Good afternoon! Let’s talk about today’s food
real quick because… I have a give away for ya!
I did NOT rock the food today. It was OK in the morning, fell apart at lunch and then I picked it back up in the afternoon, evening.
Do you guys take vitamins? You should. I was told by the doctor to take the B12 and D3 because they were both on the low side when I had my last bloodwork. I have been EXHAUSTED lately and remembered I haven’t been taking my vitamins so I picked that back up today.
Cotton candy grapes, oh my! This is my first bag, ever. NOW I see what I’ve been missing! And a tasty apple! Delicious snack!
1st breakfast was a cup of coffee and a mini clif bar. This was PERFECT. I will be having this probably every morning for the foreseeable future. It was the perfect amount of food to wake up with.
Second breakfast was Vanilla shakeology, peanut butter, banana, almond milk and 3 ice cubes. This seriously tastes like cake batter!
I did not photograph lunch. It was Firehouse Subs. It upset my tummy and I did notate in my food journal that this happened so hopefully, when I am tempted to eat it again, I will remember how bad I felt!
Pad See Ew
Apparently I didn’t do very well with my grocery list this week because I was missing several ingredients for this meal, however, it still turned out quite tasty! It is Pad See Ew from Hello Fresh. I was missing chinese broccoli so I used frozen, I didn’t have peanuts so I tossed in some sesame seeds at the end, I also have no soy sauce, so I used ponzu sauce. It was a quick, simple meal that was quite filling and delicious!
Now, for the good stuff! I was sent some Freekeh to try. I was kind of nervous to try it but there was absolutely no reason for it what so ever! I had never heard of it before so I’m sure that is where the nervousness came from. Do you know what it is?
Here is what the website says:
Freekeh? What is that?
So glad you asked! Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that is a great improvement to rice or other grains. It has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. We offer it organically in 3 varieties: Original, Rosemary Sage and Tamari. What’s more, freekeh has up to 3 times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice. Freekeh is also naturally low in sodium and vegan!
Here’s the legend of how freekeh came to be…
Freekeh is a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. They say, Freekeh was discovered by accident over 2.000 years ago in the Middle East when a crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most farmers would sulk over their misfortune, but they rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and “Eureka!” Freekeh was created. We’re proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name.
Personally, I would use it anywhere rice would be used.
I chose to cook the Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers from the Freekeh website.
Freekeh Stuffed Peppers
As you can see, after the peppers were stuffed, I had an entire baking dish full of the stuffing remaining. (that picture was taken after we served ourselves. We were HANGRY!)
Chewing happily after I disturbed them for a picture! Sorry family!
Left over Freekeh
The next day, I fried an egg, threw it on top of some warmed stuffing and it was sooooo good! The husband put some in a mason jar several days for lunch and enjoyed it as a cold salad. Needless to say, we have a winner. I will definitely be making this again because it was perfect for lunches all week, sans peppers.
Now, my buddies have decided to offer one of you a cookbook and a package of Freekeh to try for yourself. Leave a message below and tell me what flavor you would most like to try. Also, this is only open to US residents.
fine print: I was provided 2 packages of freekeh to try. All opinions are my own.
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