Saint Patty’s Day isn’t really a holiday I ever celebrated. I have never been a drinker, so the idea of going out and getting wasted one day of the year isn’t my idea of fun. I didn’t even do that for my 21st birthday. I was the first of my friends to turn 21, so I went out with the only two older friends I had at the time, sipped on a beer until it was warm because I couldn’t stand the flavor, and watched drunk people make fools of themselves at some club in Pittsburgh. (I, on the other hand, used to be a fairly good drinker – having been a Penn Stater that enthusiastically celebrated “State Patty’s” Day each year. – Bill)
For this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day, we will be celebrating something different. We are currently in Austin, Texas getting ready for a workout at CrossFit Austin. We are overwhelmed with feelings of being extremely grateful for where our lives have taken us in the past 18 months, and the wonderful friends we have made. We are spending the week with some of our best friends, geeking out on our mutual passions for health, wellness, and of course really good food.
Since real, whole, nutrient-dense foods are our passion, for this years St. Patty’s Day we have compiled all of our favorite “green” recipes, and created a new one especially for this holiday. Green eggs and ham, with a twist. Although as a child, the idea of cracking open a real green egg seemed like some exciting magic I always wished I could experience, the reality is that making a green egg would probably include food coloring, which clearly is a huge “no-no”.
For our green eggs and ham, we made a tasty kale pesto to drizzle over the eggs, and served them with Irish bacon. This breakfast was extremely delicious and would be a great brunch idea to celebrate St. Patty’s day.
Click here to view the recipe for Kale Pesto
Click here to view the recipe for Green Eggs and Ham