Thank Goodness It’s Quinoa (TGIQ) #3

Creamy Coconut Chicken Salad for TGIQ via Queen of Quinoa

Welcome back to TGIQ – the bi-weekly link party celebrating all things quinoa!

This has been a crazy week for me so far. We just moved to NYC, so I’m slowly getting settled into our new life here. Working from home is a huge adjustment. There’s pros, like being able to wear yoga pants and sweatshirts all day long. But there’s also cons – I’m by myself all day long with no one to talk to. It’s a little lonely, but I know I’ll get used to it!

Okay, so back to quinoa. I actually haven’t had an ounce of quinoa all week long. That’s insane to me. I’ve been doing a quick, week-long slim down and it includes removing all carbs (minus fruits) – lots and lots of veggies and lean proteins. Hard, but hopefully worth it at the end. So this TGIQ extra special for me. I can’t wait to see what fabulous quinoa dishes you’ve been whipping up. I’m ready to eat vicariously through you.

Highlights from the last TGIQ

My Favorite: Single-Serving Chocolate Quinoa Protein Cake by Jessica from Desserts with Benefits

Reader Favorite: Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes by Mai-Lis from A Sunshiny Day


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!

My entry this week is an awesomely healthy quinoa salad. It’s a creamy coconut chicken salad to be exact. Simple and delicious!

So, you’re up! What quinoa creations do you have to share this week? Thanks for stopping by TGIQ!

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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5 Responses to Thank Goodness It’s Quinoa (TGIQ) #3

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  2. Hi Alyssa. Thanks for hosting the link party again. My entry this week is High Protein Lemon Dill Quinoa Salad Recipe. Super easy and full of flavour! On top of that super good for you! I love fresh dill!
    Working from home isn’t easy and has it’s own pro’s and con’s, you are right. Let’s keep each other company.:)
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