My Empowered Heart

Crispy Ground Chicken Tacos with Pico de Gallo

These chicken tacos come together in just 20 minutes, and making them from the homemade taco seasoning to frying the tortillas in the same pan you cooked the chicken in is an effen labor of love.  The pico de gallo is just cilantro, onion, tomato,

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Taco Seasoning

This quickie taco seasoning takes just minutes to make. It’s the perfect balance of all the good stuff, and it adds so much flavor. I usually add about 3-4 tbsp to ground chicken. INGREDIENTS 1-4 tbsp chili  4 tsp cumin  2 tsp garlic powder 2

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4 DIY Plant Milks: Almond, Coconut, Oat, & Hemp

1-MINUTE ALMOND MILK: INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp organic almond butter  1 ½ c of filtered water Pinch sea salt Optional: 1-2 tbsp maple syrup Pinch cinnamon 1 tsp pure vanilla powder or extract Grind freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries into powder and add for flavored almond milk

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Oat Milk

INGREDIENTS 1 c GF rolled oats  3 c cold water  Pinch sea salt  1 tsp pure vanilla powder or extract Pinch cinnamon  2 tbsp maple syrup  Optional: add cocoa or cacao powder for chocolate milk 💜Low Histamine: use vanilla powder, not extract. Do not add

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3-minute Coconut Milk

Tired of searching for coco milk without additives or gums? Me too, that’s why I made my own today. You probably already have the ingredients you’ll need at home! You’ll end up with creamy but smooth coco milk in just 3 minutes (enough milk to

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1-minute Almond Milk

Tired of searching for organic almond milk without additives or gums? Me too, that’s why I made my own today. You probably already have the ingredients you’ll need at home! You’ll end up with foamy almond milk in 1 minute (enough milk to make 2

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Cashew Cilantro Lime Crema

INGREDIENTS 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 3 hours  Handful of cilantro  1 clove garlic ½ fresh jalapeno, desdeeded 1 teaspoon sea salt  1 tsp ground black pepper Juice of 1 large lime 3/4 cup filtered water 💜LOW HISTAMINE: sub cashews with sunflower seeds, and sub

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Whipped Honey Feta Dip

I love having this whipped feta with sweet seasonal fruit, or jammy eggs. It’s so creamy and fluffy, I just know you’ll love it. INGREDIENTS 1 block feta 2 tbsp cream cheese 2 generous squeezes of honey  Salt and pepper, to taste MAKE IT 1.

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Copycat Joe & The Juice Green Sport

Growing up, I was always told you need veggies, eat your veggies. There were a handful I loved, but I loved most without commitment. I never truly grasped their importance until I got really sick, and some days juices were all I could handle. I

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My Healing Journey

The Journey  Lyme is such a thief, and it goes undetected for so long because no one is looking for it. This is my healing journey story that spans nine years. It’s part relentless self-advocacy, Lyme, MCAS, and how it all changed me. It’s been

Read More »

Crispy Ground Chicken Tacos with Pico de Gallo

These chicken tacos come together in just 20 minutes, and making them from the homemade taco seasoning to frying the tortillas in the same pan you cooked the chicken in is an effen labor of love.  The pico de gallo is just cilantro, onion, tomato,

Read More »

Taco Seasoning

This quickie taco seasoning takes just minutes to make. It’s the perfect balance of all the good stuff, and it adds so much flavor. I usually add about 3-4 tbsp to ground chicken. INGREDIENTS 1-4 tbsp chili  4 tsp cumin  2 tsp garlic powder 2

Read More »

4 DIY Plant Milks: Almond, Coconut, Oat, & Hemp

1-MINUTE ALMOND MILK: INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp organic almond butter  1 ½ c of filtered water Pinch sea salt Optional: 1-2 tbsp maple syrup Pinch cinnamon 1 tsp pure vanilla powder or extract Grind freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries into powder and add for flavored almond milk

Read More »

Oat Milk

INGREDIENTS 1 c GF rolled oats  3 c cold water  Pinch sea salt  1 tsp pure vanilla powder or extract Pinch cinnamon  2 tbsp maple syrup  Optional: add cocoa or cacao powder for chocolate milk 💜Low Histamine: use vanilla powder, not extract. Do not add

Read More »

3-minute Coconut Milk

Tired of searching for coco milk without additives or gums? Me too, that’s why I made my own today. You probably already have the ingredients you’ll need at home! You’ll end up with creamy but smooth coco milk in just 3 minutes (enough milk to

Read More »

1-minute Almond Milk

Tired of searching for organic almond milk without additives or gums? Me too, that’s why I made my own today. You probably already have the ingredients you’ll need at home! You’ll end up with foamy almond milk in 1 minute (enough milk to make 2

Read More »

Cashew Cilantro Lime Crema

INGREDIENTS 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 3 hours  Handful of cilantro  1 clove garlic ½ fresh jalapeno, desdeeded 1 teaspoon sea salt  1 tsp ground black pepper Juice of 1 large lime 3/4 cup filtered water 💜LOW HISTAMINE: sub cashews with sunflower seeds, and sub

Read More »

Whipped Honey Feta Dip

I love having this whipped feta with sweet seasonal fruit, or jammy eggs. It’s so creamy and fluffy, I just know you’ll love it. INGREDIENTS 1 block feta 2 tbsp cream cheese 2 generous squeezes of honey  Salt and pepper, to taste MAKE IT 1.

Read More »

Copycat Joe & The Juice Green Sport

Growing up, I was always told you need veggies, eat your veggies. There were a handful I loved, but I loved most without commitment. I never truly grasped their importance until I got really sick, and some days juices were all I could handle. I

Read More »

My Healing Journey

The Journey  Lyme is such a thief, and it goes undetected for so long because no one is looking for it. This is my healing journey story that spans nine years. It’s part relentless self-advocacy, Lyme, MCAS, and how it all changed me. It’s been

Read More »

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About Me

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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