A Gluten Free Birthday

February 10, 2013

in gluten free, party

Cousin Rachel’s birthday – a big one!!!


The above cake was a flourless one recommended by Kristine from Viktor Benes – gluten-free, just like this tower of sweets from Georgetown Cupcake.


In fact, the entire menu was gluten-free for the birthday girl


…Thai takeout from Ekkamai


…from spring rolls to chicken satay and shrimp wrapped in bacon…


…BBQ Beef, Pork, Veggie Sides…


…White/Forbidden Rice + meatless Pad Thai.


I nibbled while helping to set up the buffet…

PicMonkey Collage

…also had some chips/hummus/nuts while waiting for guests to arrive.



As the sun set, we dug right in!



I had seconds…


…followed by cake and 40 candles!

PicMonkey Collage


Very rich and sweet….


…also sampled all four of the cupcakes – PB, Lava Fudge, Salted Caramel, and Chocolate.


Not too long after, more nibbling happened…Thai food, chips, and dessert…

PicMonkey Collage

…left very full, but not too bloated; guess I should eat gluten-free more often!

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1 Kristen February 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

This all looks so delicious! Oh my!

2 Lez February 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

Ooooh! Scrumptious! I need to try gluten-free goods someday!

3 Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating February 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

That cake looks really good! I think it’s interesting that it made you less bloated (the gf thing) after a big meal. Maybe I’ll try that!

4 Rosa Capizzi February 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Auguri alla festeggiata. Ciao

5 Well in L.A. February 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

What a delicious, fun celebration! Love the shot of the sunlight peeking through behind the plate of pasta!

6 Ella February 20, 2013 at 5:43 am

Hi Lynn, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now. My mum is Chinese but I live in London- there’s a familiarity thats so strong when I read your blog and it’s particularly comforting!

Thanks for this Gluten Free inspiration. I only found out about my allergy to wheat 2 months ago and it’s been pretty rough!

xx Ella

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