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 …

Maple Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Maple Walnut & Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks 9 Comments

These gluten-free and vegan banana chocolate chip muffins are simple to make and can be thrown together in a hurry! As a bonus they don’t require any of the unusual or hard to find ingredients often found in gluten-free recipes. These chocolate chip muffins are moist and delicious thanks to the mashed bananas and coconut oil used as a base …

Maca-Infused Golden Milk Turmeric Tea

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Beverages 22 Comments

I’ve been telling my patients, friends and family all about the benefits of this Golden Milk Turmeric Tea and I’m very excited to share this recipe with you today! Whipping up this tasty treat is win-win since it not only tastes amazing but also is absolutely phenomenal for your health! This tea is my go-to remedy when I’m feeling tired …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free!)

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Desserts, Snacks Leave a Comment

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 …

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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 …

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 6 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 …

Slow cooked chicken with salad

Simple Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides 1 Comment

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 …