I am a vegan wife and mother to a meat eating family. I will share with you recipes I have tested and changes I am making to encourage my family to lean into a vegan diet.

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St. Patrick’s Day Potato and Leek Soup

This is a simple vegan Potato and Leek soup. 


An Irish inspired recipe…



To begin, you need 3 potatoes, diced (I left the skins on)

Boil the potatoes in water until cooked, about 15-20 minutes.  Drain well.

You will need 3 leeks.

If you have never used leeks, think of them as giant green onions.  You will slice the white and light green parts of the leek.  Leeks can be very dirty so, they need to be cleaned very well.  The best way to do this is to fill a bowl of water and as you slice the leeks place the pieces you want to use in the water.  The dirt will fall to the bottom and you will have clean leeks.

You will also need 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced (I actually used a little more.)

In a large skillet, sauté the leeks and mushrooms in 2 tbsp margarine (I used Earth Balance) until soft, about 6-8 minutes. 

Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth and the potatoes and cook for a few more minutes.

Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Add salt and pepper to taste.


Irish Beer Bread

Saint Patrick’s Day is just a few days away, so I wanted to gather some vegan Irish recipes to share with you.  

The first one on the list is:

Irish Beer Bread

This recipe calls for a little less than 12 oz of beer, so you need to take a small drink before you add the beer…otherwise it will be too much.

Prep Time:  5 minutes

Cook Time:  50 minutes


2/1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup brown sugar

12 oz stout beer (Remember, take a small drink before adding)  I used Guinness.

1/2 cup raisins

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

 1 tsp cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

This is so simple…all you do is dump everything in a bowl and mix well.

Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.  (I baked mine at 325 degrees because of how hot my oven gets.)

The smell that filled my house as this was baking was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!



If you have never made Irish Beer Bread I highly recommend that you try this recipe.  My whole family loved it!



May the love and protection

Saint Patrick can give

be yours in abundance

as long as you live.


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