Welcome to Gluten & Wheat Free

Welcome to gluten-wheat-free.co.uk, a website with recipe ideas and information to assist with a gluten and/or wheat free diet.

More and more people are having to or are choosing to remove gluten and wheat from their diets. Those suffering from coeliac disease have an adverse reaction to gluten, a dietary protein found in three types of cereal: wheat, barley and rye. Eating foods containing gluten can result in very serious symptoms, and therefore a strict gluten free diet is a necessity.

Buttermilk Pancakes View recipe

Buttermilk Pancakes

These are American-style pancakes made with buttermilk and they make a tasty weekend brunch. Serve them with a variety of fillings; my personal favourites are bacon with maple syrup and nutty chocolate spread with banana.

Cauliflower Cheese View recipe

Cauliflower Cheese

My family love cauliflower cheese and we like to have this with sausages on the side as a main course. We also eat it as an accompaniment to a roast; it’s a must for any Sunday lunch. I also serve cauliflower cheese alongside a joint of gammon, with sweet potato fries. Cauliflower cheese is a British staple and a delicious gluten and wheat free recipe like this should be kept in a safe place and used time and time again.

Coffee Granita View recipe

Coffee Granita

This is an easy dinner party recipe to wow your guests; a great way to end any meal, especially in the summer months.

With so many people being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, it is becoming increasingly easier to buy gluten and wheat free products. Food manufacturers and supermarkets have to label their foods clearly, highlighting whether the product contains gluten and wheat. Restaurants are much more aware of the need for both gluten and wheat free options on their menus and ensuring that there is no gluten and wheat cross contamination when food is being prepared and cooked.

There are many other reasons why people choose to omit gluten and wheat from their diets. Life style choice, intolerance, can help some skin conditions, can help with the symptoms of IBS, less flatulence and the desire to eat less processed foods are just some. Removing foods that contain wheat and gluten has become popular amongst athletes, with many high profile and successful sports stars following a gluten and wheat free diet.

If you are considering removing wheat or gluten from your diet, it is advisable to seek medical advice first by speaking to your GP or healthcare professional.

There is a wealth of information about Coeliac Disease on the following website:  https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/

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