Category Archives: Food

Crispy Baked Plantains

I grew up eating plantains in Dominica with almost every meal. I absolutely love the sweet flavors of the fruit. It can be eating green or ripe. When green traditionally we add to soups or friend as chips. Many cultures around the world boil the fruit when ripe, roast with its skin on an open […]

Menopausal Weight Gain

Effective weight management is more than just eating well and exercising, especially for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s which are usually the perimenopause and menopause years. During the perimenopause and menopause years, a woman’s body undergoes many hormonal changes. Certain hormones are responsible for weight gain, particularly around the midsection, where there […]

Foods for a Healthy Period

Prostaglandins usually cause period pains. These fatty acid compounds are in the cells throughout our body, but the ones in the epithelial layer of the uterus are responsible for causing cramps.  Another factor in painful periods is estrogen. Among other things, estrogen is responsible for thickening the uterine lining so the uterus can support a […]

Gaia’s Essence Magazine Release

Our magazine has been created as a space for women worldwide to unite and collectively join forces to share knowledge toward better health and wellness. We are harnessing the power of women and providing leadership on global matters that impact all women. To view all our articles in previous issues, please click the magazine tab […]

Women’s Conference

We celebrated our 13th annual conference this year At Gaia’s Essence we’ve created a safe space for all women for over a decade. This year we celebrated our 13th annual conference. Inviting women from across the globe to join in the celebration, conversation and sisterhood. The theme; “Be Relentless”, centering around the important it is […]

Purple Cabbage Salad

Ingredients: 1 small purple cabbage  3 tri colored large carrots 1 large beet Pinch of seasoning  Fresh lemon juice Directions: Farrah La Ronde-HutchisonFarrah was born on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, Dominica. An island, known for its rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, and extensive centenarian population. Dominica instilled in her a respect for nature, the […]

Why Sea Moss?

Though it is centuries old, recently, this superfood has garnered much attention. Sea Moss, a type of algae or seaweed known scientifically as Chondrus Crispus, is a natural source of essential minerals, vitamins, and all-around nutrient dense. Sea moss has anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties and is a preventative measure and treatment for various […]

Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

Ingredients 2 cups of cooked chickpeas ( soft and tender ) 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt 2 tbsp. vegan organic mayonnaise 1 tsp. turmeric seasoning Dash of Black Pepper Dash of Cardamom 1 crushed small garlic clove 1/2 tsp. Cumin 1/4 tsp Corriander 2 large pickles chopped in cubes 1/2 fresh lemon juice optional: 1/4 […]

5 Tips to Eat Healthy while Vacationing

Traveling and vacationing can prove to make healthy eating a real challenge. Suppose you don’t have a place to prepare food on the road, such as a beach house or cabin rental. In that case, you can easily find yourself at the whim of convenience stores and fast food restaurants. But with a bit of […]

Eating for Hormonal Balance

The food we eat impacts our cells, tissues, and hormones. Ultimately, our entire bodies become the result of what we eat. Nutrient-dense foods contain information from vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fiber transmitted throughout our bodies to keep us healthy.  Hormonal imbalances affect women in different ways and the types of symptoms that they […]