Disclaimer: I received Freekeh to try through Fit Approach. All opinions are my own. Product in the giveaway will ship direct from Freekeh Foods.
The package that arrived with the freekeh in it was a true surprised. I could not wait to try this grain as I am always looking for new foods to fit in my vegetarian lifestyle.
Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain with a nutty, chewy texture. Freekeh Foods offer it organically in 3 varieties: Original, Rosemary Sage and Tamari. Freekeh has more fiber and protein than brown rice – which is a staple at my home. Because of my love for the flavors of fall, I asked to try the original and the rosemary sage and am glad I did.
When I started cooking the rosemary sage freekeh, my kitchen began to smell like Thanksgiving. I immediately starting building a recipe to use freekeh instead of bread in a dressing for the holiday. I’m going to saute celery and onion in a pot and then add water and a full package of freekeh, some additional rosemary and sage, and cook to get a stuffing/dressing substitute.
For now, though, I treated the original freekeh as I would rice in my house so added beans to it for a meal one night with some garlic and some onion powder. This tasty meal – while slightly bland looking as I only had white beans in the house that day – filled me up one night.
I also spent a good deal of time perusing the recipes on their website to see additional ways to utilize freekeh in a meal.
One lucky reader is going to get to try a package of freekeh courtesy of Freekeh Foods. The winner will get to choose the flavor: Original, Rosemary Sage or Tamari. For ways to enter just click the rafflecopter link below.