Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How not to feel deprived at a birthday party!

Today is my youngest son Andrew's birthday- an occasion for pizza, cake, and ice cream! A time when someone with intolerance to wheat and dairy might feel deprived. But there's no need to!

Pizza- thanks to Everyday Paleo . I substituted 1/2 of the almond meal for flax meal. There's peppers, Hormel uncured pepperoni, spicy chicken  sausage from Trader Joe's, and BACON!

My best friend mentioned this would make great scones. I think if I replace the olive oil with butter, add some honey, and some chocolate chips (of course!) they will be awesome!

Chocolate Cake: I modified  the chocolate almond joy bars recipe from Elana's Pantry. To make the cake, mix together :
  • 4 eggs

  • ¾ cup coconut milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2  cup cane sugar

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup  almond flour

  • ½ cup coconut flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 4 oz 72% Trader Joe's Pound Plus bar

  • I made the little cake and 14 cupcakes, baked at 350 for 25 minutes.
    My dairy and wheat eating husband said it had a pleasingly complex flavour, and the BFF even suggested I make it for her next birthday, so we can all have the same dessert.
    (paleo/primal folks, DON'T ask about the frosting)

    That's mango sorbet from TJ's and So Delicious Raspberry Sorbet.
    How much do I love the raspberry sorbet?

    Last but not least, the obligatory birthday cake picture. That's the standard cake everyone else ate, that is much requested.

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