We wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves (left – Lena, right – Melinda). 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. Healthy Comforts was created to share what we’ve learned about using alternative ingredients while still enjoying our comfort foods. Our first cookbook, Healthy Comforts, includes over 160 recipes, that are FREE from dairy, grains, gluten, soy and refined sugar. Our recipes demonstrate that you can have you cake and eat it too!
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.
Healthy Comforts is an essential resource of recipes that are free from grains, gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar. This cookbook has come to fruition as a result of our own health issues and health struggles. We wanted to adopt a healthier lifestyle, however, we didn’t want to feel deprived.
Food is meant to be enjoyed! We hope that you find inspiration in our recipes and alternatives to your comfort foods, which are easy to make, full of flavour and kid-approved. Our collection of recipes demonstrates that you CAN have your cake and eat it too!