St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! This day may not be traditionally Irish, as many Americans use it for an excuse to party, drink, and wear green, you can still celebrate the Irish by culinary means. Many Irish friends of mine are always discussing the delicious treat of Irish Soda Bread, so we thought we would share a vegan version with you! This is a great treat by itself or serve with our Vegan Irish Stew. Have a blast this St Patrick’s Day and even if you do party your hearts out, remember Irish Soda Bread makes for a great hangover delight.

Vegan Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time: 20 Minutes    Bake Time: 45 Minutes

1 Cup Organic Soy Milk (or other non dairy milk)
3/4 Cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 Cup Organic Unbleached Flour
1/2 Cup Raisins
2 Tbsp Water
1 1/2 Tbsp Organic Earth Balance Margarine
1 1/2 Tbsp Ener-G Egg Replacer (or Applesauce)
1 Tbsp Vinegar
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Basking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt

Preheat your oven to 375 F. In a regular size loaf pan, grease the bottom with a little extra margarine or oil. If you are using Egg Replacer, follow the directions on the box for 1 Egg and whisk together. In a bowl, combine the soy milk and vinegar and let stand for 5 minutes (it will start to curdle). In a large mixing bowl, combine the wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in softened Earth Balance and combine together. Add the Egg Replacer or applesauce to the soy milk and vinegar. Now slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix slowly. Add the raisins and mix, but do not over mix. Pour dough into the loaf pan and bake for 35-45 minutes.

Happy St Patrick's Day Photo By Artsi~AnnieOn March 17th, the whole world will “go green,” but not the eco-friendly type. However, celebrating the Irish holiday doesn’t have to mean you have to give up your true going green convictions! There are a bunch of great ways you can spend this year’s holiday and still promote the GO GREEN message. You can be sure that this year wearing green might mean a little more than just a social requirement to avoid a pinch. So in the spirit We have pulled together a few helpful hints on to celebrate a truly green and eco-friendly St Patrick’s Day!

New Belgium Beers Photo By fitchactionDrink Local and/or Organic Beer: Besides wearing green, the biggest St Patty’s Day tradition is a visit to the good ol’ pub!  This year celebrate in an eco-friendly style by ideally ordering an organic local beer on tap and in a re-usuable glass. But if this ideal is not attainable near you, check out some of these eco friendly and organic breweries: New Belgium Beers (a worker owned co-op run by wind power, Brooklyn Brewery (also run by wind power in NYC), Peak Organic, or North Coast Brewing Company. And remember if you must drink out of the bottle, be sure to recycle!

Eat Irish favorites Vegan Style: Another St Patty’s Day favorite is eating delicious Irish meals. So this year try to make your Irish favorites with organic, local veggies. By not eating meat on this holiday you are lessing your impact on the environment and sooth your conscious. It is pretty easy to make all your favorites vegan. Try out some of these favorite recipes of ours including our very own Vegan Irish Stew, Vegan Irish Soda Bread, and Vegan Irish Colcannon. So serve up your favorite vegan Irish recipes before you hit the bars.

Day 268/365 - happy st. patrick's day! Photo By ~*erin*~Avoid Plastic Decorations: It seems like everyone is out to make a buck during St Patrick’s Day and several cheap plastic gadgets such as beads and plastic shamrock rings. These cheap and disposable decorations are made out of plastic, a no no to greenies, and are usually thrown out the next day, only to end up in landfills. So this year be sure to avoid these unnecessary  accessories. And if you must have some shamrock snazz try making your own decorations for your party or purchase items you will actually re-use. And finally try some face paint to wear out on the town!

Organic Kiss Me I'm Irish By CafePress.comWear Organic/Promote Green: Instead of just wearing any old green T shirt or Irish slogan, wear organic T Shirts! That way your green tees really can BE Green! These days Organic Tees aren’t hard to come by, even major brands carry them. But many are still manufactured in sweatshops. So be sure to look out for the labels when you purchase them. If you want a little more St Patrick’s Day Cafe Press has a great “Kiss Me I’m Irish” Organic Tee. Also, you might want to take the opportunity to promote green issues on this day. Check out the New Green Deal Organic Tee or our very own Declare Your Autonomie Organic Tee. If you wear your green slogans out and about, just maybe your tee will start a conversation with someone at the bar and you can really promote green!

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