This year I have received several emails from women who are going through chemotherapy and they have found that my Ginger Smack cookie is one of the few things they can eat and enjoy. Here are a few of their comments:
"Love, Love, Love Seed and Nut Sensation as well as Ginger Smack.
One of the few things I can eat after chemo. Thank You."
"My sister, Cathy, sent me the Ginger Smack! cookies for my birthday, and I LOVE them. The chemotherapy has been very rough, and there are very few foods I've been able to tolerate due to the intense nausea. Your cookies have been a real treat and have actually helped settle my stomach a bit.
Today I got a call from the Seattle Seahawks head chef - Mac McNabb. He used my cookies for training camp in the 2014-15 season and this year the cookies are going on the road with the Seahawks. Many of the players are gluten free and dairy free eaters so Seed and Nut Sensation and What's for Breakfast both fit the bill. I'll be delivering 12 dozen to training camp this week. I'm super pleased!! Go Hawks!!!
Aloha is a blessing of love in Hawaiian. Rich with the fruity, flowery tastes of Hawaii including pineapple, mango and coconut, these cookies are chock-full of Aloha.
This super cute hula girl is the featured artwork on the packaging for the Live Aloha cookie and is loving referred to as "Our Lady of Aloha" by us here at Ancient Grains Kitchen. She was created by old friend Norm Daniels. You can see more of his fantastic work on his web site normhere.com.
For many of us, our first exposure to chia seeds involved small clay figures that you could sprinkle with the seeds, add water, and presto- Chia Pet with green hair.
Instead of accessorizing cheesy knick-knacks, chia seeds were an important food source for many ancient cultures. The Mayan word for strength is chia. Aztec warriors used chia seeds as a high energy food while on conquests.
The wise ancients recognized the nutritional virtues of this tiny seed.
Packed with power, Chia seeds are a good source of protein and fiber and have an extremely high concentration of essential fatty acids with more omega-3 than even salmon!!