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janean strong
Portland, OR
Co-Founder of SetWeight4Life, Transformational Life Coach, Transformation of Consciousness Facilitator
Interests: gardening, nutrition, alternative therapies, energetic medicine, transformation of consciousness, living in joy, cooking with healthy tasty ingredients
Recent Activity
I haven't posted in a long time. Lots of reasons. A big one has been chronic fatigue… feeling depressed and exhausted 90% of the time except for the odd ‘good day’ when I wake up knowing ‘this is going to be a good day’… upbeat and energetic. Then the next... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at janeanskitchen
Many many years ago I made my own Mayonnaise. It was yummy and came out perfect. Then one day I tried making it and it didn’t work out. I tried again and again. Then I gave up. Fast forward to the present. I came across a recipe by Chef John... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at janeanskitchen
Buttermilk Scones are incredibly easy and this version is nutritious to boot. You can leave them plain or dress them up savory or a touch of sweet. Great for breakfast, a snack, with a bowl of soup. I adapted this version from a King Arthur Flour Whole Wheat Scone recipe... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at janeanskitchen
May I have a short rant first? Thank you, I thought you would say ‘sure’. I really don’t like, dare I say ‘hate’, these short dark cold days. An upside is that I spend more time creating… playing my harp, crocheting and knitting, experimenting in the kitchen. I just crocheted... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at janeanskitchen
I’m back! And the inspiration came from sugar! Yesterday I was talking to my friend ZigZag (here is her blog about how new studies have shown that sugar is more addictive than cocaine (a humorous link on the subject: with Jon Oliver) and the notion of restarting Janean’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at janeanskitchen
I haven’t felt inspired to post in a long time and now have a few recipes and thoughts that I would like to share. Beware it is a stream of conscious endeavor. It has been an interesting 2 years living in the Kootenay Mountains. Everything I have known seems so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at janeanskitchen
I have been experimenting…. of course…. And according to Stephen and the boys this is an awesome Pizza. I also happen to think this is better than almost any Pizza you can buy. If you prepare your toppings, sauce and cheese ahead of time it only takes a few minutes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at janeanskitchen
Hmmmm ... now this has become a conundrum for me. Personally? After moving to temperate Portland I thought I had pretty much enough snow for this lifetime. Now that I have CHOSEN to live in the Kootenay Mountains it looks like I was dead wrong. I would prefer as little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at Janean's Great New Adventure!
Bunny bonding is complete. The newest addition to our family... miss Sophie has bonded with Bun Bun. Thought I would send out a couple of pics. I am also very proud that I built this 4 story Bunny condo. Stephen made all of the wood components. Cheers Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Janean's Great New Adventure!
I have been experimenting with whole grain bread doughs for several months. Grinding all my own fresh flours. I must have tried at least 6 different recipes. Great taste but none of them would rise enough. I was beginning to wonder if there was something about the Kootenay Mountains that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at janeanskitchen
This has certainly been a much more difficult transition than I had ever anticipated. Why am I so surprised you may ask? I’m only Leaving all of my friends and beautiful home in Portland. Giving up easy access to anything I need or want… Amazon here I come! Just about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Janean's Great New Adventure!
OMG - I am staying overnight in such a dump. I'm driving back to my new home from the Vancouver area. Got a fairly late start, so I am breaking up my trip and staying overnight in Osoyoos. This place has one room for people with pets and it looks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Janean's Great New Adventure!
Hey dear friends... thank you so much for all of your support. I apologize for not posting more freguently but I have been wiped by all the travel and packing. Soooooo here is a quicky! Stephen and I are in Coquitlam (Vancouver area) packing up up his house. Over the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Janean's Great New Adventure!
Even though I am exhausted from working outside in the HOT sun today, I thought I should start posting my new adventure as there is Much to get caught up on! I will start with the last couple of days and then in the next few days I'll back track... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2011 at Janean's Great New Adventure!
A success I’m happy to report… what fun to share information that supports changing the way people think about nutrition and their body. I am also realizing how important it is to demonstrate a recipe from beginning to end. It really helps gain confidence in being able to ‘do it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at janeanskitchen
4 Weeks on the Road to Optimal Wellness The first class was great success. Everyone had tons of tun and learned mucho! See the short video Zig Zag did of the Evening. I am expanding the concept to a series of 4 evenings. If you are in the Portland area... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at janeanskitchen
We live in a maze of toxins. Our tissues contain residues of toxic chemicals and metals from foods, pharmaceutical medications and environmental pollutants. Many of these chemicals are stored in our fat cells. Detoxify, decongest and release toxins from your liver. This will allow for proper metabolism of sugars and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at janeanskitchen
Let me give you some more arguments for keeping your food GMO free. If you like to eat out in restaurants, it is almost impossible to know if your food is free of GMO’s. However, if you make the effort to stay away from corn and soy products and canola... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at janeanskitchen
Make sure your thyroid, your generator and master metabolism hormone, is working optimally. Your thyroid is crucial to a healthy metabolism. This is the hormone that “cross talks” with all the other hormones in your body including insulin, neurotransmitters, and sex hormones. The production and release of thyroid hormones are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at janeanskitchen
Is your Microwave feeling lonely? Does it just sit around all day doing nothing? Feeling useless and ignored? You’ve decided to improve your health by not using your Microwave anymore. Now it seems like a dinosaur just taking up space… but it’s built in, what are you going to do?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at janeanskitchen
Do you know how to turn your body into a fat burning machine? The empty calories you put into your body contribute to increased fat cells instead of giving you energy! Supercharge your metabolism to turn calories into energy more efficiently! Key #5 The way to turn up your set... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at janeanskitchen
Did you get a chance to try any of our cool down suggestions in Key #3? Have you been getting a little more exercise? Perhaps your reducing or eliminating gluten in your diet? Starting to feel a little better? Maybe you have decided to increase your phytonutrients by having at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at janeanskitchen
Did you get a chance to try any of our stress
busting suggestions in Key #2? If not, you might want to review and start doing them. This is your health, and your true wealth… you’re
 the best person in the world to take care of you! We know that stress... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at janeanskitchen
So did you take Key #1 to heart? Are you adding more healthy oils to your diet? I hope so. Did you know that your brain requires fats to function properly! Hmmmmm... Been having any memory problems lately? Key #2 is next… Stress is the topic… one I think we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at janeanskitchen
Now, more than ever before, it is critical that each one of us do everything we can to become as healthy as possible in body, mind and spirit. The stressful way we live and the unconscious choices we make, especially around food, often sabotage our best intentions and most earnest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at janeanskitchen