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.

 Sag Aloo View recipe

Sag Aloo

Spinach is the base for this traditional, healthy Indian side dish. Mixed with potatoes and fragrant spices, it is naturally gluten and wheat free. Serve alongside curry, rice and gluten and wheat free naan bread, for an authentic Indian feast.

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad View recipe

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad

This is a delicious salad made from mozzarella, sweet ripe tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. It can be served as a dinner party starter or as a light summer lunch.

Potato Pastry Tart with Leeks and Blue Cheese View recipe

Potato Pastry Tart with Leeks and Blue Cheese

Making potato pastry is a great way of using up a small bowl of mashed potato. It can be eaten hot or cold and makes a great light lunch, served with a mixed salad. If you like meat in your dishes, why not add 6 rashes of grilled crispy smoked bacon, cut into small pieces.  

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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