Monthly Archives: August 2011

What is a good recipe for cooking quinoa that is easy and has some nice flavor? I like to have it made ahead of time to serve with my meals.

This is a great recipe that is very nutrient dense with lots of flavor.

1 cup organic vegetable broth
½ cup cooked organic quinoa
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
½ cup organic broccoli florets
¼ cup organic vegetable broth
¼ cup sliced organic mushrooms
1 cup chopped fresh organic spinach or kale

1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in the quinoa and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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What is the sugar content in your cookies? I am very sensitive to sugar and am careful about what I eat.

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for your question. Our love Cookies contain 9 grams of sugar per serving (2-3 cookies depending on the flavor). We use organic coconut palm sugar and organic tapioca syrup to sweeten them. Organic coconut palm sugar is produced from the nectar of the coconut palm tree. The nectar is harvested, cooked down into a thick syrup and dried into a granulated sugar. Organic tapioca syrup is made from the pure tapioca root starch. Both sweeteners are low-glycemic and made from real food. Our coconut palm sugar has been claimed by the FAO (Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) to be the single most sustainable sweetener in the world.

While it’s often said that “sugar is sugar” I have found that since our sweeteners are food and not refined cane sugar, our cookies do not spike your blood sugar as most do. As with all sweets, moderation is key to a healthy diet. To see the full nutrition panel on our cookies, please visit the Your Products section of our website.

Valerie Douglass, DTR
Mary’s Gone Crackers

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What sets MGC cookies apart from other cookies nutritionally?

Dear Christiana,

Thanks so much for taking the time to ask a question! I was actually hoping someone would ask this one. Our love Cookies are much more than just a cookie. They are FOOD that nourish you and leave you feeling better because they are made with whole food ingredients. They are sweetened with organic coconut palm sugar and organic tapioca syrup, which are low glycemic sweeteners. The palm sugar actually has vitamins and minerals in it! We use organic chia seeds in all of the cookies as well. The coconut oil and palm fruit oil are good forms of fat and leave you feeling full and satisfied. Of course, since they taste so good, you still have to practice portion control! For more information on our products, please visit our newly designed website

Valerie Douglass, DTR
Mary’s Gone Crackers

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