Oh how I love to share traditional Irish recipes! This dish is great on any night, however is perfect for Samhain or feasting celebrations!
One of my favorite Irish dishes – Colcannon
1/2 a head of green cabbage, finely chopped
2 pounds, or so, of organic russet potatoes (peel and cut into small pieces)
1 decent sized organic leek, chop this up
1/2 cup of organic half/half (substitutions: 1/4 cup organic cream or 1/2 almond milk could do)
sea salt and ground black pepper
organic butter (the real deal, just cream) or substitute veggie butter (read the ingredients – it might be processed!)
In a large pot, put peeled and cut spuds in and cover with water. On top of pot place colander with your chopped cabbage. On medium-high heat boil the potatoes/steam cabbage until potatoes are tender (15-20 minutes or so). Turn off heat and drain water from potatoes. In a saute pan heat leeks with half/half over low-medium heat until tender. Mix cabbage, leeks, and spuds together. Season with a dash of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve with a tablespoon of butter.
This is a wonderful recipe for oatmeal! Easy to make, but you do need a little time. Make sure your juices are 100% and without any additives (and sugar). Make sure they are organic too. I added 1/4 teaspoon of allspice to kick it up a notch. 🙂
Here’s a great way to utilize that left over pumpkin goo!
1 cup organic unsalted butter, softened
1 cup raw sugar
¼ cup organic agave
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 large organic, free-range egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp organic ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raw sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
Preheat oven at 350 degrees (F). In a large bowl mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in pumpkin puree. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Mix dry ingredients. Its okay if the batter looks a little moist as it will work its magic in the oven (its always best to do a test run batch in the oven anyway).
Mix topping ingredients together in a bowl. Roll a spoonful of dough in the palm of your hands to form ball. Place on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle cookies with sugar mixture. Place cookies in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookie is browned. Take out of the oven and let cool.