ZAP Bites: St. Patrick's Day

 Photo via:  Sed Bona

Photo via: Sed Bona

St. Patrick’s Day is here and over at Zapwater, we had a blast celebrating with the parade, green river and yummy St. Patty’s Day themed food last weekend! You’ll feel as lucky as the Irish if you try one of the delicious culinary offerings below. Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Head to Sullivan’s Steakhouse Chicago and try their specialty St. Patrick’s Day themed menu. Hot items include a reuben sandwich, corned beef egg rolls with shaved corn beef, sauerkraut, smoked gouda, housemade Dijon mustard, and the tavern sliced steak with green garlic horseradish mashed potatoes, thin green beans, and bordelaise. The taste of Ireland is just a few blocks away!

Latinicity: Who said St. Patrick’s Day food has to be traditionally Irish? Think outside the box and get your green-themed food at this Latin eatery emporium with tasty crab guacamole. Made with fresh avocado, tomatoes, onions, spices and plump crab, what’s not to love?

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market: Fresh Thyme is a specialty retailer focused on produce and other local, sustainable ingredients. If you’re feeling extra healthy this holiday, whip up a crunchy kale and sprout salad. Check out the recipe below from Fresh Thyme’s very own VP of Marketing Allison Krupp and celebrate mindfully. (Recipe: WGN TV Online)

  • Salad 2 heads of black kale, finely chopped (remove thick stems) a handful of assorted sprouts, such as garlic, broccoli, alfalfa, or sunflower 18 to 24 cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half 2 Tbs freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dressing 1/3 cup cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil juice of 2 lemons or limes 1 to 2 Tbs raw apple cider vinegar, according to taste 2 garlic cloves 1 Tbs raw unpasteurized honey (optional) 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root, grated, or 1/8 tsp turmeric powder unrefined salt, to taste fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Optional Additions cooked beets and/or sweet potatoes avocado grated purple cabbage pumpkin seeds bread crumbs
  • Directions: Combine all dressing ingredients well. Massage dressing thoroughly into kale with hands. Allow to sit and marinate for at least 1 hour at room temperature, covered. Before serving, add toppings and optional ingredients. Add more dressing, as needed.

Anna Schapiro, Spring 2016 Intern