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Wheat free diet

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  • 13-09-2006 2:32pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 166 ✭✭


    I have been put on a wheat free diet, which is quite difficult especially at lunch time. I have been told that i can eat spelt bread. Does anyone know where i can get it? I have seen spelt flour, and baked some bread of my own, but I'm curious about the types that i can buy!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,247 ✭✭✭✭6th


    Dunnes do spelt bread most of the time but it can be hard to find. My wife tries to stick to a wheat free diet and has just gotten blood tests to see if she is a ciliac (spelling?).

    People just dont realise how hard it can be or how much stuff contains wheat.

    Best of luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,518 ✭✭✭✭dudara


    bragan wrote:
    I have been put on a wheat free diet, which is quite difficult especially at lunch time. I have been told that i can eat spelt bread. Does anyone know where i can get it? I have seen spelt flour, and baked some bread of my own, but I'm curious about the types that i can buy!

    I also follow a wheat-free diet, and end up making my own lunch and bringing it with me most days. Otherwise I stick to salads etc. It's not easy avoiding wheat altogether, but I was never the biggest fan of bread anyway, so I don't miss it really. Pasta however, is another story.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 607 ✭✭✭pvt. joker


    Over here we call it gluten allergy. A lot of supermarkets in the past few years have started selling gluten free products. My cousin has a gluten allergy and she stocks up on gluten free flour, pasta, bread etc. Good luck


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 607 ✭✭✭pvt. joker


    i know you don't have WholeFoods over there, but this is an example of what i'm talking about...

    http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/bakery/gf_bakehouse.html

    Maybe it's just a us trend, but all of the sudden i've seen a spike in the number of people with Cellian Disease (gluten allergy)


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,518 ✭✭✭✭dudara


    To be honest I find most of the gluten-free products pretty mucky. I'd rather go without bread and pasta than eat some of the substitutes.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭elliebn


    i have been following a wheat free diet for the past ten years, im not allergic to gluten its the wheat grain i can't tolerate.

    i find it easier to think of the foods i can eat rather than what i can't. if you have a tescos near you they have a range of foods called "free from", i get their pasta and its pretty close to the real thing (made from rice flour, potato flour, soya flour can't think of the other ingredients), you can also have rice noodles, glass noodles, buckwheat noodles (though not a favourite of mine). you can eat rice cakes, ryvita (check ingredients the sweet ones contain wheat), you can get wheat free stock cubes, wheat free soy sauce from the health food shop called Tamari. as for bread i'm in the galway area and there are loads of bakeries that now specialise in spelt bread and also rye bread. unfortunately i'm intolerant to yeast as well as wheat which makes it more difficult. aldi and lidl both do rye breads and there is a company called the alternative bread company or 'abc' that dunnes stores stock, they do rye and spelt breads. I have a recipe for spelt bread but can't remember the recipe off hand, will forward it on to you. if there is anything else i can think of i'll add it or feel free to email me and i'll try and answer any of your questions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,518 ✭✭✭✭dudara


    Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. Therefore, if you're a coeliac, these are substances to avoid. Oats can be eaten by most coeliacs, however, there is a strong risk of cross-contamination if they are produced in a factory or mill that also produces products containing the other three cereals.

    It is due to this risk of cross-contamination that I pretty much avoid all cereal containing products. It's just easier than suffering the pain.

    It's easy to eat wheat-free (and cereal free) lunches if you just put a bit of planning into it. I bring curries, stir-fries, salads into work with me the whole time. All are home-made so I know exactly what's in them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 166 ✭✭bragan


    Thanks for the replies everyone. Im allergic to Wheat, not gluten.
    A number of you mentioned that Dunnes stores sell spelt bread. Does anyone know the name of it. I have never seen it in Dunnes, although i must say, i have spent more time loooking in Tesco, Superquinn, and Super valu, and none of them have any.
    It would be great if i could get some in Dunnes. I found a shop on Camden street that sell spelt bread, but it isn't the greatest I've ever tasted. The stuff i made myself was better:)

    I'm not sure about the rye bread. Most of them that i have seen also have wheat flour. In fact, the main ingrediant in most of them is Wheat flour, with the second ingrediant been rye. If anyone know's of any that don't contain wheat, i'd be grateful if you could me the name of them.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 5,555 ✭✭✭tSubh Dearg


    Blazing Salads on Drury St (just off Exchequer St) sell spelt bread. I know their salads are delicious and a friend of mine adores their spelt bread.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 grannynutter


    Hi
    I have just found out that i am allergic to Wheat. This i thought at first would not be 2bad but i since realised that there is wheat in every flour so.... I went into dunnes to day they have a good rang of bread, bars like(kitkat), muffins, Pasta(which i didnt even know had wheat in it), maderia cake stuff like... And i think it is terrible the prices they charge for them....

    My only one problem now is am not sure what cereal is wheat free as it does not state it on any of the boxes can any1 help me with this????

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,931 ✭✭✭huskerdu


    My only one problem now is am not sure what cereal is wheat free as it does not state it on any of the boxes can any1 help me with this????

    Thanks

    Good luck with your new eating regime. It sounds like you have put some
    time into educating yourself. There is a website called www.wheat-free.org that
    might be useful to you.

    I assume you mean breakfast cereal. Please clarify if not.
    All cereals, like all manufactured, packaged food has an ingredient list on the box. The list of ingredients will state whether there is wheat in the cereal or not.

    All the best


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3 grannynutter


    yes i meant breakfast cereal... what i cant understand is y they dont put the little wheat free sign ceral on the box if they have no wheat make it so much easier...

    Thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 michael51


    Super valus amd Dunnes in most towns on east coast do a lovely spelt loaf from Soul Bakery in Lucan. Only has 3 ingredients, spelt flour, salt, & filtered water.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,005 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    michael51 wrote: »
    Super valus amd Dunnes in most towns on east coast do a lovely spelt loaf from Soul Bakery in Lucan. Only has 3 ingredients, spelt flour, salt, & filtered water.

    Interesting, a bread with no raising agent:rolleyes:
    Doesn't sound too appetising!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 michael51


    May sound unappetising but is lovely. Ideal for people with yeast or wheat allergies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,005 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    michael51 wrote: »
    May sound unappetising but is lovely. Ideal for people with yeast or wheat allergies.

    I suspect that there are more ingredients than the 3 you list.


  • Registered Users Posts: 998 ✭✭✭maddogcollins


    Hi
    And i think it is terrible the prices they charge for them....


    Thanks


    I know this is an old post but the cost of specific gluten free products can be claimed ina tax return/

    You need a letter from your GP stating you are a coeliac and receipts must be kept (most loyalty card supermakets will give you a seperate breakdown at year end or your total spend on allowable products).


  • Registered Users Posts: 90 ✭✭fed_u





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