Simply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals

By | Jun 11, 2012

My cooking skills go as far as microwaving my lunch, rinsing lettuce for a salad, boiling pasta, and occasionally frying up some chicken cutlets.  Needless to say, I’m not much of a cook.  When I decide that I do want to dabble in cooking, say cooking something on the stove and not in the microwave (gasp!), I usually have my phone and the fire extinguisher nearby – just in case.

I was given a copy of Carol Kicinski’s Simply… Gluten-Free Quick Meals cookbook to check out, and despite my lackluster cooking skills, I feel as though even I could tackle these recipes with minimal risk of burning the house down.  Carol’s cookbook is equipped with more than 100 gluten-free recipes, many of which not only sound delicious, but can also be prepared in less than 15 minutes.

Simply...Gluten-Free Quick Meals

Simply...Gluten-Free Quick Meals

The recipes range from “Ricotta and Tomato Pasta,” “Mexico City Broil” and “Greek Burgers and Fries” to “Honey-Roasted Plums” and “Mini Almond Orange Cakes.”  The recipes sound pretty intimidating, but they actually seem surprisingly easy to prepare.  Even a novice like me can handle cutting sweet potatoes into wedges and adding some seasonings for a quick baked treat.

What especially makes Simply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals stand out are the tips and commentary included in the cookbook.  Carol includes the must-haves for a gluten-free pantry and tricks for how to cook easy meals while making it seem like you’ve slaved in the kitchen for hours (Carol especially recommends these for when the in-laws are in town).

If you’re looking for some gluten-free cooking inspiration, check out the cookbook or visit Carol at her blog, Simply…Gluten-Free.

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