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

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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 …

Gluten and dairy-free festive cranberry loaf

Warm Banana Spice Loaf With Cranberries

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This banana spice loaf ended up tasting almost more like a cake than your traditional loaf. Friends and family likely won’t even guess that it is gluten and dairy-free! In addition to thoroughly satisfying your taste buds, this recipe is also heart healthy and free of many common food allergens. When buying oat flour, which I use in this recipe, make sure …

Easy homemade guacamole with spinach

Simple Spinach Guacamole

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienEntrées & Sides, Salads, Snacks Leave a Comment

One of the best parts about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes to throw together!  The spinach guacamole can be enjoyed as a spread for sandwiches, a topping for burgers or as a dip for raw veggies or tortilla chips.  Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and is an excellent source of iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin K …

Homemade veggie burgers

Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers

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I love barbecue season!   This week my husband and I concocted these delicious homemade Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers.  They turned out amazing, and they were so simple to put together!  These burgers are loaded with fibre and nutrients, and they are so filling! Black beans have a whopping 15 grams of fibre in a one-cup serving! As a comparison, …

Gluten and dairy-free banana blueberry muffins

Banana Blueberry Muffins or Loaf

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

These banana blueberry muffins are gluten and dairy free and contain almost no added sugars! They are a great option for breakfast on the go and make for a quick and easy snack during your busy day.  One of the most important ways to stay on track with your diet is to make sure that you have healthy snacks available …

Healthy vegetarian chili

Simple Vegetarian Chili

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

This simple vegetarian chili makes a perfect meal now that the weather is getting a bit cooler. The recipe was inspired this evening by the ingredients that I happened to have in my cupboards and fridge. I threw a few things together, and it turned out to be delicious! This chili has a hint of sweetness and isn’t too spicy. …

Dairy free holiday fudge

Festive Cranberry Fudge

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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 …

Curried sweet potato pasta

Creamy Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Sauce With Sweet Potato Pasta

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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 …