My Empowered Heart

Red Bell Crema

SAUTE (PAN) INGREDIENTS Half can coco milk, refrigerated (make sure you get some cream in there from the top of the can) 1 red bell, sliced  1 yellow onion, sliced  2 crushed garlic cloves FOOD PROCESSOR INGREDIENTS ¾ tsp cumin + ⅛ tsp, to taste 

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Breakfast Bowl, Summer Edition

I was craving some of my fave foods for breakfast, so this happened. 💗I threw this together with weekly meal-prepped foods (frozen), and pasture-raised organic eggs. So good. Warmed up my soul too. – Instant Pot Black Beans (pressure-cooking eliminates lectins, so easier to digest)

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Caramelized Peach Compote

🍑What better way to start the weekend than with caramelized peach compote pancakes?! 🥞My shortcut of the day is @simplemills GF Pancake Mix. Pancakes and peach compote in 10 minutes! 🍁To make this compote you’ll need fresh peaches, maple syrup, lime juice, spices, and sea

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Coco Cilantro Lime Rice

🥥My coconut oil rice needed an upgrade (because I have it every day😆), so this happened. This was my din, all by itself, although it’d go perfectly with just about anything. 🥣It has a creamy risotto-like consistency and texture, but has that Latin flavor to

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Warm Cannellini Dip

🥣This dip is a whole meal, honestly. It’s whipped, creamy, and bursting with epic Italian flavor. As a plus, this dip is packed with plenty of fiber, a good fat, and a nourishing herb. 🌿I soaked and pressure-cooked (goodbye, lectins) buttery cannellini beans, and tossed

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Chimichurri Potato Salad

💜This is my non-traditional take on Argentina’s delicious chimichurri sauce + creamer gold potatoes=perfect salad for this holiday weekend! It’s creamy, unique, and forward in all the right ways.;) 🌱I love using this chimichurri sauce to top veggies, grilled chicken, salads, and for dipping. I

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White Nectarine and Peach Pico de Gallo

🌞Summer is making all my pico de gallo dreams come true:) 🍑This pico is super simple, and is perfect for dipping or as a grilled chicken topping. Grab some sweet white nectarines, juicy peaches, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and sea salt to make it.

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Pistachio Pesto Blackberry Pizza

🍕This pizza is one of my favorite quick meals. I rely on Simple Mills GF Almond Flour Pizza Dough to do the heavy lifting (makes 2 small pizzas). It’s the cleanest flour I’ve been able to find: almond flour, arrowroot, flax meal, cauliflower, baking soda,

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Mango Sticky Rice

🍚This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. 🥭 Mango sticky rice is delicious as a yummy side to a savory dish, or as a dessert (minus the cilantro). I love to have this with grilled chicken and veggies. 💜

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Sri Lankan Daal

😋I modified my husband’s Sri Lankan daal recipe to make it low histamine! Had to top it with my fave herb: cilantro + Celtic-salted red sweet mini bell peppers for the finishing touch. 🥣It’s so flavorful, creamy, and super easy to make. You’ll need just

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Red Bell Crema

SAUTE (PAN) INGREDIENTS Half can coco milk, refrigerated (make sure you get some cream in there from the top of the can) 1 red bell, sliced  1 yellow onion, sliced  2 crushed garlic cloves FOOD PROCESSOR INGREDIENTS ¾ tsp cumin + ⅛ tsp, to taste 

Read More »

Breakfast Bowl, Summer Edition

I was craving some of my fave foods for breakfast, so this happened. 💗I threw this together with weekly meal-prepped foods (frozen), and pasture-raised organic eggs. So good. Warmed up my soul too. – Instant Pot Black Beans (pressure-cooking eliminates lectins, so easier to digest)

Read More »

Caramelized Peach Compote

🍑What better way to start the weekend than with caramelized peach compote pancakes?! 🥞My shortcut of the day is @simplemills GF Pancake Mix. Pancakes and peach compote in 10 minutes! 🍁To make this compote you’ll need fresh peaches, maple syrup, lime juice, spices, and sea

Read More »

Coco Cilantro Lime Rice

🥥My coconut oil rice needed an upgrade (because I have it every day😆), so this happened. This was my din, all by itself, although it’d go perfectly with just about anything. 🥣It has a creamy risotto-like consistency and texture, but has that Latin flavor to

Read More »

Warm Cannellini Dip

🥣This dip is a whole meal, honestly. It’s whipped, creamy, and bursting with epic Italian flavor. As a plus, this dip is packed with plenty of fiber, a good fat, and a nourishing herb. 🌿I soaked and pressure-cooked (goodbye, lectins) buttery cannellini beans, and tossed

Read More »

Chimichurri Potato Salad

💜This is my non-traditional take on Argentina’s delicious chimichurri sauce + creamer gold potatoes=perfect salad for this holiday weekend! It’s creamy, unique, and forward in all the right ways.;) 🌱I love using this chimichurri sauce to top veggies, grilled chicken, salads, and for dipping. I

Read More »

White Nectarine and Peach Pico de Gallo

🌞Summer is making all my pico de gallo dreams come true:) 🍑This pico is super simple, and is perfect for dipping or as a grilled chicken topping. Grab some sweet white nectarines, juicy peaches, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, and sea salt to make it.

Read More »

Pistachio Pesto Blackberry Pizza

🍕This pizza is one of my favorite quick meals. I rely on Simple Mills GF Almond Flour Pizza Dough to do the heavy lifting (makes 2 small pizzas). It’s the cleanest flour I’ve been able to find: almond flour, arrowroot, flax meal, cauliflower, baking soda,

Read More »

Mango Sticky Rice

🍚This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. 🥭 Mango sticky rice is delicious as a yummy side to a savory dish, or as a dessert (minus the cilantro). I love to have this with grilled chicken and veggies. 💜

Read More »

Sri Lankan Daal

😋I modified my husband’s Sri Lankan daal recipe to make it low histamine! Had to top it with my fave herb: cilantro + Celtic-salted red sweet mini bell peppers for the finishing touch. 🥣It’s so flavorful, creamy, and super easy to make. You’ll need just

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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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