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.

Courgette and Feta Fritters View recipe

Courgette and Feta Fritters

Not your typical dense and greasy fritter, these light and fluffy courgette fritters made with grated courgette and other yummy ingredients make a delicious alternative to potato fritters and a surprisingly tasty lunch.

Fruity Turkey Curry View recipe

Fruity Turkey Curry

This mildly spiced sweet curry is the perfect way to use up your leftover turkey. It makes a difference from turkey pie and is sure to do down a treat with the whole family. It is quick to prepare so makes the ideal Boxing Day meal, when you are feeling tired (and maybe slightly delicate) from the day before!

Fruit and Mixed Seed Flapjacks View recipe

Fruit and Mixed Seed Flapjacks

Flapjacks are a healthy snack when you need something sweet but don’t want to be reaching for the biscuits! Served warm with some custard, they also make a great dessert.

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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