45+ Magical Imbolc Recipes Worth Celebrating (2024)

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This collection of Imbolc recipes is perfect for celebrating Imbolc and Brigid's Day, a traditional seasonal celebration with Gaelic roots.

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What Is Imbolc?

Imbolc, also known as Brigid's Day, is a traditional seasonal Celtic holiday that falls between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It is celebrated between February 1st-3rd. It is traditionally a pre-Christian festival celebrating the Irish goddess Brigid (later deemed a Christian saint). Whether in ancient or modern times, Imbolc symbolizes those first beginnings of spring and the word itself means "in the belly. Brigid herself was the goddess of fire and fertility, and Imbolc celebrations are often accompanied by bonfires and lit candles. Apart from Brigid herself, the fires that are part of Imbolc celebrations also symbolize the sun, purification, rebirth, and the tending of the "inner fire". As snow melts and animals emerge from hibernation, Imbolc is a wonderful way to usher warmth back into your life.

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How Is Imbolc Celebrated?

It is not unusual for an abundance of symbolic ingredients to accompany a grand Imbolc feast as part of the celebratory festivities. In pre-Christian times, celebrants welcomed Brigid into their homes by burning an effigy of this goddess of fire. In modern times, you have the feast day of St. Brigid and also modern Pagan celebrations of the goddess Brigid, both traditions often involving fire and wheat. In Christian traditions, wheat is woven to form a cross for St. Brigid, with many variations in form. A woven wheat effigy is not uncommon in modern Pagan celebrations as well, with much cross-over of traditions between the two.

Imbolc Foods

Oats, in the form of bannocks, soda bread, and oat cakes; honey symbolizing the bees and the sun; rosemary, also symbolizing the sun; eggs, butter, milk, cheese, and other dairy products celebrating fertility and spring on its way; onions, peppers, and garlic representing the fire and life within; sprouts and greens representing those first green shoots and the coming of spring; berries, and dried fruit for both the preservation of winter and the coming fruits; and seeds for fertility are all common ingredients used in dishes to celebrate this special sabbat.

45+ Imbolc Recipes

Honey

Honey Fermented Ginger - MOON and spoon and yum

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Learn how to make honey fermented ginger which is a delicious addition to a culinary pantry, as well as packed with medicinal benefits.

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Honey Cookies with Orange and Cinnamon | All Ways Delicious

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Honey Cookies, with cinnamon and orange zest, are soft, flavorful, and perfect for Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more!

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Vegan Honey (Refined Sugar-Free) - MOON and spoon and yum

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This delicious vegan alternative to honey makes the perfect vegan honey substitute for your favorites recipes. Naturally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.

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Lavender Bee’s Knees - Burrata and Bubbles

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Let’s put a dainty, sophisticated spin on a classic Prohibition co*cktail with this lavender bee’s knees. Perfect for any spring or summer gathering!

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Fermented Garlic Honey - Simply Beyond Herbs

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Havinghoney-fermented garlicon hand is a useful example of using food as medicine. Garlic is known for its immune-boosting properties, and honey is a soothing sweetener that makes it more palatable.

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Oats

Bircher Muesli - Easy German Food

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Tired of the same old boring breakfast routine? Want to spice up your morning AND give your body a little healthy boost? Just take a closer look at Bircher Muesli!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Granola (Gluten-Free, Vegan) - MOON and spoon and yum

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This easy granola recipe is super flavorful, delicious and healthy! I first created this Lemon Poppy Seed Granola three years ago, and have made it several times since.

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Easy Gluten Free Oat Scones - Fearless Dining

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If you are looking for a decadent scone to enjoy with your morning coffee, these Gluten-Free Oat Scones are absolutely delicious.

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Slow Cooker Oatmeal - Call Me PMC

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Wake up to a healthy and hot breakfast with this Slow Cooker Oatmeal recipe. They are delicious, satisfying and couldn’t be easier!

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Rosemary

How to Make Rosemary Salt - MOON and spoon and yum

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Learn how to make delicious rosemary salt to add a pop of flavor to a large variety of dishes for the perfect finishing touch.

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Instant Pot Rosemary Bread - Corrie Cooks

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Easy Instant Pot Rosemary Bread recipe. Step by step guide with pictures, cooking tips, serving ideas and a recipe video. Perfect for beginners.

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Air Fryer Rosemary Potatoes - TropRockin

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These are the absolute best crispyAir Fryer Rosemary Potatoes! They have a nice crunchy skin on the outside and a fluffy smooth inside. All you need is 6 simple ingredients and 15 minutes in the Air Fryer and you’ll have an easy side dish on the table ready to go.

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Peppers

Fermented Honey Jalapeño Hot Sauce - MOON and spoon and yum

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Fermented Honey Jalapeno Hot Sauce from The Fermented Hot Sauce Cookbook by Kristen Wood. An easy, sweet, subtly spicy recipe!

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Air fryer Peppers - Rachna Cooks

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These air fryer peppers are an easy and quick way to have roasted peppers at hand. Use them as a side, in salad, wrap or tacos.

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Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce - MOON and spoon and yum

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A spicy Jamaican-style scotch bonnet pepper sauce recipe designed for the true spice lovers! This easy hot sauce recipe will add big flavor to anything it touches.

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Butter

Buttered Sautéed Leeks - MOON and spoon and yum

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This easy and tender buttered sautéed leeks recipe makes the perfect quick and tasty side dish when in need of both comfort and nutrition.

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Roasted Garlic Butter - Two Cloves Kitchen

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Mellow, sweet, savory roasted garlic butter is delicious on everything from toast to roast chicken to pasta!

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Berries

5-Ingredient Blueberry Clafoutis - Allways Delicious

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Blueberry Clafoutis is a delicious spin on a classic, easy French fruit custard. It is crazy easy to make with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep.

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EasyAcai Bowl Recipe - MOON and spoon and yum

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Acai berriesare known for their wonderful antioxidant content. Thisacai bowl recipeis easy to make for a healthy breakfast or snack anytime.

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Air Fryer Strawberries - Little Bit Recipes

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For a simple and healthy snack, try air fryer strawberries. These sweet snacking chips are full of flavor and incredibly easy to make.

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Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl - Seasonal Cravings

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The ultimate healthy dessert for breakfast! This Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl is sweet, satisfying and loaded with nutritious cherries. {gluten free}

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Cheese

The Best Baked Feta Recipe - MOON and spoon and yum

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Here’s how to make an easy and delicious baked feta recipe that is perfect as an appetizer or a side dish.

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Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue Recipe | MasalaHerb.com

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Easy classic swiss cheese fondue to make at home this holiday season. Cheese fondue is the ultimate family party dinner meal. Here is how to make it.

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Gluten-Free Cauliflower Cheese - MOON and spoon and yum

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This Gluten-Free Cauliflower Cheese is my GF spin on a traditional British dish. Perfect as a main course or side dish, this cheesy deliciousness makes for a delightful dose of comfort!

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Smoked Cream Cheese - Burrata and Bubbles

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Coated in a flavorful dry rub, this smoked cream cheese transforms into a luscious spread with just the right touch of smoky flavor after a trip to the grill.

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Twice Baked Cheese Souffle - Greedy Gourmet

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Twice baked, never forgotten. This irresistible, unforgettable, utterly delectable recipe is simply divine!

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Camembert + Wine Soup - My Golden Pear

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If you want to surprise your guests with something new on special occasions, our Camembert Wine Soup is just the thing. This special soup with white wine is also a nice treat for Christmas.

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Garlic

Roasted Garlic - Two Cloves Kitchen

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Golden, savory, soft, and sweet, this roasted garlic recipe is incredibly versatile, simple to make, and avoids any burnt and bitter pieces with a moderate temperature and a coating in olive oil.

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10-Minute Garlic Bok Choy Recipe - MOON and spoon and yum

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This easy garlic bok choy recipe makes the perfect quick weeknight side dish when you’re short on time. Bursting with flavor and naturally gluten-free and vegan.

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Roasted Garlic Aioli - Vanilla Bean Cuisine

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Take your homemade mayo to the next level by stirring in roasted garlic cloves. This Roasted Garlic Aioli is the flavorful dip or spread you’ll want to use on everything!

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Dried Fruit

EasyGluten-Free Bannock BreadRecipe[Vegan] - MOON and spoon and yum

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Make your own easygluten-free bannock breadrolls in no time! This traditional Scottish bread with variations in Northern England and Ireland is also vegan, plant-based and yeast-free.

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How to Make Gluten Free Barmbrack (Irish Tea Bread) - MOON and spoon and yum

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Gluten-Free Irish Barmbrack is a dense tea loaf packed with dried fruit and warm spices. It’s incredibly satisfying and traditionally served toasted and spread with butter alongside a cup of tea.

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Dried Cherry Almond Scones - Family Around The Table

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These dried cherry and almond scones would be an easy and delicious addition to your brunch table. Serve them warm from the oven or at room temperature with coffee or tea.

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Greens

Green Arugula Smoothie with Ginger and Pineapple - MOON and spoon and yum

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Smoothies, such as this green arugula smoothie with ginger and pineapple, are a quick and easy way to up the amount of vegetables in your diet. Get this delicious and healthy recipe here!

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Sprouted Lentil Salad Recipe - The Wonderful World of Sprouts

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An easy and delicious sprouted lentil salad made with sprouted lentils, veggies, arugula and a homemade salad dressing. Vegan.

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Spicy Kale Potato Curry

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A super flavorful, easy and healthy gluten-free & vegan Spicy Kale and Potato Curry! This Indian side dish, also know nas aloo kale, is sure to make your taste buds happy!

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Seeds

Flourless Tahini Bread (Gluten-Free) - MOON and spoon and yum

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An amazing gluten-free, keto, flour-free, dairy-free tahini seed bread. It’s magic!

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Seed Cycling Moon Milk Recipes for Hormone Health (Vegan) - MOON and spoon and yum

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These vegan moon milk recipes make a perfectly healthy, easy and delicious way to balance your hormones with the use of seed cycling for hormone balance. These seed cycling moon milk recipes contain powerful nutrient-dense ingredients such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, rose petals, cardamom, ci…

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Vegan Seed Cheese - MOON and spoon and yum

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This super easy vegan cheese recipe can be made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend of both for a simple, quick and delicious creamy vegan cheese that complements a variety of foods! Nut-free and keto friendly!

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Milk

Spicy Golden Milk Recipe (Turmeric Tea) + 20 Health Benefits - MOON and spoon and yum

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A soothing and healing spicy golden milk recipe (turmeric tea) steeped in Ayurvedic tradition with amazing health benefits! Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

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Violet Moon Milk - MOON and spoon and yum

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A sweet and delicately floral Violet Moon Milk recipe, packed with flavor and delightful health benefits. Naturally vegan, plant-based and gluten-free.

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Strawberry Milk Tea - MOON and spoon and yum

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Sweet, creamy and refreshingstrawberry milk teamade with deliciously chewy boba aka tapioca pearls and hibiscus tea. Vegan and gluten-free.

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Eggs

Hash Brown Egg Nests - MOON and spoon and yum

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An easy, healthy, delicious and fun way to eat hash browns and eggs for breakfast! These gluten-free “nests” are an easy bake and are perfect for brunch or any occasion!

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BEST Egg Curry in Instant Pot - Easy Indian Cookbook

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Egg curry is a popular and easy-to-make dish is perfect for weeknight dinners. Pairs well with both Basmati rice and roti.

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Leek & Squash Quiche - Two Cloves Kitchen

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Leek & Squash Quiche pairs warm, slightly sweet butternut squash, savory leeks and rosemary, buttery pie crust, and tart goat cheese for a dish perfect for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner!

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Onions

Easy Spicy Pickled Red Onions (Vegan + Gluten-Free) - MOON and spoon and yum

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Super easy and flavorful Spicy Pickled Onions make a great addition to your favorite dishes! Naturally gluten-free and vegan. Refined sugar-free, too!

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Instant Pot French Onion Soup - Corrie Cooks

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This Instant Pot French Onion Soup is loaded with beef broth,caramelized onionsand cheese on top.

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Vidalia Onion Pie - Call Me PMC

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This savory Vidalia Onion Pie Recipe has layers of onions, milk, eggs, and cheese. This classic Southern recipe has a nice mild onion flavor and makes a delicious side dish.

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Kristen is a self-taught herbalist, gardener, certified function nutritional expert, cookbook author, writer and photographer. Her work has been featured in many online and print publications including Willow & Sage Magazine, Healthline, MSN, Elle, Yoga Journal and many more.

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