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9:30am - 6:00pm
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9:30am - 6:00pm
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Address & Location
Guilt Free Kitchen
Westoe Crown
Sea Winnings Way
South Shields
NE33 3NS
Tel: 0191 449 0375
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Guilt Free Kitchen & Takeaway

Guilt Free Cooking

So, What is Guilt Free Cooking?

All of our recipes are prepared without any Gluten or Wheat. Our dishes are created using the freshest possible ingredients that have undergone minimal processing.  We cook with coconut or olive oil, which not only tastes great but also has many health benefits in its own right, please take the time to look them up.

*Our Cucumber dips and Mosalla Dishes contain Goats Milk Yogurt. Our Feta Cheese is also made from 100% Goats milk. The Halloumi Cheese in our kebabs is made from 100% Organic Sheep Milk. These ingredients are considered to be much more easily digested than traditional dairy products manufactured from Cow’s milk. Many people with Lactose intolerance find that t3hey can consume products made from Goat and Sheep milk without experiencing the digestive problems associated with some Cow’s milk produce. 

The Benefits of Coconut Oil - Fats can be Healthy – Really?

All of our food is cooked in the finest grade Coconut Oil which offers many health benefits. There are far too many benefits to list on our page regarding the massive benefits for your health and well being but here are just a few we have selected from beating sugar cravings to aiding weight loss


Coconut oil contains short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs), which is a "healthy" form saturated fat compared to trans fat. Trans fatty acid consumption is linked with heart problems, depression and increased cholesterol levels. What does consuming MCFA fats in coconut oil mean for your body? Our body metabolises these fats in the liver, immediately converting this into energy (fuel for the brain and muscle function) rather than it being stored as fat.


One 2009 study looked at the weight loss link between consumption of coconut oil and found that it reduces abdominal obesity. Researchers discovered coconut oil is easy to digest and also protects the body from insulin resistance. Eating from the is an ideal way to get your recommended daily allowance of coconut oil.


If you suffer from poor digestion or tummy bloating try adding coconut oil to your diet. Coconut oil has been found to benefit digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome and microbial related tummy bugs. Fatty acids in coconut oil contain anti microbial properties, which have a soothing affect on bacteria, Candida, or parasites that cause poor digestion.


A recent study by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research found that coconut oil protects against insulin resistance, reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.  MCFA fats are small enough to be absorbed into the cells where they're quickly converted to energy. It is this process that not only reduces the amount of fat we pack into storage, but improves insulin sensitivity.


Coconut oil is made up of healthy fats lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid which contain antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral properties to boost the immune system. Lauric acid contains the highest concentration of MCFA fatty acids, approximately 75 per cent. The body turn this fat into monolaurin which is claimed to help heal viruses such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, helicobacter pylori and Candida.


A study reported in the Journal of Nutrition found that coconut oil boosts metabolism. Researchers found that participants who consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burned more kilojoules than those who consumed less. A speedy metabolism helps boost the body's immune system and keep weight off.


Coconut is not just for your cooking – it's a wonderfully hydrating treat for skin too. It keeps the skin's connective tissues strong, which prevents sagging and wrinkles and softens the appearance of fine lines.


Because coconut oil is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid, it gives it a higher smoking temperature than most polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils. If you're preparing recipes that require high temperatures you should consider coconut oil for this type of cooking. Unlike olive oil which will oxidise at high temperatures, creating free radicals.


Instead of reaching for biscuit barrel for an afternoon sugar hit, try eating a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil to beat sugar cravings. This is because good quality fat is more satiating than carbs, so if you cut down on sugar you will feel less 'ravenous'. Most of us do not realise but constant hunger is a major clue that your body is not being fed correctly. With the proper amounts of fats and protein, you can fuel your energy reserves properly, and come off the sugar roller coaster that many of us are on.


Coconut oil can be used to replace many of the oils and butters in everyday recipes. It’s also really fresh and tasty compared to heavier oils.

It can be used to replace most of your regular oils and butters in most recipes.