Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Go green with 10 paleo recipes for St. Patrick's Day

There have been many adjustments since I first transitioned to a paleo/primal lifestyle this year. I was pleased by how quickly I got used to avoiding bread and sugar, but the one lingering problem? Surprisingly, it’s booze. I say “surprisingly” because I’ve never been a heavy drinker, so I didn’t even consider alcohol when going paleo. But I love meeting friends for happy hour or enjoying an evening cocktail at home from time to time. Now it’s really just about planning in advance and deciding when I’m going to treat myself to a little something extra. For example: St. Patrick’s Day. This is a fun holiday and I expect I’ll be enjoying a drink or two. But what about the food? No worries here!

I’ve put together a roundup of 10 paleo recipes that are perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style. There are options for breakfast, appetizers, main courses and dessert. Enjoy! I know I will.

  1. An Edible Mosaic – Healthy Shamrock Shake {Mint-Flavored Smoothie}: This smoothie is so tasty it can be enjoyed for breakfast OR dessert!
  2. Simple Bites – Pea-camole: Peas are the secret ingredient in this unique twist on guacamole. It makes a great party appetizer.
  3. Primally Inspired – Reuben Style Cabbage Rolls: Who needs the sandwich when you can have a reuben-style cabbage roll?
  4. Savory Simple – Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Chimichurri Sauce: These grilled pork chops are topped with a zesty green sauce made from fresh herbs.
  5. Inspiralized – Spring Zucchini Pasta with Peas, Leeks & Watercress: You’ll never miss the carbs in this flavorful green “pasta” dish.
  6. Nom Nom Paleo – Green Sliders (Spinach, Mushroom and Beef Mini Burgers): Everyone loves a slider, right? This recipe is a total crowd pleaser.
  7. All Day I Dream About Food – Homemade Corned Beef: Have you ever tried corning your own beef? It’s totally worth it.
  8. Elana’s Pantry – Irish Soda Bread: Paleo bread? Absolutely! Try this gluten-free, grain-free recipe. It’s wonderful topped with a bit of salted butter.
  9. Pineapple and Coconut – Steamed Mussels with White Wine Cilantro Pesto Sauce: Steamed mussels are easy to prepare at home and this green pesto sauce is the ultimate topping.
  10. Delighted Momma – Paleo Irish Mint Patties: There’s always room for dessert! Finish your St. Patrick’s Day menu with these delicious paleo treats.

Jennifer Farley is the creator, recipe developer and photographer of Savory Simple, a blog dedicated to gourmet, simple, beautiful food and quality ingredients. Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD and has worked professionally as a chef and cooking instructor. Her work has been featured by Williams-Sonoma, Bon Appetit, Food52, The Kitchn, Huffington Post and Marcus Sammuelsson.  She currently resides in Washington DC.

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