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St. Patrick's Day Themed Lunch

Check out our St. Patrick's Day themed lunch designed for Elizabeth Street featuring an Over the Rainbow Salad, Green Pea Soup, and Leprechaun Kisses.  As posted on March 12th: 

"Little leprechauns will love making this colorful, delicious and fun St. Patrick's day lunch! Kids love the vibrant colors and parents adore how healthy it is!" says Samantha Barnes, founder of Raddish.

Green Pea Soup

3 tablespoons butter
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
6 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup whipping cream 
1/2 cup freshly chopped chives or mint

Melt butter in a large heavy bottom saucepan or pot over medium heat. Cook the onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken stock, water and peas. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until peas are tender, 12 –18 minutes.  Puree the soup using an immersion blender, or puree in batches with a blender.  Stir in cream.  Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with chives or mint before serving. 

Makes 10-12 Servings 

Leprechaun Kisses

4 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup sugar
Food coloring (optional)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Combine egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla in bowl of stand mixer (or hand mixer).  Mix eggs on low until broken up, then switch to medium-high and beat until egg whites begin to thicken and small peaks form.  Continue mixing, slowly sprinkle in sugar.  Add a few drops of food coloring, if desired.  Continue mixing until mixture is glossy and stiff. (Do not overbeat or eggs will collapse.) P
ipe or drop heaping tablespoons of the mixture onto 2 parchment lined baking sheets.  Bake for 90 minutes.  Turn off the oven, leave cookies inside and let them cool and dry (2 hours to overnight).  Remove from oven. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 10-12 Servings 

Over the Rainbow Salad

1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup snack-sized whole carrots
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1/4 purple cabbage, chopped
Your favorite salad dressing

Arrange cherry tomatoes in a large arch.  Lay carrots under the tomatoes followed by a row of bell pepper, cucumber and cabbage.Serve with salad dressing for dipping.  

Makes 1-2 Servings 

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