Those that know me well know green is not my color. I don’t own anything green nor do I have any green accents in my house. Red on the other hand is a different story. So on St. Patrick’s Day the best I can offer are some dairy free food options for those of you wearing green and celebrating on March 17th.
Let’s start with an appetizer. The name of this one alone screams St. Patrick’s Day: Lucky Leprechaun Dip is rich and creamy and great served with your favorite cut up veggies or dairy free crackers, like Jilz Crackers which are dairy and gluten free.
On to the Main Course: Try my Shepherd’s Pie made vegan and healthy using sweet potatoes.
Vegan Irish Stew is a healthier version of the popular dish made with seitan which cooks in about an hour. It’s warm and hearty and will fill you right up.
Our friends at Vegetarian Times offers a yummy recipe for Irish Lager Stew. Feel free to sub in a gluten free or vegan beer if you choose.
Perhaps you eat meat and want a more traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dish. Then try this one made right in your slow cooker. Set it up in the morning and when you come home from work your Corned Beef and Cabbage will be piping hot and ready for you to enjoy.
Or how about this twist on the traditional dish, Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup. For meat eaters, it’s a sure to take away any chill still in the March air. If you eat vegan like me, make this soup minus the meat and you are still sure to warm up.
If you are looking for something completely green, I can certainly get behind Spinach Pancakes which calls for just a few ingredients and can be served anytime of the day, complete with a little maple syrup.
Irish Soda Bread is a must. We love this one from our friend at GFJules which can also be made vegan!
For a sweet treat try my Pistachio Dessert. I usually make this for New year’s but it’s green and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!
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