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9 St. Patrick’s Day Green Foods

St. Patrick’s Day Green Food doesn’t mean just putting dye in your beer; take a look at our menu for interesting ideas.

These are nine non-traditional dishes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

The following is from Wikipedia:
“Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, the other patron saints being Brigit of Kildare and Columba. Patrick was never formally canonised, having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.”

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St. Patrick’s Day for Green Food!

When St. Patrick came to Ireland, the island was mostly pagan. To explain the Christian Holy Trinity, he used the shamrock as a means of explanation. The shamrock is a three-leafed plant, and he explained that just as it’s only one leaf, the leaf has three parts, just as the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, are one God.

St. Patrick is also associated with banishing snakes from Ireland. Now we know that’s a myth because Ireland, being an island, has never had snakes, so there was nothing for St. Patrick to banish.

Now that you know about St. Patrick, let’s talk about some food to celebrate the day. If you don’t want to make corned beef, you can always make my Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs – pesto is green!

Here are some recipes we think you will enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day. The roads are often full of drunk drivers, please be careful out there. Don’t drink and drive, call an Uber.

Avocados are Green!

How to Make Guacamole Correctly
This is based on Diana Kenney's definitive canonical recipe for guacamole
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Hot Tin Roof Salad – Composed Grilled Steak Salad
A composed steak salad with croûtons, avocado, and marinated vegetables.
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Seafood Stuffed Avocado with Marinated Asparagus
Seafood stuffed avocado with crayfish and shrimp with marinated asparagus, topped with blue cheese dressing.
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Eat Your Green Veggies!

Fresh Basil and Pine Nut Pesto
Pesto made with fresh basil and real pine nuts cannot be beaten.
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Fresh Basil and Pine Nut Pesto
Bacon and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Spinach and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms make a nice dinner for two with a salad, or great as an appetizer for your next event.
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Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon
Veggie Potato Bake
This Veggie Potato Bake is a great option that feeds a crowd. It’s a filling way to use up vegetables in your refrigerator.
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veggie potato bake
Szechuan Green Beans
Szechuan Green Beans were featured at Harvest Inn in Glendale, now, sadly closed, but the recipe still lives in my kitchen.
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Szechuan Green Beans

Dessert, Please?

Kiwi Lime Mini Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day
These cupcakes are unique and delicious. Don't wait for a holiday to make them.
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Snake and Shamrock Pie
Make a fun Snake and Shamrock pie for St. Patrick's day (Spoiler: there were never any snakes in Ireland)
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