Ireland is not necessarily known for the food, but one standout worth making for St. Patrick's Day (or anytime) is this delicious – and easy – Irish Soda Bread. No yeast, and therefore rising, is required; I whipped the dough up in about 5 minutes, then it bakes in the oven for 45 minutes. This bread has a delicious, soft texture with a crusty exterior, and is lightly sweetened with orange zest and currants. From a recipe by Ina Garten.tags: breakfast snacks lunch box rice, grains and breads bake more
This smoothie is naturally sweetened with strawberries and dates and flavored with vanilla and cinnamon. Soaking the coconut flakes, cashews and dates makes them soft, so they are completely smooth when blended. If you want to have this smoothie for breakfast, go ahead and soak the coconut, cashews and dates in the refrigerator overnight, then in the morning you’ll be all ready to blend.
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This delicious quick bread gets its richness from unrefined coconut oil, which has a subtle coconut scent. Just like butter, coconut oil is firm when cold, so it works well in baking as a butter substitute. It’s also very heat-stable, and is widely recommended for prolonged cooking at high temperatures. Feel free to substitute steamed and mashed carrots, butternut squash or sweet potatoes for the pumpkin.tags: breakfast snacks rice, grains and breads bake more