When you think of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish food classics, what comes to mind? Corned beef and cabbage, Irish beef stew, maybe shepherd’s pie. Clearly, if you’re trying to eat more mindfully, this holiday could be tricky. But I’ve found some great plant-based alternatives for your healthier Irish celebrations! Sláinte!

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Here is a simple yet delicious Irish menu (with recipes):

Veg Irish Stew
Mock ‘Corned Beef’ and Cabbage
Irish Rosie’s Irish Soda Bread
Guinness Float

Other Irish and St. Patrick’s Day Classic Recipes

Basic Irish Sayings in Gaelic

  • Slainte (slaan-chah)
    An Irish toast: “Good health!”
  • Beannachtai na Feile Padraig (bann-ock-tee na fail-eh pawd-rig)
    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
  • Erin go bragh (air-in go braa)
    Ireland forever!
  • Gabh mo leithsceal (gav mo lash-keel)
    Excuse me…
  • Nil Gaeilge maith agam (neal ghell-gay mah ah-gum)
    I speak very little Irish
  • Failte (faill-te)
    Welcome (as in welcome to my home).
  • Ta failte romhat (taw faill-te rote)
    You’re welcome (in response to “thank you”).
  • Go raibh maith agat (go rive mah ah-gut)
    Thank you.

♣ Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake ♣

Blend 2 cups vanilla dairy-free ice cream, 1 1/4 cups plant milk, 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, 8 drops green food coloring on high speed until smooth.

Recipe via Copycat Mcdonald’s Shamrock Shake – Food.com

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