. It may not seem to have If you don’t hear or understand the guidance, say to your angels, “Thank you for giving me clear signs that I easily recognize and understand that clearly guides my actions along the path of joy and peace.”

9. You can also use a method that I call, “Trying on your future.” it’s similar to trying on clothing or test-driving a car prior to buying it. This is helpful if you have several options to choose from. In a quiet place, allow yourself to imagine that you have taken Option 1. Really feel that experience as if it’s happening right now. Then do the same for Options 2, 3, and so forth. Compare how each feels for you. While you can’t know all of the foreseeable factors, you can get a sense of your body’s reactions. And your body KNOWS, as it’s a powerfully accurate divination tool. Trust it!

10. If you still need clarity, hold the intention of contacting your higher self. Then ask it,
“Which way puts me on the path of my divine life purpose?” Trust the first thought that comes to mind. Anything which brings you closer to your life’s purpose (even if you’re unsure what that exactly entails) will bring you more peace, harmony, and abundance.

Know that you deserve this happiness! We all do. Your Creator, like any loving parent,
wants the best for you. And when you’re happy and peaceful, we all benefit. After all, world peace occurs when everyone’s at peace. By taking the steps to bring peace to yourself, you make a major contribution toward world peace. You become a role model of peace, inspiring others to make the journey as well.

Peace and Love to you and yours, Doreen

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