Quick Meals – Gluten-Free Cookbook Review and Giveaway

by Maggie on October 15, 2012

I am excited to share a fabulous cookbook with you – Quick Meals: More Than 100 Great-Tasting Recipes for Good Food Fast was created and photographed by Carol Kicinski (the super woman behind the blog and now the magazine).

Quick Meals is Carol’s second cookbook – her first one is a dessert cookbook – Simply . . . Gluten-free Desserts: 150 Delicious Recipes for Cupcakes, Cookies, Pies, and More Old and New Favorites. A must-have for the gluten-free bakers in your life.

First of all, if you know Carol’s blog Simply Gluten-Free , then you know how incredible her photography is – her recipes are the same. I’m always amazed when I pop over to her blog to check out her latest recipe.

Quick Meals is a great cookbook for anyone on a gluten-free diet.  It would even be a great gift for those who are curious about eating gluten-free.  Most of the recipes are naturally gluten-free. 

Quick Meals is  cookbook full of simple, delicious, and quick meals for all occasions. The book is divided into 6 main sections: Quick Mixes, Simple Suppers, Easy Entertaining, Get Up and Go, Pantry Raid, and Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick.

One of my favorite sections is the Easy Entertaining section, Carol’s created great menus for certain occasions (i.e. In-Laws for Dinner, I love that one). Two of our favorite recipes from the cookbook come from the Easy Entertaining section: Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges and Quick Black Beans.

As a vegetarian, I love finding new and simple bean recipes. Quick Black Beans is a perfect recipe for a night when I need a nutritious dinner on the table fast. We like to eat our Quick Black Beans in tortillas with all the fixins (Callum’s favorite), with brown basmati rice and greens, or with quinoa and avocado slices. Recently I made the Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges and served them with the black bean dish. It was super easy and super delish.

A few other recipes we’ve enjoyed:

  • Vegan Breakfast Bars
  • Banana Date Muffins (easily made egg-free)
  • Whole Grain Pancakes (easily made egg-free)
  • Pear and Arugula Salad

Next up I’m going to try Carol’s Vegetable Curry recipe!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Winner has been contacted by email.

Want to win a copy of Quick Meals: More Than 100 Great-Tasting Recipes for Good Food Fast?

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below telling me what your go-to quick meal is.

Contest rules: Contest will be open until Sunday, October 20th at 11:59 pm CST.
Winners will be contacted by email and chosen with the help of Random.org.
Contest only open to residents of Canada and the United States.

Make sure you hop over to Carol’s blog, or catch her on Facebook and check out the magazine which launches in November!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah M October 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Hmmm I guess my go-to meal is probably GF spaghetti or GF/DF chicken alfredo. 🙂


Allison McLain October 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I just found out that I have to go gluten-free, egg- free, dairy-free, yeast-free and sugar-free, so my only quick meal is a protein shake so far. Finding foods to eat on the go has been super hard!


Dawn McClure October 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

My go to food is corn pasta. I can not get enough of it. Easy to make with different sauces and it’s filling. I can’t get enough.


Ana-Livia October 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Toss some meat on the bbq and a fresh salad on the side.


Jane Clifton October 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Been on this wheat belly diet a week and I am in shock, feel so much better, asthma is doing so much better, but what to cook is driving me up the wall.


Rebecca Avery October 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

My go to meal is stir fry. No matter what I have in the house I can make.


Samantha Wood October 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I usually go to something with french lentils, and add a roasted veggie such as golden beet to boost the nutrition.


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