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St. Patrick's Day Recipes

I. LOVE. ST. PATRICK'S. DAY. Literally, Its one of my favorites. There's a street downtown near us called the Oregon District, that, twice a year, shuts down Mardi-Gras-on-Bourbon-street style- once on Halloween, and once on St. Patricks day. It's glorious. Here, all the delightful shenanigans take place. The bars are packed, the restaurants serve everything beer battered and fried with neon food coloring, and everyone is clad in a sea of emerald green with striped socks and orange beards. It's a pinching good time. Last year, on St. Patricks day, my fiance took the opportunity to tell literally EVERYONE we knew that he was going to propose to me the following week in California. I, completely oblivious, had no idea until later that THAT is what all the congratulations, high fives, hugs, and chaos had been about that night. It was a wonderful night.

Well, this year will be very different for us. Obviously our little fam will not be partaking in the festivities, and instead will be hosting a less crazy St. Patty's Day party at our new house. I love all of our friends that are coming and will very much enjoy it......... but I am soooo already looking forward to next year, when I'm not prego. Anyway, as self-proclaimed chefs and major foodies, my fiance and I have very festive plans. You can find them (and borrow them) below!

St. Patrick's Day Feast:


Green Vegetables with Avocado Ranch Sauce


2/3 cup mashed avocado (from about 1 - 1 1/2 avocados – see note)

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

3 tablespoons nonfat milk

2 teaspoons dried parsley

1 1/4 teaspoons white vinegar