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.
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
The perfect side to accompany a Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner. Transform the sprout into a naturally gluten and wheat free side dish that will sparkle alongside the meat and roasties.
Halloumi, Pomegranate Salad
This light lunch of halloumi and pomegranate creates a taste sensation that is sure to keep featuring on your menu, especially during the summer months. The pomegranate salsa that is deliciously infused with garlic and chilli complements the mild saltiness of the halloumi just perfectly. Naturally gluten and wheat free, this dish will no doubt be a hit with your friends and family.
Smoked Salmon Rolls
These smoked salmon rolls won’t hang around for long! Watch them fly off the plate when you serve them either as a dinner party starter on a bed of dressed leaves or as a cold canape. Naturally gluten and wheat free, they look and taste divine.
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/