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Meatless Monday for a Vegan St. Patrick’s Day

Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for a St. Patrick’s Day inspired edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

The general perception might be that being vegan means being limited to eating a series of soups and salads but that’s not the case. Even holidays can be celebrated with vegan dishes and today’s recipes for vegan Colcannon Quesadillas and St. Patty’s Day Shake are fun examples of just that. Both of these delicious recipes come courtesy of One Green Planet, an incredible resource for all things vegan.

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Vegan Colcannon Quesadillas
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Colcannon Quesadillas Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 cups cooked mashed potatoes
  • 3/4 cup tightly-packed cooked and well drained spinach, kale, cabbage or chard, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 large spinach (or whole grain) tortillas
  • Choice of green sauce: mint chutney; picante sauce; green Tabasco sauce

PREPARATION

  1. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, spinach, scallions, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine. Heat the mixture in a skillet on top of the stove or in the microwave.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly over half of each of the tortillas. Fold the tortillas over and press down lightly.
  3. Place 1 or 2 of the quesadillas in a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Cook until lightly browned on both sides, turning once. Keep warm while you cook the remaining quesadillas in the same way. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with desired sauce.
Vegan shamrock shake

Vegan St. Patty’s Day Shake
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St. Patty’s Day Shake Ingredients (serves 1)

  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 1 large handful of baby spinach
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-5 drops peppermint essential oil to taste
  • Garnish with coconut whip cream (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. Combine banana, ice, spinach, vanilla, peppermint essential oil, and coconut milk in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with Coconut Whipped Cream, if desired.
  3. Enjoy!

You can follow this link to go to a recipe for vegan Irish Cream Liqueur to toast to a Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Sláinte!

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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