Gluten-Free Teriyaki Shrimp and Ramen Noodles

(Makes 2 Servings)


  • 30 Medium Shrimp
  • 2 Packages of Gluten Free Ramen Noodles (I used Lotus Foods Millet and Brown Rice Ramen)
  • 1/4 c. Gluten Free Soy Sauce (I used La Choy)
  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic (minced)


  1. Prep the shrimp- clean and remove the veins.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, lemon juice, onion powder, and garlic.  Whisk the ingredients together so that they are fully combined.
  3. Add the shrimp to sauce, and stir so that all of the shrimp are coated.  Cover the bowl, and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Place a frying pan on medium heat, and add the shrimp.  Cook the shrimp until they are no longer translucent, about 7 minutes.  (the shrimp should appear pink underneath the brown sauce)
  5. Follow the directions on the packaging to cook the ramen.
  6. Strain the ramen, portion, place on plates, and top with cooked shrimp and extra sauce.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Stuffed Pancakes

During the week, I usually skip over breakfast, but not on Sundays.  Sundays are my big breakfast days, and one of my favorite Sunday breakfasts is pancakes.  I absolutely love Maple Grove Farms Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix.  It’s great for plain pancakes, but sometimes I like to change it up, and make something a little different.  These Gluten-Free Apple Pie Stuffed Pancakes are super easy to make and delicious!

(Makes 5-6 Pancakes)


  • 1 c. Maple Grove Farms Pancake and Waffle Mix
  • 2/3 c. Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • Cooking Spray or Butter for the pan

Maple Grove Farms Pancake and Waffle Mix


  1. Follow the directions on the box to make the batter: Whisk the eggs and oil.  Gradullay add the milk and mix.
  2. Cut the apple into small pieces.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  4. Once the butter is melted, add the apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and let simmer on a medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Heat a frying pan, and add your cooking spray or butter to grease the pan.
  6. Once the pan is hot, scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan.
  7. Once the pancake begins to puff and bubble, spoon the apple mixture onto the pancake, spreading evenly across the pancake.
  8. Top the apple mixture with another 1/4 cup of batter, and let cook for a few minutes.
  9. Once the top layer of batter begins to puff, flip the pancake, cooking until golden brown.
  10. Serve and enjoy.

The Gluten-Free Gal’s Guide Apple Pie Stuffed Pancakes


I was first introduced to Bareburger a few years ago.  I was meeting some friends in the city for lunch, and knowing I was gluten-free, they suggested the restaurant.  My friends had eaten there before, and knew there were gluten-free options on the menu.  I expected to find a typical burger place menu, with maybe one or two options for me, and a half decent gluten-free roll available.  Instead, I found a huge menu full of healthy, delicious, and gluten-free options! 

While there are a lot of burgers offered, my favorite thing to do is make a custom burger, which is listed on the menu as “Be My Burger”.  Bareburger allows you to select from a large list of options, with several gluten free options in each of the categories (Patty, Bun, Bacon & Egg, Cheese, Veggies, and Sauces).  In addition to having a gluten-free bun, those avoiding gluten can also get their burger wrapped in collard greens.  While the Rye, NY location is my local Bareburger and the one I visit most often, I have eaten at several of their other locations, and have always had the same high quality, delicious, and gluten free experience.  On my most recent trip, I ordered the turkey burger with turkey bacon, aged cheddar, guacamole, and dill pickles, served on a gluten-free bun, of course!  Bareburger also has amazing gluten-free fries available, which are a staple side with every burger I order.  

I always love finding a restaurant that keeps the gluten-free and the gluten-full eaters equally happy and full, and Bareburger is one of those places.  If you have not done so already, I highly suggest you check out your local Bareburger!

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One of the biggest struggles for me once I became gluten free was giving up pasta.  I have always loved pasta, and in the early days, I cheated many times on my gluten free diet by ordering a pasta dish when I went out to dinner.  When I first became gluten free, almost 8 years ago, it was hard to find a good gluten free pasta.  It was difficult to find a restaurant that served gluten free options, and even more difficult to find one that had gluten free pasta available.  While this may no longer be the case, I still get really excited to see gluten free pasta available on a restaurant’s menu. 

My most recent run in with my favorite printed words, “gluten free available” was at Galli located at 45 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013.  Galli describes itself as an Italian comfort food restaurant, and their menu lives up to this description.  While they have an extensive menu with many gluten free options, my eyes were immediately drawn to their large selection of pastas, with the words “gluten free available” prominently displayed at the top of the section.  I selected one of my favorites, Carbonara (spaghetti, pancetta, egg, pecorino, cream, peas).  While the dish is listed as being made with spaghetti, my server informed me that they only had gluten free penne available, which was a substitution I was completely fine with.  My meal was amazing!  The gluten free pasta had the texture of a gluten-full pasta and was cooked perfectly al dente. The carbonara was delicious, and I finished the entire large portion.  I highly recommend checking out Galli if you’re in the city and looking for a great gluten free (or gluten full) meal.  

Galli’s website:

Galli- 45 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013  (212) 966-9288

Pamela’s Products- Extreme Chocolate Simple Bites

Since becoming gluten free, I’ve read a lot of books on the topic.  I am always trying to stay up to date on the latest information, advice, trends, and products available.  One of the brands that I saw mentioned a lot in my reading was Pamela’s Products.  This gluten-free company was founded in 1988 and offers a large range of gluten free and natural products including: cookies, pastas, bars, baking mixes, graham crackers, and more.  

After seeing the brand in a lot of the books I was reading, I was intrigued.  So when I was walking through the aisles of my local grocery store, and saw their products in the gluten free section, I just had to try them.  I am a lover of all things chocolate, so I quickly selected the Extreme Chocolate Simple Bites.  These small cookies are delicious, and the perfect gluten free bite-sized snack!  The chocolate flavor was definitely extreme, and satisfied my intense chocolate craving.  The cookies are crunchy, and don’t crumble like a lot of the other gluten free products I’ve tried.  I will definitely be trying more of Pamela’s Products in the future.  

Pamela’s Products Extreme Chocolate SimpleBites Mini Cookies

Pamela’s Products Website:


When I moved to Philadelphia for college, I was introduced to a new concept, water ice.  While I had eaten this treat before, growing up in New York, it was always called Italian ices.  Living in Philadelphia for 4 years, I learned that there was one water ice that stood out above the rest, Rita’s.  The first day of spring is a special day, and not just because of the changing weather.  Rita’s officially reopens for the spring, and offers free water ice in celebration.  I quickly learned that this was like a national holiday, with everyone posting on social media how excited they were for free Rita’s.  While at Temple University, a Rita’s opened up on campus, and you would not believe the lines that formed down the block.  I had to see what all of this hype was about!  When I finally stepped foot into the store, I was overwhelmed by not just the flavor options, but the treat options.  After several visits, I settled on a favorite, the Gelati.  This layered treat has custard on the bottom (which is like an ice cream) with water ice on top, finished with another layer of custard.  You can make your own out of any of the available flavors, and it’s so good!  The richness of the custard, with the light and flavorful water ice is the perfect treat!

Unfortunately, my time at Temple University came to an end, and I moved back to New York where there were no local Rita’s.  Up until this weekend, it had been years since my last Rita’s treat.  In fact, it had been so many years that the last time I had indulged I was still eating gluten.  So when I attended a recent event at Met Life Stadium and headed to my seats, I was overwhelmed with nostalgia and hunger when I saw a Rita’s stand at the base of the stairs to my section.  I was so excited until I reached the counter and remembered life is different now.  While custard and water ice are not items you’d expect to have gluten, I’ve learned you always have to ask.  Since this was a kiosk and not a store, I was unsure of what the attendant would say when I asked my Standard question, “Do you know if this is gluten free?”  Not only was the attendant super helpful, he immediately referred to and shared the allergy information sheets they keep at the stand.  I was really happy to learn that almost all of Rita’s custards and water ices are gluten free (there are a few that contain cake, brownie, and cookie bits which contain gluten). I quickly decided on a Gelati with chocolate custard and black cherry ices, and it was just as good as I remembered.


For more informaiton about Rita’s or to find your local store, check out their website: