My Empowered Heart

Brown Butter Basil Gnocchi

🥣This is the perfect quick meal anytime you need comfort food! 🌿Just pick up some frozen cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s, and have this delicious meal ready in 20 minutes! You’ll need just a handful of ingredients: basil, pasture-raised ghee, sweet mini bells, garlic powder,

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Burrito Bowl Board

🥣A burrito bowl board is the tastiest and easiest way to lunch/din, AND to pleasing everyone! I put together my faves on a board, and it turned into a little feast: 🍗Taco-seasoned shredded chicken 🍚Coconut oil rice (slashes calories by 60%) 🥣Black bean soup/dip ❤️Red

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Black Bean Soup

🥣It’s Taco Tuesday, but I’ll be celebrating with this tasty black bean soup and chips! 🌿This soup is so delicious and comforting, and it’s a super easy recipe. Warming foods ignite your digestive fire, so they’re key during this cold weather, especially. It also packs

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Meat (chicken) Broth

🌿A couple of weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to be able to tolerate my homemade meat (chicken) broth. Meat broth isn’t cooked as long as bone broth, and is still lower histamine. You’ll still get all the veggies with it, so it’s packed with

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Warm Caramelized Bell Pepper & Onion Dip

🥣The dip I made yesterday with caramelized bell peppers and onions didn’t show off the deep flavors of these gooey caramelized veggies as I’d hoped. 💜So, here I am making the veggies again today, because they were so damn good. This is the dip! It’s

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice

🥧It’s pumpkin everything right now, and I’ve been using my homemade low histamine pumpkin spice blend to season everything from lattes to oats. I’ve shared it in individual recipes, but wanted to give it it’s spot on the blog (easy to quick search). Hope you

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Turmeric Latte with Caramel Sauce

🌟Thanks to Ayurveda, we have golden turmeric milk, aka turmeric lattes. Turmeric lattes are a powerhouse in a cup. They are the perfect start or end to your day, and have so many health benefits: Improve mood Aid digestion Decrease inflammation Boost brain function  

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Green Goddess Dressing

🌿Green Goddess dressing is one of my faves. It’s herby, and tangy, and it’s perfect for any salad or Buddha bowl. It packs so many greens in a delicious little concoction: fresh basil, cilantro, chives, extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, sea salt, and refrigerated

Read More »

Caramel and Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies

🍎No time to make a whole apple pie? No problem, just make these apple pie shortbread thumbprint cookies. If apple pie isn’t your jam, then just fill them with my Sunbutter Caramel and Maldon salt. They’re mildly sweetened, and refined sugar-free (as always;). They’re the

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Apple Crumble Oats

🍎This gloomy weather calls for all things apple spice, crumble toppings, and caramel. You can have all 3 in this delicious breakfast. It’s dessert for breakfast around here, again. Make apple spice oats (with fresh chopped apples of course) with some chia seeds, add a

Read More »

Brown Butter Basil Gnocchi

🥣This is the perfect quick meal anytime you need comfort food! 🌿Just pick up some frozen cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s, and have this delicious meal ready in 20 minutes! You’ll need just a handful of ingredients: basil, pasture-raised ghee, sweet mini bells, garlic powder,

Read More »

Burrito Bowl Board

🥣A burrito bowl board is the tastiest and easiest way to lunch/din, AND to pleasing everyone! I put together my faves on a board, and it turned into a little feast: 🍗Taco-seasoned shredded chicken 🍚Coconut oil rice (slashes calories by 60%) 🥣Black bean soup/dip ❤️Red

Read More »

Black Bean Soup

🥣It’s Taco Tuesday, but I’ll be celebrating with this tasty black bean soup and chips! 🌿This soup is so delicious and comforting, and it’s a super easy recipe. Warming foods ignite your digestive fire, so they’re key during this cold weather, especially. It also packs

Read More »

Meat (chicken) Broth

🌿A couple of weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to be able to tolerate my homemade meat (chicken) broth. Meat broth isn’t cooked as long as bone broth, and is still lower histamine. You’ll still get all the veggies with it, so it’s packed with

Read More »

Warm Caramelized Bell Pepper & Onion Dip

🥣The dip I made yesterday with caramelized bell peppers and onions didn’t show off the deep flavors of these gooey caramelized veggies as I’d hoped. 💜So, here I am making the veggies again today, because they were so damn good. This is the dip! It’s

Read More »

Homemade Pumpkin Spice

🥧It’s pumpkin everything right now, and I’ve been using my homemade low histamine pumpkin spice blend to season everything from lattes to oats. I’ve shared it in individual recipes, but wanted to give it it’s spot on the blog (easy to quick search). Hope you

Read More »

Turmeric Latte with Caramel Sauce

🌟Thanks to Ayurveda, we have golden turmeric milk, aka turmeric lattes. Turmeric lattes are a powerhouse in a cup. They are the perfect start or end to your day, and have so many health benefits: Improve mood Aid digestion Decrease inflammation Boost brain function  

Read More »

Green Goddess Dressing

🌿Green Goddess dressing is one of my faves. It’s herby, and tangy, and it’s perfect for any salad or Buddha bowl. It packs so many greens in a delicious little concoction: fresh basil, cilantro, chives, extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, sea salt, and refrigerated

Read More »

Caramel and Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies

🍎No time to make a whole apple pie? No problem, just make these apple pie shortbread thumbprint cookies. If apple pie isn’t your jam, then just fill them with my Sunbutter Caramel and Maldon salt. They’re mildly sweetened, and refined sugar-free (as always;). They’re the

Read More »

Apple Crumble Oats

🍎This gloomy weather calls for all things apple spice, crumble toppings, and caramel. You can have all 3 in this delicious breakfast. It’s dessert for breakfast around here, again. Make apple spice oats (with fresh chopped apples of course) with some chia seeds, add a

Read More »

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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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