Carol Kicinski is a gluten-free advocate, TV chief, founder and editor-in-chief magazine, gluten-free recipe developer, cookbook author, and food writer. She is the founder of Simply Gluten Free Omnimedia, Inc. Kicinski is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Simply Gluten Free magazine. She is in her seventh season with monthly episodes as a gluten-free TV chef on Daytime, a nationally syndicated morning television show produced by NBC-based WFLA-Tampa Bay. She has been gluten-free for more than 20 years.
In November 2012, Kicinski launched Simply Gluten Free magazine, a national lifestyle magazine for gluten and allergen-free living. The magazine is authored by gluten and allergen free writers and medical professionals. The magazine is published by Edgewater Park Media, Inc., a media company based in Dunedin, Florida, owned by Simply Gluten Free Omnimedia. The magazine is distributed nationally and in Canada through the Ingram Content Group. In December 2013, Simply Gluten Free magazine received the “Hottest Launches of the Year” award by MIN (Media Industry News). MIN is an industry source on consumer and b2b business magazine. In 2015, the magazine has produced special collector’s editions focused on specific topics, like baking and holiday favorites.
In 2009, Kicinski started doing television cooking segments on the NBC-based WFLA-Tampa Bay’s Daytime TV show. The show is nationally syndicated to 140 cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Tampa, reaching 80 million households monthly.
Kicinski HAS authored cookbooks Including Simply Gluten Free Desserts (2011), Simply Gluten Free Quick Meals (2012), Simply Gluten Free Cupcakes (2013), and Simply Gluten Free 5 Ingredient Cookbook (2016). She has also authored 10 eBooks. She has contributed to the Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook. Kicinski was a monthly recipe contributor to Martha Stewart’s Whole Living from 2011 to 2013.
The website and blog, Simply Gluten Free, was Kicinski’s first platform for sharing gluten free recipes, starting in 2007. The purpose of the website is to educate, entertain, and inspire those with celiac disease or sensitivity to gluten and other food allergens to live a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families. In 2010 Kicinski started the gluten-free Global Community – putting more than 340 gluten-free bloggers worldwide in communication with each other. Then in 2012 she started the Celiac Support Groups Community with more than 280 groups worldwide.
Kicinski Began Developing gluten-free recipes for herself and her family more than 20 years ago When She Learned She Was gluten sensitive. She now does recipe development for gluten-free companies. Kicinski also developed Carol’s Gluten Free All Purpose Flour.
Kicinski expects conventions, exhibitions, events and celiac group meetings to speak about gluten-free living. She was an educational speaker at the Southeast Natural Products Expo in December 2012. She is a presenter at gluten-free and allergen-free events.