Easter celebrations are a mix of a lot of events happening over a period of a few days. Easter egg hunts, Church services, children playing, family get together, huge family feasts to spending time with friends. It is a joyous occasion which marks the end of the period of Lent and the beginning of spring.
The reason the rabbit is the main symbol of this festival is because the rabbit is an ancient symbol of fertility and new life, and these two are strongly associated with spring and therefore Easter. This period is followed by the massive (you know I have been building up to food somehow) FEAST! That is what resonates with me the most about these whole celebrations is the Food that we eat on this occasion, which is wonderful because of the variety of dishes available for the pallet to gorge on. Food is a massive part of this festival, but just to deviate from the topic of food for just a bit I am giving you two interesting facts about Easter which you probably didn’t know
Decorating eggs is one of the oldest traditions of Easter
In modern times Easter is mainly associated with Candy, and loads of it. There is quite an interesting fact that after Halloween, Easter is the second highest selling festival in the world for candy
Today we are going to cover some Easter recipe ideas that you should try out for your FEAST as maybe a tradition or purely from an experimenting point of view (we advocate the latter).
Lemon Chia Seeds Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries
Pancakes are an awesome treat for anyone who is hungry, what a way to start the day with some amazing pancakes that also have oven roasted strawberries to it. Pancakes for Easter are more used as a Brunch recipe, but since pancakes are our favorite and can be eaten whenever, they make it to our Easter special list (cheeky grin). Chia seeds in the pancakes are great ingredient because Chia seeds are super foods that are really high on fiber, protein, fatty acids and calcium. Not a bad way to start your Easter Feast huh??
This recipe is relatively straight forwards to make, its basically putting together any ingredients that you have in the fridge to make into a salad. But predominantly this salad will consist of chickpeas and tomatoes. Chickpeas are super healthy and super filling they also contain copious amounts of fiber, protein and dietary minerals which are really good nourishments for the body. This is a great spring recipe and so it makes it to the Easter recipe list because Easter marks the advent of spring and all things good with it.
Hot Cross Buns
These are the most traditional Classic Easter Recipes, and they are classic because they taste so darn good with your meal. These are spiced sweet buns that can be enjoyed anytime during the year but it is an Easters treat that is usually eaten on Good Friday. Cross Buns are easily available at the shops but baking them at home takes the taste to a whole new level of deliciousness. Imagine those fresh those fresh hot cross buns out of the oven straight on to the table with your meal, well its bound to win you those extra brownie points. Why not, right!
Asparagus, Baby Artichoke, Pesto & Goats Cheese Quiche with Quinoa Crust
Lets start of by saying that this recipe is packed with amazing health benefits and amazingly delicious too. It might take some time to make but it is totally worth it. The recipe is an all in one package that you just cannot go amiss by making it for the table for everyone to enjoy. Asparagus is great source of fiber, vitamin A, C, E and K and packed with antioxidants. Artichoke has similar properties of being an antioxidant where as Quinoa is loaded with protein, fiber, minerals and does not contain any gluten. Quiches are an all year round entrée that will please anyone eating it. The addition of goat’s cheese just adds a lot of character to the quiche and it is definitely one recipe that you should try out this Easter.
Carrot Cake Scones
No Easter can be celebrated without our fuzzy cute rabbit’s favorite vegetable “carrots”. This recipe is English inspired and has the carrot element infused in it to give it the Easter touch. If you like carrot cake you are going to love this recipe. Making scones might sound scary, but they are actually quite easy to make if you are familiar with the basics of baking. This recipe is perfect for an Easter brunch with some tea, or they are good on their own as well or for desert. The fusion of carrots and scones is bound to get you some applause and maybe some “can I have the recipe for those amazing Carrot Cake Scones please”.
P:S “Easter is the only time of the year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket”