Thank Goodness It’s Quinoa (TGIQ) #4

Quinoa Coconut MacaroonsWelcome back to TGIQ - the bi-weekly link party celebrating all things quinoa!

This week was filled with delicious treats and it seems that quinoa crispies have taken us by storm. On Wednesday, I shared my latest quinoa creation, these Healthy “Reese’s” Quinoa Crispy Treats and you all went wild. Wild for the flavors (I mean who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate together!?) and wild for quinoa crispies.

But everyone is wondering…what are they? Basically, quinoa crispies are rice crispies but made out of quinoa. Sadly, they can’t be made at home, at least with the same crispy results. Yes, you can “pop” quinoa at home, but these delectable treats just wouldn’t be the same airy desserts using that method. So my friends, I encourage you to check out Edison Grainery, because they’re the ones that shared these amazing gems with me!


Highlights from the last TGIQ

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. We welcome any type of quinoa recipe you have!
  • Recipes do NOT have to be gluten-free – or allergy friendly – 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 another delicious quinoa treat. These sumptuous Quinoa Coconut Macaroons are not only easy to make, but are also very healthy!

So, you’re up! What quinoa creations do you have to share this week? Thanks for stopping by TGIQ and sharing your quinoa recipes with us!

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) #4

  1. Hi Alyssa! So great that you created this quinoa link up party. I’ve been LOVING quinoa lately, especially as I’ve been trying to cut carbs. Thanks so much for visiting and inviting me to the party!

    Your quinoa macaroons look amazingly yummy!! I LOVE coconut – so this is definitely a recipe I will have to try!

    Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!!

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  3. pj says:


    I see in the quinoa PB crispies your recipe calls for quinoa crispies? What are quinoa crispies?


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