All posts tagged: super grain

Spiced Cauliflower and Cashew Freekeh

Has everybody heard about freekeh? I hadn’t, but apparently it’s all the rage and has just hit the UK, so when I was invited to give it a try and tell you all about it, I simply couldn’t refuse. Before I tell you all about it, I’d like to clear up the pronunciation. Unfortunately it is not pronounced ‘freekayyy’ but ‘freek-ah’, don’t let that stop you having fun, call it what you want, I just thought it would be good for you all to be in the know. So freekeh is an ancient grain, made from young grains of wheat harvested at their nutritional peak and then lightly toasted. When I heard this I was thinking along the lines of quinoa and cous cous but it’s actually a lot more like rice, considering the fact that it has 4 times the fibre of brown rice, this is already a big win. It has more protein per 100g than a boiled egg and is a rich source of source of Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc. …