Go For The Green With These St Patty’s Day Recipes

Get out your green clothes, and your green vegetables, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Even if you don’t subscribe to “wear green or get pinched” law, you can still get down with some comforting, home-cooked, hearty and traditional Irish meals. While these meals aren’t specifically reserved for St. Patrick’s Day, we’re happy to give you an excuse to make them.

A Little History Of Old St. Patrick:

You may need to brace yourself for this one: St. Patrick was not actually Irish. Pause for shock. Patrick was born into a religious family around 400 A.D. in Britain. When he was 16 years old, Irish pirates kidnapped him and enslaved him in Ireland for 17 years. It was during this time that he rediscovered his faith. He eventually escaped, but found his way back to Ireland as a missionary, ready to die to make his mission successful.

St Patrick’s Day Fact: According to historians, St. Patrick’s color was in fact blue, not green. The use of the color green rose to popularity in the 1600s and 1700s, when the clover became the international symbol of St. Patrick’s Day.

What’s The Deal With Shamrocks?

The word “shamrock” comes from the Gaelic word seamrog, which translates to “little clover.” Botanists believe that the “true” species of shamrock is the White Clover, even though a clover is the common name for any plant belonging to the genus Trifolium, meaning “having three leaves.” Historically, St. Patrick used shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity, but later interpretations have also used the three leaves to symbolize hope, faith, and love. If, by chance, there is a fourth leaf on a clover, it symbolizes luck.

There are many traditions and historical facts about St. Patrick’s Day, but we like to focus on how you can celebrate in the present. We love making food, so we are providing you with some tasty and traditional Irish recipes, vegan style. If you make the following recipes, let us know how you like them.

Raw Vegan Shamrock Shake:

To avoid going to that unhealthy fast food place that shall remain nameless, here is a super tasty, superfood St Patrick’s Day Smoothie.

Click here to make the recipe.

Irish Potato Leek Slow Cooker Soup:

The beauty of the slow cooker is that you don’t have to monitor the cooking process. Add all of the ingredients and let beautiful flavors come alive. We know you’ll love this warming soup.

Click here to make the recipe.

Crockpot Corned Jackfruit And Cabbage:

Get ready to experience bold and beautiful flavors once you make this corned jackfruit with cabbage. Everything gets so tender in the Crockpot! We know you’ll love it.

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No Bake Pistachio Cookie Sandwiches:

Do you need a quick fix to satisfy your sweet tooth? Set your inner baker free when you make this no-bake cookie recipe! Well, you aren’t exactly baking, but you get what we’re going for.

Click here to make the recipe.

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/03/17/st-patricks-day-traditions-green-holiday/81868808/
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/g4961/st-patricks-day-history/
https://www.tenontours.com/shamrocks-and-four-leaf-clovers-whats-the-difference/

2020-03-16T16:43:25-07:00