Who Is St. Patrick, Anyway?

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  To all you Irish out there, here’s a smooch from me.  *Muah*

Have you ever read up on the history of St. Patrick?  It’s super interesting.  It’s actually a commemorative holiday celebrating the introduction of Christianity to 4th Century Ireland via St. Patrick, (who died on March 17th, 461 AD).  He was said to have used the shamrock or 3-leaf clover to explain the trinity to new believers, and the Lenten restriction of alcohol consumption was lifted on his death day in celebration of him, (hence the holiday’s connection to alcohol consumption).  It was neat to read about it and interesting to see how its original meaning has turned into what it is today.

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FOOD

So in honor of St. Pat and his work in Ireland, I cooked us up some green pancakes.  :-)  Margot was a fan!

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St. Patty’s Day Green Pancakes
Serves 2.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, natural sweeteners.

  • 2/3 c oat flour or almond meal
  • 3 eggs or 2 eggs + 2 egg whites
  • 1 handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 a small banana
  • 1 tbs natural peanut or almond butter
  • 2 tbs pure maple syrup
  • dash of cinnamon

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Mix it all up in a food processor or blender and throw it on a skillet over medium-low heat.  (Heat coconut oil first if not using a non-stick skillet).

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Top with whatever yumminess floats your boat: peanut butter, Greek yogurt, banana, cinnamon, maple syrup…  I opted for ALL of it.

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Well, we’re off to get a workout in before spending the day in Jacksonville.  Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!

 

QUESTION OF THE DAY
Did you know the origins behind St. Patrick’s Day?

I didn’t until today!  Thank you, Google.

 

P.S.
Pop back in again later today for a Military Monday post!  This week’s topic: Finding and Maintaining a Career as a Military Spouse

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