Thank Goodness it’s Quinoa (TGIQ) #1

Thank Goodness it's Quinoa via Queen of Quinoa (@alyssarimmer)

Welcome to Thank Goodness it’s Quinoa! The first ever link party celebrating quinoa and all its wonderfulness. 2013 being the International Year of Quinoa and all, I could think of no better way to commence this exciting time than with a celebration like this.

A few reasons why I decided to start this event:

  1. I love quinoa and I know you do too. It was time to create a space where we could all come together and share our love for this amazing food.
  2. Inspiration. We now have one place where you can be inspired to incorporate this healthy food into your everyday diet.
  3. I see tons of quinoa recipes all over the web (I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to quinoa) and wanted to create one repository on this site where you can come back and find delicious recipes.
  4. Celebrate the Year of Quinoa in style and increase visibility for this nutritious superfood.

So far, 2013 hasn’t had much quinoa yet from Queen of Quinoa. I used it a ton before the holidays (with my Week of Quinoa Christmas Cookies), but I haven’t shared a quinoa recipe yet. But that’s all about to change. We’re here to talk quinoa and I can’t wait to see what you all have to share!

Linking Up Guidelines:

  • Please link to your individual post, not your homepage. We want everyone to be able to find the recipes!
  • Include a link back to TGIQ somewhere in your blog post. Recipes that do not include a link back will not be eligible for next week’s highlights.
  • Recipes must contain quinoa in some way. I encourage creativity – any way that you use quinoa (from whole quinoa to quinoa flakes to quinoa flour, etc.), it’s welcome! The hope is to inspire other people to use quinoa in new and different ways.
  • Recipes do NOT have to be gluten-free – or allergy free – they just have to use quinoa in some way.
  • When you add a link, leave a comment below the post. Tell us what you’re linking, why this recipe is so awesome, really anything you want to share!

Thank you for stopping by Thank Goodness it’s Quinoa! I’m excited to see your recipes and to find inspiration in your cooking!

My submission this week is these Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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4 Responses to Thank Goodness it’s Quinoa (TGIQ) #1

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  2. Thanks for thinking up such a great idea for a link up party and thank you for inviting me to participate! I linked up my Ginger Quinoa Granola that I have been snacking on all week. Can’t wait to see what other quinoa recipes pop up over here.

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  4. This is a new comment. Nice!

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