St. Patrick's Day Feast: From Sunrise to Sunset

February 28, 2024 4 min read

St. Patrick's Day Feast: From Sunrise to Sunset

As March approaches, the world gears up for a day filled with green attire, lively parades, and perhaps a pint of Guinness or two. Yes, it's that time of the year again – St. Patrick's Day! It is a time to celebrate all things Irish – from traditional music and dance to mouthwatering cuisine. Throughout the world, people gather to enjoy Irish delicacies like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and soda bread. Irish pubs buzz with the sound of fiddles and bodhráns as revelers dance the night away to lively jigs and reels. Parades, featuring elaborate floats, marching bands, and of course, plenty of green, wind their way through city streets, uniting communities in a sea of Celtic pride.

While St. Patrick's Day originated in Ireland, its celebration has transcended borders, becoming a global phenomenon. Cities from New York to Tokyo embrace the holiday with gusto, hosting their parades and events. In Chicago, the river is dyed emerald green, while in Sydney, the Sydney Opera House lights up in shades of green in honor of the occasion. Whether you are in Dublin or Dubai, you're bound to find a St. Patrick's Day celebration nearby.

At its core, St. Patrick's Day is about more than just wearing green or indulging in festive revelry. It's a time to reflect on the resilience of the Irish people, their rich cultural heritage, and the enduring legacy of St. Patrick himself. So this March 17th, whether you're Irish by birth or simply Irish at heart, take a moment to raise a glass to the Emerald Isle and all who call it home. Sláinte!

It's the perfect time to gather your loved ones and embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the flavors of Ireland. Join us as we explore the joy of cooking together and whip up a delightful Irish-inspired feast that will make this St. Patrick's Day truly unforgettable.

Ingredients-

  • Pride of India Triple Omega Superseed (22 oz) $12.99
  • Pride of India CTC Orange Pekoe Tea $14.99
  • Pride of India Three Color Quinoa (24oz) $11.99
  • Pride of India Indian White Basmati Rice & Lentil Kitchari Mix (24oz) $11.99
  • Pride of India Plain Mung Bean Papadum $6.99
  • Pride of India Coconut Sugar $11.99

Total- 70.94

Breakfast:

Triple Omega Superseed Quinoa Porridge

  • Cook 1 cup quinoa in water or milk as needed.
  • Stir in 1 tbsp triple omega superseed during the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Sweeten with maple syrup or honey (to taste) and top with sliced bananas, nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Spiced Chai Tea

  • Brew a strong cup of black tea with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger.
  • Add a splash of milk (dairy or non-dairy) and sweeten with honey or sugar to taste.
  • Enjoy the aromatic warmth of spiced chai to kick start your day.

Mid-Morning Snack

Crispy Lentil Papadum

  • Roast lentil papadum in a dry skillet until crispy and lightly browned.
  • Serve with a side of tangy mango chutney or spicy mint yogurt dip for a flavorful snack.

Lunch:

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing

  • Cook 1 cup of tricolor quinoa according to package instructions.
  • In a bowl, combine the cooked quinoa with diced vegetables such as 1/2 cup each of cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell peppers.
  • Prepare the Lemon Herb Dressing by whisking together 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, mint, or cilantro), salt, and pepper.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to coat evenly.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste, and serve chilled or at room temperature.
  • Serve & enjoy!

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up:

Triple Omega Superseed Energy Bites

  • In a food processor, blend 1 cup of dates, ½ cup almond butter, ½ cup rolled oats, and ¼ cup of the triple omega superseed blend.
  • Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and coat them with shredded coconut or cocoa powder for an extra treat.

Dinner:

Spiced Lentil and White Basmati Rice Pilaf

  • Cook 1 cup lentil and white basmati rice kitchari mix together with aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon.
  • Add in 1 cup diced vegetables such as carrots, peas, and bell peppers for added nutrition and flavor.
  • Serve the pilaf hot with a side of cooling cucumber raita or tangy tomato chutney.

Dessert:

Coconut Sugar Crème Brûlée

  • Heat 2 cups of heavy cream until simmering, then whisk it into a mixture of 4 egg yolks and 1/3 cup of coconut sugar.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, strain the mixture, and divide it among ramekins.
  • Bake in a water bath at 300°F (150°C) for 30-35 minutes, chill, sprinkle with coconut sugar, torch until caramelized, and serve.

With this diverse and flavorful menu, your St. Patrick's Day will be filled with nutritious and delicious dishes that celebrate the richness of ingredients and flavors. Enjoy the festivities with these wholesome meals!


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