Monday, March 4, 2013

Meatless Monday: Freekeh

Meatless Monday - Freekeh

Laima and I are always on the lookout for new varieties of food, especially grains, as our kids love them. Recently we discovered Freekeh. Freekeh made from green wheat - it is harvested and sun dried, then burned so that only the chaff burns. The seeds are thrashed and sun dried again. It is the thrashing of the grains that gives this food its name, farīk or “rubbed.” It has a really nice texture, with a chewiness that is a great addition to the softness of cooked vegetables. Most recently we ate it with broccoli, pine nuts, and almonds -- the entire family really enjoyed it.

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