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.

Tiramisu View recipe

Tiramisu

An indulgent dessert which is slightly lighter than traditional recipes. It is generally made with mascarpone cheese, but I find substituting it for the light soft cheese works well. It’s quick to make but looks and tastes like you have been slaving for hours. A perfect dinner party dessert.

Florentines View recipe

Florentines

These florentines are luxury biscuits made of mainly nuts and preserved fruit, coated on one side with chocolate.

Frosted Carrot and Orange Cake View recipe

Frosted Carrot and Orange Cake

This is a very moist and tasty orange and carrot cake that is sure to impress. Not only is it wheat and gluten free it is also dairy and lactose free too if you replace the traditional frosting with an icing drizzle.

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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