Are you looking for gluten free recipes and meal plans?
You're not alone. Recipe requests are the biggest enquiry we receive, especially for dinners, packed lunches and additional allergens, such as wheat and dairy.
The gluten free market has changed.
As consumers we no longer just seek gluten free food; we want the recipes and meal plans that are widely available for everyone else.
The GFI Recipe and Meal Plan database will provide exclusively gluten free recipes, all in one place, accessible from your phone, tablet and computer.
How will it work?
Vibrant, tasty recipes exclusively for the gluten free community
Choose from professionally prepared meal plans, using foods widely available in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Lots of other allergens will be included as well, but you can search knowing that every recipe and plan will be gluten free first.
Your personal account will have default options chosen by you, so you can exclude the allergens and ingredients that you never want to see.
Help Build the Community
Add your own recipes and share them with the community.
Make the Most of Seasonal, Local Foods
Seasonal recipes will make the most of the currently available produce, keeping your shopping bill low.
Mobile, Tablet and Desktop Friendly
Recipes designed to be displayed on your phone, tablet or computer, so you can cook while looking at the instructions easily.
Plan Your Meals Anywhere
Ingredients lists can be saved and printed to take with you to the supermarket, or shop online. Find recipes by the ingredients you have in your fridge, or the new food you just discovered in the supermarket.
How are we going to use your money?
Thanks to your support, we will be able to use the target funds pledged to build the working prototype for the app on ios and Android, as well as a mobile website and desktop website, launching in 2020. Any additional funding will be used to market the app and website and support future improvements.
An Ad Free Experience
We want the recipe and meal planner to be as clean and easy to view as possible. That means no adverts, banners or pop ups, taking up the space you need to enjoy your recipe.
Advertisers will still be able to promote their products through sponsored recipes, but only with carefully chosen gluten free products, that are widely available.
We will be seeking additional funding through the Crowdfunder Side Hustle programme, as well as outside investors, to take the project further, faster, so we really need your help to get off the ground.
Who are we and why do we need your support?
With over 14,000 followers on social media, GFI provides gluten free information for free, to Coeliacs and anyone gluten intolerant, in the UK and Ireland.
For the past 10 years, Derek and Christina Thompson, have been running the GFI website, gluten free markets and publishing gluten free guides to eating out. In 2017 they won the FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland, Services to the Industry award.
By working with manufacturers, retailers, research organisations, charities and the government, they have helped improve the availability and awareness of gluten free food, particularly in Northern Ireland and Ireland.
GFI is funded by Derek and Christina's pension, with help to cover costs by advertisers on the website.