Gluten Free Carol Kicinski Bio
Carol Kicinski Bio
Diagnosed with gluten intolerance over 20 years ago, Carol Kicinski then founded Simply Gluten Free in 2007 as a gluten-free recipe and lifestyle blog and website – her fans have made it Google’s #1 page “gluten free” site – now receiving over 600,000 Page Views and over 80,000 Absolutely Unique Visitors per month. Its purpose is to educate, assist and inspire those with celiac disease or intolerance to gluten, dairy, peanut, grain or other allergenic elements, and also those with vegetarian, vegan and raw preferences.
To date, she has motivated millions to live HAPPY allergen-free lives! Carol’s core philosophy is “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!!”
In 2010 Carol started the highly successful Gluten-free Global Community – putting hundreds of gluten-free bloggers World Wide in communication with each other. Then in 2012 she started the Celiac Support Groups Community with hundreds of American and International groups represented. In 2009 she pioneered “gluten-free” in China.
Carol is America’s first gluten-free (only) TV Chef with a monthly segment on the NBC Tampa based nationally syndicated show Daytime where she has appeared since July 2009 – now in her 3rd season. (Daytime is nationally syndicated to 1.5 million households) She was the featured cookbook author on QVC’s Gluten Free Special in April 2011. Featured Speaker at the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free EXPO in Chicago (April 2011) and also in Dallas (Aug 2011). Celebrity appearances at Natural Products East and West EXPOs (2011 and 2012). She is the Publix Aprons Cooking School Gluten Free Chef (Sept 2011 – April 1012).
Being at the center of the heart-beat of the gluten-free health sector, she is an advocate who represents the industry – addressing its growth, marketing and consumer attitudes. Her articles & recipes have appeared in print in well over a hundred of America’s newspapers & magazines.
Her best selling cookbook, Simply…Gluten Free Desserts, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2011) is rich with 150 delectable recipes for cupcakes, cookies, pies, sweet breads, puddings, cakes and ice creams – all gluten free and many dairy-free as well. Carol is releasing her second cookbook, Simply…Gluten Free Quick Meals (Thomas Dunne Books, April 2012) She recently completed contributing recipe development for Cooking Light – The Gluten-Free Cookbook (Cooking Light, 2011). She is a monthly contributor to Martha Stewart’s Whole Living. Carol also developed her own high quality pastry gluten-free flour blend for all applications including breads.
In a professional career prior to her recipe development, Carol was ahead of the sustainable energy curve as she was the Financial Controller for a $32M Solar Corporation. 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 (literally) and has dived with Great White sharks in Africa.
Fun, interesting, accomplished and adventurous, Carol’s simplest passion is making “that great recipe” and having someone else make it, and love it!