Friday, October 26, 2012

Get Your Freekeh On!

heard me! Get your freekeh on!

Wait you have never heard of freekeh? Well, let me tell you, you are in for a treat!

Freekeh is an ancient grain that was discovered in the Middle East and made from young green wheat that has been roasted in it's live state to capture the crop in it's most nutrient dense state. It is a nutrition power house with 8 g of protein, 5 g of fiber, and 130 calories for every 40 g serving. That's 3 TIMES as much protein as brown rice! It is the new Quinoa but without the bitterness.

and BONUS!
I'm Spreading the LOCAL LOVE because it is grown right here in Minnesota! *Fist pump to little sustainability victory*

Still not convinced?
Well, then I advise you to talk to Bonnie! She is the lady behind it all and let me tell you if there was a competition between who had more energy, Bonnie or a class of 1st graders. Those 1st graders would be sucking their juice boxes and begging for nap time! She is so enthusiastic and passionate about what she does and living a healthy lifestyle, you can't help but want to hop on board!

Yeah yeah yeah OK Rachel we get it is healthy, but how do you use this stuff?
In just about anything! It is really as blank of a canvas as rice would be. It could be mixed with banana, peanut butter, and raisins for a scrumptious way to start the day, tossed with feta, chickpeas, basil, tomato and balsamic vinaigrette as a satisfying salad or in my case I topped it with a homemade vegetable curry with squash and sweet potatoes which was delightfully delicious!

Mark Bittman (Page 368)
Winter Squash Curry

Best wishes and tasty dishes,

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