Yola’s Kasha Salad – Gluten-Free and Heart Healthy

Yola knows how to make gourmet fast food. Yola’s Kasha Salad is fruity, fresh, crisp and heart healthy.

This recipe is Yola’s kasha Salad. Kasha (buckwheat groats), is healthy and easy to make. Yola believes in healthy, clean eating and her skills as a cook is incredible.

Yola Stachra is a local Vancouver artist with a flair for light, and a beautiful hope in humanity. Her art reflects her very soul.



An artist bringing golden light, through her art to gloomy Vancouver days

Yola’s home is one of those places where once you enter you’ll feel like you’ve lived there forever. On cold and rainy days I call her up to wrangle an invite to her place. It’s like a sunny Tuscany Countryside.

Her art covers every inch of space on the walls, her cupboards are hand painted in her signature style of bright, cheery, golden swirls of  colours and shapes.

The light switches even have their own artwork to reflect their place in her space.


Art in food

And of course the food. This woman can whip up little bits of delicious dishes in minutes. Before you know it you’re sitting down to a feast of heart healthy fantastic tasting food. Her Kasha salads are fun and scrumptious. The base always starts with  plain-cooked Heart Healthy kasha.

Kasha and Apples Salad



  • 2 cups cooked kasha
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup diced apples
  • Himalayan sea salt to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil to finish


  1. Toss the first five ingredients together. Sprinkle the sea salt across the top and drizzle the olive oil over the entire salad.
  2. Studies show that Kasha has amazing health benefits. Yola advises us to keep cooked kasha in the fridge to add to soups and salads, or just to use as the starch for any meal. To make this a completely heart healthy meal, serve with baked salmon or a grilled chicken breast and a small spinach salad.


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