Hello cookies and rice milk! @jenmyronuk is excellent at finding sweet treats that are allergy-friendly for us. I was most excited when she introduced me to these Andean Dream Quinao Cookies that are gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, corn-free, and gum-free.
One of the issues I am discovering with gluten-free baked goods is that many recipes and products call for gums like Guar Gum and Xanthan Gum for thickening and binding.
My stomach and gut are not reacting well to the gums. In fact, I was reading here at WebMD that Xanthan Gum can cause flatulence, bloating, and laxative-like effects. With Guar Gum, if you don't drink enough liquid, the GG can cause intestinal blockage.
As soon as I hear "blockage," I think poopis interruptus and me no like.
These Quinoa cookies are awesome! Dip them in rice or coconut milk and even better. The cookie texture is close to a soft biscotti so it's a hard cookie not a soft one. Even nicer, the cookies are low in sugar. In fact, there is only 5g of sugar per serving size which are two cookies. As a point of reference, one packet of Sugar in the Raw is 5g of sugar.
Quinoa is one of my essential power foods because it's packed with protein, so in a cookie, well, I'm in heaven. The Quinoa used in these cookies is sourced from Bolivia and is Fairly Traded. To buy, look at your local Whole Foods Market or you can buy online.
photo taken with an iPhone 4