Anyone that has been a long-time reader of Bohemian knows that I get a kick out of St Patrick’s Day. It’s my favorite out of the low-key holidays, as it brings in that breath of fresh air that says YES, spring is on the way and it’s time to celebrate by busting out your best Irish jig, crankin’ up the folk music, and cooking your favorite Irish meal.
It’s also a great excuse to have a mini marathon of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, which is basically one of the best shows EVER to grace the television in the 00’s (long-time enthusiast here- no shame!).
Of course, what “Sunny” holiday marathon would be complete without Dee Reynolds doing her best “Crazy Patty” commercial for Youtube LOL:
“So come on down to Paddy’s, it’s IN-SAAAAANE.”
*Insert high kicks here* as I laugh uncontrollably…every single time I watch it lol.
Speaking of which, you know what else is crazy insane? This DELICIOUS Compassionate Vegan Sheperd’s Pie- it’s truly a golden recipe that’s perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate meat-free, while also skipping the nightshade veggies. *insert more high kicks*
Because let’s face it- Irish food (and American) is pretty heavy on the meat and potatoes, which can lead to extended bellies and uncomfortable holidays. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to feel like that on a day that’s all about the green!
Related: Vegan Irish Stew
This St. Patrick’s Day, keep it friendly and lighthearted by using sweet potatoes and mushrooms as healthy, cruelty-free alternatives. For those that want to keep it low-histamine, this recipe is easily adaptable to fit that need- simply leave out the vegan cheddar cheese and/or nutritional yeast (if need be) and choose a vegetable broth that you know works well with your tummy.
I hope that this Sheperd’s Pie brings you lots of luck and love on St. Patrick’s Day this year! By making the choice to skip the meat and nourish your body with healthy, savory veggies, you’ll be giving an Irish blessing not only to your body, but to the planet as well.
So come on down and try this Patty’s Pie- it’s IN-SAAAAAANNNNEEE. *insert one more high kick* aaaaaannnd end scene.