I just received this press release and thought I would share it. It’s a great recipe service program for gluten-free folks. Woohoo!

New Meal Planning Service Helps
Home Cooks Avoid Gluten
Subscribers Receive Quick, Easy Recipes For Entire Family

Columbus, OH—A new meal planing service is now available to people who struggle with a gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Weekly (GFW) exists to serve the dietary needs of households whose members must avoid wheat and other grains’ glutens for health reasons.
“Often families who are thrust into the “gluten free community” are surprised to learn how prevalent gluten is in food items – especially prepared foods,” said company co-founder Neal Bell. “As eating out becomes more challenging, many find cooking at home to be safer. GFW makes this transition much easier.”
The service offers 3-, 6- and 12-month subscriptions that range in cost from $5 – $8 per month. Each week participants will receive five quick, easy dinner recipes, including side dish suggestions and a consolidated grocery shopping list. Additional information and sample recipes can be found at http://www.glutenfreeweekly.com/.
Bell says his inspiration for the service is driven by personal experiences. “As my family started avoiding gluten, it was initially frustrating. Today it is much easier – and the net result is that we enjoy more family meals around our kitchen table, and more frequent home-cooking has resulted in an overall healthier diet.”
In addition to the web site, http://www.glutenfreeweekly.com/, GFW can be followed on Twitter (@glutenfreewkly) and on Facebook by searching for Gluten-Free Weekly.
Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂
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Don’t Miss This

don’t miss it
toes shuffling along hardwoods
his arms wrapped tight around your back
laughing so hard patrons stop to stare

don’t forget what matters
the smell of his skin
the grace and flow of your body
the taste of pad thai

it is moments in between
the exhale and the inhalation
that make up a life
and remind us why it’s so god damn grand.

-Heather Strang

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We have great news! This blog has been re-created as The Metaphysical Menu. You can catch all of the amazing recipes here. We can’t wait to see you there! Xo

Ever notice how many creperies are around? So disappointing, as I’ve yet to find any with gluten-free crepes.  So, per the usual, I decided to take matters into my own hands and came up with this yummy dessert crepe. You will love it! And it is great with egg contents too – like an egg and veggies mix. Enjoy!

Dessert Crepes

1/2 c brown rice flour
1/2 c tapioca flour
1/2 c oat flour (or spelt if you can tolerate it)
1 c almond milk (vanilla unsweetened is a nice touch)
2 cage-free eggs
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t baking powder

Mix ingredients together until smooth. Use non-stick cooking spray on a griddle or in a large skillet.Pour 1/2 cup of the mixture into pan over medium heat. Pick pan up off of heat and swirl with your wrist to spread out the mixture so it covers a thing layer over most of the skillet. Let cook until mixture solidifies and can be picked up easily with a spatula. Using a large (wide) spatula, flip the crepe over to the other side. Cook for another couple of minutes until crepe is golden brown. Place on cooling plate.

Crepe Filling
1 banana
1 c strawberries, frozen if possible
1 c non-dairy, sugar-free whip cream (optional)
1/2 c organic, dark chocolate chips
1/4 c walnuts (optional)

Using a food processor or Magic Bullet (love that thing!) mix strawberries, until a liquid mixture. Add in whip cream until a nice consistency (I like having some strawberry chunks still). Cut bananas into thin slices.

Roll crepes into tight rolls (see picture).
Pour strawberry cream mixture over top, add bananas, chocolate chips and walnuts.

Happy Eating!
xoHeather 🙂

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Pain

Pain will not kill you
Fear of pain will.
Feel it.
Release it.
The feeling must be felt
Before you know it, it no longer exists.

-Heather Strang

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Facebook = Crack

facebook is like crack
or at least, how i imagine
crack would be.
it is the rabbit hole of 2010
the time waster of all time wasters
you cannot tear yourself from the updates
the quizzes and the farm animals.

facebook is a genius site
invented by a 24-yr-old
who is now a billionaire.
jackass.

facebook is crack for nerds
for gossipers
for those who want to know
and for those desperate for a reprieve
a break, two minutes to see what the ex is up to
or the lovely friend whom we never have time for
or that bitch from high school.

facebook is crack
crack for those of us who clearly need something useful to do.
oh, and by “us,” I mean me
damn you, facebook
i love you.

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Her Call

he was the answer
to her call
she was sure of it
no, she knew it.
then, quite systematically
he failed
he disappointed her
he behaved as men are never supposed to behave
he was unconcerned
inconsistent
and utterly unreliable.
she no longer took his calls
and she never bothered being sure about a man again.

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Cascading

cascading down down down
over rivers
lovers
stones
untouched
there is but one you
there is but one this
and isn’t it lovely?
isn’t it overwhelming?
isn’t it everything we could ever have hoped for?

cascading down down down
through shooting stars
through glorious insights
we are love
we keep returning to this place
this place that keeps our hearts attached
and our minds in the distance
it lets us remember why we are here
and what we are here for.

we are cascading
and it is the loveliest of all lovely experiences
to partake in.

-Heather Strang

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The Moon

the moon beamed
so brilliantly

so bright
as we wandered through gardens

through trees so tall they disappeared from sight
through fragrant grasses and flowers

the moon cradled us
in its ever loving arms

as we wound our way up
endless paths

amidst a forest of sorts
our laughter could be heard for miles

bellies full, hearts overflowing
the moon gave us love

and we, we gave it right back.

-Heather Strang

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Ode to Mother Earth

Smooth lines
Soft touches
The blossom of the cherry
Floats
Past windows
Past lives
Past a whole world
Effortlessly, it glides
Acting as though it knows
Exactly where it belongs
It lands
gently, on the wet asphalt
Waiting patiently for notice
for its lover
for another blossom
The world whips by
A woman on foot with a screaming child
A large yellow moving truck driven by two scruffy boys
A siren bellows out into the distance
All the while
The blossom sits
Taking it all in.

-Heather Strang

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About Words

Everything, it seems, is about words
The words used, and the words unused

The intention exists to share a kind word
But, nothing comes out – fear overtakes

And so, the moment passes
He lives on never knowing how much you cared

The words fly out in a fury
In a mad, crazed reaction to a hurt

Before you know it
Only silence exists, all from feeble words

Words matter, in fact, they make all the difference
Cover yours with love

Surrender them to the magic
In love, in kindness, in wonderment

In the glory of being here, of having this experience
With all the incredible people we are so truly gifted to meet

Words, they are our power
Use them carefully, very, very carefully.

-Heather Strang

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