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.
Posh Avocado On Toast
A great light lunch or made in a mini version, this makes a perfect summer starter. Tasty and nutritious and so simple too.
Chicken Chasseur is a classic French recipe made with chicken legs or thighs, wine and mushrooms. I like to add a few more vegetables as these take on the flavour of the dish and I find the children eat them without really noticing they are there! This dish can be cooked on the hob, in the oven or in the slow cooker. A hearty dish, full of goodness....and gluten and wheat free too!
Cumin Naan Bread
These easy to make naan breads/flat breads are a quick solution when you need something bready to mop up the juices of a delicious curry. They taste great and there is no yeast, kneading, proving etc necessary. They aren't as light as a traditional naan, but the speed in which you can make them, who cares!
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/