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 …

Road trip cookies healthy snack gluten free vegan

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

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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

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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 …

Quick gluten-free travel breakfast

Apple Cinnamon Quick-Oats

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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 …

Quinoa kale salad

Dijon-Lime Quinoa Salad

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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 …

Dairy-free chocolate dessert

Chocolate Coconut Banana “Split”

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Do you feel the need for a sweet indulgence?  This delicious chocolate coconut banana “split” recipe is sure to please with the perfect balance of sweetness and a bit of a chewy crunch. Not only is it incredibly tasty, it also provides a great source of vitamins, minerals, powerful antioxidants and healthy fats.  This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while …

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, …