Get your freekah on… and a dog photobomb! (It will make sense when you look at the photos)

Its the turn of freekeh! It’s been so long since I’ve had this lovely little Arabic grain. Loaded with fiber and protein and yes I can’t get stop singing missy Elliott’s song “get ya freak (substituted with freekeh) on and now you’re singing it aren’t you!

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I added one cup of freekeh to a pot with along with 2 cups of water and threw in the following veg- coourgette, carrot, pistachios, chick peas, a handful of dates and a sprinkling of dried rose leaves. My neighbour handed me a rose over the wall last week and told me to make jewelled rice (rose petals added to rice along with other goodies) so I thought I’m sure it would work well in freekeh too. The aroma just penetrated the grains, so beautiful.

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I also added spices Nutmeg Garlic Mint All spice Turmeric Chilli flakes And let it do it’s thing for 20 min or so. I served it up in a red cabbage leaf for no reason other than I think it looks pretty and isn’t it fun to eat your bowl! One of my favourite dishes of the last few weeks.

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Simple and delicious




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