Coeliac Awareness Week (13-20 March) is an important time to reflect on how important food tolerances are to the way we live our lives. Coeliac disease affects those who are sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. As wheat flour is a common ingredient for much of our daily cooking, finding substitutes or alternative meals that still impress may leave us at a loss.
5 Great Gluten-free Ideas
- Barbecues are great for entertaining with gluten free friends and family. There are many gluten free sausages, rissoles and beef patties available. Try our gluten free bbq recipe collection - including our delicious chicken and pork satay sticks
- Roasts are another great option for a main course. For your home-made glossy, smooth and thick gravy, rice and potato flour are excellent wheat flour substitutes. Use it in the roux, or mix to a smooth paste with a little water before adding
- You can still enjoy cakes, so don't fear. Consider other types of flours that add flavour and a good texture such as rice flour, quinoa flour, buckwheat flour, coconut flour, potato flour and chickpea flour. A combination of three flours with rice flour being the main ingredient is the most common to give the best result
- Salads can be so creative and colourful with no end to inspire your creativity. Try our beetroot and blue cheese salad
- Acknowledging Coeliac Awareness Week, we've compiled a gluten free recipe collection on our KitchenEnthusiast blog, so do check it out
For more information on coeliac disease, visit Coeliac Australia.