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Simply Gluten Free Magazine

Simply Gluten Free Fun And Giveaway Day!!

Well, by now I am most certain that you’ve heard the latest gossip around town…

There is a new Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly magazine on the block that is about to hit news stands in November.

The name? Simply Gluten Free Magazine

According to it’s August 8th Press Release, Simply Gluten Free Magazine will be a:

“…high-quality, aesthetic, highly informative bi-monthly publication with a mission to provide knowledge, support, and an abundance of creative solutions to those seeking optimum health for themselves and their families by embracing gluten-free and/or allergen free lifestyles.   The magazine, which will also be published in digital format at, will be loaded with great tasting and easy-to-prepare recipes brought to life with page-after- page of gorgeous food photography.  Kicinski says the quality, styling, and content will rival even the most well-established mainstream food and lifestyle magazines on the market.” 

The woman behind the magazine is Gluten-free living expert Carol Kicinski, she is also lady behind the Simply Gluten Free Website and the author of the books, Simply…Gluten Free Desserts and Simply…Gluten Free Quick Meals (which two lucky winners will be receiving as part of this fun giveaway package).  

And here is some additional information from the Press Release:

“Working in tandem with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Wendy Gregory Kaho (a veteran magazine editor, blogger, freelance writer, and a mother of two celiac children), Kicinski has recruited the talents of a team of well-respected and highly popular bloggers from the Web’s allergen-free community to serve as the magazine’s writing staff. 

“Each of our contributing writers focuses on their own areas of special interest and research,” says Kicinski.  “They are all amazing people who are dealing with creating an allergen-free lifestyle for themselves and their families every day, finding and testing various products and then blogging about their own experiences and reactions.   These writers are all very involved in allergen-free issues on the front line, fighting the fight and walking the walk.”  

And trust me when I tell you that you will NOT want to miss the first issue. This one is going to start off with a bang!

“Kicinski says for the November/December premier issue, the magazine’s Holiday Entertainment section will be filled to the brim with informative articles on how to celebrate in style with an assortment of gluten-free food ideas: 

  • Mix & Match Holiday Dinners:  Creative combinations of gluten-free entrees and side dishes to delight your guests 
  • Tips for Lowering the Costs of Gluten-free Diets  
  • Holiday Cocktails:  How to Get the Party Started and Stay Gluten-Free 
  • Preparing a Paleo Holiday Dinner 
  • Glitch-free Holiday Baking 
  • Easy Allergen-free Substitutions
  • Vegan Holiday Dessert Recipes 
  • Breaking Medical and Scientific News and Information by Leading Doctors 

Simply Gluten Free Magazine will be distributed in supermarkets, health food stores, doctors’ offices, and nutritionists’ offices, and is projected to have an initial combined monthly readership of over 250,000  (15,000 print and over 235,000 online).” 

You can sign up for your subscription today and receive 70% off the cover price right now!

Oh. And P.S….I will just include here that I am proud to announce that I will be one of the contributing writers and an Associate Editor for the magazine. 

And…while I just happen to be on the topic of Simply…Gluten Free, I want to share with you her latest cookbook as well.

Simply Gluten Free Meals

Simply…Gluten Free Quick Meals has over 100 gluten free recipes that will help you get a meal on the table quickly and easily…

This is just the book for us busy moms dealing with food allergies and special diets…all of the recipes are obviously gluten-free, but most of the recipes can also easily be adapted to many other food allergies as well, including many vegetarian options.

I love how Carol lays out the book, with all of her quick meals being set up into simple menus that make from entertaining for a group to a quick meal at home with the family seem totally doable. She also has an amazing spread of her beautiful photography of many of the dishes.

So far our family has made quite a few of the menus and we have loved every one of them. A couple of our favorite menus have been:

All American Meat Loaf Dinner:

  • Mini Meat Loaves
  • Dairy-Free Ranch-Style Smashed Potatoes
  • Broccoli with Garlic Chips
  • Dairy-Free Chocolate Ganache with Fruit

Date Night (although ours involved the kids ;) ):

  • Steakhouse Filet Mignon
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Easy Blender Bearnaise Sauce
  • Chocolate-Strawberry Fool

And because I said that today is all about Simply…Gluten Free today, I am doing a fun giveaway package for 2 lucky winners.

Two people will win both a Copy of Simply…Gluten Free Quick Meals AND a Subscription to the new Simply Gluten Free Magazine.  

To enter, you just need to do one of the following. BUT…if you do all three, you get three entries into this giveaway. ;) Just make sure to leave a separate comment for EACH one that you do. Each comment qualifies you for an additional entry.

  1. Simply…leave a comment here telling me how long you have been gluten-free or allergy-free.
  2. Simply…follow Me, Cook It Allergy Free, on Facebook (or tell me if you already do).
  3. Simply…follow Simply Gluten Free Magazine on Facebook (or tell me if you already do).


The contest will end on Wednesday, August 22nd at PST. The winners will be announced then. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.


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  1. On August 16, 2012 Laurie stewart said

    I’ve only been gf for a few months.i find it really difficult to adjust as i have many other diseases/illnesses also. My husband is set in his foodeating ways so i generally have to cook two for him and one for myself.i would love to find some recipes that could be my middle ground so i can finnd things he would eat also. And a few quick mesls or that i could make freezer friendly would be great as some days that i cant get out of bed to cook! Looking forward to the book and the magazine! I already like both fb pages!

  2. On August 16, 2012 nancy said

    started last september :)

  3. On August 16, 2012 nancy said

    like cook it allergy free on fb

  4. On August 16, 2012 elisa setia said

    My son has been gluten free for 7 years since he was 3 years old. I found out, I probably need to be gluten free too since last year, So I’m starting to eat gluten free lately.

  5. On August 16, 2012 elisa setia said

    following Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook.

  6. On August 16, 2012 Sheryll Ziemer said

    Following you on FB and loving the advice and recipes!!!

  7. On August 16, 2012 Christine Massey said

    I was diagnosed celiac last november and have been gluten free ever since! I’m now following both Simply gluten and Cook it allergy free on FB.

  8. On August 16, 2012 Renee Ross said

    I have been gluten free for over 3 years now. I finally convinced my daughter at 15 to try gf to see if it helped her eczema. It cleared her up. She has been gf for over a year!

  9. On August 16, 2012 Anna Popescu said

    I’ve been gluten-free and dairy-free for almost 3 months and can definitely tell the difference. I am already following Cook It Allergy Free and Simply Gluten Free Mag on FB.

  10. On August 16, 2012 Renee Ross said

    I already had LIKED Cook it allergy free on fb.

  11. On August 16, 2012 Renee Ross said

    Liked magazine on FB. Looking forward to getting the subscription.

  12. On August 16, 2012 Deb Gowlland said

    I have been gf for just over 5 years.

  13. On August 16, 2012 Deb G said

    I liked Cook it allergy free on FB.

  14. On August 16, 2012 Jill Dana said

    I’ve been Gluten Free for 6+ years now and feel so much better! I’m now following you on FB (Cook It Allergy Free & Simply Gluten Free Magazine) as well. Looking forward to the magazine and slowly converting the rest of my family to GF living!

  15. On August 16, 2012 ailsa said

    have been gluten free since last October, initally my rheumatologist thought i was coeliac but all the tests came back clear. However we discovered it had an effect on my pain levels as well as clearing up all symptoms which i had thought were ibs, no way am i going back to eating gluten again

  16. On August 16, 2012 Deb G said

    I already follow Simply Gluten Free Magazine on FB.

  17. On August 16, 2012 Teressa Wallace said

    I have been Gluten free for almost a year. Was diagnosed with Celiac Disease & Dermatitis herpetiformis which can come from having Celiac. I also had a lot of the other problems that come with the disease such as RA. Since going gluten free most of the problems have gotten a lot better.

  18. On August 16, 2012 Teressa Wallace said

    I follow Simply Gluten Free Magazine on FB

  19. On August 16, 2012 Teressa Wallace said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free on FB

  20. On August 16, 2012 Cheryl Ayres said

    GF is a journey – and we’re still relativity new to it but we are jumping in whole heartedly!

  21. On August 16, 2012 Cheryl Ayres said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook & Twitter

  22. On August 16, 2012 Cheryl Ayres said

    I follow Simply Gluten Free Magazine on Facebook and Twitter

  23. On August 16, 2012 Deb said

    I’ve been gluten free since the first of the year, eating primal. Love it!! I’ve lost 20 pounds, and eat all that I want.

  24. On August 16, 2012 Debbie said

    My son, 20, was diagnosed his last year of HS, hasn’t been easy, but I am trying to get the whole family to eat gluten free, more fresh produce, healthier food. I try to read everything I can and gather as many recipes as I can. I picked up the first issue and loved it! Would love to win a subscription.

  25. On August 16, 2012 Rachael said

    This magazine looks cool. I’ve been wheat-free for 10 1/2 years and strictly gluten-free for 2 1/2 years.

  26. On August 16, 2012 Rachael said

    I have your iPod app and follow you on Facebook.

  27. On August 16, 2012 Rachael said

    I like the Simply Gluten Free Magazine on Facebook.

  28. On August 16, 2012 Rochelle D said

    I follow both on fb! I’ve been gf for 1 1/2 yrs-I’m so thankful that there are people like you that experiment with recipes to help those of us that don’t have the patience to do it!

  29. On August 16, 2012 Julie said

    I’m a follower of the magazine on FB.

  30. On August 16, 2012 domestic diva said

    I’ve been gluten free for about 8 years now.

  31. On August 16, 2012 Dr. Michelle said

    I have been gluten free for over 12 years now and seen some amazing changes in awareness and recipes over the last decade, but have been anxiously waiting for someone to do something like this! I love the magazine idea…I can’t wait! Also, I love that the cookbook makes other allergies easier to deal with. Good luck!

  32. On August 16, 2012 Dr. Michelle said

    I am also following on both FB sites :-)

  33. On August 16, 2012 Kim said

    I’d been doing a pseudo gluten free for a while but recently diagnosed with ibs and told to go full on gf. Last week more testing was done after much more pain and now I’m also dairy free. Been looking into paleo as well. Love being able to get such wonderful resources with such ease. Thanks!

  34. On August 16, 2012 Becky Kohn said

    I have been gluten free since Feb. of 2012. I feel so much better and love your recipes.

  35. On August 16, 2012 Lisa said

    I do follow Simply Gluten Free Mag on FB already. My 11 year old was diagnosed several weeks ago and we are feeling overwhelmed and broke due to the increased cost of our groceries. So grateful for information that you provide, I am brand new to all of this! Thanks!

  36. On August 16, 2012 Patty Eide said

    You are a great resource. I follow you on Facebook. My son and Husband are Dairy Free and we follow GF diet for my sons Special needs diet

  37. On August 16, 2012 Yvonne said

    Diagnosed with celiac a year and a half ago. Developed an allergy to rice after going gluten free. So most of the gluten free products out there I am unable to eat. A very challenging chore going to the grocery store. Looking forward to this new magazine with all the recipes that I can try. Already like Cook it allergy free and simply gluten free on fb.

  38. On August 16, 2012 Sherri McKnight said

    Have been a follower and just purchased the magazine. Would give the free one to a friend.

  39. On August 16, 2012 Deb G said

    I have been gf for a little over 5 years.

  40. On August 16, 2012 Deb G said

    I follow cook it allergy free on FB.

  41. On August 16, 2012 Deb G said

    I’m a follower of the magazine on FB.

  42. On August 16, 2012 snowygreen said

    gluten free since 2001!

  43. On August 16, 2012 jenn long said

    I have been cooking GF for 7 seven years for my DD. I have been GF myself for 2 years. I love to try new recipes.

  44. On August 16, 2012 Angela said

    Incorportating more gf meals in our lives as it helps me feel better. My daughter has other allergies/food sensitivities that we are working around as well.

  45. On August 16, 2012 Shelley said

    We’ve been gluten/dairy/soy free in this family of 5 for the last 2 years!

    • On August 16, 2012 Shelley said

      Oh and I follow you on FB too!

  46. On August 16, 2012 Shannon @ Molly's Lu said

    I have been slowly moving into GF and have been completely GF for about two week now. Already feeling so much better

  47. On August 16, 2012 Shannon @ Molly's Lu said

    I like you on FB!

  48. On August 16, 2012 Shannon @ Molly's Lu said

    I like Simply GF Magazine on FB! :)

  49. On August 16, 2012 Karen said

    Hi, I have been eating gluten-free for the past 12 years. Lately I have had to take dairy and beef out of my diet as well. I was already a follower of Simply Gluten Free magazine on Facebook. I am now “liking” Cooking Allergy Free on Facebook – looking forward to finding some interesting stuff there. I am looking forward to seeing this new magazine. New recipes and ideas are always welcome in my house!

  50. On August 16, 2012 Jennifer Berger said

    I have been gluten-free for 2 years! I do not have celiac or a gluten intolerance, but my skin, sleep, and workouts have improved greatly since going gluten-free – not to mention that 5 lbs just melted away :)

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