A Collection of St. Patrick's Day Recipes, Vegan!

St. Patrick's Day 2014

We all are a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day in heritage or in spirit, for me, my family were Northern Irish Quakers who settled in Sadsbury, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1729.  The Neals were originally from Ballinacree Meeting, County Antrim, Ireland and were links in records to the Sadsbury Meeting House built in 1725 which is now part of Swarthmore College.  

The original Sadsbury Meeting House was replaced in 1747 with this larger one that still is active today.
Photo Credit, Swarthmore College

I have compiled a few of my favorite Irish inspired recipes that are comforting, warming and simple to make for your friends and family this St. Patrick's Day. 


Steel Cut Oat Mushroom Risotto

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This is an Irish take on an Italian classic. I use steel cut oats instead of arborio rice following the same principles as you would with risotto make this dish. It's delicious, comforting and make the perfect pantry dinner. 

Root Vegetable Stew with Ale Reduction and Sauteed Dandelion Greens 

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This is simple to make but looks so elegant for company.  A yummy root vegetable stew with my favorite winter vegetables -turnips, red bliss potatoes, parsnips, rutabagas and leeks.  It's finished with edamame (not so Irish) for protein, texture, flavor and color. Served with sauteed dandelion greens and a Mad Elf Reduction.  


Sauteed Dandelion Greens

Remove the bottom stems and rip into three inch pieces. Blanch first in boiling, salted water for about five minutes and then shock in ice water.  
Saute in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes for about five minutes. Serve right away.  These really cook down, I make 1/2 pound per person.

   Mad Elf Reduction

In a heavy bottom pot reduce 1- 6 pack of your favorite beer on low until it's the Constancy of syrup. Be careful not to burn, stirring often the last 10 minutes. Cooking time?.. 
I watched Argo.

Irish Potatoes

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If your from the Philadelphia area these are a St. Patrick's Day must have... Not from Ireland...No potatoes anywhere in this recipe, made from cream cheese, coconut and cinnamon.
Perfect candy to make with kids.



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