I don’t know how many of you actually celebrate St. Patrick’s day and have it carry over into your kitchens.  Dave and I don’t really celebrate it much more than acknowledging the day.  But I wanted to give you a few menu items that are of Irish cuisine.  You may have tried these recipes  before (a few of my personal favorites!), or maybe this is a good excuse to give them a try!  Either way, have a great day and may luck find its way to you!  ;)

Chicken & Dumpling Soup (A)

Leek & Potato Soup (C)

Braised Cabbage & Apple with Bacon (A)

Shamrock Shake (A) — A fantastic breakfast or dessert!

And a new recipe in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  Commonly made with corned beef (which we know better than to eat!), here is a delicious Beef Hash suitable for the Core Plan!  Makes a fabulous breakfast or meal anytime in the day!

Beef Hash
Makes 4 Servings

2 tsp coconut oil
1 large onion (I prefer to use red)
3 cups diced sweet potatoes, boiled or steamed til tender
1 cup grass-fed beef brisket, chopped
1/2 cup organic sodium-free vegetable stock
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
4 free-range eggs
Sea salt and fresh pepper, to taste

1.)  In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over Medium-High heat.  Add onion and saute until it just starts to brown, about 5 to 8 minutes.  Add sweet potatoes and cook, stirring until they brown in spots and become crusty, about 8 minutes more.  Stir in uncooked beef and cook about 5 minutes more, stirring once.

2.)  Add broth and scrape up any browned bits from bottom of pan.  Simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 5 to 8 minutes.  Add parsley and season with sea salt and pepper to taste

3.)  Meanwhile, fill a separate large stainless steel skillet with 2 inches salted water and bring to a gentle simmer.  Break eggs, one at a time, into a small tea cup and slide into the simmering water. Poach eggs until set to desired firmness, 4 to 5 minutes.  Remove with slotted spoon to a dry plate.

4.)  Place hash on plates and top with poached egg.  Serve and enjoy!

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.

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