St. Patricks Day Vegan Colcannon

17 Mar

It’s St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t really know what that means except people wear green and get drunk. I should ask my husband, he’s Irish. His parents are actually from Ireland. Galway to be exact. Hold on, let me ask him if he knows anything about this holiday.

Okay I’m back!

John says that St. Patrick was responsible for bringing christianity to Ireland but there is also a legend that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Its kinda weird that its now just turned into the day you get super trashed. I thought it would be nice to cook a traditional Irish dish in celebration of my new Irish family. Today, I made vegan colcannon. Colcannon is a celtic dish that is often times eaten on halloween or funerals. Its so cold and gloomy in L.A. today so it was perfectly comforting.  I tried to make it as low calorie as possible, therefore, I didn’t sauté the cabbage in oil before hand. I didn’t follow any recipe, I just cooked intuitively. Here is a rough recipe:

Boil 10 potatoes with 2 TBSP of Salt

After boiling drain, mash, then add cabbage

Add a 1/4 cup of Soy milk, 1 TBSP garlic powder, 2 TBSP onion powder, 4 TBSP earth balance, and salt to taste.

Mix it up and eat!

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3 Responses to “St. Patricks Day Vegan Colcannon”

  1. Izzy March 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    I made mine a little bit different this year. I used leeks as well and braised the leeks and cabbage rather than boiling them. It really amped up the flavor! I love colcannon!

    • aiball March 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

      ooh! That sounds delicious. I could eat colcannon everyday.

      • Izzy March 18, 2012 at 4:51 am #

        Ditto. I’m a potato freak.

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