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:
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.
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
2 1/2 cups prepared white quinoa (cooked with Imagine No Chicken Broth)
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.
Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
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:
Hi there – Intuitive Chef Gail here with Food Revelation. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to give me your precious attention.
The day has finally arrived to introduce you to the “Evolution of FREE Health”. This book has been writing itself over the years through my experience as a food and medical intuitive. I’ve decided to share pieces of it in a video series while I go through the publishing process.
What is The Evolution of Free Health? It is a Remembrance of our Natural God-Given Health. Yes! Our health is FREE and natural. Chronic dis-ease is not.
Without our health we are not FREE! We are a slave to dis-ease and the medical industry.
As a food and medical intuitive, over the last 7 years, I have had many “aha moments” or “revelations”. The EFH of free health focuses on the 7 biggest and I call these “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health”. In reality they were never missing, just simply forgotten.
Some are soooo logical you will wonder how we ever forgot some of the most basic truths about health and healing.
We forgot slowly over-time as we have become more and more disconnected from nature and our natural food sources and have come to rely on forces outside of ourselves to dictate what IS Good for our own bodies. Many have even forgotten what food is for.
In these videos I’m going to share these revelations in the order they were received. This is important. If I had received the 7th revelation in the beginning, I would have said “No Way”. My mind would not have been able to process it. It did not line up with what I “already knew” – what I had learned.
In later videos I will talk about how what “we know” can get in the way of knowing more.
My plan is to post the videos to my Evolution of FREE Health Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/ and closed group twice monthly at noon CT. I will give you heads up ahead of time. Please “follow” The EFH page to receive these notifications. Join the EFH “group” page if you want to keep up privately.
And, please share these videos far and wide.
We evolve as we become involved. Nothing Changes until we Change Our Minds. And, as we heal our bodies we heal our world.
What is good for our body is also good for the world.
Just a little bit of history for those who don’t know me.
I am an “unlikely”, organically grown Food & Medical Intuitive. It came as a big surprise to me. This is the short story – More of this journey is told on my website at foodrevelation.com and in the Quinoa Cookbook Journey. It is a tasty introduction into the “Evolution of FREE Health” series. You can purchase this book online at all the major retailers or just go to foodrevelation.com and click on the picture.
At 53 years old I finally started working my life- long passion for food. I created Food Revelation not have a clue what was about to happen or how relevant the name would be or what was about to happen. Working my passion led me to an awakening.
I can only describe it as the biggest “Aha” ever! I “hyper” awareness immerged. I was aware I was much more than a body and my 5 senses. It was a super intense experience that is hard to describe. This intensity lasted for about 4 days. The effects were life changing.
The most life changing? I woke up to my intuitive gifts. I’m not surprised my gifts revolve around food. It’s been my passion since I can remember. I was creating recipes at 11 years old. My passion held the key to my life’s purpose. Our created passion will lead us to our purpose. Our creative passion connects us to the “MASTER CREATOR”.
I first realized I could “know” for myself exactly what foods my body wanted and didn’t at any given time. By applying this knowledge I healed my own body. Then I realized if I could do this for myself I could help others. And very soon, I realized I could help others remember how to do this for themselves.
Food IS Talking “Intuitive Food Compatibility Testing” and the workshops were born. I called it Food IS Talking because I realized I was actually hearing the conversation between the food and the body and it was speaking volumes about what is going on in the body. Think of the body has a messenger. It is constantly talking. I am listening and you too.
Like all animals we have the ability to intuit our food needs. Our intuition is our built-in Divine Guidance.
Over time my gifts and services have expanded, however Food IS Talking is still the main focus. Through this process, I have helped hundreds (much to my surprise, even some celebrities) remember their God-Given Health.
Bottom line – The body knows how to heal itself.
If you have ever broken a bone, cut a finger or skinned a knee you know this truth.
The Evolution of Free Health experience will remind you of what you already “you intuitively know” about health and healing.
Does this mean we do not need “medicine”? NO! Thank God for trauma centers and the help we have for acute situations. “Maintaining our health is our responsibility”. And the EFH is all about taking back control.
Stay tuned for the 1st missing link in this series of 7. It’s a doozy! “Time does not stand still and neither do our bodies”. Can you imagine all the health implications of this one?
Until Next time – Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health
P.S. The art in the background was created by my good friend and spiritual artist Pete Taboada. His art is changing lives. Connect with your creativity. The world needs it – NOW!
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: https://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
Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you? Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here: https://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/
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.
For more about Intuitive Chef Gail – https://www.foodrevelation.com/about/
Welcome to the Evolution of FREE Health!
Revelation cannot come to those who are so certain of “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,
“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 toxic.
The 3rd Missing Link:
“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 #3 spot. Briefly, it explains how all of creation thrives in perfect synergy and balance, including our bodies.
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. https://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…
Our God-Given Health is Natural and it’s FREE!
Without Health – We are NOT FREE.
We are ready to reclaim our God-given health. How do I know we are ready? Because these revelations have been revealed. I would not have been taken seriously just a short 10 years ago. In the beginning of this journey I had a hard time 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 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.
The Evolution of FREE Health will once again put YOU in charge of your health by reminding you of what you already intuitively know about health and healing. Stay Tuned!
Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health!
Gail Blair/The Intuitive Chef