Free Freekeh Recipe Collection and Contest!

I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for whole grains for lots of reasons: they taste great, are incredibly versatile, and on top of that, they’re good for you, too! This past year, I’ve been on a freekeh binge. If I had to choose one whole grain to eat for the rest of my life, it would be freekeh. September is Whole Grain Month, so I thought it was the perfect time to revisit the grain, and hopefully sway a few more of you to try it.

Freekeh and Kale SaladFreekeh and Kale Salad

Freekeh is an ancient grain from the Mid-East. It’s actually wheat which is harvested while still young and green. Sorry, Celiacs, this one is definitely not for you. For those of us who are wheat-friendly, get this: freekeh is fiber-rich, packed with protein, and comes in low on the glycemic index. The grain is available in a whole form and a cracked form (similar to bulghur). I’ve used it (and loved it) in pilafs, salads, breads, soups… you name it. If you’d like a pdf of the recipes that I’ve already posted on this blog, click here to get them in one neat and easy document. To learn more about freekeh, visit Freekehlicious.

Ready to give it a try? This is what you are looking for!

Freekehlicious Pouches

Freekeh is popping up more and more on regular grocery store shelves. I’ve been able to get here in Ohio for quite some time, but some of our recipe testers had a slightly tougher time. Chances are you can find it in your store, or make a request. But one lucky reader will actually get 2 bags of the grain delivered straight to their home, courtesy of Freekehlicious! 

Enter now! United States shipping only, please.

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Aimee is the winner! Congratulations, Aimee!

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  1. Posted September 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Excellent! Thanks for the contest!

  2. Posted September 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Panda!!! Good luck!

  3. Posted September 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    This sounds great, looking forward to trying it!

  4. Posted September 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Tofu Cat! Hope you like it!

  5. charj
    Posted September 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen freekeh at Harris Teeter. I’ll have to pick some up next time.

  6. Posted September 8, 2014 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    I have been hearing about freekeh, but I have never tried it. I always love trying new ingredients. I just pulled your blog up randomly today. What luck!

  7. Lydia Claire
    Posted September 9, 2014 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    This looks absolutely delicious!

  8. Posted September 9, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Charj, freekeh tastes great and is so satisfying!

    Vegintraining, fancy meeting you here. 😉 Try it!

    Lydia Claire, thanks! I hope you try it!

  9. Lizzie
    Posted September 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    heh,heh, Rafflecopter wants me to comment something about vegan ice cream…so…there, I did. :) I haven’t been able to find any freekeh yet…perhaps time to try again!

  10. Posted September 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Ha, Lizzie, apparently I haven’t worked out my rafflecopter kinks. :)

  11. Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    My favorite vegan ice cream is Coconut Bliss Cherry Amaretto, but somehow I imagine that’s an old prompt! :) I love freekeh! It’s not easy to find where I live, but whenever I can snag a box or bag of it, I do. I love its chewy nature.

  12. Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Rafflecopter and I are still new friends, Cadry. :) I love it too, a bit like barley.. but not. :)

  13. Tracy
    Posted September 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Hm. Vegan ice cream. I’ll play. Toss frozen banana chunks into the blender and blend until smooth, but not smooth-ie. Top with freekeh so it’s relevant… 😉 (Seriously, that salad looks amazing, and I’m sorry I didn’t pick up freekeh today to go with the kale in my garden!)

  14. Tami
    Posted September 11, 2014 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Tracy,I hope you try it! It was our first year growing greens… we’ve always loved them.. but man, the homegrown take it to a whole new level. :)

  15. Terri Cole
    Posted September 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Farro is my absolute favorite grain but freekeh is pretty darn good too!

  16. Posted September 11, 2014 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    I”m a fan of farro, too! :)

  17. Posted September 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Now that you have caved and are using rafflecopter, you realize I’ll have to do the same. The last bastion of entering a contest via email is coming to an end!

    On freekeh, I love it and have been using it in lieu of cracked wheat everywhere. I requested during testing for you and now the WF carries. Requesting it works!

    Zsu @ Zsu’s Vegan Pantry

  18. Posted September 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Zsu, I’m guessing you’ll do better with rafflecopter than I did. Maybe you can give me a lesson when you start to dabble. :)

  19. Tanya P
    Posted September 18, 2014 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Wow, this is exciting, I have not heard of this. Will have to look for it 😀

  20. Posted September 19, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Looking forward to getting my Freekeh on!

  21. Natalie
    Posted September 19, 2014 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    My fave ice cream is chocolate with bananas and cherries on top!

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