Welcome to Gluten & Wheat Free
Lemon and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake
A lemony, buttery, afternoon tea treat that the whole family will love.
Loaded Potato Skins
A great twist on a jacket potato – these delicious loaded potato skins are ideal served as a light lunch. You can prepare them in advance and then just pop them back in the oven and heat through when needed. You can also make these using sweet potatoes; they make a tasty change.
The Yorkshire pudding is the perfect accompaniment to a traditional Sunday roast. There are some good shop bought varieties available, but if you want to give them a go yourself, this recipe is the best one I have tried. It makes 8 medium puddings or 12 smaller ones. You could make one large one also.
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.
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/