Irish Soda Bread gets is name from baking soda, which is used instead of yeast as the leavening agent. It’s super quick and easy to make, with a nutty, sour aroma, and a dense texture perfect for toasting. Made with whole wheat flour and wheat germ, this bread is also exceptionally healthy. I had never even heard of wheat germ, the nutrient-rich embryo of the wheat kernel, bursting with Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and B-vitamins. In this recipe, toasted wheat germ gives the bread a nutty, mealy texture. You can also sprinkle toasted wheat germ on cereal or yogurt, add it to your favorite baking recipes, or substitute for bread crumbs. Look for it near the oatmeal and cereal at Whole Foods.