My Empowered Heart

Adaptogenic Golden Maca Latte

Adaptogens help the body respond to stress, fatigue, and anxiety. This golden latte gives me energy, and leaves me feeling relaxed and comforted. One thing I haven’t talked about is that maca helps support hormone health. It’s an amazing superfood, and it’s honestly changing my

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S’mores Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 c GF oat flour  1 c almond flour  1 c coconut sugar  ½ tsp baking soda  ¼ tsp sea  salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp pure vanilla powder/extract  ½ c melted vegan butter 1 flax egg (mix 3 tbsp filtered water +

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Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate

Adaptogens help the body handle stress, anxiety, and fatigue. What better way to enjoy them than with this creamy hot chocolate that’s also a fab coffee substitute:) INGREDIENTS  1 c almond milk (I use homemade 1.5 c filtered water blended with 2 tbsp almond butter)

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Saucy Chicken Fajitas

This seasoning is one of my faves, because you can not only use it to make delicious fajitas, but also shredded chicken, grilled chicken breast, or anything else you want to add flavor to! See my oven-baked fajitas recipe for step by instructions on how

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Stuffed Medjool Dates

This is the easiest appetizer you can make, and your guests will love it! INGREDIENTS Medjool dates Cream cheese (I used GF) Salted pistachios Hot honey MAKE ‘EM 1. Deseed dates by cutting a small slit down the middle, stuff with cream cheese, too with

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Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Who knew sweet potatoes add so much creaminess to a smoothie?! The fiber they contain nourishes the gut, keeps blood sugar levels stable, and keeps the tum feeling full longer. Win-win💗 *Crushed graham cracker and vegan marshmallow  aren’t nutrient-dense, but they bring me joy;)* 🍠All

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Maple Vanilla Pear

If you’re tired of pumpkin pie, then try this simple and delicious pear dessert. The whipped coconut cream makes this next level epic! INGREDIENTS ¼ tsp ground cinnamon  1 tsp pure vanilla powder ½ c maple syrup    MAKE IT 1. Core pears with a

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Mini Pumpkin Pies

Made these with my little one, this morning. She couldn’t wait, so they didn’t get a chance to cool, but she loved them! Makes 12 mini pies INGREDIENTS Crust – 2 ⅓ c GF graham crackers (crushed) or GF Mexican shortbread cookies ⅓ c pasture-raised

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Chickpea Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 can chickpeas, rinsed Red and yellow bell peppers, chopped Red onion, finely diced 1/2 lime, juice Sea salt, to taste DF feta Optional: Black pepper MAKE IT 1. Mix all ingredients except feta. Place in a serving bowl, and top with feta. Serve

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Gut-healing Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

INGREDIENTS 1 Honeycrisp apple  1 c almond milk  1-2 medjool dates  1 scoop vanilla pea protein  ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, to taste  1 ginger ice cube (on the blog) or fresh ginger, to taste  3 tsp chia seeds  1 tsp flaxmeal  1-2 tsp cashew butter 

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Adaptogenic Golden Maca Latte

Adaptogens help the body respond to stress, fatigue, and anxiety. This golden latte gives me energy, and leaves me feeling relaxed and comforted. One thing I haven’t talked about is that maca helps support hormone health. It’s an amazing superfood, and it’s honestly changing my

Read More »

S’mores Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 c GF oat flour  1 c almond flour  1 c coconut sugar  ½ tsp baking soda  ¼ tsp sea  salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp pure vanilla powder/extract  ½ c melted vegan butter 1 flax egg (mix 3 tbsp filtered water +

Read More »

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate

Adaptogens help the body handle stress, anxiety, and fatigue. What better way to enjoy them than with this creamy hot chocolate that’s also a fab coffee substitute:) INGREDIENTS  1 c almond milk (I use homemade 1.5 c filtered water blended with 2 tbsp almond butter)

Read More »

Saucy Chicken Fajitas

This seasoning is one of my faves, because you can not only use it to make delicious fajitas, but also shredded chicken, grilled chicken breast, or anything else you want to add flavor to! See my oven-baked fajitas recipe for step by instructions on how

Read More »

Stuffed Medjool Dates

This is the easiest appetizer you can make, and your guests will love it! INGREDIENTS Medjool dates Cream cheese (I used GF) Salted pistachios Hot honey MAKE ‘EM 1. Deseed dates by cutting a small slit down the middle, stuff with cream cheese, too with

Read More »

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Who knew sweet potatoes add so much creaminess to a smoothie?! The fiber they contain nourishes the gut, keeps blood sugar levels stable, and keeps the tum feeling full longer. Win-win💗 *Crushed graham cracker and vegan marshmallow  aren’t nutrient-dense, but they bring me joy;)* 🍠All

Read More »

Maple Vanilla Pear

If you’re tired of pumpkin pie, then try this simple and delicious pear dessert. The whipped coconut cream makes this next level epic! INGREDIENTS ¼ tsp ground cinnamon  1 tsp pure vanilla powder ½ c maple syrup    MAKE IT 1. Core pears with a

Read More »

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Made these with my little one, this morning. She couldn’t wait, so they didn’t get a chance to cool, but she loved them! Makes 12 mini pies INGREDIENTS Crust – 2 ⅓ c GF graham crackers (crushed) or GF Mexican shortbread cookies ⅓ c pasture-raised

Read More »

Chickpea Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 can chickpeas, rinsed Red and yellow bell peppers, chopped Red onion, finely diced 1/2 lime, juice Sea salt, to taste DF feta Optional: Black pepper MAKE IT 1. Mix all ingredients except feta. Place in a serving bowl, and top with feta. Serve

Read More »

Gut-healing Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

INGREDIENTS 1 Honeycrisp apple  1 c almond milk  1-2 medjool dates  1 scoop vanilla pea protein  ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, to taste  1 ginger ice cube (on the blog) or fresh ginger, to taste  3 tsp chia seeds  1 tsp flaxmeal  1-2 tsp cashew butter 

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Gabriela

As the child of immigrants, I got to see the struggle first hand. We didn’t have a lot, but we used simple ingredients and spices to transform vegetarian meals into feasts. Good food made everything better. Early on, I started helping out in the kitchen. Not only was it fun, but it also taught me about something I call “kitchen medicine.” Kitchen medicine is food made with real ingredients, that heals, nourishes, and strengthens us. At every inflection point in my health journey, food has been key in healing my body.

 

At 19 years-old, I was in a life-threatening car accident. Against all odds, I survived. It changed my life, my course, and propelled me into a healing profession for almost 20 years. My first job as a nurse was at the very hospital that saved my life. It has been so fulfilling and humbling to help others on their health journey. And now, I am a patient once again.

 

In 2020, I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. Kitchen medicine has helped my body weather the storm. It also helped heal my leaky gut, caused by Lyme. I have learned so much along the way, as both a patient and nurse. I’m excited to share it with you. 

 

I’ve always felt most empowered by love and knowledge. I hope my recipes and blog inspire and empower your heart and healing journey.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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