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Friday, March 16, 2012

On the Eve of St. Patrick's Day

by Francine

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Well sure, you could add a bit of food coloring and make your tofu green, but you could also do an assortment of other things to add a bit o' green to your tofu.

Here's an idea:

Take a bunch of fresh spinach, snap off the stems and put them in the compost.
Wash, drain, and then either put spinach in the food processor or chop, chop, chop by hand (hey grandma did it and she was just fine).

Make a batch of brown rice (I usually make it with chicken or vegetable broth for automatic delicious flavor. . . ).
Now saute some onion and garlic, throw in the finely chopped spinach and mix in with the rice.

NOW--take a package or two of tofu (can be plain or pesto or any flavor you like. Hint: TofuYu pesto tofu is already green). Mash it up OR cube it. Saute it just long enough to get the beginning of a golden brown. Add to the very green rice mixture, and there you have it! Enjoy with some green beer (as in created using green methods and/or the stuff you can get in many bars throughout the U.S. and no doubt Ireland as well. . . )!

And a Happy St. Patty's Day to you.

Some St. Patty's Day fun/facts:

*In Irish legends, green was worn by fairies and immortals, and also by people to encourage their crops to grow. 

* St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, although he was born in Britain, around 385AD

* Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick's use of the shamrock - although blue was the original colour of his vestments.

* Research shows a pint of Guinness helps lower the chance of blood clots that cause heart attacks. Research also shows that six pints of Guinness can make you act like an idiot. It's a fine line. 

* The most popular legend associated with St. Patrick — that he drove the snakes from Ireland. This isn’t possible, of course, since Ireland had no snakes — at least not literal ones.

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