Following a Gluten-Free Diet
This diet is for people experiencing gluten intolerance found in certain foods such as wheat, barley, rye & spelt. Its name comes from the Latin word for “glue,” as it gives flour a sticky consistency when mixed with water. This glue-like property helps gluten create a sticky network that gives bread the ability to rise when baked. It also gives bread a chewy and satisfying texture. Unfortunately, many people feel uncomfortable after eating foods that contain gluten. The most severe reaction to gluten is called celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly harms itself. Celiac disease affects up to 1% of the population and can damage the intestines. If eating gluten makes you feel uncomfortable, it’s best to take advice from your doctor to be tested for Celiac. There are people who are classified as having non-celiac gluten sensitivity do not test positive celiac disease or a wheat allergy. However, they still feel uncomfortable after eating gluten, this Course can help support your diet with foods that you can eat such as meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, rice & potatoes. Gluten sensitivity are similar to those of celiac disease and include stomach pain, bloating, changes in bowel motions, tiredness and eczema or a rash.
This evening medicinal cookery class incorporates gluten-free foods into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way. You will learn what ingredients can enhance your body, maximise your energy and keep you full and satisfied throughout the day. At KitchenJoy we will offer guidance and tips to help you choose healthier options.
You will learn to cook a wide range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients. You will discover the medicinal benefits of selected herbs and spices with an explanation of the importance of certain nutrient groups.
Sample recipes include:
Kiwi super green smoothie
Butternut squash & sage soup & gluten-free buckwheat & oat bread
Chilli lime shrimp burritos with cabbage
Gluten-free blueberry muffins
Our hands-on cookery classes at Kitchen Joy’s Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the Kitchen Joy island and can enjoy eating your dishes together with the group on the long dining table. There will also be some left over foods for you to take home to share with your loved ones.
Courses max 6 persons
Dates Tuesday 12th February; Wednesday 10th April 2019
Timings 7pm - 9.30 pm