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Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta

Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta (page 92)

How’s this for a yummy looking salad? ūüôā

After recently reading the much-talked about¬†Wheat Belly diet book; I’ve been experimenting with cutting down¬†on wheat in my diet.

Although I am not gluten-intolerant, there appears to be a lot of health benefits for cutting back on wheat and also all refined forms of carbohydrates. I’ve effortlessly lost 5 pounds since I started my wheat-reduction experiment, about a month ago.

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But it is a transition, especially when some of my fav foods include bread, pasta, muffins… So when I found out about The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook by one of my favorite cookbook authors:¬† Judith Finlayson¬† I was very happy!

Judith has done a great job (again) with her latest cookbook.

Not only does this beautiful cookbook provide 125 gluten-free whole grain recipes with everything from soups to desserts (and with full color photos throughout) it is also an excellent resource for anyone who is following or considering a gluten-free diet . Or like me, just attempting to cut down on foods containing wheat and gluten.

There is a detailed and very helpful¬†section at the beginning of the book, that features listings for many popular gluten-free grains such as: quinoa, wild rice, amaranth, kasha….and many more. Including tips for cooking and storing¬†the various grains and nutritional information.

Judith Finlayson focuses on healthier choices to wheat in our diet, not just substituting other (less than¬†desirable) starches as is the case with too many other gluten-free cookbooks that I’ve looked at. These are healthy¬†and delicious recipes that make transitioning from wheat and other foods containing gluten,¬†easy and fun.

I’ve made a few recipes from this cookbook already¬†and this salad is my fav to date.

Just yummy and so colorful too.

I’m a big fan of beets.¬†They are a veggie that¬†IMO¬†don’t get enough credit/use when it comes to adding them to a variety of recipes,¬†especially salads.¬†You will love this salad, especially if you love beets!

Would make a great addition to a picnic, potluck¬†or BBQ menu! ūüôā

See the complete recipe on page 2.

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