Birthday Recipes (Most Popular)
Your friends and family will never know they’re getting a healthy serving of veggies with their dessert; they’ll be too busy experiencing this low-fat “chocolate ecstasy”. So if you have an extra zucchini or two hanging around, this is a wonderful (and slightly subversive) use for it!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
I came up with this when I needed chcolate cupcakes for a kids birthday when I only had yellow cake mix on hand. I also needed it to taste great be low calorie and not have artificial sweeteners like diet colaSubmitted by JODILHERNANDEZ
My mom's birthday choice this year, as a homage to the WDW trip we didn't take! This is a dense, moist, intensely rich chocolate cake with the ever popular addition of Guinness for body and depth of flavour. Filled with a cinnamon-laced cream cheese icing before being glazed with a sinfully rich ganache, a tiny slice will satisfy for sure. Good thing that the flavour gets better with age! Use full-fat, high-quality ingredients with this recipe, though - you will certainly notice!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
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.
When you want a safe dessert to serve (or eat yourself) but don't want the fuss and bother of a fancy cake - this is for you! It's a little unusual in that it uses juicer pulp in place of grated carrots, but finely shredded and squeezed dry carrots work too. Adapted from The Gluten Free Vegan.Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This truly is an "all-day" meat sauce, but it's almost work-free! The long, slow cooking makes even the leanest, toughest meat meltingly tender. If you prep the ingredients the night before and refrigerate, all you have to do is pop it into the crockpot in the morning and off you go!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
The flavours of my favourite shrimp jambalaya, but without the rice or okra common to the dish. I actually love this saucy mix on Israeli couscous or even pasta! If you can't find fish stock (I find cubes in Italian markets), use clam juice or vegetable broth. I use Creole Seasoning as my Creole seasoning.Submitted by JO_JO_BA
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 is a wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it good cake... or sneak a piece in the laundry room (when you should be ironing haha) cake... rich and golden buttery yellow, fragrant with ripe bananas, and topped with a sweet, yet tangy, thick glaze draped over it, this is some seriously delicious cake! Don’t be put off by the low baking temperature or the freezer step, both things keep this cake as wonderful as it is! After glazing, keep this sucker in the fridge, if you can wait that long!Submitted by JO_JO_BA