Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Trying new grains

Freekah. This is greenwheat, that has been harvested short of fully mature and toasted to stop it from growing, thereby capturing more goodness. The goodness is a better glycymic level, it claims four times better than brown rice--that is saying somethin'. And the goodness is higher protein.

How does it taste? Good! Not terribly strong, and certainly not offensive. Filling, and that was nice. This warm winter salad had seared chunks of butternut (which had been baked off earlier in the day, could have been leftovers), with crushed garlic and sauteed purple kale with whole pistachio nuts and currants. Salt and pepper when we sat down to eat.