Pomegranate Quinoa Salad with Mandarin Ginger Dressing

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides, Salads 18 Comments

It’s December! We had our first snowfall in Nelson yesterday and it was so beautiful to watch the huge snowflakes falling outside of my window as I photographed this Pomegranate Quinoa Salad! This salad has festive holiday flair and the snowy day was a perfect creative backdrop for its creation….

dijon-chicken-salad

Supremely Simple Dairy-Free Dijon Chicken Salad

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides, Salads 6 Comments

Wow! It’s been an action packed month and I’m just finally getting back to posting this recipe for this delicious chicken salad that I had started put together in early October. I’ve just returned from two weeks on the road to meet with patients at my naturopathic practice in Calgary, speak at the Food Bloggers of Canada conference in Toronto …

Gluten and dairy-free quinoa salad

Strawberry Mint Chickpea Salad

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides, Salads 12 Comments

This chickpea salad is packed with both nutrition and flavour! It’s filling enough to serve as a meal on it’s own yet also makes for a delicious side to veggie burgers or grilled chicken. Since it’s dressed ahead of time this quinoa and chickpea salad is a fabulous meal to bring along for a camping trip, a summer picnic or …

Buddha Bowl

Healthy Buddha Bowl with Savoury Miso Sauce

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides, Food, Salads 15 Comments

Buddha bowls make for a nourishing and satisfying dinner or an incredibly healthy and delicious packed lunch! What exactly is a Buddha Bowl? A Buddha Bowl, which may also be referred to as a Glory Bowl or Dragon Bowl, is filled with healthy whole food ingredients that often include fresh veggies, greens, nuts or seeds, and rice or quinoa. Drizzle …

Quinoa kale salad

Dijon-Lime Quinoa Salad

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Salads 0 Comments

This quinoa salad is a perfect side for a barbecued chicken dinner or grilled burgers!  The recipe makes a lot of food, which is fabulous because the salad also makes a delicious packed lunch. I have been doing a lot of camping this summer, and this quinoa salad has been a staple to bring along for the road.  It helps to …

Immune boosting salad

Spring Salad with Garlic Miso Dressing

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Salads 0 Comments

This salad is perfect for a delicious lunch or a patio dinner with friends on a sunny summers evening. It makes for a satisfying meal, and the garlic miso dressing is one of my absolute favourites! It is incredibly savoury and delicious, while also being amazing for your health! The salad dressing contains raw garlic and ginger. Ginger helps to clear the lymphatic …

Easy homemade guacamole with spinach

Simple Spinach Guacamole

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides, Salads, Snacks 0 Comments

One of the best parts about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes to throw together!  The spinach guacamole can be enjoyed as a spread for sandwiches, a topping for burgers or as a dip for raw veggies or tortilla chips.  Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and is an excellent source of iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin K …

Kale salad

Crunchy Kale Salad with Savoury Miso Dressing

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Salads 0 Comments

This salad makes a satisfying main course or a delicious side dish!  The key to a tasty kale salad is to massage the leaves with your hands to break down it’s otherwise fibrous nature.  After washing the kale, tear it into bite sized pieces and work it with your hands, gently kneading and squeezing it.  Massaging the kale for 2-3 minutes …