Simply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals
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May 30 2012

Simply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals

Carol Kicinski has done it again! Kicinski’s Simply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is every bit as beautiful and chock-full of mouth-watering recipes as Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts.

CAROL KICINSKI is the author of the food blog Simply . . . Gluten-Free and the book Simply . . . Gluten-free Desserts. She has appeared on The Fine Living Network and Daytime, a nationally syndicated morning show. She lives in Florida.

The new cookbook has fast meals that have simple ingredient lists and take between 15 and 30 minutes to prepare.  Meals like this sure beat picking up take-out on those crazy, busy nights.  One thing I really like about this cookbook is the menus for certain occasions, such as Cinco de Mayo, Lazy Summer Afternoon Party, etc.  It is nice to see an entire menu of simple recipes put together to demonstrate that entertaining doesn’t have to be intimidating and complex.  To make things even easier, each menu includes a “Quick Cooking Strategy” for your convenience.

Some of the recipes that really stood out to me in the cookbook are:

  • Chipotle potato salad
  • Easy Mexican rice
  • Almost instant Nutella mousse (yes, you read that right!)
  • Falafel burgers
  • Honey-roasted plums
  • Spiced basmati rice with cashews
  • Polenta potpies

The front of the cookbook has recipes for a quick biscuit and pancake mix and a sweet rice flour blend.  Additionally, a list of foods for stocking your gluten-free pantry are included.  With a cookbook like this on hand, it is certainly hard to justify heating up a frozen gluten-free meal or picking up take-out.  This would be a great gift for a newly gluten-free friend or family member.  There is no need to be overwhelmed when starting the gluten-free diet.

Simply…Gluten-Free Meals can be purchased on for $19.31 or on Kicinski’s site for $23.99 with free shipping.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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