Friday Photos: JOY

Welcome to Friday Photos, a weekly feature here on Celiac in the City — you can read how it all started by clicking HERE.

The past week was filled with joy. (and celebrating)

The joy of meeting a new friend on the farm.

The joy on his face, after creating “T’s Masterpiece,” all by himself. (with grandma at his side)


Joy in the belly. (as Shauna and Danny would say)

BLT Bites

 bacon – leftover from breakfast (is that even possible?) 

greens/lettuce from your garden or local market

grape or cherry tomatoes


sriracha mayo for dipping — add a few drops to your mayo

Layer them all up. Keep it all together with a toothpick, if you’d like. Dip. Bite. Repeat.


Simple joys — breakfast with family. (and my mama sending me home with my Strawberry Shortcake silverware set… that the nephews were arguing over who “had to use the girly ones”)

Pamela’s pancakes with blueberries & raspberries

Bringing joy to a friend — Molly’s Gluten Free Bakery style.

How are you spreading JOY this week? It’s contagious.

Photo source from Pinterest 

FRIDAY PHOTOS: Monkey see, monkey do — a gluten-free baby shower for not one but two!

Last summer my celiac sister threw me a “Pinterest Perfect” bridal shower.

(she made these lemonade bevies from ultra-washed beer bottles and hand stamped labels)

People raved about the food — all of it was gluten-free, of course… but no one cared a bit.

So next up is a baby shower right?


Breakfast is served. (by the cutest chefs ever)

This is the story of two young chefs. Happy to make a mess help in the kitchen whenever possible.

When the “head chef” barks out orders, his sous chef and line chef happily respond, “yes, chef!”

They are 6 and 3 years old.

This is the breakfast they made for me early Saturday morning.

First, a lesson in measuring. (you don’t learn fractions in Kindergarten)

We used Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking/Pancake Mix

His first attempt to crack the egg was less successful. But don’t worry, he assured us, “I am really good at getting the shell pieces out.”

Measuring the water was a breeze.

He’s a pro by this point.

Monkey see. Monkey do. (we call him Monkey sometimes, or Monster, or CT, I see nothing wrong with 7 nicknames)

Now, the serious business begins.

Waiting for the bubbles can take a while. (and yes, the little guy on the right got flipped a little early, for the record, this was the head chef’s fault)

Much better. And Monkey gives it two thumbs up.

He was a big fan. Even though they’re “gwuten fwee”

I had to agree. Good stuff.

Then a sneaky little sous chef came out with a big surprise. Chocolate chips for batch #2.

He was so proud of himself. I was proud of him too. And then this happened…

He didn’t even give them the order.

Do you make your pancakes from scratch? Or do you use a mix? We also love to add wild blueberries when we are up north. What is your favorite add in?