Well Dined

16Mar/160

St Patrick’s Day Recipes

Well Dined | Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Tomorrow is St Patrick's Day, hooray!  This is not just an excuse to drink green beer, in fact - don't do that, it's gross.  It's actually a religious holiday that celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, so show some respect!  And definitely don't call it "St Patty's Day": Patty is short for Patricia.  If you want to abbreviate, use "Paddy", which is actually short for Patrick (Pádraig).

Moving on!  St Paddy's is a great day to celebrate Irish culture and food, so let's take a look at some Irish recipes!

Well Dined | Corned Beef with Potatoes and Cabbage

First up - Corned Beef with Potatoes and Cabbage, which can be made in either a slow cooker or a Dutch oven.

Well Dined | Colcannon

In the same post, there is a recipe for Colcannon made from the potatoes and cabbage.

14Mar/140

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Well Dined | Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Happy Pi/Pie Day!  I know that most people are probably celebrating with desserts, but what about a savory pie?  Or rather a savory dish with pie in the name that isn't actually a pie?  Whatever, don't judge me.  It's time for another vegetarian lunch with Melissa from Smells Like Brownies.  Be sure to check out her delicious Pi Day Coconut Cream Pie, it is sooooooo good!

Well Dined | Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

This vegetarian version shepard's pie is packed with veggies, topped with creamy goat cheese, and perfect for St Paddy's Day (which is never St Patty's by the way).  I mean, just look  at that gorgeous green topping.

Well Dined | Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

The base is made with roasted beets, eggplant, sundried tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes simmered in vegetable stock with thyme, caraway seeds, and fennel seeds.  I was a little scared that the fennel and caraway would be really strong and take over, but they added just the right amount of depth and a real Irish flavor.