Appetizers

The Donovan’s Irish Pasties

481

Irish Pasties are a MUST in our family every St. Patrick’s Day. Butch and Dottie introduced Pasties to us about 20 years ago and we have been making them ever since.. even when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day!

4
1 lb. roast beef, cooked and cubed (if you aren't using leftover roast, just cook the roast in the crock pot with some water and onion soup mix and whatever seasonings you like)
3-4 potatoes, cooked and cut in small cubes. (You can also use the frozen hashbrown cubes. Throw them in while still frozen. They will cook in the oven. It tastes JUST as good as using fresh potatoes.. it's just a lot easier)
salt and pepper
1 box pie crusts (can be found by the butter in the grocery store)
Beef gravy, prepared
BEEF GRAVY:
Drippings from beef roast
1 to 2 cups water
2 tsp. beef bouillon
2 Tbsp. corn starch mixed with 1/4 c. water
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix the roast, potatoes, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Unroll the pie crusts and cut in half. Put a good amount of filling in each crust, fold over, and seal. Place each...
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Nutritions

Calories
590

Sodium
712mg
29% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
42g
84% DV

Carbs
64g
21% DV

Fiber
8g
32% DV

Creamy Coconut and Crab Soup

946

Fresh, sweet crab is available in any season. You can often buy crab that is already cooked and cleaned but nothing beats freshly cooked crab at your home. Cooking crab is just as easy as cooking dry pasta. You just need salt, boiling water and patience. It takes just 10 minutes and voila, you can eat sweet, fresh crabs. You'll love this creamy soup recipe.

2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 cloves garlic
1 thumb-sized ginger
1 lemongrass stalk
1 lb crabs
1/2 lb medium-sized shrimps
1 cup coconut milk
1 ounces spring onions
2 tbsp smoked paprika
2 cups vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
3
  1. In a large pot, boil water and add salt.
  2. Cook the crab for 10 minutes and transfer to a bowl to cool.
  3. Add oil to a hot pan, saute minced garlic and lemongrass stalk for 2...
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Nutritions

Calories
269

Sodium
782mg
32% DV

Fat
29g
45% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
9g
3% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV

Sweet Chicken & Apple Stew

449

Chicken and Apples are indeed an uncommon combination, however, the pairing creates a cohesive flavor that can fill your hunger pangs. You can also add some spices such as nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon to spice up this dish even more. Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice creates a zing and adds freshness too. You can also add a tablespoon of apple juice to deepen the apple flavor.

1 tbsp olive oil
17 ounces chicken Chicken wings
1 tbsp Tomato puree
1 cup tomato sauce
8 ounces Apples
Salt and pepper
1 ounce Onion
2 pieces bay leaf
2 cups chicken stock
5
  1. Add oil to a heated pan.
  2. Sauté minced onions until translucent.
  3. Add tomato puree and cook until warm.
  4. Add the chicken wings and mix well.
  5. Add the chopped...
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Nutritions

Calories
882

Sodium
146mg
6% DV

Fat
77g
119% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
14g
4% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

Raw Carrot Bliss Balls

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1 cup grated carrots
1 cup fresh shredded coconut
6 dates soaked in water for half hour ( about 70g )
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds ( pounded )
1/2 cup desiccated coconut ( optional )
2 -3 people (makes about 12 balls)

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Process briefly until well mixed, for one minute or so.

Roll carrot mixture into balls. Optionally roll balls in desiccated coconut.


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Nutritions

Calories
497

Sodium
112mg
4% DV

Fat
38g
58% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
35g
12% DV

Fiber
15g
60% DV
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