Slow cooker vegetarian chili

Hearty Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienEntrées & Sides, Soups & Stews Leave a Comment

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, …

homemade gluten-free muesli

Apricot Honey-Nut Muesli

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienBreakfast, Snacks 6 Comments

This muesli makes a delicious substitute for conventional breakfast cereals.  I like to serve it with almond milk and chopped apples or fresh berries.  The density of nuts and seeds in this recipe makes this recipe a great choice for a pre- or post-workout snack. I love this muesli because it is packed full of fibre, which helps with detoxification …

homemade gluten-free breakfast cereal

Healthy Roasted Nut & Seed Muesli

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienBreakfast, Snacks Leave a Comment

This recipe is my breakfast staple. I love that it keeps me full and energized through the entire morning. The first meal of the day is SO important in setting your metabolism for the rest of the day to follow. This recipe contains healthy nuts and seeds that are full of natural antioxidants, minerals and healthy fats to keep you …

Festive dairy-free chocolate dessert

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles with Coconut

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienDesserts Leave a Comment

These chocolate hazelnut truffles are absolutely delicious, and remind me of “Ferrero Rocher” chocolates.  This recipe started with a desire for a festive and tasty treat.  I found what I could for inspiration in my cupboards, and threw together what now happens to be one of my favorite go-to desserts.  Enjoy the recipe and please post your feedback in the …

Immune boosting salad

Spring Salad with Garlic Miso Dressing

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienSalads Leave a Comment

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 …

Dairy free holiday fudge

Festive Cranberry Fudge

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienDesserts Leave a Comment

This fudge combines the rich taste and texture of dark chocolate with a festive cranberry-orange twist.  It’s dairy free and instead uses cashew butter for a creamy, rich texture.  I use fresh cranberries for this recipe, which I highly recommend instead of using the canned alternatives.  Although cranberries are rich in nutrients, they need to be prepared properly to take …

Kale salad

Crunchy Kale Salad with Savoury Miso Dressing

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienSalads Leave a Comment

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 …

Curried sweet potato pasta

Creamy Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Sauce With Sweet Potato Pasta

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienEntrées & Sides Leave a Comment

This sweet potato pasta dish is a delicious substitute for grain-based pastas. The sweet potatoes are a vitamin and mineral rich source of fibre, and make for a satisfying base for this dish. If you have never used vegetables in place of grain-based pastas, I encourage you to give it a try!   To make the sweet potato pasta, you …