What inspired you to write your book?
Simply Gluten Free has expanded from a food blog to a cooking show to a full color allergen-free lifestyle magazine. eBooks were the next step for Simply Gluten Free because I wanted readers to be able to get delicious gluten free recipes in a convenient package on their mobile devices.
About your Book:
Summer is all about fun, friends, family and food! Barbecues, picnics and holiday celebrations are plentiful and luckily so are Carol Kicinski’s gluten free recipes.
Carol gives you 17 delicious summer inspired recipes for main dishes, side dishes and desserts. You can build a complete party menu that all your guests will love regardless of whether or not they are gluten free.
So whether you are entertaining guests for Memorial Day, Father’s Day or just to celebrate summer, these recipes are sure to be a hit.
Carol has also added a BONUS page of her best gluten free grilling tips, so even a beginning grill cook can get closer to the title of Grill Master!
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
Always make sure you grill gluten free foods on a separate surface from gluten filled foods to avoid cross contamination. You can do this by designating specific grill pans to gluten free foods. This advice applies to other cooking methods too, such as using a separate toaster for foods with gluten and those without.
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How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
When I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance more than 20 years ago I had to learn to cook gluten free foods that my family would enjoy too (that way I didn’t have to make two separate meals!) After a while my friends and family enjoyed my cooking so much they asked for the recipes. Writing a cookbook came relatively easy to me because I was writing about something I know and love. Regardless of the genre, you have to be invested in the book.
Carol Kicinski was diagnosed with gluten intolerance more than 20 years ago.
She founded Simply Gluten Free in 2007 as a gluten free recipe and lifestyle blog. Her readers quickly made it one of the top gluten free websites. Its purpose is to educate, assist and inspire those with celiac disease or sensitivity to gluten, dairy, peanut, grain or other allergenic elements. She even provides solutions for those with vegetarian, vegan, paleo and raw preferences.
Carol is in her fourth season as America’s first gluten-free-only TV chef with a monthly segment on Daytime, a nationally syndicated show on NBC’s WFLA Tampa Bay. She was also the featured cookbook author on QVC’s Gluten Free Special in April 2011.
She has published more than 850 recipes in newspapers and magazines and was a monthly recipe contributor to Martha Stewart’s Whole Living from 2011 to 2013. She has published two print cookbooks: Simply…Gluten Free Desserts and Simply…Gluten Free Quick Meals.
In August 2012 Carol launched Simply Gluten Free Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for subscribers and store sales with a full digital version. It enjoys robust sales in Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods Markets, Fresh Market, Wegmans, Kroger, Target and hundreds of health food stores across America.
As a humanitarian and adventurer, Carol has assisted the National Red Cross around the world and was one of the first responders at Katrina’s Central Command assisting the troops. She’s lived to tell about being charged by elephants and rhinos and has dived with Great White sharks in South Africa.
Fun, interesting, accomplished and adventurous, Carol’s simplest passion is making “that great recipe” and then having someone else make it and love it!
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