Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Happy birthday to.... me!

My birthday was in November. As I make a special menu for each member of my family for their birthdays, my brother and mother have been doing the same for me. This was the second year that they had made me a special birthday dinner, chosen by me. I generally pick relatively easy things (I don't think I am going to suddenly whack them with a seitan roast or homemade sausages... though they are both improtant life skills), but it is always a delicious dinner!

Here are my miniony monkeys... cook monkeys... COOOOK!

My first course was Rosemary White Bean Salad, from Donna Hay Magazine issue 44 (May/June 2009). This is delicious, just fantastic flavours and so simple.

With some grilled baguette on the side. Nom!

The main course was Penne With Eggplant Caponata from Delicious Magazine May 2009 and a side of Lemon-Broiled Green Beans from Eat, Drink and Be Vegan. A wonderful combination! Sprinkled liberally with nooch of course.

And dessert was a Rhubarb Crumble, from the Maggie's Kitchen cookbook. I LOVE rhubarb, and this was great!

So thank you family for a lovely birthday dinner! It was extremely yummy, and it is nice every now and then to do no work and then have something delicious miraculously appear on the table. ;)

Next up - more birthday celebrations and a post-birthday picnic!

Cute Kitty Picture of the Post

This is a beautiful photo of my beautiful first kitty ever Mo. I think this was quite soon after my parents brought her home - which means I wasn't even born yet!


  1. Mo is adorable! And the foods looks great, happy birthday! (Kristy using Toby's login)

  2. You have really great family traditions!

  3. That grilled bread looks so good, and rhubarb - yum. Mo is such a cutie!

  4. Miniony monkeys! LOL! That's hilarious! Your miniony monkeys made some delicious birthday goodies for you!

    Aww, Mo! <3

  5. That grilled baguette is calling my name!!

    I think it's super lovely that your family cooks you a vegan meal :)

    And my first kitteh was black too!

  6. gorgeous looking food - hurrah for miniony monkeys!! and happy birthday!!!