Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Beginning of Irish Week...........
Introducing The First Irish Week Recipes....
These were super simple to make and my family really liked them. I looked at a lot of cabbage roll recipes and learned that they are supposed to be quite simple and basic, the flavors are very mellow and unassuming and that is what I experienced with the recipe I came up with, however I think next time I might flavor the lentil mixture a bit more.
I thought I would share the picture with you but on the Facebook page no one seemed too excited about the recipe so I think I'll just leave it as a picture of the week instead.
Okay first I must say that I DO love my readers but seriously my followers on Facebook must be completely OUT OF THEIR MINDS!!!
This amazing Irish breakfast recipe got 3 likes, yep you read that right.....3 likes. What is wrong with you people? My kids absolutely LOVED these!!! My husband loved these too we just couldn't get enough of them. C even said he wanted them for his birthday breakfast and that is a huge deal in this house when you say you want it for your birthday meal!
We served them with a little salt and ketchup and they were fantastic. The ketchup is probably not 'traditional' but we really liked it.
I think you could dress these up with many different toppings.......
Serve topped with black beans and salsa
I realize those are not traditional toppings but you could have a lot of fun with these.
I'm not going to post the recipe here, but if anyone would like the recipe please contact me or post in the comments and I would be happy to send it to you. If the recipe seems to be popular and a lot of people want it I will post it but for now I'll wait.
This little number was a HUGE hit on Facebook........
I got an email about McDonald's Shamrock Shake recipe, I subscribe to all kinds of recipe emails to get ideas.
I thought, hey, I could make a healthy version of that for St. Patrick's Day. I made this for my kids yesterday as a snack and they both loved it. This is a great way to get some leafy greens into your kids and they won't even care that this is green because it is supposed to be :-)
2 c. chopped frozen banana
1 Tb. almond butter
2 tsp. flaxmeal
1 c. spinach or kale
5 dates chopped [I used deglet noor]
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. mint extract
1 pkt. stevia
1/4 c. walnuts
1/4 c. fresh mint leaves
1 Tb. almond or soymilk
1 Tb. cacao nibs [opt]
2 Tb. dairy free chocolate chips [opt]
Put all ingredients in a blender, except cacao and chocolate chips. Blend until very thick and creamy. You may have to stop the blender, stir, blend, stir, blend for quite awhile depending on the quality of your blender. You can add a almond milk 1 Tb. at a time but be VERY careful if you add too much it will be soupy and gross. This must be thick and blenders can have a hard time with it so be patient.