“Freekeh is a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most folks would sulk over their misfortune, but the crafty villagers rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and “Eureka!” Freekeh was created. We’re proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name.”
I received two packages of Freekeh to review, the original and rosemary sage. There is also a Tamari flavored one. You can do almost anything with Freekeh from having it for breakfast to soups and salads to stuffed peppers. They have several recipes listed on their website or you can just use your own creativity. I haven’t had a chance to try the rosemary sage one yet, but I think when I do I will try some version of the vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe. That’s right up my alley, being a vegetarian myself.
So I decided to give the Original flavor a try first. I love breakfast foods, but I get up so early for work that I don’t really have the time or motivation to cook on week days. This is great for a weekend breakfast when you have a little more time since it does take about 25 minutes to cook. Luckily though once you get it started there’s not much to do but wait.
Once it was done I added some Greek yogurt for some extra protein and creaminess as well as some blueberries. I also sprinkled a little extra cinnamon on top because I can never get enough cinnamon. I enjoyed this yummy breakfast treat. It was a nice hearty meal so that I didn’t get hungry again right away. I love that there is so much that you can with Freekeh.
I actually had a lot leftover so I enjoyed it for breakfast again the next after my long run. I just reheated it with more almond milk then I added some brown sugar, Greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and more cinnamon. It was even more delicious the second time around! My daughter liked it too.
So…. do YOU want to try some freekeh? I’m having a giveaway so one lucky reader can win!
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A winner will be chosen at random on August 28, 2015. So go ahead and enter to win your chance to try Freekeh foods!
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