herald

Monday 5 December 2016

A huge amounts of foods are naturally gluten-free: meat, fish, vegetables, fresh herbs, dairy products and rice.

How do you suggest catering for a coeliac?

Adrian Martin
Adrian Martin
veg

A huge amounts of foods are naturally gluten-free: meat, fish, vegetables, fresh herbs, dairy products and rice.

Stick to these as your main ingredients and keep an eye on hidden gluten in pre-made sauces and other condiments.

Homemade curry with rice or a roast dinner are always a winner. Pasta, bread and cakes don't have to be off the menu as there are some great gluten-free alternatives available.

The crossed-grain symbol indicates a product has been certified gluten-free by the Coeliac Society of Ireland. It's easier when you start cooking to prepare food for your coeliac guest first and keep it separate to food containing gluten.

Be particularly careful if you're using standard flour for other guests, as flour containing gluten will lead to cross-contamination.

My advice would be to cook GF for the whole dinner party; it leads to easier preparation and won't make your coeliac guest feel left out.

Log onto coeliac.ie for recipes and tips. A regular on TV3's '7 O'Clock Show', chef Adrian Martin will be hosting cooking demos in Craft Butcher Stores during Coeliac Awareness Week in association with Knorr.

Promoted articles

Entertainment News