Blueberry Almond Scones

Last night I had plans on going to CrossFit. I forgot to sign up for all my classes on the weekend so when I logged onto the site I had to be wait-listed. There’s only 14 people allowed in the class at a time, and I was so bummed out. But not too bummed because they had wall-balls on the WOD for the day. No thanks.

I never did get bumped to the class. Forever wait listed. All day yesterday that is. So, instead I went school shopping for my nephews back home in Newfoundland. I got a ton of stuff and got all sorts of bargains. If you’ve got an Old Navy around you (who doesn’t, really?) I picked up a few $5 long sleeved tees for my buddies. Then I headed to H&M since they don’t have that back home and I think it’s a “cooler” store lol.

Are the little boy boxers to die for?! I got a little out of hand when I saw these. Picked up three sets. Hey, underwear is a necessity, is it not? I went to Joe Fresh right after and saw more underwear for the same price. I cringed. But then remembered that the H&M one’s were so much
The little boy jeans are just $12. Seemed like a good price. I have no idea, I don’t own any kids.boys-hm-jeans

The overall haulage that I’ll be sending down to them. With some Super Mario Bros. candy and stickers of course. boys-back-to-school-haul

Best Aunt ever. Thankyouverymuch.

Onto the regularly programmed schedule: Blueberry Almond Scones.


On the weekends I usually try and make a special treat for us, rather than going out and buying store bought processed foods. Sometimes it’s homemade blueberry muffins, or lemon poppy seed muffins (from a mix at Bulk Barn, probably processed. Oops). But recently I’ve been testing out new recipes like the seductive raw chocolate fudge, or these blueberry almond scones.blueberry-almond-scone

I made these twice, and the first time I used frozen blueberries and they turned out amazing. The second time I used fresh, which were all melty and gooie coming out of the oven. You could definitely taste the freshness. I’m not sure which way I prefer the blueberries yet. But both were equally good. blueberry-almond-scones

Blueberry and Almond Scones (Modified from Jennifer’s recipe)

¾ cup white flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
6 tbsp virgin coconut oil (or butter)
¾ cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup buttermilk (make your own, see below)
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 400º
  • Fork the flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Spoon off the coconut oil and mix in with the flour mixture. Should be the consistency of sand.
  • Gently stir in blueberries and almonds.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla.  Pour over dry ingredients and fold into mixture until just combined.
  • Drop batter in 10 triangle shaped scones.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes.

Serve warm. This was my second batch of scones and they’re a little lighter because I used more white flour than whole wheat (ran out!). Yum. second-batch-of-scones

I never have butter milk on hand, so I make my own and it turns out pretty great. How to make your own buttermillk: 1tbsp lemon juice (or vinegar) to 1 cup of milk. Let sit for 10 mins til milk curdles. 

blueberry-almond-scone_I’ve never baked anything in the kitchen where coconut oil replaces butter, but you’d be so fooled if you made these. Thinking they were made with butter or margarine. They’re just as flaky as a regular scone but a bit more dense. Also keep in mind that coconut oil is just as high in saturated fat as butter. So use your discretion.

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My Paleo eats (week 3)

Three weeks of paleo. Done just like that. See what I ate during week 1  and two.



Sunday April 21
Breakfast: 2 pieces of bacon, 2 egg ‘muffins’ (with chicken, mushroom and red pepper), mango and trail mix
Snack: N/A
Lunch: Leftovers: Salmon and roasted asparagus, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli
Snack: dried unsweetened mango
Supper: Sweet potato and coconut encrusted chicken strips
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces



Monday April 22
Breakfast: 2 egg ‘muffins’ (with chicken, mushroom and red pepper), and 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: N/A
Lunch: chicken spinach salad with carrots, bell peppers, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette
Snack: Leftovers: Sweet potato and coconut encrusted chicken strips
Supper: Chicken curry and roasted veg
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces


Tuesday April 23
Breakfast: 2 chicken veggie and egg “muffins”, 2 pieces of bacon, with strawberries
Snack: N/A
Lunch: Leftovers: Sweet potato and coconut encrusted chicken strips
Snack: Chicken spinach salad with veg
Supper: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry (made with tamari/gluten free soy sauce)
Snack:10pm (we went to a movie) I brought dried mango + trail mix. Not shown
Water intake for the day: 64 ounces



Wednesday April 24
Breakfast: 1 chicken veggie and egg “muffins”, 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: apple
Lunch: Leftovers: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry (made with tamari/gluten free soy sauce)
Snack: Trail mix
Supper: Pork chop, sweet potato and veg
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces



Thursday April 25
Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg white omelet with spinach and veg. 3 pieces of bacon with veg on the side
Snack: Dried unsweetened mango
Lunch: Leftovers – Pork chop, sweet potato and veg
Snack: dried plantain chips and 1 coconut covered date
Supper: lemon pepper chicken stir fry
Water intake for the day: 40 ounces




Friday April 26
Breakfast: 2 pieces of bacon and 3 scrambled eggs with mushrooms and bell peppers
Snack: dried unsweetened mango with trail mix and tea
Lunch: Leftovers: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry
Snack: Celery, bell pepper and chicken mixed with mustard
Supper: Portobella mushrooms as “buns” for my homemade beef burgers, with sweet potato
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces



Saturday April 27
3 pieces of bacon and an egg/chicken omelet ‘muffin’
Snack: dried unsweetened mango with homemade trail mix
Lunch: chicken and bacon spinach salad with veg
Snack: N/A
Supper: Coconut covered chicken strips
Water intake for the day:  56 ounces

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Sometimes “later” becomes “never”

Do it now,because sometimes “later” becomes “never”. So that’s exactly what I’m doing on my paleo challenge.

I mentioned I’d take you through each and everything I’ve been eating throughout this 30 day strict paleo challenge and that’s exactly what I’m talking about today on the blog. Saturday’s will be my weekly meal recap. Unless you want to see it daily, then you can follow me on instagram.

I forgot how time consuming it was to take a photo, then e-mail it to myself every time I ate something. I still don’t know how food bloggers have the willpower to photograph something that you’re dying to eat. They must be fast with their cameras, that’s all I know.

Our measurements and weigh in at the local CrossFit box happened on March 30, so it’s been interesting to see my body change throught these past few weeks.

I’ve taken a before “progress photo” as I started this challenge, but I don’t know if I have the guts to post my gut online. I mean, SO many people read know about my blog (you don’t understand: close friends, not-so close friends, my parents, my co-workers, my boss, my bosses boss, some exes too, I’m sure) – so if I feel comfortable, I may end up posting them. We’ll see at a later date. But for now, they’re just for me and my vain eyes.

I was geared up to be cranky and tired, since I’ve been depriving myself of sugar and filling it with nature’s sugar: fruit. I’m half kidding.berries

You guys, please don’t take me so seriously, I know I shouldn’t eat much sugar and fruit is way better for you than a king sized mars bar. Besides, I never once thought broccoli would become a ‘snack’ for me. How lame! Ha ha!

See what I’ve eaten on Week 1, and Week 2 of Paleo. Week 3’s eats will be up later this evening.

What are your plans for this beauty ol’ day? My boyf and I just got back from the farmer’s market picking out some delicious fresh produce for the week, saved us tons of money instead of buying it at the grocery store – that’s for sure. I cannot believe cauliflower is $4.00 at Sobeys right now :( Couldn’t find it at the market.

Enjoy your Saturday!!

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