Get in the Green Spirit for St. Patrick's Day!

The luck of the Irish is upon us!  Even if you’re not a wee bit of Irish, everyone is allowed to be on St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s a reason to drink, eat and be merry with friends, family and even make some new buddies.  Whether you’re at the bar or at home, try out some of these food and drink recipes to share!

cabbage tempeh

Half Full’s St. Paddy’s Cabbage, Potatoes & Tempeh

St. Paddy’s Day Cabbage, Potatoes & Tempeh [Vegan] As a vegetarian twist on the old corned beef and cabbage tradition, smoky tempeh is paired with cabbage and potatoes.  Of course, if you don’t like tempeh, the cabbage and potatoes make a wonderful side dish, or is filling enough to be the main course!
Smirnoff's Irish Goodbye

Smirnoff’s Irish Goodbye

Smirnoff’s Irish Goodbye
Whether you’re Irish or not, you might have heard of, or possibly participated in an “Irish Goodbye” — a tradition of leaving a party or bad date without bidding farewell. This tradition isn’t in the best of taste, so maybe skip it and enjoy a delicious St. Patrick’s Day cocktail instead! Drop a .75 ounce shot of Smirnoff’s Kissed Caramel Vodka into an 8 ounce glass of Hard Apple Cider. After trying it myself, this sweet and strong concoction will leave you wanting more, but will also knock you off your shamrocks! Drink responsibly. Side note: try a shot of Smirnoff’s Kissed Caramel Vodka in your coffee. Delicious!
The Veg Life's Irish Soda Bread

The Veg Life’s Irish Soda Bread

Browned Butter Irish Soda Bread [Vegan] Irish soda bread sometimes gets a bad wrap for being dry and flavorless. This recipe from is moist and delicious! Try it with Earth Balance butter and strawberry preserves for a top o’ the mornin’ treat.
shephards pie

Shephard’s Pie

St. Patties’ Day Shephard’s Pie [Dairy-Free/Gluten-Free] Our friend Mandi at Nosh & Nurture always whips up healthy/allergen-free concoctions! Try out her St. Patrick’s Day Shephard’s Pie recipe! (Half Full Vegan Tip: Substitute Beyond Meat’s Beef Crumbles for the Ground Turkey/Beef. This way, it’s still gluten-free as well as soy-free!)
Irish Whiskey Cake

Irish Whiskey Cake

Irish Whiskey Cake [Vegan] This recipe from is great with chopped nuts added to it and topped with either Powdered Sugar or a whiskey-coffee glaze. If you make it, let us know what you did to personalize this recipe!
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  • Sandy Lo

    Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.