I can’t even tell you the last time I had a bagel or a muffin. I’ve just resigned myself to not eating these things because they simply don’t come in delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, low sugar options.

Enter Udi which has ROCKED my world when it comes to yummy carbs. I fell head over heels in love with their blueberry muffins and their bagels (which I promptly made into a bagel sandwich). The chocolate muffin is also a delish afternoon chocolate fix, paired with green tea. 

Make an easy bagel sandwich with a slice of organic turkey, topped with your favorite non-dairy cheese (Lisanatti’s almond cheddar featured here). You will be in heaven.  Combines nicely with a cup of split pea soup.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂

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While I can’t pronounce the name Kinnikinnick – I absolutely LOVE their gluten-free, dairy-free faire.  Right now, I’m in love with the following breakfast:

SB&J
-1 Tapioca Rice English Muffin, slice in half
-2 T Sunflower Seed butter (I love Trader Joe‘s brand – it’s the best!)
-1 T organic raspberry jam

Toast english muffin and top with sunflower seed butter and jam. Devour and enjoy!

Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂

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On a random trek through Albany (in search of hikes and geocaching), I drove by Ciddici’s Pizza and noticed a banner proclaiming “Gluten-Free Pizza & Beer.” Anytime I see “gluten-free” I pay attention. But, gluten-free pizza and beer? I had to know what this was about.

Sure enough, Ciddici’s makes the most delicious gluten-free pizza (in small size only, but it’s two meals for 1 person easily!) and sells Redbridge Gluten-Free beer.

I ordered the Kitchen Sink pizza (it’s got it all) on a gluten-free crust. And let me tell you, it tastes almost exactly like pizza as I remember it in my pre-gluten-free days. YUM! While not a big fan of beer, it was very all-American of me to chase my pizza with beer. I felt almost like I did back in the day before gluten made me sick and I could eat whatever I wanted.

It’s so exciting to see more and more restaurants serving up good quality gluten-free fair. Thank god, as I was getting tired of eating salads everywhere I went.

Do you know of a restaurant serving up delish GF foods? If so, tell us about it here!

Happy Eating!
Heather 🙂

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Look

Look for the love
not the lack

Look for the thin
not the fat

Look for the cash
not the zeros.

And when you look
you will find

more abundance
than you imagined.

The love, the thin, the cash
was there all along

waiting for you.

-Heather Strang

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The Secret

The secret is
to love yourself.
In doing so
you erase the need for anyone else to love you.
And as you erase this need
they all, instantly
do.

-Heather Strang

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I’m extending by a few poems since I missed some days during the WordPress transition. Enjoy! 🙂

Painted Face

Precious moments pass
My tortured soul longs for it to last
But you will go, leave
And I will sit here
Tears streaming down my
Freshly painted face
The moment gone
Only to be remembered on the page.

-Heather Strang

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Deja Vu

Deja Vu
straightening my hair
talking to you

Deja Vu
holding hands
in a picture show
sipping cabernet in a cafe
eating hummus near a river

Deja Vu
waking up in a spoon
reading books
voraciously tearing into life

Experiencing it all with you
is so much like life before,
when we were cats.

-Heather Strang

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Scales

The number holds power
It dictates
The length of the day,
Chocolate chips
Or shriveled raisins.
The number decides
A scowl in the mirror or a proud pose.
It is only a number
But it holds the key
To withholding
Or consuming.

Everyday is different
And one can never know
Which way it will swing
Will food be the enemy
Or a friend?
Will this obsession ever end?
Only the number knows.

-Heather Strang

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Change

Be the change
The change of what?
Change of flow
of acceptance
of the realization that more can be
yours.

A thick cloud weighs heavy above
Change seems far, far away
A posture, a pose
A release
Brings the surrender
of a life unlived.

Catapulting forward
Change is in the air
Struggle is breathing down necks
The answer is not far
off from where its always been.

Sharing, loving, touching
Coming together in community
Aware that everything really is energy
Embrace the flow.

-Heather Strang

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