8.11.2015

Freekeh Product Review & Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post. I received two packages of Freekeh free of charge to review and will be offering one package of Freekeh and a cookbook to one of my readers. I did not promise a positive review. All opinions expressed are solely my own. Giveaway is open to US residents only and Freekeh Foods will be supplying the product.

First, what on Earth is Freekeh?!

Freekeh was an accident. A fire about 2000 years ago destroyed a crop of green wheat in the Middle East. Instead of throwing their arms up in the air in despair, the villagers rubbed off the chaff and cooked the wheat or....freekeh! I love it when "misfortunes" turn good and I was excited to give this product a try. Dear hubby and darling daughter LOVE rice but I am often looking for something with a bit more....shall I say, flavor.

Freekeh was the perfect answer. I got one package of original and one package of rosemary sage. I served the original freekeh with lemon pepper chicken and the leftover freekeh was turned into turkey and freekeh stuffed peppers...made with a light gravy versus a tomato based sauce. Darling daughter's choice and they were remarkable!

The rosemary sage freekeh was served along with beans and greens (white beans and kale) and I loved it and so did dear hubby. Darling daughter was less than impressed but I think it was the kale not the freekeh. She loves the freekeh but in all honestly, preferred the original. Yep, she is a plain jane kinda gal sometimes when it comes to food. "Make my chicken lightly seasoned, Mom." is a common request.

So, what is my honest opinion on freekeh. I loved it. It had more substance to it than rice and yes, it has a bit of flavor, even the original. I like the firmness of it and would definitely buy it myself one day. It is super easy to cook. I just used my rice cooker and used the proportion of grain to water they recommend on the package. Each package says it serves four but I got two meals out of each for our 3 person family (darling daughter and I often "share" a serving). 

I would have taken pictures of all my freekeh meals but to be honest, by the time they were on the plate I was beyond exhausted and ready to eat and forgot. Hence, I am not a food blogger!

Are you ready to try some yourself? Enter the giveaway and good luck!

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P.S. I am kinda jealous. I would love to check out their cookbook. Whoever wins it, let me know what you think about it, okay? Thanks! 

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the opportunity to try some Freekeh.

Daily Bible Verse: As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty. ~ Matthew 13:23



6 comments:

  1. I'd love to try tamari!

    - Judith

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  2. I'd love to try the rosemary sage.

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  3. Mmm I love freekeh! I was just like your daughter when I was a kid - I preferred everything as plain as possible. I feel like I'm making up for it later in life - now I love flavor and spice!

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  4. I want to try the rosemary flavor!

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  5. definitely looks like a yummy way to add more protein without meat!!

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  6. I always like to try flavors I have not had before the tamari sounds like a great flavor to try. I like cookbooks too! ~Deb

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