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Evolution of FREE Health

Welcome to the Evolution of FREE Health!

Revelation canot come to those who are so certainof “what is” that they cannot allow for the new to be revealed”. – A Course of Love.

Speaking of revelations -The “Evolution of Free Health” Public Facebook Page has arrived; https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/.    I will be discussing and sharing pieces of the book “Evolution of Free Health”, The 7 Missing links to Abundant Health along with videos and guest speakers in support of this evolution.

This page and the focus of the book are dedicated to the new paradigm shift in health care emerging on our planet.  This shift is a completely holistic (mind, body and Spirit) approach to restoring abundant health to our planet starting with our own bodies. We are one with all of creation.

For change to happen, we must BE the change.

As a food and medical intuitive, many revelations over the years have stepped forward. I’m still amazed how the name of my company, Food Revelation appeared prior to my conscious knowledge of what was to come. It has been one big revelation after another!

The Revelation that Started it All:  

“Our Nature Made Bodies Require Nature-Made Food”.  We have been provided with the perfect tool kit for optimum health and maintenance and it comes from one of the greatest pleasures on earth – Food!  Glorious Nature-Made Food!  No Modification Required.

The “Evolution of Free Health” book is the accumulation of the seven most important reveals that emerged through revelation and from hundreds of sessions with clients. They are the 7 missing links to sustainable health (The last one is a doozy!).  Actually they were never missing, just hidden from view as we have “learned” to view chronic dis-ease as our natural state of being and and dying.

Dying to the body is natural – Chronic illness IS NOT.

 

The 1st Missing Link: 

 “Our bodies are completely unique and are in a constant state of change.  Time does not stand still and neither do our bodies. 

Not one “Good” food is good for every “body” all of the time. When it comes to food, it is not about what is labeled “Good” or “Bad” – It is only about what is compatible with our unique body.  What we need changes constantly as our physical and mental state shifts – even as we heal.

In 2011, I was realizing the gift I had to hear the conversation between the body and food. Since, I have helped hundreds from all walks of life rediscover their natural God-given health by discerning intuitively exactly what foods the body wants and doesn’t.  I call this process, “Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility Testing.

 It didn’t take me long to understand the “how to” was meant to be shared.  Everything is meant to be shared.  We all have the gift of divine discernment – we’ve only forgotten.  I’ve been busy over the years helping others discover their own God-given intuitive gift to discern for themselves what their unique body requires at any given time.  This is what the up-coming book is all about – Being Empowered to take back control of our health.  The icing on the cake – this discernment skill can be taken into all of life to live “Divinely Guided” as we are born to do.

The 2nd Missing Link:  The first one naturally led to this one,

“What the body cannot digest it cannot use.  What it cannot use becomes a burden to the body”.   

The revelations around this were mind-blowing! And, they were not revealed all at once.  This link was added later and took the #2 spot.  Briefly, it explains how all of creation thrives in perfect synergy and balance, including our bodies.

 The 3rd Missing Link: 

“The body is a reflection of what we Eat and “Think” – Most importantly what we think.

It doesn’t matter what we eat if our thoughts are not in alignment with the high vibration of health.

When the energy of our food and our thoughts are in alignment with the energy of health –Health is inevitable.

I’ve worked with many pets over the years. http://www.foodrevelation.com/food-is-talking-for-pets-too/ Health comes easily and naturally has they are provided with their compatible, natural diet and they are clear of non-beneficial energies.  Why?  They do not think as humans do.  They only know how to BE.  It’s our human brain that causes us so much pain and so much joy.

The 4th missing link:  

“The human animal is governed by the same laws of nature as all other animals.”

This was a huge reveal and it will serve as the “mainstream” bridge that closes the gap between what we eat and think and our health.”  This was the reveal that had the biggest impact on my Dad.

All Seven “missing links” will be discussed in depth in the coming days.   Stay tuned!

I will sign off with these thoughts…

 “What we think” is our Divine Creative Power.  Every creation begins with a thought.  We are a thought of God; our Creator.  We are created in our Creator’s image, therefore we ARE creators.   WE created the “Evolution of Illness” and WE are now ready to create the “Evolution of FREE Health”.

Without Health – We are NOT FREE.

How do I know we are ready?  Because these revelations have been revealed.  Never before could this information have been accepted.  10 years ago, I would not have been taken seriously by so many.  In the beginning, I had trouble taking myself seriously!

Much to my amazement, my father at the wise age of 85 is taking me seriously.  He approved the new content for my website at Foodrevelation.com.   I figured if it all made sense to Daddy (pretty old school, set in his ways and opinionated) it would make sense to most.

With 6 years of experience under my belt and many, many success stories, this information is ready to be known to the masses.  This could well be the biggest shift in how we view disease and health since the age of industrialization and the invention of medicine.

This page will also serve as support for those ready to shift into the energy of Free Health.  Feel free to comment and ask any questions.  I will address as many as I can.  If you are not ready for this shift, there is no judgement here.  I believe all things have a Divine Timing.  All events will reach their highest potential for highest best sooner or later and then a shift naturally happens.

I invite my clients, friends, family and strangers to share their healing journeys, keeping in mind this is a “Public Forum”.  We never know how our experience might be a life-changing blessing for someone else.

Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health!

Gail Blair/The Intuitive Chef

 

 

Optimum Eating Style Honors Body & Lifestyle

It’s time to share more recipes in celebration of my 60th birthday month! 

But first, I wanted to share an “Aha” with you.  This came up in conversation recently.  That’s my sign it is time to share it publicly.

Over the years, the Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility process has evolved as new information has revealed itself through these individualized food charts.

One such reveal occurred a couple of years ago.   I realized that not only do we have a “base line” compatibility (foods that are compatible consistently); we also have an optimum eating style that stays fairly constant unless something drastic happens like –

  • Our sleeping cycle completely changes over a long period of time (for instance – working nights instead of days).
  • Our nutritional needs change drastically due to illness, surgery or long term stress.
  • We make a major shift in diet (like a decision to go from eating meat to veganism)

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? It’s been drilled into our heads all our life!  The first meal of the day may be labeled breakfast if you are an early riser.  It may be labeled lunch if you are like me – a night owl.  My first meal is hardly ever before noon.  Your optimum eating style best supports your lifestyle.

Most people fit into 1 of 4 eating styles:

1. 3 squares a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner). No snacks
2. Intermittent fasting (calorie rotation; low 1 day/high the next)
3. 16 hour daily fast (eat for 8 hours only/fast for 16 within a 24 hour period).
4. Grazing (eat 5 or 6 small meals a day)

I am a combination of 2 and 3. I noticed this has happened naturally. I’ve never been a breakfast person. Now I know why – I’m a night owl:)

Okay, onto the delicious part.  The following recipes have been the most popular with my cooking classes.  Super hearty and satisfying.   Perfect for the meat eater transitioning to a more plant-based diet.  My dad often says, “Gail, I don’t know how you do it.  I never miss the meat!”  There is a good reason people call me “The Plant-Based Chef for Meat Lovers & Vegetable Haters”

A dry white wine or one my favorite light reds, Tortoise creek French Pinot Noir is the perfect companion to the herbal and savory tones of this dish.  Hope you enjoy!  If you have any questions, you can contact me here: http://www.foodrevelation.com/contact/

Tuscan White Bean & Sage Ragout
On Top ofHerb & Pepper Crusted Polenta

(With Vegan Version) Serves 6-8

 

Polenta Ingredients and Method 

3 tablespoons butter (olive oil for vegan version)

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced

1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary (reserve ½ teaspoon)*

3 cups water

3 cups + unsweetened plant based milk (I like So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage for this)

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups polenta (course ground corn meal – not quick cooking)

1 teaspoon coarse ground cracked pepper

olive oil to prepare pan

Melt butter over medium high in a large stainless pan.  Add garlic and ½ teaspoon of the chopped rosemary.  Sauté for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Add water, milk and salt.  Bring to simmer and slowly add polenta stirring constantly.  Reduce heat to low simmer and continue to whisk for about 10 minutes or until polenta is very thick and creamy.  Whisk in more milk if necessary.  It should be very thick, but pourable.

Coat 9 x 13 inch glass pan with a little olive oil.  Pour polenta evenly into pan and allow to cool before placing in refrigerator for a few hours or until completely set.  If in a hurry, place in freezer for about 20 minutes.

When ready to serve, slice polenta into 4 x 4 inch squares or use a 3 ½” diameter cookie cutter (I made hearts for Valentine’s DayJ).  A round wide mouth glass jar works too!  Sprinkle top of the polentas with fresh rosemary and cracked pepper.  Broil or grill for about 3 minutes or until tops are golden and starting to crisp.

Tuscan White Bean & Sage Ragout

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter (optional – you can use all olive oil for vegan version)

1 small onion, diced

1 small sweet bell pepper (red, orange or yellow)

4 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 tablespoon fresh minced sage (or another ½ teaspoon thyme if no fresh sage)

½ cup dry white wine (chardonnay is good)

1 small squash, cubed

1 small zucchini, cubed

2 cups fresh chopped Roma tomatoes

2 cups cooked cannellini beans, drained & rinsed (or any white bean)

2 teaspoon sweet white miso (optional)*

2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

Sea salt and crack pepper to taste (TASTE FIRST!)

Heat a very large skillet or Dutch oven (iron is great!) over medium high.  Add olive oil and butter; swirl to coat skillet evenly.  Add onions with a fat pinch of salt and sauté for 3 minutes, and then add garlic.  Sauté another minute and stir in herbs.

Deglaze pan with white wine and simmer for just a minute before adding squash, tomatoes and beans.  Bring back to simmer and cook gently for 15 minutes or until squash is tender.   Turn off heat.

Add miso to a small fine mesh strainer and then place strainer in skillet to allow the broth to make contact with the miso.  Using a wooden spoon, dissolve miso into broth.  Add lemon juice and re-heat ragout gently while stirring to incorporate miso and lemon.  Taste before adding more salt.  Garnish with a sprig of thyme or sage leaves before serving.

*Miso is a great way to add a meaty-like richness to all your vegan soups, beans and stews.  I’ve found my meat lover friends don’t miss the meat when I use this method.  I use dark miso for dark dishes, such as black bean chili and light miso for lighter soups and beans.

This easy and satisfying recipe becomes is a staple dish at my house.  Wonderful served on top of polenta or as a hearty Italian stew with crusty bread and salad.

Here’s to your Joy, Peace, LOVE & Health!

Gail Blair/The Intuitive Chef

 

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Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

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Gail’s “Intuitive Chef” journey began unfolding in 2009 as a plant-based chef.  foodrevelation.com, birthed in 2011 was the natural result of following her creative passion – recipe creation and cooking.

Shortly thereafter, she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and discovered her intuitive and spiritual gifts.  As a food and medical intuitive, she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their God-given health and in-born intuition through private sessions, private and public cooking classes and workshops.

Many revelations have been revealed along the way.  Her latest book, “Quinoa Cookbook Journey” (see link below) is the first book in a series entitled “Evolution of FREE Health”. It provides a gentle and tasty glimpse into these revelations and the resulting experiences.  Being revealed next in this series is, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant Health”.

Gail currently lives in a small town in North Texas with her furry friends Molly and Mo.  In addition to the joy of cooking and recipe creation, she finds great pleasure in long leisurely meals with family and friends, reading, writing; quiet walks in nature and sleeping under the stars.

http://www.foodrevelation.com/the-quinoa-cookbook/

For more about Intuitive Chef Gail – http://www.foodrevelation.com/about/

 

Celebrating My 60th with Food – Glorious Food!

In celebration of my 60 birthday, I will be celebrating all month, food – Glorious Food! And, its ability to nourish our bodies and satisfy our taste buds! Every week, I will post one or two of my all-time favorite, body nourishing, taste bud tantalizing recipes.

We have hunger pains for a reason. They signal us when our bodies are requiring nutrients for energy, maintenance and repair. The body always knows what it needs. If you have been a client you have learned first-hand this truth. The body knows how to repair itself. If you have ever cut yourself or skinned your knee you know this truth.

We also have taste buds for a reason. If food wasn’t so pleasurable to the taste, we wouldn’t eat and the body would die from malnourishment. Many are eating plenty and are seriously malnourished. Obesity is one clue the body is starving. The hunger pain “is the signal” the body needs nourishment. When the body does not receive the nourishment it needs the hunger pain signal never shuts off. Obesity is often the result of a body in a constant state of striving to receive what it needs. The body is always doing the right thing. It is not the enemy.

The only thing that is keeping many from eating for the health of the body is the notion that “good for you food” cannot satisfy the taste buds. Ain’t so.

Follow along this month as I share my all-time favorite recipes. Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions at Food Revelation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/or at Evolution of Free Health https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/.

The first recipe celebrates a food everyone loves and craves – the humble, potato! The Irish know very well all about the life-sustaining properties of this magical, versatile, delicious food. Sometimes it was all they had to eat and many died during the Great Potato Famine in the mid 1800’s.

Potatoes have gotten such a bad rap over the years. The truth is; they are packed with more vitamin C than an orange, lots of fiber, are a good source of protein and low in calories (without all the dairy) and more. Pretty awesome stuff!

Potatoes can be incorporated into just about any healthy diet with the right ratio of fat, protein and carbs. The Au Gratin recipe below provides the perfect healthy combo. Try it as a side dish to Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Onions & Peppers (also below) for a completely satisfying “meat free” meal. There is a reason I became known as the “Plant-based Chef for Meat Lovers and Vegetable Haters”. My Dad (a meat eater) says he never misses the meat when I’m cooking.

Let me say here, that some people’s bodies actually need some meat but not in the large quantities being served up today.  (See more on this here: http://www.foodrevelation.com/the-evolution-of-veganism/

Oh, I’ve got to tell you just one story about this recipe that says it all. I was having a cooking class at Le Creuset entitled “It’s All About the Cheese”. “Mac & Cheese” and the recipe below were the stars of this class. I had a group of 3 ladies who arrived late. They brought in their own wine and proceeded to talk and giggle through the entire class. They only shut up when the recipes were served. I made 2 version of potatoes; traditional scalloped and the au gratin (below). One of the ladies yelled – OMG! These are the best Au Gratin potatoes I’ve ever hand! I said, “Wow! That’s the highest compliment for a vegan chef. Her eyes got real big and she had a blank look on her face. They all had missed the part about this class being vegan. So funny! And, so proves my point. Okay, here we go….

Smoked Gouda Au Gratin Potatoes
(8 servings)

Gluten Free, Dairy Free & All Plants!

3 pounds of russet or Yukon gold potatoes, sliced ¼” thick
2 cups more or less unsweetened So Delicious Coconut milk Beverage
⅓ cup nutritional yeast*
3 tablespoon tapioca flour (or corn starch)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
6 tablespoon Earth Balance Butter Sticks (or butter for vegetarian version)

1. Spray 9 x 13 inch glass baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange sliced potatoes evenly in pan (its okay to overlap).
2. Whisk together nutritional yeast, flour, vinegar, mustard and seasonings. Pour mixture over potatoes, adding more milk if necessary to just barely cover potatoes.
3. Dot with butter about every 2 inches. Bake for about 1 hour or until potatoes are fork tender. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.

*2 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast packs a whopping 8 grams of whole protein and is a good source of B-12 making it a vegan’s best friend. Be sure and buy this organic or it may be grown on sugar beet molasses (Simply Organic is one GMO free brand). Sugar beets are one of the largest GMO crops along with corn, soy and canola.

Note: If you want a traditional scalloped potato dish, just leave out the smoked paprika and mustard. Feel free to add your favorite herbs.

Other Ideas: Melt 3 tablespoon of butter in a large sauce pan and add sauce ingredients. Bring sauce to a simmer until JUST starting to thicken. Pour over prepared gluten- free macaroni (Ancient Grains Corn and Quinoa is my favorite) for an incredible mac & cheese without all the calories. If you really want to fool them, top with gluten-free seasoned bread crumbs and shredded vegan cheese (or sharp cheddar for vegetarian).

Can you say “Broccoli & Cheese” – A healthy way to get the kids to eat their veggies!

And, of course I could not leave out the “Meat & Potato” lover. Here you go!

Vegan Steak with Red Onions & Red Peppers
(Serves 4-6)

4 large Portobello mushrooms (wiped clean and stem removed)
1 large red bell pepper, sliced in thick rings
1 red onion, sliced in thick rings (keep intake)
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt and garlic blend (Simply Organic is great)
Cracked pepper to taste

Whisk oil, vinegar and seasonings together. Place mushrooms and veggies in a large pan. Brush both sides with seasoned oil and vinegar and allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Broil (6 inches from heat source) or grill on medium high for 10-12 minutes (turning in between) until mushrooms are tender and veggies are al dente (crispy tender).

I like to serve this recipe stacked; mushroom on bottom and veggies on top. Garnish with a spring of rosemary or thyme. And, of course – serve with a side of potatoes like my Smoked Gouda Au gratin Potatoes.

Here’s to your Joy, Peace, LOVE & FREE Health!

Chef Gail

 

Our Creativity Leads to Expansion & Freedom

 

It’s been a while since I’ve been here.  I hope everyone is enjoying this abundant, lush summer.  I don’t remember the last time I saw so much green this late in the season.  By this time the grass is dormant and the lawn mower is at rest for the year.  I just realized has I wrote that sentence, that all the new life still blossoming in the heat reflects perfectly what has been blossoming within me over the last few months.  It has truly been a hot, sweaty uncomfortable experience that has born much fruit.  I’m embracing the heat and being refined by the fire.

During this time, I’ve been aware of this distinct feeling that something was coming to an end and something new is being birthed.  Birthing is hard work and sometimes painful.  Us women can totally relate!  This release as been building and building; coming to a head over the last few months.   One of the not so pleasant symptoms was the feeling of being in a creative desert; being totally disconnected from the creative side of me that likes to write.  I felt stuck and completely unmotivated.

These feelings were throwing a wrench into my plans; slowing down progress of the book I want to publish this year.   It has been writing itself over the last 5 years.  It should be easy – right?  I’ve already written two others books and published one.  Why can’t I just get it done!  Because something had to be “undone” first.

I finally realized I’ve been blocking my unlimited creative nature.   I’ve only tapped a small part of it.   Spirit is telling me this book needs the fullness of the creativity that lives in me that’s been dormant for so long.  The book not only is a catalyst for unleashing this creative power.  It is this creative power that fuels the book, giving it the power and range to reach its highest potential for Good.

The birthing of my God-given creativity within is helping to birth the Evolution of FREE Health.  Without our God-given natural health we are not free.

“Creativity is God’s gift to us.  Using our creativity is our gift to God” Julia Cameron

My creative outlet for years has been cooking.  It is what I have used to literally feed my creative side.  It obviously was no longer enough.  The creator in me was not satisfied or nourished.  The ego said this all I have. Translation – this is all I am willing to risk.  Spirit argued and Spirit won.  I was not going to be FREE to create this book unless I allowed the creator within to fully immerge.

“Dependency on the Creator within is really freedom from all other dependencies.”
Julia Cameron

So over the last 3 months I have embarked upon a magical journey of recovering my inborn creativity.  You have probably guessed by now or heard, I was guided to the “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron as the vehicle.  Our God-given gift of creativity is what connects inspiration with manifestation.  The book inspired me – again.  This time I was ready to fully embrace it. I happened upon this book in 2011 at the same time I picked up A Course in Miracles – Imagine that!  This course changed my life – forever.

The Artist Way showed up again early in the spring of this year.  I attended a brief Artist Way Workshop facilitated by the great Robin Hackett http://www.robinhackettmusic.com/ on a women’s retreat with my local Unity church (Unity of Greenville – http://www.dallasunity.org/).  It was magical! As a guest this time (not the chef) I was not allowed my normal creative outlet.  What happened was nothing short of a miracle!  I wrote a poem that weekend, helped write songs, I drew and amazed myself with my improvisational skills and more. Wrapped up in the comfortable security blanket of genuine love and support, my creative side blossomed!  Then I came home and put it all on a shelf.  Yep, it’s funny how we do that – right?  And, it’s easy to judge it too.  Divine timing is always perfect.

It did come up again when the time was “ripe”.  When we reach the end of a rope, we realize it’s time to let go and Let God.  I needed to reach it and of course I did.  I was facing a brick wall I did not know how to climb over.  It is called “writer’s block”.  It didn’t take me long (about 10 days) to realize I already had in my possession the perfect tool for lifting me up and over this obstacle.  The Artist’s Way came off the shelf. http://juliacameronlive.com/

I embarked in earnest on this creative journey.  I worked it to the best of my ability. The book journey and workshop came to a close on July 18th.  And, as promised, it worked its magic.  On the last day in my “Daily Morning Pages” (yes, they are a life-long habit now) I reviewed what had been accomplished.  I was completely shocked at what had happened in only 3 months.  I didn’t even realize it until it came pouring out on the page.  I’m just going to share exactly how it came out:

  • I am receiving divine guidance on the page.  I ask. Spirit answers and I scribe (just like Julia said would probably happen).
  • I have “doodled” (something I don’t remember EVER doing).
  • I completed 3 vision boards. 1 for business goals, 1 for personal creation and 1 strictly for manifesting the “soulmate” partner in my dreams.  And they are manifesting.  Many have already arrived.  I did these on “Picmonkey” and it was so much fun!  I was amazed I had the creative ability to do this and the joy it brought me.  I saved the business and personal ones as the lock screen and desktop background on my computer.  The soul mate one is in my bedroom with a crystal grid in front of it.  I highly recommend this exercise.
  • I dated (something I haven’t done in 6 years – single for 33).  In the process (actually the first time out) I did undercover a soulmate.  A long lost friend.  It is an amazing story I will tell later.
  • I learned to skateboard.  You may have read this story, but here it is again – just in case. http://www.foodrevelation.com/category/soul-digest/
  • I have a whole new portfolio of pictures to reflect the “uncovered” authentic, beautiful 60 years old in August, me.  Thank you to my sweet, talented sister Karen.  I hope you are inspired to dare greatly with this amazing talent God gave you.
  • I have fearlessly embraced public speaking.  Yes!  A one hour presentation without notes or fear (on camera). This is huge!  (I’ll be sharing this when the time is right).
  • I found a Toastmasters group in my area.  I start this coming Monday.  It is on my calendar.
  • I am enrolled in Spanish 2 in the fall.  All classes are on my calendar.
  • I have a guitar teacher (haven’t started yet).  Need to buy a guitar first.
  • I ordered a drawing course – I haven’t finished, but I’ve started.
  • I’ve drawn several horses (something I loved to do as a child and shut down).  This is something Spirit is yelling at me to do now!  One particular horse is waiting to be drawn.
  • I created art with my granddaughter in the desert.
  • I bought art – 2 amazing pieces.
  • I’ve been sun gazing – amazing revelations have come in with this exercise.
  • I manifested the perfect helper to create a new; cleaner and more focused website http://niyacreative.com/ .  This is just the first phase.  A joyous work in progress!
  • I have learned to create within my new website http://www.foodrevelation.com/ thanks to Niya – something I resisted for years! Now I’m having so much fun!  Like me, one of Niya’s missions is empowering people.
  • I am spending more time being inspired by nature (more nature is a message that keeps repeating).  I frequent a nature preserve weekly.  This weekend I’m coming unplugged in the country with my new soulmate friend.
  • I have Dared Greatly! Thank you Brene’ Brown
  • I have become more and more confident of my connectedness to Source and the ability to live guided.
  • I have felt gratitude at a whole new level.  BTW – I see the color of gratitude as a glittery rose pink – beautiful!
  • I have become more and more willing and motivated to stick by my choices to love and honor myself with my thoughts and actions.
  • I am confident in my ability to bring forth onto the page what is ready to be unleased – The Evolution of FREE Health.   Whew!  That’s a bunch of creativity!

Through it all I did uncover what “I had” placed in the way of my creativity.  They were the stories I told myself as a child; childhood stories, fictitious stories I created to reconcile in my child’s brain what I could not make sense of at my level of understanding at the time.  These stories keep me safe as a child. They kept me from being hurt.  We all have these stories.  We created them for a good reason. Everything in the end does work together for good.  I love this quote (not sure where it came from). “”Everything works out in the end.  If it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end”..lol.

One of the clearest recollections that came up through this process was when I was 10 (there is so much I don’t remember – I was unplugged a lot!).  I decided I had what it took to be a cheerleader.  The judges had other ideas.  I knew I was just as good as anyone, maybe better than some.  The story I created went like this; I wasn’t pretty enough or popular.  It was my glasses; I was a “four eyes” (glasses were not in style back then)…Yada, yada, yada.  That experience helped shape me.  I withdrew and became very solitary, closed-in and secretive.  No one really knew me.

There were other stories that came up during childhood that shaped my beliefs about love.  What it is and what it looks like.  Many have one of these stories.  We’ve had to learn what it isn’t to know what it is.  I went “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places” for years not realizing the love I was looking for I already had within.  There is a divine reason I have been single for so long.  I thank God for all the protection I have had while I traveled the road to awakening to this life-changingTruth.

These stories kept me safe and at the same time they kept from being authentically vulnerable.  They kept me from showing myself; the real me, the loving, lovable, lovely, born of love – me.  So, I attracted others that were living in similar fictitious stories instead of ones that were BE-ing themselves. And, the stories kept me from taking big risk; from “Dare Greatly” (thank you Brene’ Brown). Daring greatly MEANS taking risk.  Being vulnerable is the scariest risk of all.  I did take risk; for sure, but many of them were self-sabotaging.   Even those I can see now have have brought me to where I am now and I am so grateful or as Robin Hackett sings – Soul Grateful!

“All events are either uncovering who we are or who we are not”

Now I see the stories for what they were; the safety net I no longer need.  I am very grateful for the important purpose they served up to now and I’m just as grateful to be free of them.

What now?  This is a little scary too.  Who am I now without these stories?  I am FREE.  What will I do with this new found freedom?  Let creativity live me.

“We are closest to our Creator, when we are creating”

Go have a look at the new website.  By the way, I have added a new service, “Exploratory Session” at no charge; http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/ .  If something is coming up for you, this is a good way to tap in and get clarity of how to move through it.   I have been getting calls from clients I haven’t heard from in a while.  We are moving through some changes together…

Before I go  – Besides “The Artist Way” by Julia Cameron and “Daring Greatly” by Brene’ Brown there is one other book that has been a tremendous blessing – “Hell in the Hallway, Light at the Door”  How to Move Gracefully Through Change Into Renewed and Abundant Life” by Ellen Debenport

As always, here’s to your peace, joy, LOVE & Health!

Chef Gail

To shedule a session with Gail go to: http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/

 

Letting Go of the Wheel…

The last few weeks can only be described as Pure Magic!  It started with a video by Paul Zelizer, a powerfully conscious business leader.   Here is the video:  http://paulzelizer.com/conscious-relationships/

A little history to provide context:  In 2011, I experienced what some would call an “awakening”.  I call it higher awareness now.   All at once my perception totally shifted and I became aware I was more than flesh and bones.  I became aware of other senses and other dimensions.  I realized I was a part of something much bigger than me and “that something” was a part of me.   I realized I had divine helpers and they were guiding me in a very tangible way.  It was wonderfully overwhelming and I lived in a state of bliss for days.  The intensity didn’t last, but I was changed forever.

It also came to me during that time there is someone waiting for me; a soulmate I’ve been getting ready for.   It’s taken little while.  I’m been getting ready for over 30 years.  I stopped dating completely.   It came to me after this new awareness kicked in that I could trust the Universe; this Power that is constantly conspiring in my favor to put this soulmate relationship together.

After hearing Paul’s words, I woke up the next morning to this message ringing in my ears.  “Gail – work with me here.  How can I work in your favor if you put yourself in a bubble and me in a box?”   I tend to keep pretty much to myself (can you say hermit), especially over the last 6 years.   I work from home for the most part.  I enjoy A LOT of “me” time.

Paul’s words created a shift in consciousness I felt immediately!  I knew a door had just opened and I knew I was going to “Spiritual Dating School” as Paul puts it.  Which simply means, I am dating consciously (fully aware) and putting myself out there authentically.  I’m staying open to whatever kind of relationship I attract; romance, friendship or otherwise.  No matter – all relationships have something to offer.  I don’t believe any time is ever wasted.

The following Sunday an impromptu photoshoot miraculously supplied me with a whole new portfolio of pictures to reflect who I have BE-come over the last 6 years (my beloved sister is a gifted photographer).  I have never felt prettier or more comfortable in this skin.   This was all in perfect timing as you will see later down the page.

Fast forward 1 week later.  I’m on vacation at a camping resort in San Diego with friends and family.  I’m walking around, enjoying the sunshine and party atmosphere.  Standing in a lane, I am totally mesmerized by a gorgeous, talented 40 something stud skateboarding.  No helmet, no pads, total confidence.   He skates up to me and says, “I’ve been watching you.”  You are gorgeous!”  Somehow I didn’t miss a beat and my tongue didn’t roll out of my mouth.  I responded, “I’ve been watching you and you are pretty awesome yourself.  How do you do that?”  He said, “You want to learn?”  I said – “Suuure”.

I kicked off my flip flops, jumped on the skateboard, held on lightly to his bare shoulder and off I went.  I let go and was moving way too fast for comfort!  I scared the bejeebies out of myself.   I jumped off and off came the hide from big toe.  Mr. Stud saunters up and says, “You ready to go again – Oh! You’re bleeding!”  “Yep – I said.  It’s okay.   I’m game if you are, but this time with my shoes on”.  He said, “That’s my kind of girl – Not going to let a little blood stop you”.

This time I went slower and he showed me how to square my feet on the board so I had more control.  I learned how to put my weight on my toes to go right and on my heels to go left.  I learned how to do a 180.  I learned how to skateboard in 15 minutes.  Now I just need more practice (with pads:).   We ended with me asking him to our camp for dinner and expressing a heart-felt thank you.   I walked away with a hole in my hide, grinning from ear to ear.  And then, I never saw him again.

The impact however was huge.    I’ll never forget him.   Some of the shortest encounters can have the biggest impacts.  This was one of those.  He was just what I needed to remind me, even at 60 I can do whatever I want and I am still pretty hot; all to prime me for what is coming soon.

One week later, I’m back home taking a nap on my couch and I have a dream.  In it I am standing next to a guy with a lot of luggage at an airport.  He sticks out his hand and says “Hi, I’m (he gives me his name)”.  Then, I wake up.  But I remember the name.  A couple of days later I decide to search his name on Facebook and low and behold we have 2 friends in common.  What are the odds?

2 days later, I run across a dating site on my Facebook feed – “Meet Mindful”.  It resonates. I have had enough experience with synergy now to I know the Universe is throwing me another bone.  I fill out the profile, upload the NEW pictures (YES!) and take full advantage of the 3 day free trail.  Right away, I have 3 connections that are totally on my page.  One invites me to look at his Facebook page and guess what?  We have 2 friends in common!  More synergy…

This morning during my “Morning Pages”, I was questioning myself and aware of how nervous I was feeling about this new dating adventure.   Then I hear this now familiar voice say, “Gail – You are amazing, beautiful, talented, one of a kind, resourceful and fearless!  Just BE you. “THE ONE” will recognize you.  That’s powerful advice!

Moral of the story – The Universe is always working in our favor to the degree we get out of our own way.   I don’t know exactly where all this is headed.   I know I will recognize “THE ONE” when we meet.  Until then, I will have fun enjoying the company of like-minded men along the way and creating new friendships.

I do expect more magic as I let go of the wheel.

I’ll keep you posted…

What is Right Action

 

What is “Right” Action?

The synergistic events of my day are defining it.  I found a “God Note” today I jotted down some weeks ago as I was de-cluttering the kitchen counter-top.  A “God Note” is a spontaneous, inspired thought; the kind that show up randomly when you least expect it.   Sometimes they arrive in dreams and sometimes during waking hours, when my mind is free enough to hear them (I was washing dishes this time).  This thought followed on the heels of a passionate conversation with a friend (you know what they say about politics and religion…).  We were debating what “right action” is, in these seemingly very chaotic, stressful times.  It may even seem we are backsliding today.  We are not.  What is still bubbling under the surface is only coming into the light to be seen.  The darkness cannot survive the light.  I digress…

The note was this:

Right action, any action can be energetic, physical or both.  For instance, thoughts and prayers are energetic action.  The thought cannot be seen, but the results are made manifest.   Some people “act” more energetically (prayer warriors, lightworkers, etc.) and some have more physical roles.  Both are profoundly important for creation.

Physical action is always born of thought, even if it is bubbling under the surface of our unconscious (in the dark).

Every creation (manifestation) begins with a thought, just as we are a thought of our Creator.

“Right Action” is born of loving thought.  Loving thoughts and actions are heart-based and honor the oneness that we are, regardless of circumstance.

Then I opened this today from Renaissance Unity:

Today’s Meditation

Dear God,

I deeply desire that love guide my life.

Love for myself, the people around me and this planet.

Love that is beyond words or thoughts, beyond intellectualizing.

You are the source of me, the fountain of my life.

May this core of love expand until only love remains.

Express yourself fully, in and through me.

And, so it is – Amen

Rev. Kelly

 

And, then I opened another email from Rev. Karen at Unity on Greenville.  This verse was at the bottom:

“Let me give you a new command:  Love one another.  In the same way I loved you, you love one another.  This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples – when they see the love you have for each other.”  John 13: 34-35

If this is not a clear message, I don’t know what is…

No matter what action we take – Let Love lead.

 

 

“NO Bake” Gluten Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Box Pie

There is no reason to reveal the ingredients of this easy, breezy pie to anyone unless they ask for the recipe.

Definitely DO NOT tell anyone it is healthy unless they are into healthy.

My dad critiques all my recipes and this is one of his favorites.  Daddy is a good ole country boy that loves meat and anything that grows in the garden.  He is very leary of trying anything “out of the box”.  I never tell him what he ate until he says it’s “larapin”.  Even then, I may not come clean.  He’s been known to ban a food even if he liked it, if he perceives it to be “too wierd”.  This one I’ve keep close to the vest.

Go ahead.  You can’t miss with this one!

Chocolate Filling

1 large avocado, smashed*

⅓ cup powdered cocoa (unsweetened)

⅓ cup honey or raw agave nectar (1/3 tsp NOW organic liquid stevia for sugar-free)

3-4 drops of liquid stevia or 2-3 TB birch xylitol for sweeter version

¼ teaspoon instant coffee (dissolve in 1 tablespoon of water)

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

dash of cinnamon

dash of cayenne (optional)

dash of salt

½ cup coconut whipped cream (CoCo Whip Brand or homemade – see below)

Add all ingredients to a processor except the whipped cream and process until very creamy and smooth.  Add in whipped cream and pulse until just blended.  Pour filling into a ready standard gluten free pie crust or use recipe below.

Top pie with whipped cream and chill at least 1 hour before serving.   Add more deliciousness by arranging berries on top or finish with dark shaved chocolate.  Use your imagination!   This pie will impress the most discerning chocoholic.   DO NOT tell until the raving is over!

Note:   If using coconut oil, remove the pie from refrigerator10 minutes before serving.  Coconut oil solidifies when it is cold and will make the pie hard to cut.

*The avocado needs to be perfectly ripe.  Too ripe and your pie will taste like avocado and not ripe enough, it will not cream well.   Purchase your avocado ahead of time to be sure you are ready to go.  The avocado should yield slightly to firm pressure.   Too ripen an avocado quickly, place it in a paper bag with a banana.

No Bake Graham Crust (Gluten Free)

3 cups organic plain rice crispy puffs (unsweetened)

¼ cup raw toasted almonds or cashews

⅓ cup grass-fed butter, melted (or melted coconut oil for vegan version*)

¼ cup honey or raw agave (or ¼ teaspoon NOW brand organic liquid for sugar-free)

dash of  sea salt

A little water as needed

Add rice crispy puffs and nuts to a large processor and process into a meal.  Swirl in butter, choice of sweetener, dash of salt and pulse a few times to incorporate.   Turn the processor to on and process until mixture just starts to hold together loosely (DO NOT OVER PROCESS).  Add a little water if needed a teaspoon at a time.  To test, squeeze a little dough in your hand.  If it sticks together, it’s perfect.

Turn out dough into 9” pie plate and press crust firmly into place, bringing it carefully up the sides of plate.  Smooth and even out the top edge.   Place crust in freezer while preparing filling.

Coconut Whipped Cream                                          

1 can of coconut cream, cold (Savoy is one brand with no additives)

¼ teaspoon liquid stevia (¼ cup confectioner sugar)

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon lemon zest (neutralizes the bitter from stevia)

dash of salt

Add all ingredients to large cold stainless bowl or processor and whip on high speed until smooth and creamy.  Allow to chill for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Intuitive Chef Gail

 

 

 

The Evolution of Veganism, Continued…

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I have written before about the “Evolution of Vegan-ism” and how evolution takes time.   The human body is an animal and this animal has been eating meat for a long time.  So it makes sense that converting to a vegan diet will take the human body a period time to adapt.  There is more to the story – as always…

The idea that humans were originally herbivores or vegans has never set quite right with me.   It was a puzzle with a missing piece.  My mind loves to solve puzzles, but this one was beyond my human brain to make sense of.   Of course, over the last 6 years, I’ve realized the human mind is so limited.  We are limited by what we know and experience.  Yes – humans have a tendency to block information that doesn’t align with what we already know.

Revelation is information revealed (divinely delivered).  It happens when you least expect it.  It happens in my sleep a lot (when my mind is less busy), but sometimes, messages come out of nowhere and smack me in the face.   This was one of those.  I thought I was meditating on one thing, but the Universe had different ideas.

What dictates the human animal’s natural eating tendency is our “roots” – where we originated.  Early Eskimos (Arctic people) would have starved to death without the whale; while other large mammals like elephants and giraffes thrive as herbivores in warm climates where Mother Nature’s bounty is plentiful all year round.  Polar bears in the Arctic are carnivores, where plant life is scarce. Other large bears are omnivores and eat plant and animal.  Creation adapts to its environment.

Over time, we have been vegans, vegetarians, but mostly omnivores – adaptable.  And, the body evolves as it adapts.  Thank goodness, or the human animal would have become extinct just as lower animals who have not adapted to changed environments.

As we have evolved, our food availability and variety has been hugely expanded.  Over-time, we have collectively needed less and less meat.    We have reached a point in our evolution where most humans can be healthfully sustained on a vegetarian diet and some on a strict vegan diet.  This is the “Evolution of Vegan-ism”.  It has been a natural, slow progression.

Still, there are some who require meat for optimum health.   If you need more protein than average healthy human (men 55 grams a day and women 45 grams) you may have cold-weather roots.

What does enough protein look like this day and age?  6 ounces of lean sirloin (what the USDA says is a serving) is about 45 grams of protein; all the protein the average woman needs in a day.  Keep in mind, that most foods contain protein and some plants are complete proteins like kale, lentils and quinoa, to name a few.  It is easy to see how our diets can easily be too protein heavy.

What happens when we give the body something it doesn’t need or too much of anything? The body must work very hard to process it out.  That food becomes a burden.  While the body is busy processing out what it doesn’t need, the energy required for maintenance and repair is not available.   The over consumption of protein from the most acidic source (meat) has created a big burden on the body, leaving the body inflamed, tired and vulnerable to disease.

Each “healthy” body has a baseline for food compatibility and your roots will  have a lot to do with what this looks like (by the way – all animals have a baseline compatibility).  Our baseline takes time to change – to evolve.  From the baseline foods, some will be “highly compatible”.  These foods are re-stocking the body’s tool box; they contain the nutrients that are missing for maintenance and repair.

What is “highly compatible” will change daily according to what is going on physically, mentally and even by what you ate yesterday (you stocked the tool box).  If you can know what the highly compatible foods are before you go grocery shopping you can always be restocking your tool box.  Powerful! This is prevention at its best! You have the ability to know and part of my purpose is helping you uncover this ability.

If you are striving to become completely vegan and your body is saying you need meat, you may want to consider taking it slow.  Go vegetarian first and very slowly convert to all plants.  This transition can take up to 5 to 6 years (this has been my experience – I’m Scottish.  I would be happy to share my journey upon request).   If you are rooted in a warm climate this transition can be quicker.  During this transition you have the option of making cruelty-free choices.  Look for small local farmers or raise your own chickens for fresh eggs. KNOW YOUR SOURCE.  Cruelty-free, organic dairy and eggs are getting easier and easier to find as the cruelty, inherent in the large factory farming conglomerates is exposed to the public.

This intuitive work has forced me to give up what I thought I knew about nutrition (about a lot of things!). I’ve had to leave my judgment at the curb.  By letting go – I receive new information.   One of the biggest revelations – What every “body” needs is different.   Think about this – If your body needs something only an animal can provide and you do not accept this gift of nourishment, what animal are you being cruel to?  All animals have purpose, just like all of Creation.  Sometimes that purpose is to provide nutrition.  Be grateful and thankful animals have helped us thrive all this time…

Coming up next….

“When Did Variety Become the Spice of Life”.    And, how the collective body has adapted to survive the “Age of Sugar”.

Wishing you much peace, joy, LOVE & abundant health!

Gail Blair/The Intuitive Chef

Southern Thanksgiving Made Gluten-Free, Vegetarian/Vegan & Delicious!

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Just made this huge iron skillet full of perfectly golden, “Gluten-Free” cornbread for the vegetarian version of my Dad’s “best ever” Southern Cornbread Dressing (vegan version below).  All you Southern vegans and vegetarians out there – You are all set to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving with all the fixins!  (see the “No-Giblet” Gravy and “Rosemary Apple Cranberry Relish” also below).

Just in case you missed it, my first cookbook is scheduled for release around Christmas.  It does also include traditional holiday recipes – revamped; like Green Bean Casserole and Broccoli Cheese Casserole.   All recipes are vegetarian with vegan option.   You can reserve the “Special Edition” hard-cover, signed copy of “Quinoa Cookbook Journey”,  here;  http://www.foodrevelation.com/.  (Look for the cookbook cover.)

The Main Event! My Dad’s Famous Cornbread Dressing

You must first start with the best cornbread for the best cornbread dressing!  My Dad was not the cornbread guru.  It was my Grandma Ethel who made the most amazing cornbread in her old, trusty iron skillet.  It was buttery and golden with just the perfect rustic, satisfying texture.   She served it with beans, soup and chili.  Oftentimes her dinner was crumbled cornbread in a tall glass of buttermilk (I never got up the nerve to try that..lol).

She sometimes got “a hankerin” for dressing on just a regular ole day and would make it with roast chicken.   And of course, it was the start of the most delicious cornbread dressing ever made.  Grandma is making cornbread on the other side now and I know she would be proud of this version…

Classic Iron Skillet Cornbread*   (8 Servings)

(Gluten-Free, Vegetarian with Vegan Option)

1 cup stone ground organic cornmeal**

½ cup organic polenta (coarse ground grits)**

1/4 cup oat flour (Bob’s Red Mill is Certified Gluten Free)

1/4 cup tapioca or white rice flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 organic egg** (or 2 tablespoon flaxseed mixed with 4 tablespoon water.  Let stand for a few minutes until thickened)

½ cup organic applesauce (unsweetened)

1 1/4 cups more or less of milk (or unsweetened plant-based milk for vegan version)

1 teaspoon Bragg’s apple cider vinegar (omit if using buttermilk or kefir)

1 tablespoon organic grass-fed butter (use Earth Balance for vegan version)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Place iron skillet* in hot oven while mixing together ingredients.
  2. In large mixing bowl mix together all dry ingredients.  Whisk together all wet ingredients in large measuring cup.  Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing until just blended.  Do not over mix or you will have flat bread.  Batter should be very thick but pourable.
  3. Melt butter in hot iron skillet*.  Tilt skillet to coat evenly the bottom and sides. Pour batter into hot skillet making sure it’s spread evenly. Place on center rack in oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from skillet. (DO NOT SLICE BREAD IN SKILLET).

*Note:  You can use a muffin tin, glass or metal pan for this recipe.  However; a good ole iron skillet is an excellent source of iron for a plant-based diet and when it is well seasoned, iron is virtually “non-stick” and a joy to cook with.  See tips below for cleaning and seasoning an iron skillet.

Tips: Add a chopped jalapeno, whole kernel corn and herbs for a different spin.  My favorite is fresh chopped sage and garlic.  Use your imagination with this versatile southern favorite.

**Corn, soy, canoli and sugar beets are the most genetically modified food crops on the planet.  Buy organic to avoid GMOs.  Unless you have access to local, farm fresh eggs from well cared for chickens, look for eggs that say on the carton “organic” and “pastured” – “NOT”pasteurized” .  The chicken and egg industry is a very cruel one.  Let’s vote with our wallet.

Southern Cornbread Dressing

15-20 Servings  (Gluten-Free & Vegetarian with Vegan Option)

1 large skillet of prepared cornbread, crumbled and dried overnight

1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs (rice is good)

1 large onion, chopped fine

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 large stalks of celery, chopped fine

1 medium bell pepper, chopped fine (I use red, but Daddy’s prefers green)

1 large apple, peeled and chopped fine (crisp, firm red apple)

2 tablespoons rubbed sage (1/4 cup fresh chopped) or to taste

1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped)

1 teaspoon dried marjoram

½ teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 teaspoon fresh chopped)

1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)

1 teaspoon cracked pepper (or to taste)

4 cups Imagine Brand “No-Chicken” Broth

1 cup more or less of milk (or unsweetened plant-based milk for vegan version)

3 boiled eggs, chopped fine (or 1/2 cup extra firm organic tofu** chopped to look like boiled eggs for vegan version)

2 tablespoon butter (or Earth Balance Butter for vegan version)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.  Pre-heat deep 12″ iron skillet or 9 x 13 glass pan.
  2.  Place all dry ingredients and spices into a very large mixing bowl and with clean hands mix well.
  3. Add broth and milk.  Mix until well blended. Taste and adjust seasonings.  Add a little more milk if needed.  Dressing should be very moist, but not runny.  Gently fold in eggs or tofu.
  4. Add butter to hot pan and tilt to coat bottom and sides. Pour dressing into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour or until turning crisp around the edges and starting to brown on top.  Do the shake test.  It’s done when it doesn’t jiggle.

Growing up, when everyone was focused on the bird, I had my sites on the cornbread dressing and cranberry sauce. In my family, the cornbread dressing IS the main attraction. Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without it!

After Grandma passed my Dad took over.   It doesn’t matter whose house we end up at for this celebration, as long as he brings the dressing.  A couple of years ago, the family got together for Thanksgiving at Daddy’s (the house my siblings and I grew up in) for the first time since we were kids.  I made my version and he made his. His comment, “Well Gail, this is just larapin!”.  The highest compliment coming from my Dad!  I hope you enjoy my version of this southern classic!

Rosemary Apple Cranberry Relish

(8-10 Servings – Diabetic Friendly)

I remember when I first discovered the recipes on a bag of fresh cranberries and I was like WHAT!?!  Why are we serving jellied, canned cranberry sauce at our holiday table when homemade is this simple?  If you have 10 minutes, a bag of cranberries, some sugar and water you have cranberry sauce.  Don’t like it chunky then puree it.  If you like the jelly stuff, put it in a mold.

From that “Ding Ding” moment on, everyone relies on me to bring the cranberry sauce. They think I went to a lot of trouble – NOT!

Over time, I’ve made many versions.  This delicious version is sugar-free.  Trust me when I say this combo is extraordinary!  After the celebration serve the left-overs on toast, nut butter sandwiches and my favorite – spread it on a hunk of dark chocolate….Yummmm!

2 granny smith apples (peeled, cored and diced very small)

1-12 ounce bag of cranberries (washed)

½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice

½ cup water

½” sprig of fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (optional)

1/2 teaspoon NOW Better Than Stevia organic liquid or more to taste* (I also use organic coconut palm sugar for a low-glycemic version)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Dash of sea salt

Add all ingredients into large saucepan.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer.  Cook for about 10 minutes or until apples and cranberries are soft.  Remove rosemary sprig.  Place in covered dish and chill.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

*Note:  I’ve come to realize much of the stevia on our store’s shelves is chemically processed and genetically modified.  This is one brand I trust.

“NO Giblet” Holiday Gravy

Gluten-Free, Vegetarian with Vegan Option

1/4 cupTurkey Gravy butter (or Earth Balance for vegan version)

1/4 cup white rice flour

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1/4 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary

2 cups more or less of Imagine NO Chicken broth

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

2 teaspoon white miso (dissolved into a little warm broth)

1 boiled egg grated

(or about 2 tablespoons grated organic tofu for vegan version)

Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste (very important ingredients)

In medium sauce pan or skillet melt butter over medium high heat.  Whisk in flour and poultry seasoning stirring constantly until blended and smooth.   Slowly whisk in broth a little at a time as you stir constantly. Note:  do not pour in broth all at once.  You can always add more if the gravy gets too thick – easy.  If it’s too thin, a little more difficult to fix).

Bring to simmer and cook until gravy is thickening. Remove from heat and whisk in dissolved miso.

Cover and keep warm until serving.  Re-heat gently if needed and add a little more broth if too thick.

This gravy is an amazing knockoff of the original! Put it to the blind taste test. And, it’s simple enough to serve all year over biscuits, on mashed potatoes or try it in a vegetable pot pie.

For pot pie, do not let it thicken.  It will thicken as it bakes.

 

Tender loving Care For Your Iron Skillet:

I use my old iron skillets for everything from sautéing to baking.  A well-seasoned iron skillet never sticks.  Just a few tips from my Dad on how to keep your skillet rust free and non-stick – FOREVER!

To season a skillet, make sure it is completely rust free* and dry.  Coat skillet with a thin layer of vegetable oil.  Turn upside down in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  You may need to repeat this process a few times, (depending on the condition of the skillet), until a paper towel rubbed on surface comes away clean.  If you follow the next 3 tips, you will never have to do this again!

  1. Avoid using soap in your iron skillet unless absolutely necessary.  Scour (with plastic – not metal) and rinse with hot water.  If you do end up burning food in your skillet do not scrape it!  Fill pan with water and heat to simmer for a few minutes.  The food will come right off.
  2. To dry skillet thoroughly, place it over low heat or in a warm oven for a few minutes.  Store in oven when dry to prevent any moisture from coming in contact with pan.  Never put oil on a damp skillet – It will lock in the moisture and cause it to rust – overnight!  Oil is only necessary for long-term storage to protect it from rusting when humid.
  3. Never cut your skillet with a knife. It will damage the seasoning and cause it to stick in that spot.  You will have to re-season it.

* Use lemon juice and coarse ground salt to scour a rusty skillet.  Repeat if needed until no more rust remains.

May Gratitude, Peace and Love bless you this season and always!

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair

 

 

 

Evolution of FREE Health Starts Now!

It’s finally done!  Man, what a journey it has been.  My goal was to have this birthed by Thanksgiving but the Universe had a Christmas delivery in mind.  This is not the first time I have had a Christmas birthing.  My daughter was born on Christmas day!

I am now accepting pre-orders for the “Special Edition” hardcover, full color book at foodrevelation.com.  Just look for the book cover for ordering information.

In the event this baby decides to arrive late, I will be sending out laminated post cards with this amazing carrot cake recipe on the back to announce the expected arrival.  Don’t forget to include the shipping address and if it is a gift, I am providing gift cards as well. (For bulk orders contact me at foodrevelation.com/contact-us/

The e-book will be available in the next few weeks everywhere; Amazon, B&N. etc.

The Quinoa Cookbook Journey is more than a cookbook; it also tells the abbreviated story of the amazing journey that lead me to wellness and realizing my intuitive and clairvoyant gifts.  This is the first book in the “Evolution of FREE Health” series.  Stay tuned for the next cookbook; “Food IS Talking”, The 10 Most Compatible Foods Cookbook, followed by “Evolution of FREE Health”, The 6 Missing Links to Abundant Health.

This is what a few clients are saying about the “Food IS Talking” experience (Intuitive Food Compatibility Testing and THE FOOD):

“At first glance this book may look like your typical cookbook (if you consider quinoa typical).  I assure you it is not.  What makes this cookbook unique?  It was written by a very creative, Plant-Based Chef turned “Food and Medical Intuitive”.   How creative?  Intuitive Chef Gail Blair has been lovingly labeled, the plant-based chef for “Meat-Lovers” and “Vegetable Haters”.   Her recipes surprise and amaze even the most skeptical, die-hard meat and potato lover; including me.   The bonus of her “intuitive gift” is a gift that keeps on giving.  If you think “healthy” means suffering through tasteless, cardboard box meals, you are in for a big treat!  There is a divine reason Gail was a master chef before her “gifts” kicked in.  No-one wants to suffer on the road to health.  As a client, I can attest with Gail you don’t have to.”

– John Sklar M.D./Pain Specialist and creator of Pathways to Releasing Pain

 

“For years I’ve tried every diet in the book, lose some weight without enjoying food and then gain it right back. Gail’s Food Compatibility Consultation was an eye opener. For the first time I now understand what specific foods my body needs to be healthy. I was able to bring my body into balance within 10 days. The bonus was losing 10 pounds exactly where I wanted to lose them while eating as much as I wanted with the foods compatible for my body. Gail is a genius at creating recipes that are delicious, easy to make and family friendly. I can’t say enough about how freeing it is to finally understand what I need for my body. The fun part is that Gail’s intuitive approach along with a great big helping of common sense is served with a side of humor.”

– Marie Guthrie/CEO – Executive Leadership Strategist/Quantum Leader Foundation Program

 

“I thank God often for bringing Chef Gail Blair into my life. I started seeing her for intuitive food compatibility testing about 10 months ago. I had been very sick for months. I saw several doctors and even a holistic doctor 2000 miles away. I was afraid to look in the mirror at my frail reflection and eating wasn’t often a
comfortable experience.

Her intuitive food charts took the guess work out of eating. I focused on the foods my body needed and was quickly needing a new chart with exciting new foods on it that I’d hadn’t dreamed were part of my natural diet. I committed to the healing process,
no matter what ideas I’d held about the surprises on the chart. Dairy and coffee took a leap of faith, but I love them both now. I am back up to a healthy weight and I LOVE food!

I have had the unique opportunity to have sampled a lot of Chef Gail’s cooking. Her food is amazing! She loves what she does and you can taste it in her meals. I love everything I’ve had so far and I can’t wait to see what comes next!”

– Kristen Vega/Richardson, TX

Enjoy a sneak preview of the Quinoa Cookbook Journey!

Hi there! This is Intuitive Chef Gail Blair, coming to you from a little town in the heart of North Texas. I never dreamed I would be writing a quinoa cookbook! Heck, 10 years ago I didn’t even know what quinoa was! If anyone had told me 5 years ago where my passion for cooking and love for food would lead me, I would have said that someone is CRAAAZZZY!

This passion led me on a journey of self-discovery and along the way I found my true calling: helping others discover for themselves their natural health and “intuitive” gifts. Yes, health is natural – chronic disease is not.

Why is Quinoa the star of this cookbook? It is a complete protein (like meat and dairy); making it a vegan’s best friend and perfect for anyone looking to reduce their meat intake. AND, it is easily digested, low glycemic, nutrient dense, and alkaline to neutral in pH. It cooks in as little as 15 minutes and freezes perfectly. It also happens to be super versatile! Having very little flavor on its own, it’s like a painter’s blank canvas just waiting to be painted. So that’s what I’ve done! Created Quinoa Art!

As you cook your way through this little book, enjoying every blissful bite, you will be learning how to create balance in the body. As in all of life and nature, balance is crucial to flourishing health.

You will find enclosed a surprisingly delicious collection of traditional casseroles, side dishes and desserts; along with some very creative, natural ways to enjoy full-flavor food without punishing the taste buds. Many recipes are re-vamped holiday traditions. Each one has been test-driven by the most discerning foodies across the U.S.

My Motto – “The taste buds don’t care if the food is plant,
animal or healthy as long as it’s delicious!”

Most of the recipes in this little book are simple and designed for families to cook and enjoy together. Some a little more challenging, but easy to follow. Who doesn’t like a fun, delicious challenge? Many are “all-in-one” meals. I knew you wanted to hear that!

All of them are gluten-free, vegetarian and/or vegan friendly. And, most of them freeze very well; so even the single person or small family can enjoy the luxury of having something healthful and delicious every day!

This book is also the natural result of over 400 “Intuitive Food Compatibility Sessions” over almost 5 years now. It is an accumulation of what has been revealed intuitively (revelation) and learned along the way through experience. Three common
threads run through most sessions:

1. Many bodies are “malnourished” (obesity is a primary symptom of this – YES);
2. Many bodies are “unbalanced” (too acidic – at the root of all chronic disease) and
3. Many bodies are “over-proteinated” (a new word that means the body is getting WAY too much protein from mostly acidic sources).

Order your copy today for the rest of the story….

Wishing you all much Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health this holiday season and always!
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair

 

Carrot Cake with Butter Cream Frosting
Vegetarian/Vegan Option                                                                                             8-10 Servings

2 ½ cups cooked and cooled quinoa
4 tablespoons ground flaxseed + ½ cup water
⅓ cup full-fat canned coconut milk (or unsweetened, plant-based milk)
⅓ cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
8 drops Now Better Stevia organic liquid (or to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup shredded carrots
¼ cup raisins, dried currants or chopped dates (dates are low glycemic)
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Coconut oil or grass-fed butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat 8 x 8 inch baking dish with a fine layer coconut oil or butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flaxseed and water. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature until thickened to an “egg-like” consistency, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk into flaxseed mixture; milk, syrup or stevia, vanilla and spices. Stir in carrots, quinoa, raisins and nuts. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes until set. A toothpick inserted should come out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

Butter Cream Frosting

¼ cup unsalted butter, softened (Earth Balance Butter for vegan version)
½ cup cream cheese, softened (Tofutti cream cheese for vegan version)
¼ cup organic confectioners sugar (or ¼ tsp Now Better Stevia organic liquid, or to taste)
Splash of lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

With an electric mixer beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and blended. Add stevia, lemon juice and vanilla. Whip until sugar is completely incorporated and frosting is very smooth and creamy. Or, just put it all in a food processor and
process until creamy.

Cut room temperature or cold carrot cake into squares and serve with a big dollop of frosting and a few julienned carrots. Or, spread frosting on cake before slicing. In the picture I stacked 2 pieces and spread frosting between the layers for a traditional
look.

 

 

 

 

The Blessings of Blessing…

carrot-cake-editedThe glorious Holiday Season is upon us again.  I can truly say I am looking forward to this season with joyous anticipation I did not experience in many seasons past.  A change of perception (a new way of seeing things) brings joy and lightness to my life.  Speaking of lightness…

This season holds a lot of Light AND fear.  For some, one of those fears is the fear of food; the fear of gaining weight; the fear the food may cause harm to the body.   Fear turns food into the enemy and robs us of the joy of our holiday feast.

Food is one of the greatest blessings of this earthly experience and we are meant to enjoy it.  We are meant to love ourselves with it.

So how can we bring back the joy of food into our lives and maintain healthy, happy bodies?

Concentrate on balance (not deprivation).  And, release all judgement.

All of nature thrives when in balance.  Our body is a miracle of Nature.    How can we enjoy everything we love this season and maintain balance?  It is really quite simple:

Plan ahead.  The day before and the day of your holiday party nourish your body with body balancing foods.  Most vegetables and fruits are alkalizing and have the ability to neutralize excess acid. To maintain a healthy body and blood pH we must eat more alkaline foods than acidic. We have the ability to literally have our cake and eat it too when we understand how to balance.

Start your holiday feast with a salad and then eat some of all the foods you REALLY LOVE and leave the rest.  If you are eating “mindfully” you will know when you have had enough.

Speaking of being mindful.  Be present with the food.   Taste it – Savor it!

In this way we are respecting and honoring the food and every creation that helped to bring it to our plate.  This honor, respect AND the sheer pleasure we receive from the food raises the food’s vibration (the life force energy – more on this below).

And, there is this.  When we are not mindful, we tend to over consume.  Try disconnecting from anything that distracts you from your experience with the food, like; watching TV or reading.  This simple practice alone is a powerful weight loss tool.

Of course, in the company of others, it is impossible to completely disconnect and we wouldn’t want to.  Communion with others feeds our soul.  However, you can still take a few seconds to enjoy each bite!

Most important!  Allow the food to bless you – no matter what it is. 

Judgment is the lowest vibration on earth and Love is the highest.  Keeping this in mind; what do you think happens when we judge our food and its effect on the body?

We compromise the body’s ability to glean from the food all the life-sustaining nutrients it contains that could be blessing our bodies.   We lower the vibration of the food and our body’s ability to use it.  The food becomes exactly what we fear – the enemy.

Gratitude, love and appreciation are expansive energies and increase the Good in ALL things.   (If you have attended one of my workshops you have seen how dowsing rods can measure the energetic effect of blessing the food).

I have a challenge for you this Holiday Season Let the judgment of food and your body go.  Bless everything on your plate, NO MATTER WHAT and relish in the abundance of good food and company.

One client took this challenge to heart during a vacation cruise and actually lost weight.  Who loses weight on vacation; especially on a cruise ship?!?

Your gratitude and love brings the food into harmony with the body (makes it compatible).   There is a very Good reason we have been blessing and honoring food since the dawn of man in some form or another.   Can you imagine what would happen if we blessed ALL events for the Highest Good of all concerned rather than judging them?

This Holiday season, may we look for and find the Good in all things.  Bless every event, including glorious food and the miracle of it to bless our bodies with vibrant health.  Enjoy all the abundance of the season in peace, joy and gratitude.

Here is my blessing.  Feel free to use it, share or create your own:

Thank you Sweet Spirit for all of this abundance!  Thank you every creation that took part in this one.  Thank for the blessing of perfect nourishment this food now provides these bodies.  Thank you for these bodies that know exactly what to do with this abundance.  And, thank you for the sheer pleasure of this experience!  In immense Appreciation, Love and Gratitude – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!  SO BE IT – And, SO IT IS!!!

If you would like to know more about how you can live in harmony with your body as our Creator and Nature intended, call me.   It is not too late to create perfect balance in your body before the holidays or master the simple tools to maintain it.  We came to this planet with the perfect body for our journey and this perfection comes in all shapes in sizes.  Optimum weight for “your” body is a natural result of a body and mind in harmony.

A Balanced Body Is A Healthy Body!

Having a food chart to assist me on my journey to optimal health and wellness, has made all the difference.  While my focus was never on losing weight, it was a natural and effortless result of having and using my personal food chart.  I look and feel better than I have in 20 years, and my energy, vitality and well-being are off the charts.  I am so grateful for Gail and her gifts and the difference she is committed to making in the world.  A forever grateful client!  Jen Smith/Waxahachie, TX

  Lastly, I wrote all the above last night and woke up today to this prayer by Miguel Ruiz.  I love Divine Synergy and Confirmation.

Today Creator, I promise to make a new agreement with my physical body.  I promise to love my body unconditionally as my body loves me.  I promise to protect and take care of my body.  I will never again reject my body, abuse my body, or be ashamed of how it looks.  From now on, I will accept my physical body as it is.  I will enjoy my body, and be grateful for all the pleasures of life it gives me.

Forgive me, Creator, for believing all the lies about my physical body.  Forgive me for judging my physical body against a false image of perfection.   Forgive me for everything I haven’t liked about my physical body.

Today, Creator, help me to see my physical body as a living temple where you live.  Help me respect my body, to love and honor my body.  I know that to treat my physical body with respect, love and honor is to respect, love and honor your creation.  Help me, Creator, to give my physical body whatever it needs to live in perfect health, harmony, and happiness with you.  Amen

Wishing you all Immense Joy, Peace & LOVE this Holiday Season and Always!

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair

P.S.  The luscious carrot cake pictured above is from my book, “Quinoa Cookbook Journey”, 21 Shockingly Delicious Recipes to Honor the Taste Buds and the Body. Go here to purchase:  http://www.foodrevelation.com/the-quinoa-cookbook/