About Healthy Comforts

Thank you for following us on our journey to health, we’re so happy to have you here!

We wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves (left – Melinda, right – Lena). We are two sister-in-laws who, through our own health struggles, adapted a new lifestyle, which includes following a wholesome diet, eliminating the foods that triggered inflammation resulting in a variety of symptoms. We knew that we had to omit certain foods, but we didn’t want to feel deprived. Our first cookbook, Healthy Comforts, includes over 160 recipes, that are FREE from dairy, grains, gluten, soy and refined sugar. Our cookbook was created to share what we’ve learned about using alternative ingredients while still enjoying our comfort foods. Our recipes demonstrate that you can have you cake and eat it too!


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The Authors: Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara & Lena Ferrara

The Authors

Lena Ferrara, C.I., is an Iridologist and certified nutritional therapist, and certified Metabolic Balance weight loss coach, and specializes in Candida, parasites, leaky gut and Bio-physical Resonance. Her practice, Naturally You Iridology and Alternative Health is located in Durham, Ontario. She has a passion for recipe development and finding alternatives for comfort foods that are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free for her husband and two daughters to enjoy. For more information, visit www.naturallyyouiridology.ca.

Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara, MEd is a Special Education Program Consultant, with a Master's degree in Literacy Education. She is a certified nutritional therapist, and is currently completing her certification in holistic nutrition. The kitchen is her happy place, and she loves making her family's favourite comfort foods.

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Healthy Comforts is an essential resource of recipes that are free from grains, gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar.

Healthy Comforts is available now in Soft Cover book and ebook format (at Amazon and iTunes).


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Email: healthycomforts2018@gmail.com


Healthy Comforts – A collection of over 150 recipes that are free from gluten, dairy, grains, soy and refined sugar. By Lena Ferrara, C.I. and Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara, MEd.

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