This month, I’m giving away a Le Creuset Signature 5-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set in Cherry to one of you.
I am so grateful for you, my readers! You hang with me through thick and thin as we buck conventional nutritional wisdom and cleave to eating according to our ancestral, traditional food ways. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
So, as a way of saying thank you and giving something back, I’m hosting monthly giveaways!
Have you heard of resistant starch? I’ve heard about it on various sites around the web, including on Chris Kresser’s site. From what I understand the basic premise is that resistant starch is a prebiotic. It is able to survive through the stomach and small intestine and finally ends up in your colon where it feeds the bacteria in your gut. Having something to eat makes your gut bacteria happy, which should, in theory, make your body happy.
I can’t speak to any of that, but I found it interesting that the sources for this type of starch are in foods such as plantains, unripe bananas, and cooked and cooled potatoes, rice, and beans. I like all of those foods so I’m happy to have an excuse to make extra rice and an easier-to-digest pot of beans and save them for an easy meal later.
Something good for me that makes my life easier? Why in the world not?!
So, I make this Rice and Bean Salad pretty often, ya know, to fulfill my quotient of resistant starch. I also eat green bananas from time to time as well, but green bananas does not a tasty, filling salad for six make.
It’s really no joke, this gluten-free macaroni salad is by far my FAVORITE macaroni salad in the world. Nothing ever compares to this for me; every so often throughout the year I whip up a batch and it literally makes my mouth water. I hosted a baby shower this weekend and I made this macaroni salad for it.
Needless-to-say, it was a hit!
Again, I like easy and this recipe is easy! I can whip it up really quickly and it can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for any event.