My Empowered Heart

Zhoug (herby Middle Eastern sauce)

Who’s ready for all the greens post-Thanksgiving?🙋🏽‍♀️ 🌟If you’ve had Middle Eastern food, you know it’s GLORIOUS. I fell in love with zhoug recently, so I had to make my own version.  🌿This herby little sauce is the perfect condiment for just about anything, from

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Holiday Maple Brussels Sprouts

🦃Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Hope you’ve all had yummy things to eat today. 💕Made these delicious maple brussels sprouts in the air fryer a lot of you recommended. Safe to say I’m in love (thanks for the recs)!  💚 They’re salty, sweet,

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2021 My Empowered Heart Holiday Gift Guide

💝Made a holiday gift guide with my super faves for you! My 2021 holiday shopping guide is all about wellness, non-toxic self-care and beauty, kitchen gadgets, and even some cozy clothing and shoes. I put a lot of thought and intention into this gift guide,

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How to Make a Oatmeal Nourish Bowl

This stunner, for breakfast, lunch, or din (because oats are fab that way) + all the health benefits. Don’t sleep on oatmeal, it’s a nutritional powerhouse: 🙌🏽Provides antioxidants 🙌🏽Lowers blood sugar levels 🙌🏽Reduces risk of colon cancer  🙌🏽Resistant starch feeds good gut bacteria, keeps you

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Ginger Apple-stuffed Oats

It’s cold out, so it’s warming foods all day (keeps your digestive 🔥 lit). 🥣I wanted to make breakfast oats that remind me of apple fritter donuts, the healthy way. These turned out so yummy! 🍎You’ll get notes of ginger (antioxidant), vanilla, coconut sugar, maple

Read More »

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

🥔Ready to make the creamiest, butter-infused mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving? The secret is in the potato blend.😉They’ll melt in your mouth, with each buttery bite. 🧈This recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes, and is so easy to make your own. I’ve included all

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Sunbutter & Blueberry Jelly Oats

🫐 Sunbutter and blueberry jelly oats, plus all the toppings is the coziest wake-up call. This weather calls for it! 🌱The toppings aren’t just delicious, but they also deliver all the goods: good fats and seeds to support good hormone health. These key nutrients are

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Fall Burrito Bowl

A reminder that a burrito bowl can have your OG faves, as well as seasonal veggies. Make it your own! I used: • Roasted acorn squash: evoo, sea salt, @coombsmaple – left the seeds in for extra crunch. I tossed squash wedges in the above

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Holiday Pico de Gallo

♥️This holiday pico de gallo is the juicy, tangy, salty, sweet bursting with flavor crowd pleaser you need this holiday season. It’s so simple, easy to make, and pairs perfectly with chips, tacos, and tostadas. 🥣So grab some pomegranate seeds, cilantro, red onion, lime juice,

Read More »

Zhoug (herby Middle Eastern sauce)

Who’s ready for all the greens post-Thanksgiving?🙋🏽‍♀️ 🌟If you’ve had Middle Eastern food, you know it’s GLORIOUS. I fell in love with zhoug recently, so I had to make my own version.  🌿This herby little sauce is the perfect condiment for just about anything, from

Read More »

Holiday Maple Brussels Sprouts

🦃Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Hope you’ve all had yummy things to eat today. 💕Made these delicious maple brussels sprouts in the air fryer a lot of you recommended. Safe to say I’m in love (thanks for the recs)!  💚 They’re salty, sweet,

Read More »

2021 My Empowered Heart Holiday Gift Guide

💝Made a holiday gift guide with my super faves for you! My 2021 holiday shopping guide is all about wellness, non-toxic self-care and beauty, kitchen gadgets, and even some cozy clothing and shoes. I put a lot of thought and intention into this gift guide,

Read More »

How to Make a Oatmeal Nourish Bowl

This stunner, for breakfast, lunch, or din (because oats are fab that way) + all the health benefits. Don’t sleep on oatmeal, it’s a nutritional powerhouse: 🙌🏽Provides antioxidants 🙌🏽Lowers blood sugar levels 🙌🏽Reduces risk of colon cancer  🙌🏽Resistant starch feeds good gut bacteria, keeps you

Read More »

Ginger Apple-stuffed Oats

It’s cold out, so it’s warming foods all day (keeps your digestive 🔥 lit). 🥣I wanted to make breakfast oats that remind me of apple fritter donuts, the healthy way. These turned out so yummy! 🍎You’ll get notes of ginger (antioxidant), vanilla, coconut sugar, maple

Read More »

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

🥔Ready to make the creamiest, butter-infused mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving? The secret is in the potato blend.😉They’ll melt in your mouth, with each buttery bite. 🧈This recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes, and is so easy to make your own. I’ve included all

Read More »

Sunbutter & Blueberry Jelly Oats

🫐 Sunbutter and blueberry jelly oats, plus all the toppings is the coziest wake-up call. This weather calls for it! 🌱The toppings aren’t just delicious, but they also deliver all the goods: good fats and seeds to support good hormone health. These key nutrients are

Read More »

Fall Burrito Bowl

A reminder that a burrito bowl can have your OG faves, as well as seasonal veggies. Make it your own! I used: • Roasted acorn squash: evoo, sea salt, @coombsmaple – left the seeds in for extra crunch. I tossed squash wedges in the above

Read More »

Holiday Pico de Gallo

♥️This holiday pico de gallo is the juicy, tangy, salty, sweet bursting with flavor crowd pleaser you need this holiday season. It’s so simple, easy to make, and pairs perfectly with chips, tacos, and tostadas. 🥣So grab some pomegranate seeds, cilantro, red onion, lime juice,

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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