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Healing the Relationship with Food: Part One

Healing our Relationship with Food – Part one.

Has food become your enemy?  Has your body become the enemy?

For many, food the most basic, life –sustaining sustenance has become the enemy.  Our bodies have become the enemy.  How did this happen?

Everything is energy vibrating from extremely low to extremely high and everything in between… including our food and our thoughts    Many have heard me say, “If you judge your food it will judge you back”.

The energy of judgement is very low and the energy of unconditional love is extremely high.

Keeping this in mind, it is not hard to imagine what happens when we judge our food and what is possible when we bless it with love and gratitude and our undivided, loving attention.    When we bless our food we give it every opportunity to bless our body no matter what it is.

I had a client about 6 years ago that challenged this premise to the extreme.  (By the way, the more we ask for evidence and receive it, the stronger our faith grows).  This client and I had been working together for about 6 months and during that time her God-given health had been restored and she had met her weight loss goal.    Then it was time to go on a cruise….something she had been looking forward to for a long time.    It was time to really put to the ultimate test what she now knew and believed.

Was it possible to go on a cruise where FOOD is the main attraction; bless it and enjoy it without sabotaging her good health?  The proof is in the puddin’.  She lost weight on the cruise.  Who does that!

A client asked me the other day, “How do we stay out of judgement of our food when we are being poisoned by toxic GMO food.   It is becoming almost impossible to avoid them and to even know what is in our food”.   I understood exactly where she was coming from.   I have been such a loud voice of resistance to these “so-called” man-made foods over the years.  Even, as I am preaching, “Don’t judge your food!”

If you peruse my blogs you will find many filled with judgement around food.  I have resisted the impulse to delete these…why?  Because I realize that nothing changes until we change our mind.  I think it is important to let people see my authentic, organic journey and how it has evolved over time; how what I believe changes as I stay open to divine guidance and revelation.   What the ego-mind thinks and believes is always based in past experience.  How can we grow if we stay stuck in the past – right?

I love how Divine Timing is always right on time.  I had the answer to her question.  It came in a divine download the day before….One of those that make me sit straight up in bed and grab pen and paper before I forget.  Spirit knew I would need this the very next day…amazing!

You might have heard me talk about the message I received a few weeks ago that went something like this; “The Cause of all life and the Source Energy (God if you like) that created heaven and earth must be in all of life.  It could not be any other way.  So, it stands to reason that good is in everything if you believe that God is good and this good is Love.

We may call something “manmade”, but the reality?  God Stuff or Good Stuff runs through all of it.   Creative clay (divine inspiration) and physical clay (Mother Earth – God’s birthing place) births all of our creations.

With this in mind, how might we amplify the good that is the back of everything and bring it into the forefront?  Love and gratitude does this…Not only in our food, but in everyone, every event, every creation.  Judgement keeps the good (the love) buried.   Jesus knew this and the power we have within to change our reality.  He said do not judge and love everyone.

Being born of love we were born to see love.   It is at the heart of everyone.  When we look for the good in others we bring the good into the light.  We bring out the very best of them.  The Love…the Truth.

I love synergy.  It is one of the ways Spirit provides guidance and confirmation.  My eyes are open to it and it never ceases to flabbergast me.   I just finished listening to “Peace Pilgrim” a few days ago and low and behold she had received pretty much the same message many, many years ago.  What an amazing journey she walked for peace from 1953 – 1981.  Many lives were changed with the message she brought.   Her message:

“This is the way of peace:  Overcome, evil with good, falsehood with truth and hatred with love.”   Find out more about her pilgrimage here:  https://www.peacepilgrim.org

I love the simple prayer she spoke every night before going to sleep:  “Thank you for your guidance and protection and for using me”.   I have made it mine.

If food has become the enemy in your experience, you might experiment with a love and gratitude blessing over your food (no matter what it is) and then give it your undivided, loving attention…turn off the TV, close the book.  Pay attention to the flavors and textures.  Pay attention to when you feel satisfied.    Enjoy it.

Love and gratitude raises the vibration of the food.  This is something that can be seen (ask me how).  Your loving attention and enjoyment brings it into alignment with your body.  There is a GOOD reason every culture has been blessing food for from the beginning of time in one form or another.

Feel free to use my food blessing:
“Thank you for this delicious abundance!  Thank you for every creation that took part in this one.  Thank you for the blessing of perfect nourishment this now provides this body.  And, thank you for the miracle of this body that knows EXACTLY what to do with it.  Thank you for the sheer pleasure it brings!  In immense appreciation, love and gratitude….Amen!

While you are at it, extend the love and gratitude into the world’s food supply.  Many, many people do not have a choice in what they eat.    We have the power with our prayers and blessings to bring out the good collectively.   As within, so without….

Up Next…More on “Healing the Relationship with Food”…When food has become the enemy.

Bless you!

Intuitive Chef Gail

PS:  It is that time of year again – ALREADY!  This healthful rendition of our family traditional turkey and dressing will blow your mind!  Savor and enjoy all of the flavor of the holiday!


No Turkey & Dressing                                                                                     8 Servings
(Vegan/Vegetarian Option)                                                                                              

2 1/2 cups prepared white quinoa (cooked with Imagine No Chicken Broth)
2 eggs (or 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 4 tablespoons water)
1/3 cup organic milk (So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk beverage for vegan version)
1 teaspoon Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup nutritional yeast

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.   Coat a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish or 3 quart casserole with a fine layer of spray oil or grease with butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature until thickened to an “egg-like” consistency, about 5 minutes.  If using eggs, whisk until foamy.
  3. Into flax mixture or eggs; whisk in milk, vinegar, salt and nutritional yeast.  Fold in quinoa.  Set aside.

Next:
3 tablespoon butter (or Earth Balance butter)
1 large onion, chopped fine
2 large stalks of celery, chopped fine
1 small red bell pepper, chopped fine
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small apple, peeled and chopped fine
1 tablespoon rubbed sage (or to taste)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
1 cup Imagine No Chicken Broth
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon cracked pepper, or to taste
2 cups Beyond Meat Chicken Substitute (optional)
3 boiled eggs, chopped (or ½ cup organic extra firm tofu chopped to look like boiled eggs)

Heat large stainless pot or Dutch oven (iron is great) over medium high and melt butter.  Add onions, celery and bell pepper in that order with a fat pinch of salt and sauté for 3 minutes.  Add garlic and herbs, sautéing for another minute or until herbs are very fragrant.

Stir in broth, “quinoa mixture”, salt and pepper.  Add meat substitute if using (or, real turkey or chicken and broth if you are a meat-eater).  Gently fold in boiled eggs or tofu.  Pour dressing into prepared baking dish.

Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until dressing is set (doesn’t jiggle) and is starting to brown along the edges.   Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Don’t forget the cranberry sauce! There is a recipe on the back of every bag of fresh cranberries.  Just use xylitol or powered stevia for no-sugar version.



photo credit/Karen Guthrie

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About Gil:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food ISTalking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:
http://www.foodrevelation.com/about/
https://www.facebook.com/foodrevelation/
https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/
https://twitter.com/foodrevelation
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UWl9wf5W0
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.

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

Quinoa “No-Turkey” & Southern Dressing

Just made the vegetarian version upon request for a client tonight and I am not lying – It taste like authenic Southern Cornbread Dressing with turkey just like my Grandmother used to make on a regular basis.  She could not wait for Thanksgiving!

P.S.  I did not have any milk so I used 1/3 cup organic, grass fed yogurt and omitted the vinegar.

Quinoa No Turkey & Southern Dressing  (Gluten Free with Vegan Option)                                                                                                                                              8-10 servings

2 eggs (or 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds + 4 tablespoons water)

1/3 cup organic milk (or So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage, no sugar)

1 teaspoon Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar

¼ cup nutritional yeast

2 1/2 cups prepared white quinoa (cooked with Imagine No Chicken Broth and cooled)

3 tablespoon butter, divided (or Earth Balance butter for vegan version)

1 onion, chopped fine

2 stalks of celery, chopped fine

1 small red bell pepper, chopped fine

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 small apple, peeled and chopped fine

1 tablespoon rubbed sage

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried marjoram

½ teaspoon dried rosemary

1 cup Imagine No Chicken Broth

2 cups Beyond Meat Chicken Substitute (optional)

3 boiled eggs, chopped (or ½ cup organic extra firm tofu chopped to look like boiled eggs)

1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

1 teaspoon cracked pepper, or to taste
Preheat oven to 350ºF.   Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with 1 tablespoon melted butter.  In large bowl, whisk together eggs (or egg substitute), milk, vinegar and nutritional yeast. Fold in cooked quinoa.  Set aside.

Heat large skillet over medium high and melt remaining butter.  Add onions, celery and bell pepper in that order and sauté for 3 minutes.  Add garlic and herbs, sautéing for another minute or until herbs are very fragrant.

Add vegetable mix to quinoa mixture and combine.  Season dressing with salt and pepper to taste and gently fold in boiled eggs.  Spread evenly into prepared casserole dish.

Bake for about 45 minutes or until dressing is set (doesn’t jiggle) and is starting to brown along the edges.   Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Packed full of protein and flavor, this casserole is a rib sticking, low starch, gluten free side dish or main course.  Add some green veggies and you have a soul satisfying meal.

Don’t forget the cranberry sauce!  There is a recipe on the back of every bag of fresh cranberries.  Just use xylitol or powered stevia for a diabetic friendly version.  Oh yeah!  And check out the No Giblet Gravy.