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About Us

Hi and thank you for visiting our website. My name is Lena Ferrara. A wife and mother of two daughters and an Alternative Health Practitioner. Through my own health journey, and those of my clients, I have discovered the unbelievable benefits of a paleo lifestyle. Paleo diets are free of grain, gluten, dairy, legumes, unrefined sugar and soy products. Through this lifestyle I was able to reverse ALL of my health issues... too many to name! When Western medicine failed me, I turned to natural therapies. I soon started to feel better and was so intrigued with this approach that I went back to school and became a Certified Iridologist and a Certified Nutritional Therapist. I then got busy in the kitchen recreating all of my comfort foods, and soon after co-wrote “Healthy Comforts” cookbook.

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that removing grains, gluten and dairy from our diet reduces inflammation, which is at the root of most diseases.

 Fortunately, I was able to convince my husband Rick to partner with me. He is the man behind our branding, from logo to packaging and I could not be happier. We started Nostalgica Foods to help others dealing with health issues, food allergies, intolerances, autoimmunity and more, enjoy eating their favourite foods again. We started with one of the world’s greatest loved comfort foods… pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza, especially when it’s a blank canvas just waiting for your culinary creativity?

Growing up in an Italian household I truly missed that authentic pizza my Mother made on repeat and that’s exactly what we strived to give you.  We wanted to make sure it was nut-free as well as free from grains, gluten, wheat, sugar, legumes, diary and soy, while offering a vegan option. Whether you have dietary restrictions, or are just looking for healthier alternatives, we are confident that our pizza will be enjoyed by all and we believe our pizza dough mix is the closest thing you’ll find to the traditional pizza we know and love!!

We are an independent family owned business run by my husband Rick and I, and very proudly Canadian.

Lena Ferrara 
Founder of Nostalgica Foods
Rick Ferrara
Co-founder / Creative Director of Nostalgica Foods