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.

Chorizo and Chickpea Soup View recipe

Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

This warming chorizo and chickpea soup is packed with flavour. It can be made and then frozen to eat at a later date, or why not double up and put half in the freezer for another day.

Peanut Butter Granola Squares View recipe

Peanut Butter Granola Squares

Delicious nutty granola bars that are great in lunch boxes or to accompany a cup of tea. You can easily add in your own ingredients such as orange zest, chopped dates or cherries.

Mushroom Risotto View recipe

Mushroom Risotto

A risotto is a great dish that is naturally gluten and wheat free. You just have to make sure that the stock, if not homemade, is ok. There are plenty of gluten and wheat free stock cubes available now that are safe to use, just check the labels.

I love serving this on a cold winter’s night; it is wholesome and satisfying, with a delicate flavour.

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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