Gluten and dairy free holiday recipes

28 Decadent Dairy and Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food 4 Comments

Holiday meal planning can be a challenge for anyone, but it becomes more difficult when you are trying to avoid one or more ingredients in your cooking. To make meal planning as easy as possible for you I’ve put together a compilation of gluten and dairy-free holiday recipes!  Many of the recipes are from my own blog, Healthy Life Redesign, ...

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….

Guide to packing healthy road trip snacks and meals

Your Healthy Guide to Road Trip Snacks and Meals

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health, Lifestyle 8 Comments

Vacations are meant for fun and relaxation!  They allow us to let loose, break free from our daily routine and go with the flow.  There’s an opportunity to meet new people, see new sights and to discover new and delicious food!  For all of these reasons and more, I absolutely love to travel whether it’s for a quick road trip ...
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free!)

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Desserts, Snacks 0 Comments

Historically I’ve been known to be a total cookie monster by my friends and family! If I’m being honest that hasn’t really changed…although my choice in cookies has most definitely been upgraded! When I was younger I was 100% hooked on cookies that were loaded with sugar, wheat, butter and eggs. I really struggled with my sugar cravings and was …

Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides 0 Comments

This Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Squash makes for a delicious side to your holiday meal but can also stand alone as a delicious vegetarian main dish! The sweetness of the acorn squash and cranberries combines deliciously with the aromatic flavours of sage and thyme. Get your forks ready for a healthy feast! I use ghee in this recipe, which …

Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake Dairy-Free

Decadent Dairy Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Desserts 3 Comments

Creamy, rich vanilla cheesecake on a pecan crust with dark chocolate swirled into each decadent bite! Believe me when I say that no one will ever guess this “cheesecake” isn’t the real thing!  The richness of this dairy free chocolate cheesecake is derived from heart healthy cashews and coconut milk. Vanilla and maple syrup are combined with lemon juice to create an …

Dairy-Free Blueberry Cheesecake

Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Desserts 5 Comments

Since going dairy-free several years ago my health has been transformed in numerous ways, but I have to admit that I have really missed cheesecake! I will occasionally cave in and indulge in a piece anyways, but I really don’t love how I feel when I do so. I had been skeptical that the rich, creamy texture and delicious taste of …

Quick gluten-free travel breakfast

Apple Cinnamon Quick-Oats

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Breakfast 0 Comments

My husband and I just returned from attending Brendon Burchard’s “High Performance Academy” event in California, which was amazing! I absolutely love to travel and also have a gigantic passion for self-development. Spending time in sunny California, connecting to my greater vision and meeting so many inspirational people was a phenomenal way to spend Thanksgiving weekend! It’s always very important …