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.
Beef Massaman Curry
This beef curry is a rich, mild Thai curry that is great served as a main course with Jasmine rice. Cook it in the slow cooker for best results but can also be cooked in the oven at 190°C for around 2 hours.
Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup
This delicious warming soup is an ideal lunch recipe or you could make it as a dinner party starter. It’s ready in just 20 minutes and can be frozen. I like to make it when I have some leftover Stilton. I have served this soup to friends who don’t like blue cheese normally; it’s mild and creamy and you will want a second helping.
Oven Baked Fish Goujons
Homemade fish goujons are really tasty and so easy to make. You can use whatever firm white fish you like, personally I like to use cod or haddock. A great way to get the kids to eat fish and they will love to help you make them too. You won’t buy any shop bought varieties again, once you have tried these! You can add different flavours to the coating - try garlic granules, grated lemon zest, cayenne pepper or BBQ seasoning. Try adding a tbsp of sesame seeds to the breadcrumb mixture for a totally different taste.
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/