• Cyril McAree

Ciara Plants Green Ideas for St Patrick’s Day


While many of the world’s iconic buildings light up green later this month to celebrate our national day, Ciara Brennan, founder of Happy Food at Home, a plant based bespoke catering and pop up enterprise, is taking the opportunity to highlight her green approach at her Saturday stall in the Limerick Milk Market.

“St Patrick’s Day is synonymous with going green,” said Ciara. “At Happy Food at Home, all of our dishes are plant based with as many ingredients as possible locally sourced and/or organic. We encourage customers to embrace recycling, composting and sustainability. We strive to use biodegradable and recyclable packaging and lots of my regulars bring me their ‘keep containers’ to be environmentally friendly.” Having become vegan in 2015, Ciara shares the lifestyle with many A List stars including former professional chef and Hollywood actor Matthew Modine who was a Happy Food At Home customer when he was based in Limerick in 2018 filming “The Martini Shot” which is due for release later this year. Closer to home the Rubberbandits’ Blindboy, who is from the Treaty City, revealed on the Ryan Tubridy Show that he enjoys a plant based diet 6 days of the week. Since its arrival on the food scene in 2016 Happy Food at Home has gone from strength to strength with its colourful market stall popping up in various locations throughout Co Limerick and Co Clare, including the Limerick Milk Market, Castletroy Farmers’ Market and Ennis Farmers’ Market. Dishes feature tasty meat free staples such as the carrot and almond quinoa burger with a variety of sides - seasonal salads, red rice pilaf and pad thai are popular regulars. As an enthusiastic advocate for the plant based diet, Ciara is regularly invited to share her recipes on local radio and at cookery demonstrations. On Saturday 16 March, she will take to the demo stage upstairs in the Limerick Milk Market where her original and anchor stall can be found in the Little Top Café. Visit the Happy Food at Home social media platforms for more details.

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