Potluck Dishes for Fall and Winter

25 Gluten and Dairy-Free Healthy Potluck Dishes – Perfect for Fall & Winter!

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The holidays are almost here, which means you'll likely have a few upcoming parties or events where this collection of gluten and dairy-free healthy potluck dishes will come in very handy!  I'm all about indulging and fully enjoying all sorts of delicious food over the holidays (and in general!), but that doesn't mean I embrace the bloating and fatigue that ...
Healthy Gluten and Dairy Free One Pot Meals

25 Healthy One Pot Meals – All Gluten and Dairy-Free!

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Who doesn't love a collection of delicious recipes for healthy one pot meals?  One pot meals are easy to throw together, and you can also get out of the kitchen faster with less dishes to clean up after enjoying your meal! I definitely call that a win-win! All of the recipes in this roundup are gluten and dairy-free.  Why?  Because ...
35 Festive Holiday Recipes Gluten and Dairy-Free

35 Decadent Dairy and Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food 6 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, ...
Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health 1 Comment

Recently I shared the top 10 signs and symptoms that may indicate you have food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances, as well as the difference between each of these reactions.  Today I’m sharing specifically which foods are the most common food sensitivities, and some of these foods may surprise you! Although the foods I list below are the most common food ...

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 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 …

Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Entrées & Sides Leave a Comment

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 …