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Posted by: 107 (Guest), Thursday, January 11, 2007, 11:47pm
While I am thinking of it...I need good birthday cake or other recipes for my 6 year old son's birthday party in early February.  He is O and is gluten free, dairy free and egg free (allergic).  So anyway, I don't know WHAT to do, but I promised him a party with inviting several friends.  It is always so hard to do this the way we eat and the way everyone else eats!  I thought of buying a "regular" cake for other kids and a special one for him (and us).  What do yall think?  My son knows and understands and would be fine with that.

I need recipes or places I could order something.  We do hardly any grains, only brown rice or white rice occasionally.

Thanks for ANY help and ideas for the party in general...
Posted by: MyraBee, Friday, January 12, 2007, 12:00am; Reply: 1
Hi, Tina--

Have you thought about making invidual cupcakes?  That way everyone would get their own special cake.  Also, I don't have any recipes--but is there any chance you could make the same complient-for-your-son cake for everybody?

Also, I think this has been mentioned before, but it would be great to get your little guys tested; just a thought.

Best Wishes for a Happy Day,

Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 12, 2007, 12:16am; Reply: 2
how about with nut flour?
Posted by: bec-australia (Guest), Friday, January 12, 2007, 12:44am; Reply: 3
What about individual (almond flour based) friands with decorations of dried (sulfur-free) fruit?  Ie make sunflowers out of dried figs and maybe some dried pineapple?  Possibly that's a bit girly though.

Another option might be the frozen sprouted almond torte that was discussed on the forum a while ago.  That was egg-free, would be like ice-cream for the kids and you might be able to make it in a fun shaped mould so that it's more birthday-ish.  It could be decorated with frozen fruit (bananas, mango) or sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.  Healthy, but also tasty.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 12, 2007, 1:02am; Reply: 4
sprouted almond torte the recipe somewhere?
Posted by: bec-australia (Guest), Friday, January 12, 2007, 1:50am; Reply: 5
Quoted Text
Blood Types


A delicious and simple dessert made from soaked almonds, cocoa powder, agave nectar, vanila, and a compliant nut butter.

2 cups raw almonds
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup agave nectar
2/3 cup peanut butter (or any compliant nut butter)
1 tsp vanilla

Put 2 cups of raw almonds into a jar with twice as much filtered water covering them, and add a perforated lid (sprouting lid) or use a piece of cheesecloth doubled with a rubber band. This lets air circulate but keeps the critters out. After 8-12 hours (overnight), drain the water. Really shake the jar to get the majority of the water out, and leave it upside down at an angle, inside a bowl works great, to let the remaining water drain out while still maintaining good air flow. For the next 24 hours, rinse and drain using the above method, every 8-12 hours.

Nuts don't typically sprout like beans or seeds and so are often referred to as 'soaks'. The sprout bulges at the tip of the nut rather than poking through as with beans and seeds.

Add all the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth (or as smooth as you like). This will take some time, so be patient. The end result will be quite stiff.

Put into a 4" springform pan or use a plastic quart yogurt container with the bottom cut out and put it on a pie plate. Fill up the container and freeze for at least 4 hours. Using a knife, score around the edge of the container and lift it up and off the torte.

Decorate however you wish and slice it up like a cheesecake. You can slice the torte into two layers using a large knife and spread compliant fruit jam in between, or sprinkle the top with sliced almonds or fresh fruit.

It is very rich, grain free, and so so good. Adapted from

This was the one I was thinking of - I just can't remember who contributed it, but it is available in Recipe-base.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, January 12, 2007, 2:45am; Reply: 6
perfect, thanks!
Posted by: TypeOSecretor, Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:30am; Reply: 7
Here is a recipe from my agave recipes:  Instead of using whole wheat flour, use whole spelt flour; also, since you can't have cinnamon, maybe use a little of spices you can use - allspice, cloves.  Also, I might use ghee instead of salad oil.  Don't know if it would work.
Pumpkin Patch Cake

Makes 12 servings

cup agave

cup salad oil

oz. canned pumpkin

cup ripe banana, mashed


teaspoon vanilla

cups whole wheat flour

teaspoons baking powder

teaspoons baking soda

teaspoon salt

Tablespoon cinnamon

teaspoon nutmeg

teaspoon cloves

cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

cup seedless raisins

In large mixing bowl, blend together agave, oil, pumpkin, banana, eggs and vanilla. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Fold in walnuts and raisins. Pour batter into a greased 10-inch tube or bundt pan. Bake at 350°F 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tests done.



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Another idea would be a frozen fruit sorbet sweetened with pear juice, frozen bananas with birthday faces (not necessarily OK for all blood types), or unsweetened applesauce.  Seltzer water is beneficial for you and your son and can be mixed into a nice party drink with apple juice or cherry juice, however, seltzer water should be avoided by some blood types.  
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:44am; Reply: 8
Look at Robins blog in the archives. She has a great carrot cake made with brown rice flour. I've made it at Thanksgiving and Christmas this past season. Scratch that! I just went back and read no eggs and no cream cheese. Best of luck.
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Friday, January 12, 2007, 4:43am; Reply: 9
Thanks, everyone for all your help.  The almond torte sounds great.  We can't do spelt flour either, as it contains gluten.  I could definitely make a nut flour type of cake for everyone, but I need a substitute for the eggs.  I read that ground flax is a good substitute.  But I don't know if it would work in an almond flour recipe.  And, for an icing, I just don't know.  

You know how children are.  They are just so used to going to someone's birthday party and having the "typical" fare, and we live in a small community in KY where every birthday is just about the same, filled with junk, so that's what they expect.  I don't want any children running around or making comments about Abraham's food being different and turning their noses up.  It has happened a few times that I have seen, and I despise it, although I understand it.  That's why I was thinking to just get something "normal" so that no one would know the difference.  But, I do like the idea of getting individual cupcakes better.  Maybe I will buy some commercialized kind, and then make some of our own for us.  

I just don't feel I am creative or resourceful enough to make the ultimate cake that all the children would enjoy, although I know my son and my family would love whatever I fix because cookies, cakes and the like are such rare treats!  Mean mommy I am!  

Anyway, I am thinking about having some almond cookies, as well, as everyone loves those, and maybe I will make some of Kate's Walnutty chocolate recipe too.  Then, I think I will do the cupcake thing as well.  But what about candles and some kind of frosting for the cake?
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:46pm; Reply: 10
HI Tina it makes me sad to read about kids.
Emma follows O diet- but is luckily able to have both spelt and eggs- it makes it a lot easier.
Last time she had a real childrens birthsday- ( at 10) - I made a special cake for her- with candles - and got more regular cakes for the kids- nobody really noticed that she did not touch the colourfull "normal cakes)- but only had the Emmaproof cake.
We had lots of fruit icecream as well:
Frozen fruit: blueberries, bananas, starwberiies, etc - put into a food processer with honey or other sweetener - like slush ice/ sorbet.
I made a few bowl of each type of fruit - and every child could get what ever fruit they wanted.
We had food as well: sticks of carrots, baby tomatoes, pepper- and mini pizza´s and fish( cod balls)- mayo.

I think some cookies would be good as well.

I think the point is to makes sure your son does not get sick- but at the same time enjoy himself and won´t be teased afterwards.
Posted by: Drea, Friday, January 12, 2007, 3:55pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from bec-australia

This was the one I was thinking of - I just can't remember who contributed it, but it is available in Recipe-base.

I contributed the recipe for the spouted almond chocolate torte. It is very rich.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, January 12, 2007, 8:03pm; Reply: 12
A sushi- themed birthday paty where all the kids can make their own sushi rolls with or without rice.  Have plates of various thinly sliced vegetablesm (both pickled withonly sea salt and without; precooked fish, nut butters, chopped nuts, thinly sliced precooked omelettes--the ideas are endless.

The birthday cake could be a fresh fruit torte with freshly sliced fruit baked in a nut crust, or individual baby fruit tarts.

You are a very conscientious mother in regards to your childrens' health needs and trying to provide the best nutrition for them.

Posted by: 107 (Guest), Saturday, January 13, 2007, 8:57pm; Reply: 13
Thank you for that encouragement Alia.  I really do try, but it is like swimming upstream in a current of raging water going downstream.  But, I keep on going because I see how happy and healthy my sons are compared to how they use to be before changing our eating habits.  It is so worth it.

Henriette, thanks for the ideas too.  I so wish we could do eggs as well, and am thinking of just biting the bullet for that one day and having a cake with eggs in it.  He doesn't have a horrible reaction, but sinusy, cough and maybe some itchy skin for a while.  I hate for even that to happen, as I feel it sets his immune system back though somehow.  I think I will also have a fruit tray, fresh fruit, and some cookies definitely there, as well as some "regular" cupcakes for the other kids.
Posted by: 107 (Guest), Saturday, January 13, 2007, 9:03pm; Reply: 14
The almond torte sounds good.  I think I will try that too.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Saturday, January 13, 2007, 9:11pm; Reply: 15
Yes, the proof of this way of eating is acknowledghing how different we are now as opposed to pre-BTD days(emotionally, physically).  

If your son cannot have eggs, you might want to try substituting flaxseed for the eggs.  It acts as a emulsier the same way eggs 'hold' ingredients together.

I've atttached forum member, bryonvaughn's cookie recipe without using eggs.  The attachment was copied from another forum member who tried the recipe (sorry--I don't remember who this member was).  

Just a thought: the recipe may turn out well using 4 cups of almond flour, instead of the suggested spelt, oat flours.
Cheryl "bryonyvaughn" posted a cookie recipe a while back on a now-expired thread:

1 part oil (I use light olive.)
1 part honey
2 parts nut butter
4 parts flour (I've used spelt and oat separately and combined.)

I mix everything together, portion out in tablespoon sized balls, roll in flour & criss-cross with fork, freeze on a cookie sheet and then transfer to freezer bags for storage.  I can crank out 10 dozen in 45 minutes and then take out however many I want to bake at a time without messing up my kitchen.  Straight from the freezer I'll bake the cookies for 8 minutes at 325*F.

My cookies never make it to the freezer, but I found that I need to bake them for 18 minutes, and then cool them for a little while right on the cookie sheet before removing them to a rack to finish cooling.  (If I try to remove them immediately, they crumble.)

Anyhow, Cheryl had also posted a brownie recipe (which I have some questions about, so if you're reading this, Cheryl, please post on this thread) which contained no grain flour, just carob powder.  So I figured maybe I could use carob instead of grain flour in her cookie recipe as well, so I tried it, and it worked!

The cookies are nice and fudgey, and very satisfying.

Thanks again, Cheryl!


Posted by: 107 (Guest), Sunday, January 14, 2007, 2:55am; Reply: 16
Thank you so much for your help, Alia.  I have heard of subbing the flax for the egg as well.  I got some possible good news tonight.  A bakery out of Denver emailed me back and said that they could make gluten free, dairy free, egg free cakes etc. so I am going to call them this week and see about what they can do.  I don't know yet.  My son is sensitive to almonds as well, so it is a toss up whether to use the almond flour or the gluten free grains.  They're neither one a great choice for him...I guess I do a lot better with the almond flour, so I like it better myself.  I will make some almond cookie stuff for me for the party, without a doubt!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, January 14, 2007, 2:57am; Reply: 17
sounds like a great plan!
Posted by: TypeOSecretor, Thursday, January 18, 2007, 4:22pm; Reply: 18
You don't mention if your son is Secretor or Non-Secretor.  If he is Secretor, can he have sugar?

If he can, here is a recipe for homemade Marshmallows (without corn syrup), eventually mixing in a crispy rice cereal for crispy rice bars.

This recipe comes from an old book:  "Homemade Candy" by the editors of Farm Journal

This recipe must be watched carefully on the stove, I have found:

Homemade Marshmallows
2 T unflavored gelatin
3/4 c cold water
2 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 c. boiling water
1 T vanilla

Soften gelatin in cold water 5 minutes, then dissolve by stirring over hot water.
Combine sugar, salt and boiling water in 2-qt heavy saucepan; cook, stirring until sugar dissolves, to the soft crack stage (280 degrees).
Pour into mixing bowl along with the gelatin mixture and beat at low speed for 3 minutes; continue beating at medium speed for 10 minutes or until mixture is fluffy and creamy7.  Add vanilla and pour into an 8 inch square pan.
Cool 1/2 hour or until set, then cut in 36 squares with knife moistened in water.  Roll in nuts if desired.
Place in airtight container and put in refrigerator, freezer or other ocld place until ready to use.  Makes about 1 pound.

When I make crispy rice bars, I just take the hot mixture, mix in a little melted butter (you could mix in melted ghee or nothing at all and it would work OK).  Then I mix in some Organic Erewhon Gluten Free Crispy Brown Rice Whole Grain Cereal.

The bars will get soggy after one day because the cereal does not have preservatives.

Posted by: 107 (Guest), Saturday, January 20, 2007, 7:27am; Reply: 19
Thanks, I don't know if his secretor status yet, but I will keep this anyway.  I might make it another time and try to alter it with veg. glycerine...

Thank you again!
Posted by: Vicki, Saturday, January 20, 2007, 9:07pm; Reply: 20
There is a xylitol marshmallow recipe I've posted in the message board as well!

I found some VEGETABLE based food coloring in a health food store which would make neat colors on the marshmallows!

goota go - will post later
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, January 20, 2007, 9:35pm; Reply: 21
You can use 1T soy flour plus 1 T water=1 egg substitute    if this kind of flour is okay
Posted by: Beouemom, Saturday, January 20, 2007, 11:30pm; Reply: 22
Can or do you use kamut?   I  like it and this is what we make waffles out of.  
 You can try apple or plum sauce in place of eggs.  

  You can use fruit juice ( I used pineapple)  in place of milk in some recipies.  

         Think out of the box for the birthday party.  I know you do not want to stick out but sometimes it is fun to be a little different.  
     How about a waffle breakfast party?  Everyone can top their waffle with whatever they can have.  
 What about (milk shakes) fruit smoothies for the drink?  
        sparkling water, and fruit with some fruit juice?
Posted by: Vicki, Sunday, January 21, 2007, 4:35am; Reply: 23
India Tree Natural Food Coloring  :-)
Posted by: Vicki, Sunday, February 4, 2007, 3:22pm; Reply: 24
How was the party?  What did you make?

Here's the sugar free marshmallow recipe:

I'm gonna try it with boiled marshmallow root instead of gelatin.  It is simmering right now.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Sunday, February 4, 2007, 7:45pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Vicki
India Tree Natural Food Coloring  :-)

Thank you for sharing your tip with us regarding the natural vegetable food coloring.

Posted by: jeanb, Monday, February 5, 2007, 2:15am; Reply: 26
How about no cake????

I have been doing parties for my kids forever and it seems like they never eat, they play, play, play.  If you prepare a nice lunch with cut up vegetables, fuit,  and pieces of interesting proteins, they will be satisfied.  Make homemade "pop/soda" from selzer water and juice and everyone will be happy.  

We usually sing Happy Birthday before present opening and the candles on the cake aren't missed.  Just think a birthday party where no one throws up!!!
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 5, 2007, 2:34am; Reply: 27
almost too good to be true!!!
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 5, 2007, 3:00am; Reply: 28
let us know how it turns out!
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