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.
Nutty Chicken Satay
These nutty chicken satay skewers make a healthy snack, or they can be served as a starter on a bed of lettuce. They will keep for a couple of days in the fridge, so are ideal to snack on when you get peckish but want to avoid eating something unhealthy.
Duck confit is a traditional French dish that is generally made with a whole duck. This recipe just uses the legs and it is rich, a special occasion dinner in our house. You start preparations the day, don’t be deterred, it’s worth the effort!
Baked Scotch Eggs
These Scotch eggs are baked in the oven, so they are marginally healthier than the traditionally fried variety! Enjoy them at any time of the day; a light lunch, in a picnic or maybe for a mid-morning snack. You could add different seasoning to the bread crumbs; smoked paprika makes a tasty addition.
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/