Susie started baking omega-3 rich cookies for her family shortly after writing The Queen Of Fats, a history of the omega-3 fatty acid research (University of California Press, 2006). She used the fact that flax seed meal, walnuts, and canola oil are rich in omega-3s to adapt favorite family recipes. Soon friends were asking her for her delicious and satisfying treats. Thus a science writer became a baker, and Susie's Smart Cookie was born.
Susie is especially proud of the fact that her Breakfast Cookies are a sustainable
way for people to get their Omega-3s (since there aren't enough fish in the ocean for people to get their Omega-3s from fish alone). We need foods with a healthy balance of Omega-3s and Omega-6s -- such as Susie's Smart Breakfast Cookie
-- to boost our Omega-3s in a way that makes sense for our fisheries and the planet..
The journal Nature
calls The Queen of Fats
Mehmet Oz says it is "a must-read for discerning (and healthy) readers".
Michael Pollan calls is, "A fascinating nutritional detective story."