My Empowered Heart

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

🧡This soup is an easy one, just roast veggies with olive oil and sea salt, add chicken or veggie broth, coco milk, fresh nourishing herbs, sea salt, and crushed pink peppercorns. Top with scallions (green part only) + roasted sunflower seeds. That’s it! 🥣It’s fall

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Fall Harvest Salad

‘Tis the season for all things cozy, sweet, nutty + fall fruits. This fall harvest salad has them all, and it comes together quickly, perfect for weekday lunches and dinners. Have it as a whole meal, or a side, but make it! 🥗Baby arugula 🍎Honeycrisp

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Immune-boosting Kale Salad

🥗 Yesterday I shared my favorite immune-boosting foods, and this salad has 4 of them: red bells, kiwi, sunflower seeds, and garlic. 🍂It’s bright, packs so many flavors, and lots of crunch. So happy fall salad szn is here! 🍐If you aren’t a fan of

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Lower Histamine Chicken Broth

I use this broth as the base to my soups and ramen. I store it in the freezer, and thaw as needed. INGREDIENTS 3 lb chicken wings 1 c baby rainbow carrots 1 yellow onion, peeled and halved 1 head of garlic, peeled 2″ piece

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Ramen

🥣This homemade ramen is such a treat. It’s so flavorful, packed with nourishing superfoods, and is perfect for soup szn. Make it, you won’t be disappointed.😉 🍘@lotusfoods Brown Rice Ramen Noodles 🍗Homemade lower histamine chicken broth (all the veggies, chicken, spices, herbs, and sea salt)

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“Banana” Nut Smoothie

🍂Ready to switch up your breakfast? Here’s a fun fall way to do it: banana nut bread in smoothie form. I subbed bananas with plantains to keep it low histamine, and you wouldn’t ever know it! 🥤This smoothie has all the rich goodness of a

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“Banana” Nut Bread

🍁Fall is here, and it’s baking szn! There’s nothing better than filling your home with the smell of fresh fruit and coco sugar caramelizing as they bake. 🍌This “banana” nut bread subs plantains for bananas to keep it low histamine, but sacrifices none of the

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Thai-inspired dressing

🥗One of the salad dressings I’ve been missing is Thai peanut dressing. This is my low histamine spin on that sweet and nutty fave. @sunbutter subs peanut butter, and it’s a party. In your mouth!🎉 🥣It’s an easy recipe to play with and customize, so

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Curry and cheese-stuffed mini bell peppers

♥️What could be better than the fusion of two tasty cuisines: South Asian and Mexican?! This was actually our first pick for our wedding food (Sri Lankan + Mexican). 🌉This recipe was inspired by a San Francisco fave in the Mission, that offers curry burritos,

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Veggie and chicken curry

🌱This curry was inspired by my husband’s Sri Lankan curry. I opted for fresh curry leaves instead of curry powder to keep it low histamine, and it turned out delicious.This dish literally warms your soul, and has all the good spices: turmeric, cardamom, and sweet

Read More »

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

🧡This soup is an easy one, just roast veggies with olive oil and sea salt, add chicken or veggie broth, coco milk, fresh nourishing herbs, sea salt, and crushed pink peppercorns. Top with scallions (green part only) + roasted sunflower seeds. That’s it! 🥣It’s fall

Read More »

Fall Harvest Salad

‘Tis the season for all things cozy, sweet, nutty + fall fruits. This fall harvest salad has them all, and it comes together quickly, perfect for weekday lunches and dinners. Have it as a whole meal, or a side, but make it! 🥗Baby arugula 🍎Honeycrisp

Read More »

Immune-boosting Kale Salad

🥗 Yesterday I shared my favorite immune-boosting foods, and this salad has 4 of them: red bells, kiwi, sunflower seeds, and garlic. 🍂It’s bright, packs so many flavors, and lots of crunch. So happy fall salad szn is here! 🍐If you aren’t a fan of

Read More »

Lower Histamine Chicken Broth

I use this broth as the base to my soups and ramen. I store it in the freezer, and thaw as needed. INGREDIENTS 3 lb chicken wings 1 c baby rainbow carrots 1 yellow onion, peeled and halved 1 head of garlic, peeled 2″ piece

Read More »

Ramen

🥣This homemade ramen is such a treat. It’s so flavorful, packed with nourishing superfoods, and is perfect for soup szn. Make it, you won’t be disappointed.😉 🍘@lotusfoods Brown Rice Ramen Noodles 🍗Homemade lower histamine chicken broth (all the veggies, chicken, spices, herbs, and sea salt)

Read More »

“Banana” Nut Smoothie

🍂Ready to switch up your breakfast? Here’s a fun fall way to do it: banana nut bread in smoothie form. I subbed bananas with plantains to keep it low histamine, and you wouldn’t ever know it! 🥤This smoothie has all the rich goodness of a

Read More »

“Banana” Nut Bread

🍁Fall is here, and it’s baking szn! There’s nothing better than filling your home with the smell of fresh fruit and coco sugar caramelizing as they bake. 🍌This “banana” nut bread subs plantains for bananas to keep it low histamine, but sacrifices none of the

Read More »

Thai-inspired dressing

🥗One of the salad dressings I’ve been missing is Thai peanut dressing. This is my low histamine spin on that sweet and nutty fave. @sunbutter subs peanut butter, and it’s a party. In your mouth!🎉 🥣It’s an easy recipe to play with and customize, so

Read More »

Curry and cheese-stuffed mini bell peppers

♥️What could be better than the fusion of two tasty cuisines: South Asian and Mexican?! This was actually our first pick for our wedding food (Sri Lankan + Mexican). 🌉This recipe was inspired by a San Francisco fave in the Mission, that offers curry burritos,

Read More »

Veggie and chicken curry

🌱This curry was inspired by my husband’s Sri Lankan curry. I opted for fresh curry leaves instead of curry powder to keep it low histamine, and it turned out delicious.This dish literally warms your soul, and has all the good spices: turmeric, cardamom, and sweet

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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