You Hate Corned Beef and Cabbage

March 17, 2010 by

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Erin Go Braugh!


St. Patrick's Day is one of my all-time favorite holidays. No muss, no fuss ... just a good time with friends.

What's not to love?!

Not a huge fan of the corned beef and cabbage, eh?

Ok ... so maybe the food can be a little off putting for some. The Irish have a particular taste ... one that may not be enjoyed by all.

I personally like corned beef and cabbage, despite the fact that it smells like a foot.

But if you're one of the majority who does not care for it, I have a recipe for you to try instead.

How about a nice peppered steak with a pomegranate glaze paired with some spicy arugula?

I know, I know, it's not very Irish.  But it's damn tasty.  And life is too short to suffer through a bad meal. (As well as a bad glass of wine or a bad book - right, mom?)

Plus, steak goes great with a pint of Guinness!

I've featured this recipe before on, but it's a crowd pleasure so give it a shot if you haven't yet.

And before I run out to join my Irish friends and family at the pub -- that's right, my birth name is McEldowney! - let me leave you with a good 'ol fashioned Irish toast:

May the winds of fortune sail you,
May you sail a gentle sea.
May it always be the other guy
who says, "this drink's on me."

So the next time St. Patrick's Day rolls around, and you find yourself hating corned beef and cabbage, grab a pint of Guinness and don some green anyways.  You have the perfect meal to enjoy the holiday with your pals, and still enjoy your dinner!

Until our next meal,


Peppered Steak with Pomegranate Glaze and Arugula

Peppered Steak with Pomegranate Glaze

Peppered Steak with Pomegranate Glaze

This peppered steak recipe is cooked on the stove, and reduces super healthy pomegranate juice into a glaze. Pair it with peppery arugula and get ready for a fancy restaurant dinner, from the comfort of your own home.