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ST PAT’S GREEN FUN FOR THE KIDS

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and all the stores are featuring green.  Most of the green which is being featured is of the unhealthy variety;  cupcakes, cookies, candies and more.  How about the healthy green which if prepared properly can be very tasty, delicious and good for you and good for your children.  Today, I am speaking about one significant green which may be hard for you to find in your local market, however there are substitutes which would be equal value.

 

The Green Vegetable that I am talking about now is Romanesco – an Heirloom Cauliflower Variety.  The neat thing about Romanesco, aside from being green,  is that it grows with pointed florets instead of round ones and consequently looks like a minature castle from which if you use your imagination, you would expect little green men (Leprechauns) to be dancing around.  For your family and children’s St. Patricks’ Day Dinner or Lunch, the Romanesco can be featured as a little green castle.  This would add intrigue and mystery to your meal and the kids would not only have fun but would probably, definitely want to eat it.

Romanesco can be cooked whole or like Cauliflower, it can be cut up into florets and steamed.  Top it with a Golden (or Green) Cheese Sauce or saute it with Basil and Garlic.  If Corned Beef is on your St. Patrick’s Day Menu, Romanesco would be a nice change from Cabbage.  Romanesco (Cauliflower) and Cabbage are both Cruciferous Vegetables and have similar tastes and are very good for you!

Want to add a sweet green to your meal?  Try Shamrock Pudding /shamrock-pudding/which is simple to make and delicious to eat.

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