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Your St. Patty’s Day BFF

March 17, 2011

One Yummy BFF (Bite Friendly Food) For St. Patty’s Day

An ode to one of our favorite green holidays, you’ll want to saddle up to on St. Patty’s Day and beyond.  Pinch me, please…although I’m not Irish, if you weren’t sure.

Colcannon Puffs

To save time, you can also form these into larger patties and pan-fry in a non-stick skillet.

  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, washed thoroughly with Eat Cleaner All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash. Keep the skins on!
  • 6 ounces kale, washed with Eat Cleaner All Natural Fruit + Vegetable Wash
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soymilk
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch or corn starch

Cut the potatoes into small cubes (about 1/2-inch), put them in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.

While the potatoes are cooking, remove the center stalk from the kale and slice the leaves into strips. When the potatoes are done, lift them out with a slotted spoon and place in a large mixing bowl. Put the kale into the potato water and cook for 6 minutes or until kale is tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon to a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and pulse to chop fine.

Preheat oven to 425 F. Mash the potatoes and add the kale and all remaining ingredients. Stir well. Using a well-rounded tablespoon, form into balls about 1 inch across. Place them on an oiled baking sheet or, preferably, a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully turn over and bake for 20 minutes more, until lightly browned.

Makes about 30 puffs or 6 servings. Per serving: 128 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 733mg Sodium; 3g Fiber.

Recipe courtesy of fatfreevegan.com

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