The Luck Of The Irish
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Hope it’s a lucky one!
The truth is, I really have no idea what St. Patty’s day is all about. I did a little research today though!
Saint Patrick traveled all over Ireland, converting people to Christianity. He built churches, schools, monasteries and spent his whole life ministering unto the Irish. On March 17th 461 AD, Saint Patrick died. Saint Patrick’s day is a day for the Irish to celebrate his life and work.
Every St. Patrick’s Day I try to eat as much green foods as I can! This year, I did it all without food coloring, just all natural spinach 🙂
I think we all saw this coming.
I was being stupid though, and decided to make 2 waffles out of the batch that really is just for 1 waffle. So the waffles were flimsy and didn’t cook too awesomely, but they tasted amazing.
I blended 1/2 a banana with some spinach and 1/3 cup milk and poured it into my dry ingredients for these waffles. It tasted like banana bread! So yummy. Especially with some homemade chocolate almond butter.
For a snack/late lunch I had a childhood favorite.
Egg in a basket and a kiwi. Aren’t kiwis the prettiest little fruits! They’re my faaaavvv.
I had no intentions of baking anything today, but somehow I read somewhere about an Irish Soda Bread. And I had to make it.
It’s not green, but it’s very Irish.
Run to your kitchen and make this NOW.
It is the most delicious bread I’ve ever tasted.
There are a few recipes around. I made Lick My Spoon’s recipe. I didn’t add raisins or seeds. I used 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour and 2 cups white whole wheat flour.
The traditional way to bake Irish Soda Bread is in a round cast iron skillet and marking an X in the middle. My dough was very very wet and would not shape into a mound, so I just baked it in a regular loaf pan and then there was enough dough for a mini loaf.
The bread is so chewy and thick and amazing and subtly sweet.
I’m wondering how this sugar-free version tastes, compared to the recipe I made.
About 3-4 years ago, I remember me and my mom sharing a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake.
Mint chocolate goodness. I remember it being very good. But check out the ingredients:
high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, sugar, natural flavor (plant source), xanthan gum, citric acid, sodium benzoate, yellow 5, blue 1
Um, do you want some high fructose corn syrup with your sugar? How about some yellow 5 with your blue 1?
Yeah, didn’t think so.
I made a spin-off of both of their recipes, but my photo came out really horrible! But I can assure you it looked a lot like this.
I hope you all had a splendid green day like I did!
Are you Irish? I’m not, I’m British! My ancestors were British royalty and I’m actually related to Princess Diana and the princes!
What green foods did you eat today? My favorite – the waffles.
Did you wear green today? I didn’t!