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Mediterranean Chicken and Rice View recipe

Mediterranean Chicken and Rice

A favourite summer dish in our house – one pot so not much washing up and all the goodness is retained. So easy to make and really tasty – dine al-fresco and imagine being somewhere in the beautiful Mediterranean eating this dish…

Tuna Pasta View recipe

Tuna Pasta

Super quick to rustle up, this tuna pasta dish takes minutes from start to finish and is always a winner in our household. With store cupboard ingredients, it’s the perfect answer when your fridge is looking rather bare but the children are starving!

Gnocchi with Bacon and Cheese View recipe

Gnocchi with Bacon and Cheese

Gnocchi is a great alternative to pasta and is very versatile and ideal when you are looking at rustling up something delicious on a week night on a tight timescale.

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/

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