My Empowered Heart

Chocolate Churro Baked Oats

OATS INGREDIENTS ½ c GF Quick Oats ½ c plant milk (my faves is Three Trees Almond Milk) ½ plantain or banana 1 tsp pure vanilla powder or extract ½ tsp baking soda Pinch of sea salt 2 tsp maple syrup, to taste 1 tsp

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Southwest Salad/Ensalada Suroeste

Come make this flavor explosion of a salad with me! I know it’s January, and it’s cold BUT I promise you this salad will warm you right up! The chicken marinade is the tastiest I’ve ever made, and so good for your digestion;) The coco

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RASPBERRY & BLACKBERRY JAM/MERMELADA DE FRAMBUESA Y MORA

❄️Since I’m currently living in a snow globe, making this sweet and comforting jam seemed like the best idea;) 🙌🏽You’ll need just 5 ingredients to make it, and it’s ready in less than 15 minutes from start to finish. 🥣Upgrade creamy oatmeal, overnight oats, pancakes,

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Yet Another Breakfast Tostada;)

A breakfast tostada is my favorite breakfast. It’s so easy to make!  Seriously, it takes just 15 minutes to pull it all together, and it’s so worth the effort. INGREDIENTS Almond flour tortilla (my fave is Siete Foods) Avocado oil Good Planet Foods Mozzarella Instant

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Vanilla Protein Oats/Avena de Vanilla y Proteina

Hi, friends! This new year is bringing some big changes! As the months have passed, I’ve been able to add so many foods back, and I’m celebrating by opening this account up a bit more to share yum eats without much of a label other

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Breakfast Taquitos/Taquitos de Desayuno

Breakfast taquitos, that’s where it’s at:) Fill ’em with scrambled eggs with shallots and @goodplanetfoods mozzarella, and air fry them (or bake them). Top them with mojo verde (herby Peruvian sauce), and it’s Christmas in your mouth;)! INGREDIENTS – serves 2 1 shallot, minced  2 organic

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Chewy Ginger Cookies

I LOVE the taste of ginger. I modified my old ginger molasses cookie recipe to make it low histamine, and these cookies didn’t disappoint. They’re sweet and chewy on the inside, with crispy edges. Of course, I had to roll them in coconut sugar, and

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How to Make a Breakfast Tostada/Cómo hacer una tostada de desayuno

Starting the morning with this festive breakfast tostada, because the holidays call for this level of cheer 😆:) ❤️ @onanafoods GF Plantain tortilla, fried in @chosenfoods Avocado Oil until crispy ❤️ Homemade Instant Pot Black Beans: pressure-cooked to eliminate most lectins (easier to digest). Seasoned

Read More »

Chocolate Churro Baked Oats

OATS INGREDIENTS ½ c GF Quick Oats ½ c plant milk (my faves is Three Trees Almond Milk) ½ plantain or banana 1 tsp pure vanilla powder or extract ½ tsp baking soda Pinch of sea salt 2 tsp maple syrup, to taste 1 tsp

Read More »

Southwest Salad/Ensalada Suroeste

Come make this flavor explosion of a salad with me! I know it’s January, and it’s cold BUT I promise you this salad will warm you right up! The chicken marinade is the tastiest I’ve ever made, and so good for your digestion;) The coco

Read More »

RASPBERRY & BLACKBERRY JAM/MERMELADA DE FRAMBUESA Y MORA

❄️Since I’m currently living in a snow globe, making this sweet and comforting jam seemed like the best idea;) 🙌🏽You’ll need just 5 ingredients to make it, and it’s ready in less than 15 minutes from start to finish. 🥣Upgrade creamy oatmeal, overnight oats, pancakes,

Read More »

Yet Another Breakfast Tostada;)

A breakfast tostada is my favorite breakfast. It’s so easy to make!  Seriously, it takes just 15 minutes to pull it all together, and it’s so worth the effort. INGREDIENTS Almond flour tortilla (my fave is Siete Foods) Avocado oil Good Planet Foods Mozzarella Instant

Read More »

Vanilla Protein Oats/Avena de Vanilla y Proteina

Hi, friends! This new year is bringing some big changes! As the months have passed, I’ve been able to add so many foods back, and I’m celebrating by opening this account up a bit more to share yum eats without much of a label other

Read More »

Breakfast Taquitos/Taquitos de Desayuno

Breakfast taquitos, that’s where it’s at:) Fill ’em with scrambled eggs with shallots and @goodplanetfoods mozzarella, and air fry them (or bake them). Top them with mojo verde (herby Peruvian sauce), and it’s Christmas in your mouth;)! INGREDIENTS – serves 2 1 shallot, minced  2 organic

Read More »

Chewy Ginger Cookies

I LOVE the taste of ginger. I modified my old ginger molasses cookie recipe to make it low histamine, and these cookies didn’t disappoint. They’re sweet and chewy on the inside, with crispy edges. Of course, I had to roll them in coconut sugar, and

Read More »

How to Make a Breakfast Tostada/Cómo hacer una tostada de desayuno

Starting the morning with this festive breakfast tostada, because the holidays call for this level of cheer 😆:) ❤️ @onanafoods GF Plantain tortilla, fried in @chosenfoods Avocado Oil until crispy ❤️ Homemade Instant Pot Black Beans: pressure-cooked to eliminate most lectins (easier to digest). Seasoned

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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