Huckleberry Yogurt Scones – Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Huckleberry Yogurt Scones

In the year or so prior to going gluten free, my breakfasts typically subsisted of a latte and a massive blueberry or lemon curd scone.  Aside from a bowl of yogurt and fruit – it’s one of the most fulfilling breakfasts I can think of.  So after going gluten free one of my first priorities was to learn to bake scones with a new selection of flours.

My first attempt at scones (actually the first gluten free thing I ever baked) was made with 100% white rice flour. They were fluffy but incredibly gritty – not what I remembered. So I continued to experiment and by year two, I got to what my husband and I call “scookies”. These were treats that tasted like scones, had the right consistency, but flattened out like a cookie. It was year three when everything finally fell in place after my mom gifted me a cast iron mini-scone pan. Turns out, this makes all the difference for well-shaped gluten free scones.

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Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli

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I know what you’re thinking…this is just another obligatory pumpkin post. The second fall hits, posts like these starting running rampant across the blogosphere. And to that, I would have to agree. Yes, it is another pumpkin post, but I promise it’s one you don’t want to miss!

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White Cheddar Smokey Pasta Salad – Summer is Better with Cheddar

This post is sponsored by Black Creek but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Cheese. Oh how I have a love for cheese. WhenAward-winning Black Creek® premium Cheddar cheese reached out for me to try their cheese and write about it, um, yes please! I had never tried it before but I couldn’t wait. the fact that this brand focuses on aging their cheese for optimal flavor, is right up my alley. I love strong cheese and the aging process gives cheddar such an oaky, nutty and delicious flavor.

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Keeping a Healthy 2018 While Still Enjoying It

 

Pure I, like many others started 2018 with a New Year’s resolution to have the healthiest year yet. I made all the promises; eat healthy, work out, lose weight, get enough sleep, drink enough water, cut out carbs, cut out sugar, keep my calories under a specific number and the list goes on and on.

Boy, that is a lot of restrictions for trying to have a healthy year. So where is all the fun? It is the beginning of April and that means that if you have stuck to your New Year’s resolution, then you are three months in and three months are down.

It is easy to let the fun fall to the wayside because you are so focused on your goal. But only 8% of people keep their resolutions and number one is losing weight or getting healthy. [Read more…]