Dunedin, Florida, (April 10, 2012) - The gluten-free diet can be challenging as health concerns dictate one's diet, resulting in complicated recipes comprised of unusual ingredients that often take a long time to prepare. Carol Kicinski, with half her family gluten-intolerant and half not, didn't sit quiet and compromise on the state of meal preparation. Instead she set out on a mission to develop complete meal recipes, which while being gluten free, were fast to prepare and also provided her and her family the taste, texture and nutrition that equaled or surpassed the normal gluten-filled recipes.
Kicinski has motivated millions to eat healthier, constantly sharing her experiences, meal preparation techniques and tips on television shows, on her popular gluten-free website, which receives over 500,000 hits a month, in marketplace cooking demonstrations and now in this, her new second cookbook.
Kicinski says her core philosophy is, “I look at the world of food in terms of what I CAN eat – not what I can’t!” Her recipe motto is “Gluten-free recipes that are not just ‘good for gluten-free’ but just plain GOOD, period!!”
Kicinski is the first to tell you, “I’m not a Chef, I’m a mother who had to learn it and do it all in my own kitchen”, after enjoying the success of a best-selling gluten free dessert cookbook, SIMPLY…GLUTEN FREE DESSERTS, she has compiled her experiences and complete meal recipes in her new cookbook - "SIMPLY...GLUTEN-FREE QUICK MEALS” (Thomas Dunne Books,2012) containing 100 recipes including full menus for Simple Suppers which can be made in about half an hour and Easy Entertaining, special occasion meals ready in an hour or less - setting a new standard as a reference cookbook for people who are gluten-intolerant and for chefs the world around who must now elevate their meal preparation skills to satisfy the ever growing gluten-free demand.
There are many recipes in her cookbook that don't require special ingredients and many of them not only gluten-free, but also grain-free. A surprising number of recipes are dairy-free as well.
With this cookbook you can have a wide range of complete meal recipes for your discerning taste buds, your family and your guests and yet still be sensitive to good health - recipes that would have otherwise remained elusive for the gluten-intolerant.
Copies are available at Barnes & Noble, MacMillan, Powells.com, Amazon and on the author’s website, www.simplygluten-free.com.
The Mayo Clinic reported in January 2010 that gluten intolerance is no longer considered “rare” in the U.S. In fact, thousands of Americans are diagnosed each month with a gluten intolerance, allergy or celiac disease. Celiac disease, better known as a gluten allergy or intolerance, is a hereditary disease that does not allow people to eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. In people with celiac disease, gluten damages the lining of the small intestine, making it difficult for the body to absorb nutrients from the food they eat. According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, 15% of Americans today are seeking gluten-free products in the grocery stores – a very loyal consumer as the only remedy to gluten-intolerance or Celiac Disease is simply to not eat gluten.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carol Kicinski is the founder of the food blog, "SimplyGluten-Free.com" which was just vote one of the top 60 Must-Read Health Blogs in America today. She has appeared on The Fine Living Network and is in her third year of monthly segments on Daytime TV, a nationally syndicated morning show. She was the featured speaker at the Gluten Free & Allergen Free EXPO (Chicago, April 2011); the Gluten Free EXPO (Dallas, Oct. 2011) with celebrity appearances at Natural Products East and West (2011, 2012). She authors gluten-free recipes for Cooking Light and for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living. She resides in Dunedin, Florida.
SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE is a food blog and website serving the gluten-free community, founded and operated by Carol Kicinski – a professional Recipe Developer, TV Personality and Cookbook Author. The Website provides hundreds of recipes, cooking tips and techniques, news, beginners instructions, giveaways, and product recommendations to help people facing the challenges of celiac and gluten-intolerance live a life of abundance instead of restrictions. Carol also founded the Gluten Free Global Community – a group of over 300 [link=http://simplygluten-free.com]Gluten Free[/link] Bloggers Worldwide. Carol publishes a very popular monthly newsletter – Simply Gluten Free – and is socially active on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SimplyGlutenFree and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/simplyglutenfre