Thursday, March 8, 2012
Gluten-free St. Patrick's Day favorites
We have a neighbor who always makes corned beef and cabbage and invites us all over. (Every corned beef we checked was gluten free. Read ingredients in seasoning packets, though these are usually gluten free too.)
And I always make sure to have a loaf of Irish Soda bread (Check this blog soon for a gluten-free recipe). I also do a little decorating with green and bring out my Belleek vases and bowls.
But my children's favorite part of this holiday was always Irish Potatoes. I am not talking about the kind you bake in the oven and slather with butter. I mean those tiny little confections usually made with sugar, coconut and cream cheese, rolled into little balls and coated in cinnamon.
If you want to make your own, you'll find a recipe at allrecipes. Original Irish potato candies did actually contain mashed potatoes and you'll find a recipe that includes them at group recipes.
You'll find a cute idea for a fresh fruit rainbow that ends with a pot of gold from Heidi Kelly at Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom. Highly inventive Heidi also has recipes for shamrock smoothies and muffin tin shamrock snacks.
Whatever you do to mark St. Patrick's Day in a gluten-free way, we hope you have fun, experience a little magic and get touched by a little luck.