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Lemon & Parsley Cannellini Freekeh Recipe

Freekeh is a green wheat popular in Middle Eastern cuisine that's harvested when the grain is still young. Unlike the 'adult' version of the wheat, Freekeh contains more protein, minerals and fibre. It contains three times as much fibre as brown rice. Why does this make it special? Well a high fibre content means it's digested slowly and has a low GI number. A low GI means it doesn't cause the blood sugar to spike the way rice would. It also means it will make you feel fuller so you don't end up overeating.

Kleicha – Date Cookies (كليجة)

Last year I made a healthier version of my favourite cookies - Kleicha (كليجة) which are Iraqi date cookies that are traditionally served on Eid (A religious holiday to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan where muslims fast from sun rise to sun set for a whole month). Even though I loved the version I made last year, I wanted to outdo myself by making an even better and healthier version!

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