Monday, 24 September 2012

Canadian Living's 150 Essential Whole Grain Recipes

Canadian Living
150 Essential Whole Grain Recipes
by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Trade Paperback, 272 pages

It's always a special event when the Canadian Living Test Kitchen comes out with a new book. They're tested-til-perfect recipes are absolute winners and they work hard to stay on top of the needs and wants of their readers.

150 Essential Whole Grain Recipes recognizes the importance of whole grains in the diet: for nutrition, lowering cholesterol, good digestion, and for the feeling of satiety that leads to weight loss.

They start out with a full lesson on what whole grains are - what their health benefits are and which are gluten-free. They then go into chapters by grain, filled with delicious recipes for any time of day. There are vegan and gluten-free recipes included, and plenty of baking recipes as well as salads and mains.

Chapters Include:
Whole Grain Basics
Wheat, Spelt & Kamut
Brown & Wild Rice
Buckwheat & Rye
Quinoa, Corn & Millet
Barley & Oats

In this transition to autumn, I was immediately attracted to the baking recipes. I whipped up the Simple Soda Bread (my best ever!) and the Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (delicious and whole grain too!)

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simple Soda Bread
If you'd like to sample a couple of the recipes from 150 Essential Whole Grain Recipes, check out

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You'll fall in love with whole grains this year!