Show Your Green This St. Patrick’s Day

The traditional Irish diet is heavy on meat and potatoes. If you’re veg*n, don’t fret. The isle’s cuisine also features vegetables like cabbage, curly kale, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, and onions; and fruits such as apples, pears, plums, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and rhubarb.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s in high spirits with these vegan recipes.

Boxty (Novel Eats)

Champ (It’s Less Important Than You Think)

Colcannon (Choosing Raw)

Colcannon Puffs (Fat Free Vegan Kitchen) – variation on the original

Corned Beef and Cabbage (La Pure Mama)

‘Steak’ and Stout Pie (PETA)

Scott Pilgrim’s Shepherd’s Pie (FunCoast: Cooking Corner: Grace Ellis)

Irish Soda Bread (Hungry Gnomes)

To satisfy your sweet tooth, try mixing up some Irish Potato Candies (just replace the cream cheese and butter with veg varieties like those from Galaxy and Earth Balance to veganize), whipping up some Inside-Out Irish Potato Cupcakes, or blending a Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake.

If you’re hoping to head out, VegNews has you covered with a list of vegan-friendly bars if you’re in major cities like Portland (OR), Columbus (OH), or Brooklyn (NY). If you live in smaller towns and are planning to head out for the night, check out Barnivore. Veg*ns concerned with vegan beer, be aware that most Guinness is not; of the offerings from the notable Irish Beer brewer, only the North American Extra Stout.

Even if you’re not Irish, everyone gets a free pass this weekend. Go forth and show your green.

May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.Irish proverb

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