Freekeh Foods: Brand New Food, Success & a Giveaway!
We had the opportunity, as Sweat Pink FitApproach ambassadors to do a product review — for FOOD! And you all, we love FOOD. We received two free packages of Freekeh Foods: one original flavor and one in a flavor of our choice.
Now the boring technical, legal-type stuff . . .
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OK, now on to the cooking fun . . . and a giveaway!!
Annette’s Freekeh Fun!
When my husband and I first encountered Freekeh, we were intrigued. This product was something we had never eaten before, let alone prepared, but we were up for a new adventure. We began with the Rosemary Sage to be eaten with Trader Joe’s Asian Frozen Vegetables. The directions for preparation were quite simple, very similar to cooking rice. We felt confident that our first attempt would not be a failure.
While Freekeh cooked, we noticed an earthy aroma, while not necessarily unpleasant, it was quite noticeable.
Once our veggies were ready, we were excited to see how Freekeh had turned out. The Rosemary Sage had a very strong odor when I removed the lid and stirred it; however, I did not notice a strong taste from the flavoring, which I felt was a bonus.
Pairing this product with Asian vegetables was a great idea! We have since made the same meal with the Original Freekeh, and I actually prefer it. Without added flavoring, there was no strong odor upon removal of the lid.
I’m so glad we were up for the adventure!
My husband and I are both pleased with this product and could see it being used in more dishes in our home.
Deborah’s Chili Is A Freekeh Hit!
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to do with our Freekeh when it arrived. My family is used to the introduction of new and unusual foods, and I cook a LOT. I wasn’t worried if they would eat it, I just wanted them to like it.
We started with the Rosemary Sage variety. I didn’t add anything, I just wanted to taste it and decide where I wanted to go. It had a nice chewy texture, very much like bulgur wheat. It was a hot day and there were plenty of fresh herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers in the garden, so we created a Tabouli type salad. We threw in some white beans, olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon. The boys gave it a thumbs up. They ate most of it, scooping up the salad with crunchy crackers — before I remembered to take a picture.
Let me tell you, this is what the stuff is made for – Vegetarian Chili!
Instead of water, use tomato juice (spicy, if that’s your thing) or veggie broth to cook the Freekeh. In a soup pot saute all the vegetables you want/have (carrots, onion, garlic, celery, zucchini, jalapenos) in olive oil. Throw everything together with the usual chili seasonings, canned fire roasted tomatoes, and beans — and you end up with an easy, delicious meal. My husband was on his second bowl before I got the camera out. I made a ton of it and froze it for lunches.
Even if you were like me, it is well worth it to give Freekeh a try and make it part of your grain alternative rotation. If you are tired of brown rice, quinoa, etc., this is a nice, healthy, substantial and satisfying addition to the pantry.
Hey, we were a little reluctant to try something new too, but here’s your opportunity to try Freekeh foods for FREE! Enter our raffle below and Freekeh will send you a package to try. And don’t forget to let us know what you think!