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….

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Supremely Simple Dairy-Free Dijon Chicken Salad

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides, Salads 8 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 …

Gluten & Dairy-Free Chicken Fajitas with Tropical Mango Salsa

Chicken Fajitas with Tropical Mango Salsa

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

I love Mexican food and can’t pass up on an opportunity to enjoy delicious chicken fajitas! Unfortunately most classic Mexican dishes contain several ingredients that are common food sensitivities (ex: cheese, sour cream and wheat or corn tortillas). This chicken fajita recipe contains all of the flavour and satisfaction of those classic recipes, but you get to skip the belly …

Tropical Mango Salsa

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There’s no better way to bring the beach to your BBQ than to make a batch of Tropical Mango Salsa! It infuses fresh, tropical flavour into any dish and also makes for a tasty appetizer when paired with organic corn tortilla chips. Don’t forget the guacamole! I made this mango salsa as a topping for chicken fajitas this weekend (recipe …

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 …

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Swiss Chard Rolls Stuffed with Turkey & Rice

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides 10 Comments

This recipe was inspired after a chat with my mother in law, who had recently been treated to a homemade dinner by a friend who made “cabbage rolls” using beet greens instead of cabbage.  She said they were delicious!  Knowing that I had some Swiss chard in my fridge that was on its last legs, I decided to try making ...
Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

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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 …

Slow cooked chicken with salad

Simple Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

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This recipe makes for fall off the bone chicken and takes under 10 minutes to prepare. There is no easier way to cook a whole chicken! The dry-rub spice mix infuses the meat with flavour and the chicken drippings at the bottom of the crock-pot taste delicious on top of quinoa. Optionally you can also dip your chicken in the …

Slow cooker vegetarian chili

Hearty Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

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This recipe makes a hearty batch of delicious, hearty and nutritious chili. It makes for great packed lunches and provides for a lot of leftovers, which I love because the flavours continue to meld in the fridge and it tastes even better the next day. I like to serve this crockpot vegetarian chili topped with fresh avocado, which adds a nice, …