Colcannon (Traditional Irish Dish) Recipe
7 large potatoes (or more)
1 each large bunch kale greens
1/4 cup butter
1 milk or cream as needed
4 each strips of bacon, cut up
1 tbsp onion, minced
1 salt & pepper to taste
Peel and boil 7 or 8 med. to lge. potatoes until done. Remove
stalks from leaves of kale greens and tear or chop into very small
pcs. Bring to a boil with a bit of bacon and simmer while potatoes
cook. Mash the potatoes with 1/4 c. of butter and milk or cream as
needed. Add salt and pepper. Drain the chopped, cooked kale. (You
should have about twice as many potatoes as kale. Mix the two
together with 1 tb. minced onion. Correct seasoning and serve with
NOTE: Colcannon is a mixture of buttered greens and potatoes.
Traditionally concannon was eaten at Halloween. A heaping portion is
dished onto each plate. A well is made in the center of the mount to
hold a generous portion of butter. The colcannon is eaten from
around the outside in. You take a scoop, dip it in the well of
butter in the center and eat. With a glass of buttermilk, the WAS a
meal in itself. In the Midlands, colcannon is called "thump". In the
north and western parts of Ireland it is called "champ". To tell
fortunes on Halloween, a ring and a silver coin were mixed into the
colcannon...whoever got the ring was soon to marry and whoever got
the coin would be wealthy.
to Kale Recipes
Food Tips of the Week
At the start of a diet, people most certainly look at food store and big brand food items labelled 'low in fat'. To do this is far too often a miscalculation, in that an item could be significantly reduced in fats, but nevertheless elavated in calories and carbs.
The problems associated with low carb diets
Its popular as hell, but it is really safe for you?
Remember, one point that is usually overlooked, it is damned hard (although not technically impossible) for vegetarians to take up a reduced carb diet.
Reducing carbs may mean missing out on vital nutrients from healthy foods which should be part of any sensible diet, specifically those obtained from fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Superfoods containing carotenes
(includes paprika, turnip greens and winter squash)
These natural foods are rich in carotenes (alpha and beta) believed to play a major part in minimizing the risk of cancer, spefically cancer of the stomach. Many are low in calories, so should be a part of every weight loss program.
Colcannon (Traditional Irish Dish) Recipe Collection
You can now save money on over priced recipe cookery books or pricey nights out in posh restaurants, all you have to do is find and print out the recipe that you have chosen and commence cooking good food to amaze your friends in the convenience of your own kitchen