Kiss me, I'm eating St. Paddy's Day grub (Guinness included!) #Recipes#alcohol#bread#cooking#food#healthy food#holidays#sauces March 16 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Bijoux & Bits Photos and recipes by Bijoux & Bits Related Post A magical, bittersweet, vacation in County Kilkenny, Ireland I spent St. Patrick’s Day at the Enchanted Mill Cottage in Kells, population 280. I'd come to Ireland for a month to celebrate the life... Read more Don your green and grab your glass because everyone's favorite day to fake being Irish is almost heeeeeere. We've got some St. Paddy's Day recipes to satisfy your carb tooth, your sweet tooth, your booze tooth, and even your hangover tooth. Let's talk soda bread, Guinness sauce, and a healthy day-after treat to soothe your sore head from all that green beer. Skillet Irish soda bread Dense and mildly sweet, Irish soda bread is the easiest method of getting mass amounts of Kerry Gold into your belly — outside of bulletproof coffee, at least. It's an old peasant bread so it takes very few ingredients and it's awesomely rustic. Get the recipe here. Skillet Irish soda bread So butter is a delish topping for soda bread, but what about GUINNESS? Yep, we've got a way to combine these two… Sweet Guinness sauce This sweet Guinness sauce was inspired by a recent trip to Disney Springs where we were served this rich Guinness sauce for dipping. Come to find out, it's basically just reduced Guinness and sugar. Um, yes please. Take a piece of that soda bread and smoosh it into this sauce and learn what living is really for. Get the recipe here. Healthy protein "shamrock shake" Okay, so you've overindulged at the bars. It's time for some tummy TLC in the form of a low calorie/high protein green smoothie: a healthy protein "shamrock shake!" Grab some spinach, your preferred protein powder, and the couch for some much-needed chill time. Get the recipe here. More green in yo' life: A deliciously messy mean green pesto and avocado sandwich recipe I had previously made a lighter version of pesto inspired by spinach and artichoke dip and I had to find a vehicle to drive it into my mouth. This was… Read More How do YOU celebrate St. Paddy's Day? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Being The Backup: The one who gets the text when no one else is available NEXT Makeup basics from a makeup artist: 7 tips for acne prone skin Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Ok, so this is a weird pet peeve of mine, but that recipe isn't for Irish Soda Bread. Traditional Irish soda bread contains only four ingredients: flour, buttermilk, salt, and baking soda. No sugar or fruit. Check out the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Irish Soda Bread (www.sodabread.info) for a recipe. I've made it and it's 1. easy and 2. delicious. And still a wonderful way to eat that kerry gold. Reply I had no idea! Thanks for the info. My mom just made us a loaf of not-soda bread (raisins, caraway seeds, etc.) and while it's of course tasty, I'd love to try the traditional version. I don't even like raisins, so I'm happy to skip them! Reply You're totally right! This one is just a smidge more decadent with the added butter in the recipe and a few other ingredients. But I totally respect the real method. Reply I have seen recipes with a bit of brown sugar, or even butter, in them, but they're the exception rather than the rule. Unless you're making treacle soda bread, which obviously has treacle (molasses) in it as well. That's definitely more a treat than an ordinary bread though. One thing to remember about soda bread – you really have to eat it the day you make it. It doesn't keep. Reply Colcannon!!! Mashed potatoes combined with boiled cabbage (or kale), scallions, butter, milk, and salt. Reply A link for those that need it: http://altonbrown.com/colcannon-recipe/ Also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQbksGz67U Reply Irish Potatoes! Reply A local baker put out samples of irish soda bread yesterday and I tried it. Holy smokes, talk about sweet! They should have been honest and called it Irish Soda Cake. Reply Other actual Irish food: Coddle! (specific to Dublin, I miss it) Bailey's icecream Crisp sandwiches (with Kerrygold butter and Tayto crisps) Blaa Potato cakes Reply I made the Guinness sauce (with my cheesey beer bread) for our work potluck and it was a HUGE hit. No one believes how easy it is! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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