Get your Freekeh on!


Have you heard of Freekeh?  Well, let me tell you it’s pretty awesome!

My friend Bonnie started Freekeh Foods Inc and launched her Freekeh earlier this year and launched a cookbook to boot!

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What is Freekeh you ask?  It’s a grain that is high in protein much like Quinoa!  It looks like brown rice, but it is so much better!  Not only is this a great grain for you…but it’s also the ONLY organic Freekeh in, I do believe, the world!

  • 8 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber per serving and it’s low-fat
  • Easy to cook – just like rice
  • Vegetarian and vegan
  • Farm to table and sustainably produced
  • Versatile in all types of recipes: main dishes, sides, salads and many others
  • All natural. Not bioengineered.
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The above pictured dish is a great introduction to Freekeh!  and super simple and a very cheap meal!  I don’t know what she calls it, but I sampled it at one of Bonnie’s demos at Whole Foods here in Minneapolis!

What you need:

1 bag of Freekeh (both she and I used the Tamari blend)
1 can of broth (I used vegetable but any will do)
1/2 water
1 carton fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tbs olive oil
2 cups pea pods or snow peas, cut in thirds
 

Add the olive oil to a non-stick skillet and saute the mushrooms until brown and softened.  Add broth, water and Freekeh.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid has cooked down, stirring occasionally.  Add the pea pods and continue stirring until the pea pods are heated thoroughly, about 3 minutes.  Enjoy!

This makes 4 servings, but if you are like me I eat half of what it makes right away!

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Bonnie was featured on the Dr. Oz show where she told her incredible weight-loss story and her blog is also featured on the DR. Oz website!  How cool is that?!

To get your Freekeh…visit your local Whole Foods!  Don’t live near a Whole Foods?  Have no fear!  You can order a case of 6 bags for less than $25 including shipping right at her website!  You can also order her 30 Ways to Freekeh cookbook that has some seriously amazing recipes in it!

So go get your Freekeh on!

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