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Sara Moulton shares the secret to a vibrant green herb salmon sauce

With St. Patrick’s Day looming, my first thought was that nothing would be more fitting than to salute the patron saint of the Emerald Isle with a fish dish dressed in a very green sauce, one that came by its colour honestly, with no artificial food coloring allowed. A second later, it occurred to me that actually making such a dish might be easier said than done.

The secret to the richest chocolate cake ever? Think Irish!

For me, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just an excuse to drink Irish whiskey and Guinness. It’s also an excuse to bake with them!

Not too long ago, I had an idea to bake a chocolate cake spiked with Guinness, then topped with a whiskey glaze. The affinity between the chocolate and the Guinness was amazing.

Recipes for veggie rice bowl, lentil ragu and caramelized onion and arugula quinoa

It’s important to keep things interesting and tasty when you’re trying to stick with any dietary change, says Amanda O’Brien, a registered dietitian in St. John’s, N.L.

“Try new vegetables, different grains or legumes, different cheeses or spices.”

Grate some nutmeg or a sprinkle cinnamon on carrots or butternut squash, or add curry powder to lentil soup.