Birthday Recipes (Most Popular)
Summer veggies team up with a light, citrusy Ponzu sauce and a shot of peppery heat for a delicious, fat free lunch. Shirataki noodles are made from konjac flour - a high-fiber, low calorie substance that is great for the digestive system - but if you don't like them or can't find them cellophane or bean thread noodles work just as well.
Makes 2 large (main dish) servings (add some protein like tofu or shrimp for a heartier meal) or 4 side servings.
A light, saffron-infused sauce with fresh tomatoes, mussels and garlic enrobes chunky spiral pasta and green beans. 36 mussels are about 1 1/2 lbs in-shell.Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This recipe is courtesy of my Pastry Arts professor Amjad. I never pictured a sponge-based layer cake whenever this dessert was mentioned. To me, it was slightly sweet biscuits with plain whipped cream and plently of in-season (only!) strawberries piled high. Who knew!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
When Andrew and I caught an episode of Ultimate Recipe Showdown on the Food Network a while back, he mentioned (several times!) that having a hazelnut-chocolate cake for his birthday would be amazing. I figured I would simplify the ingredients and method, as well as throw in a good dose of hazelnut oil and Nutella to bring the initial recipe (for Triple-Hazelnut cake) into Quintuple-Hazelnut status!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
My (and my mom's) version of the classic French Onion Soup. Using Julia's recipe as a base, this uses butter and bacon fat to saute, gets a splash of cognac and a cup of wine along with the rich, flavourful beef stock. My stepbrother (who requested it in the first place) ate two huge bowls!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
A very slightly modified version of my Vegan Lemon Sheet Cake, this is a two-layer beauty moist and tender from coconut milk and brightly flavoured from lemon juice, zest and extract. Sandwiched with jam and coconut it's the perfect base for any decoration!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This is going to be part of the birthday and Christmas gift package that I’ll be giving to one of my best friends, Heather, this year. It is a take on one of our first tandem baking experiences, which was a lemon (box) cake with cherry – vanilla (box) icing. I’ve taken the flavours, flipped them around and “gourmetized” the memories by making both the cake and frosting from scratch, adding lightness to the cake with rice flour and cornstarch, and the extra flavour layer of honey to the frosting. I only wish I could take part in reliving the flavours of our memories!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This is a delicious, hearty comfort food that doesn't fill you out while sating your hunger. It's good for low-carbers, since even though it LOOKS like lasagne, there's no pasta in it - and only 1/4 cup of whole wheat breadcrumbs!
If you can't find cremini mushrooms, their "adult" form (Portabellas) works just as well.
My own version of several other recipes.Submitted by KGENTER
Sticky, just sweet enough and full of goodness from the nuts and fruit, this is gluten free and easily adaptable to be vegan (just use agave instead of the honey, or leave it out completely). They're like the richest, fudgiest brownies ever! Adapted from http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/vegan-c