St. Patrick’s Day Recipes To Enjoy Some Green Food
By now I’m sure you realize that I am not Irish.
But I have an amazing amount of wonderful Irish relatives . . . many in my family are drawn to the witty, fun, and outgoing Irish, fall in love with someone and become blessed by marriage! We have an equal number of Patrick’s, Kelly’s, and Shawns in our family as we do Martina’s, Maria’s and Enrico’s!
So do you know what that means?
In my family, together the Irish and Italians have such GREAT FUN with times full of laughter, food, dancing, and I might add, some hefty beverage intake! If you could only join an Irish and Italian wedding, re-union, or funeral, you’d witness the joy of life that is celebrated among the two ethnicities!
And since laughter is truly the best medicine, it’s awesome to get this incredible natural drug fix!
So in honor of ALL of my beautiful Irish family and friends, I’m sharing some of my most delicious “green” recipes to celebrate St. Patrick!
On a serious note though, I think it is only fair to say that St. Patrick was not a soul to be remembered for partying and drinking booze, but rather was noted by Christians for his spiritual works in Ireland. As a person of faith, I feel that it is important to keep that in mind. St. Patrick is a ‘saint’ for a reason — and it is not for drinking green beer.
’nuff said on that, OK?
Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
And if you do need to go out and party . . . please drink and drive responsibly.
The recipes and links featured in the photo collage above are:
Green Beans (Haricot Verts) with Roasted Vegetables
Spinach, Ginger and Pineapple De-Tox Smoothie
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
We sure do crave all things green this time of the year. Roll on Spring, we are more than ready:D
I love all green things too Val! Sorry for replying to you so belated; I’ll be right over!
Ok, so you’ve got a real Italo-Irish groove going here and I’d be happy with any of those dishes.
Now that’s a term that I’ve never heard before: “Italo-Irish”! I’ll have to start using it with my true Irish-Italian cousins that I’m very close too!
Thanks for stopping by Linda!
Dear Roz, I’m hosting a linkup this weekend and would love for you to bring along some of these wonderful recipes. I never go out on St. Patrick’s Day…it’s much too crazy out there. I prefer to stay home and make myself a nice dinner! Thank you for the birthday wishes my dear friend…it meant so much to me, and I have a beautiful day. Have a wonderful weekend. Many blessings, Catherine xo
It’s always such a pleasure to me when you visit my blog. Thank you for all of your sweet words!
A splendid green roundup, Roz.
I love all things green Angie, even food!
This can put some beautiful green in my lives…Thsi is a beautiful array of dishes.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Thanks for your comment and visit Velva. Sorry I’m so late in responding! I’ll be right over to see what you’ve been posting about Spain!
They all look great!
Lovely recipes Roz! Love the green theme!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you as well!
Have a wonderful week! xxoo Anna and Liz
Sorry to have replied to this comment so late Liz and Anna! I’m trying to catch up all the way back to March!
I’ll be by to see your latest creation!
Our last name is Kelley, so we always pretend we are Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but there really isn’t much Irish in our blood. I think mostly our relatives were from England and Germany. But it never hurts to join in and help others celebrate does it? Your Italian heritage sounds so wonderful to me. I love the emphasis on family and how close Italian families are. Another heritage I would like to imitate!:) Your green recipes look great. I especially would like to try the green beans and pesto Caesar salad. I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day, Roz!
Shari, My sister’s name is “Kelly” and don’t ask me how or why she was named Kelly in this all-Italian family, but I can’t imagine her with any other name! I realize that this is late in commenting back to you. . . trying to catch with older posts!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, too! What a great roundup of “green” recipes.
This look amazing, just mouth melting 🙂
I saw your fantastic board at pinterest ‘deliciously Italian!’ can you please add me.
Thanks a lot
For an Italian girl, you can sure cook up some lovely green foods! Happy St. Paddy’s, my friend! xo
I think I knew you weren’t Irish. 🙂 My first name is the only Irish I’ve got. After looking at the array of gorgeous green food, I think you could change nationality, if only for one day a year.
Thanks for your visit and kind comment Maureen! I’ll be over to your blog to see what you’ve been cooking up!
Roz, I am half Irish married to an Italian who was born in Italy! I made him a corned beef and cabbage lover as much as he and my in-laws have introduced me to the plenitude of fabulous Italian dishes. I cook mostly Italian foods as I love it so much but we always celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 🙂 I love all your “green” food dishes! 🙂
Hi Pat, Sorry to get back to your comment so belated. We are really low key for St. Pat’s day, but still love all of the Irish traditions and the joy of the holiday!
I love all this green! Sounds like you have a whole lot of fun family gatherings to share this food with!
they are all such great dishes! Wow, my husband didn’t get that last night. His name is patrick too:) but I just had too much going on! Bad wife! LOL!
You’re too funny Jessica! I always love it when you stop by and comment!
OK. So I am a little late to the party, but everything sure looks good! Well done, Roz!
That’s OK Adri, I’m pretty late in replying to you! Hope you’re doing well. I miss your recipe posts!
Hi Roz! For some reason I stopped getting your email subscriptions so I’m sorry I’ve missed several posts! I’m going to try and re-enter my email address now.
Loved the festive recipes here and that delightful mushroom polenta below! Nummy!
Thanks for the heads-up that you’ve stopped (and re-subscribed) receiving my e-newsletters. Please let me know if there are any problems in the future so that I can figure out what is going on. I appreciate your kind comment!
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