Our favorite breakfast recipes using aphrodisiac ingredients

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe–a simple recipe for a classic loaf

traditional Irish Soda Bread--so easy!With a name like Reiley I ought to know how to make a loaf of soda bread! Actually, I was taught this soda bread recipe by the owner of a pub in Ireland’s southwest. The key to this hearty loaf is high-quality, stone ground wheat flour. This kind of flour seems to be ubiquitous in Ireland but it’s definitely more rare on North American shores. It may take a little searching but the results are worth the effort.

traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe--so easy!

Irish Soda Bread

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 loaf
Created by Amy Reiley


  • 3 c stone ground whole wheat flour
  • 1 c white flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 c buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the buttermilk, stirring to combine, until you have a sticky dough.
  3. Knead the dough lightly before transferring to a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Shape the dough into a flattened round. Cut a cross into the top to release the fairies. (I was not aware that fairies live in bread dough but since I was instructed on this key step by an Irish baker, I'm sticking to it!)
  5. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. Bread will be golden on top and offer a hollow sound when tapped when it is fully cooked.



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Morning Mango Nice Cream Recipe

Vegan Morning Mango Nice Cream RecipeWe found this recipe while hunger surfing Instagram. It was so simple and perfect that the author, theglowingfridge, was able to post the entire recipe in the comments–now that’s our kind of weekday breakfast recipe! Although we don’t actively promote a vegan lifestyle, we love the philosophy and approach of the author, a health and nutrition writer and creator of The Glowing Fridge. Read more

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Steel Cut Oats For Dinner: Turmeric Porridge with Kimchi and Fried Egg

steel cut oats for dinner--Turmeric Porridge with KimchiSteel cut oats for dinner? Why not? Oat is really just another whole grain. And steel cut oats, oats that have been chopped up rather than rolled, have a texture reminiscent of other grains that have been slow cooked.

We’re featuring this particular oat recipe because it takes the aphrodisiac of oats and layers it with other libido boosting ingredients. Read more

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Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find while trolling Instagram! This Instagram find came from elyonlylyablolus, one of the authors of the blog Plaisir Vegan, a site dedicated to simple techniques for vegan cooking. Although the original recipe calls for wheat flour, you can always use rice flour to make it both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. Read more


A Great Green Smoothie–drink your veggies!

A great green smoothie recipe from Romancing the Stove by Amy Reiley

green smoothieWe originally published this recipe in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. You can see how it would make a perfect St. Pat’s breakfast in bed. But this Casanova Smoothie from my cookbook Romancing the Stove, makes a great jump start to the day any time of year. Read more