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A gluten-free dairy-free egg-free birthday menu

Posted on August 29th, 2007 by Alison Read 5 Comments - Add Your Own »

butterflycakejpg.jpgMy girls turned 1 and 3 this month, their birthdays falling 10 days apart, so we had a double birthday party for both kids and adults.

Because of my family’s multiple food sensitivities, we made all the food. While it was an exhausting endeavor, I am proud of how it all turned out. We made way too much – the party could have been twice the size, but that’s ok – lots of leftovers!

So here was our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free menu. Almost everything could be made a day ahead.


  • Tortilla chips & salsa
  • Potato chips
  • Tings (like Cheetos without the cheese)
  • Grapes and strawberries

LUNCH for the kids:

  • Sandwiches with bread made with Pamela’s Wheat-Free Bread Mix (egg-free recipe) – some with turkey and Tofutti non-dairy cream cheese and some with jelly (the jelly ones were the favorite)

LUNCH for the adults:


OTHER GOODIES (these were NOT egg-free):

Think we went overboard?? Yep. Not sure I will ever do that again, but everyone loved the food and like I said… leftovers!

P.S. Thank you to both sets of grandparents and my sister for helping me pull this off. My mom (an artist, unlike myself) decorated the cake.

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  1. Alison – Wow – you did a beautiful job! Everything sounds yummy and fun. What a good Mom! 🙂

    May I ask you – what do use as an egg sub with the Pamela’s mixes? I tried using Ener-G Egg Replacer in a Namaste brownie mix and it did NOT work. (I’m hoping you don’t say flaxseed – because I am so allergic to flax!) Karina

  2. Hi Karina,
    First of all, a big oops that I did not give due credit to all the people who helped me (I have now updated the post to include that). There is NO WAY I could have done all this by myself! (but I will still take the good mom compliment – thanks!)

    I have found that the Ener-G Egg Replacer does work well with Pamela’s. That is the only one I use – I don’t think I do well with flaxseed either.

    Regarding Namaste mixes – on their website they say that some people have had luck using more egg replacer than called for. I sometimes double the egg replacer. I am going to try the Namaste muffin mix with egg replacer and see how that turns out. I am by no means an egg replacer expert… yet!

  3. What a wonderful party. I’m sure your girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves. With all the delicious gluten free food and butterfly cake, I’m sure it was a birthday they will cherish.

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

  4. what a sweet butterfly!–happy birthday to your girls!

    quick question about pamela’s: as they are made in a facility that also produces nuts,, i was surprised to see that you used it for your nut-free festivities?

    i have never used pamela’s myself but have heard so many wonderful things about her porducts, the goddess used to use them all the time, i was wondering have you or your allergic ones had any issues with them?


  5. Thanks Sheltie Girl, although they probably won’t remember it anyway since they are only 3 and 1! Oh well – got some good pics. 🙂

    I haven’t worried about cross-contamination with nuts in Pamela’s mixes, but I called anyway. They said that the pancake & baking mix is the one with almonds in it and yes, the other mixes are run on the same lines, but that they are thoroughly cleaned. Also, they run 1 week of one product and then 1 week of the next, and so on. They have never had a problem. Thanks for asking the question!