Fast and Simple Gluten-Free
30 Minutes or Less to Fresh and Classic Favorites
By Gretchen Brown
(Fair Winds Press, Paperback, 9781592335244, 176pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
“Gretchen’s gorgeous new book is filled with delicious, gluten-free recipes, plus helpful tips that time-deprived cooks will appreciate. Beautifully-photographed, it is an easy-to-follow guide for quick and healthy meals. This book belongs in every gluten-free kitchen!” – Carol Fenster, author of 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes
"Gretchen Brown works her magic on your favorite foods, giving them a quick and simple gluten-free overhaul. Who wouldn't want to learn to make Barbecue Chicken Pizza, Tempura Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce, or Piña Colada Cupcakes quickly, simply, and deliciously gluten-free?!" – Olivia Dupin, chef and author of The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods
“Gretchen combines tasty ingredients with simple steps to make gluten-free living less of a duty and more of a delight! Her approach will leave your belly full and your family and friends wondering how eating gluten-free could get any better!"–Brandy Wendler, R.N., M.S.N., A.C.N.P., founder of A Spoonful of Wellness and Mrs. Alaska International 2012
Comforting Meals Everyone Will Love—Made in No Time!
Getting a hot, delicious, gluten-free meal to the table every night can seem like a challenge when time and growling stomachs are demanding food now! But you can turn the tables from stressed to dressed in no time with Fast and Simple Gluten-Free, your one-stop solution to creating fast, family-friendly meals in a half hour or less.
Inside, you’ll find more than 100 truly inspiring recipes for everything from Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting to Green Chicken Enchiladas and Quinoa Tabbouleh, with many recipes requiring just 20 minutes or less from start to fork.
Author, mom, and g-free blogger Gretchen Brown will show you just how easy it is to create wholesome, wheat-free meals that you can feel good about—and that your family will love. Through streamlined ingredient lists and simple yet effective cooking techniques, you’ll learn how to pull together delicious dishes that taste as if you’ve spent hours slaving away in the kitchen, even though you haven’t! From classic dishes like burgers, pizzas, and pot pies to fresh and exciting new takes, you’ll find recipes that will make everyone happy, including:
- Tarragon-Lemon Chicken Salad
- Chocolate Chili
- Mozzarella Pizza with Pine Nuts, Currants, and Arugula
- Pork Tacos with Avocado and Tomato Salsa
- Cumin-Turkey Burgers
- Mocha Chocolate Fudge Cakes
- Lemon-Lime Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Nourish yourself and your family the stress-free way with Fast and Simple Gluten-Free. Great meals are just minutes away!
RECIPE TESTER REVIEWS Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: “I love the idea of carrot cake pancakes—gluten-free and healthy to boot! These have a delicious flavor and slightly crunchy texture, plus the cream cheese icing adds a little touch of decadence!” E. A. Stewart Hot Quinoa Cereal with Blueberries and Pecans: “The hot quinoa cereal is the perfect cure for ‘oatmeal O.D.’ It is pleasantly sweet, delicious, and certain to find a permanent place in your breakfast rotation.” Kimberly Collins Sweet Potato Hash with Ham: “It was amazing and had such wonderful, complex flavors. My husband, who doesn’t like sweet potatoes or ham, cleaned his plate. And my 11-month-old inhaled it. An added plus was it was already in bite-size pieces so required no extra work on my part to make it work for her.” Sarah Dawson Mango Guacamole: “Gretchen’s fresh take on guacamole, transforms classic condiment into the star of any meal. It’s so delicious and full of flavor, tortilla chips are totally unnecessary—go for a spoon instead!” Kelly Trout Coconut-Almond Hot Chocolate: “The combination of coconut milk and almond extract create a fresh flavor that rivals the traditional addition of peppermint. It’s rich, indulgent, and really is chocolate at its best!” Adina Pease Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders: “Super tasty chicken tenders with just enough spice but still not too much spice for kids. Simple, quick, and healthy! A definite recipe to add to our weekly menu!” Melissa Brooker Spaghetti and Meatballs: “It was quick, easy & delicious… my kind of recipe. I heard the words tonight that every mom wants to hear at dinner: ‘Can I have seconds?’” Lisa Martin Rustic Italian Salad with Grilled Chicken: “This recipe was YUMMY! We all enjoyed it. The kids were still talking about it the next day, asking when we could have it for dinner again.” Alysa Bajenaru Tarragon-Lemon Chicken Salad: “This recipe puts all the other chicken salads to shame. Fresh ingredients create memorable food. You won’t use dried herbs in a chicken salad again!” Emma Cutfield Chocolate Chili: “It tasted great, and the chocolate did a nice job giving the chili some richness and silkiness without making it overly sweet.” Meredith Neill Red Curry Chicken Soup: “You know your soup is a hit when your children not only lick the bowl clean but also beg you to make it again!” Laura Hurlburt Indian-Spiced Peas: “Peas don’t have to be boring!! These jazzy, zippy babies have an exotic flair... and the carrots provide just the right amount of crunch. So easy to make, I will have them all the time.” Jeannine Smith Orange Biscuits: “Yum! In my family’s words, ‘When are we making it again?’” Pam Pailes Bananas with Caramel-Chocolate Sauce: “I loved the taste and texture of the bananas. It has the perfect chocolate/caramel balance. One of my boys said, ‘It’s like a chocolate party in my mouth!’” Jenifer Humphries Cinnamon-Almond Cookies: “So pretty. So easy. So yummy.” Susan Feldtman Caramel Apple Galettes: “They were DELICIOUS. My plan was to save them for dessert after dinner tonight, but they looked and smelled so good, we couldn’t resist so hubby and I just split one after a few minutes of cooling.” Melinda Buchanan Pumpkin–Chocolate Chip Muffins: “The flavor was perfectly balanced. I really like using the mini chocolate chips because it seemed there was more chocolate in every bite—not just hunting and pecking for the bigger chips.” Carrie Zarechnak
Gretchen Brown, R.D., is the founder of http://www.kumquatblog.com, a popular gluten-free blog devoted to the belief that gluten-free food can and should be easy to prepare, wholesome, and delicious enough for everyone. Gretchen has worked in the test kitchens and photography studios of Oxmoor House and is now a freelance recipe developer, food stylist, food writer, and food photographer. She has been gluten-free for several years, as a result of a lifetime of stomach pains and health problems. She lives with her husband and son in Charlottesville, Virginia.