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Monday, March 3, 2014

Ode to Ireland: Irish Recipes #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

Irish Lamb Stew
Irish Lamb Stew

It is almost time to be "wearing the green" St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and my Food of the World group is visiting Ireland this month. I have been researching this country's cuisine and let me tell you what they eat in Ireland is a bit different than what Irish-American's eat. 

I find the same thing is true with Italian and Italian-American cuisine. I think what happens when a people immigrant is that they can't find exactly the same foods and spices that they had in their native country, so they make due with what they do find in their new home. 


They also incorporate foods into their diets in different ways than they did at home. For instance in Ireland the national dish is not Corn Beef and Cabbage. But in the US Irish-American's associate this dish with St. Patrick's Day. Irish immigrants substituted corn beef in the Irish dish Bacon and Cabbage when they came to the United States, probably because many butchers in New York City were Jewish and didn't sell bacon. 

I hope I have gotten you interested in Irish cuisine because I think it marvelous. Make sure you visit our Food of the World Party this month to see the Irish recipes that my fellow bloggers have come up with.


March 11th we will be visiting Ireland!









To hold you over until the party. Here are some Irish/Irishish recipes.

Seafood Chowder
Seafood Chowder 


  Irish Roasted Salmon
Irish Roasted Salmon


Irish Shepard's Pie
Irish Shepard's Pie


Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread




Irish Crabcakes & Colcannon
Irish Crabcakes & Colcannon


Hearty Chicken Barley & White Bean Soup
Hearty Chicken Barley & White Bean Soup


Dublin Coddle: Irish Soup
Dublin Coddle: Irish Soup


  Guinness Glaze
Guinness Glaze
Slow Cooker Beef Stew: Half Crocked



Weekly Menu Plan:



Meatless Monday: Two Tartines from La Croix Rouge (From Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan)



Thursday: Scallops, Cous Cous with Peas and Pearl Onions

Friday: Vegetarian Mexican Stew: Black Beans, Corn, Peppers, Onions and Salsa

Saturday: Roasted Honey Mustard Chicken, Green Beans, and Brown Rice


This post is shared on the following food/craft parties:

Tuesday Food:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop @ 21st Century Housewife
Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
In & Out of the Kitchen @ Feeding Big & More
Tuesday's Table @ Love in the Kitchen
Tasty Tuesday #Anyonita Nibbles
Share your Stuff Tuesday @ Table for Seven

Wednesday Food:

From Dream to Reality @ DYI Dreamer
 Wednesday Whatsit @White Lights on Wednesday 
Fresh Foods Wednesdays @ Gastronomical Sovereignty
Wonderful Food Wednesdays at @ All She Cooks
Look What I Made @ Creations by Kara

Thursday Food:

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Thriving on Thursdays @ Domesblissity

Friday Food:

Foodie Friday @ Home Maid Simple
Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club
Friday Linky Party @ The Pin Junkie 
Freedom Fridays @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives
Get Him Feed @Anyonita Nibbles 
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20 comments:

  1. Have yet tried any Irish cuisines before. Sound pretty interesting. Must google to check out the menu after this. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you're having a great week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. Irish food is all good comfort food, probably because it rains so much there.

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  2. Thanks for sharing my Irish Roasted Salmon and the link!

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  3. Diane thank you so very much sharing my Irish Soda Bread! I really appreciate it very much! I have enjoyed checking out the collection of Irish dishes, and I pinned the Irish Stew! This will make a great dish for dinner tonight! Thank You :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  4. bacon and cabbage does sound a lot better than corned beef! Thanks for this round up...I'm still trying to figure out what to make, but think I might stick to a family classic of shepherds pie.

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    1. You can't go wrong with shepherd's pie. One of my favorites.

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  5. I have several Irish dishes coming out on my blog!! Including a Shepherd's Pie - but a HEALTHY HEALTHY version! :)

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    1. Please share your dishes with us on March 11th. Put your email in the subscription to Foodie Friday and I'll let you know when the party is live.

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  6. Thank you for sharing my chowder recipe! You are absolutely correct about the difference between Irish and Irish-American cuisine. My site has many more recipes just right for St. Patrick's Day, most with hearty wholesome ingredients, some with whiskey or stout, and not a one calls for green food coloring ;)

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    1. You are too funny... I have been a bit overdosed on green food coloring lately myself. I hope you will share some of your recipes with us on March 11th. Put your email in the subscription to Foodie Friday reminders.

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  7. All of these dishes look delicious. That Hearty Chicken Barley & White Bean Soup looks especially good. Thanks for sharing on Clever Chicks Blog Hop. I'm going to pin this post for future reference!

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    1. Thanks Anne...my family loves this soup. It is hearty and healthy.

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  8. Spicy stew with warm bread ..
    Yummm ..

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  9. Wow Diane! You really made an Irish Feast!

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  10. This whole collection of recipes looks wonderful! I can't decide which one looks the best, everything sounds and looks so delicious!

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    1. I guess you'll just have to work your way through each recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. That lamb stew looks so good! I'm going to have to try that next. Will have to check your meal plan ideas later this weekend.

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    1. Enjoy, thanks so much for stopping by.

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