Friday, October 31, 2014

Paleo Vanilla Blackberry Scones

Maybe it's just me,but I love these scones! I like vanilla though...which isn't a bad thing. I think they would have been better,but I bought some coconut milk today and it was frozen. So now I have watery and separated coconut milk that I yet to take back to the store. I was looking and comparing coconut milks. The canned kind is nice,but it is costly. I looked for ones without carrageenan and I found one. It is So Delicious. The brand ha ha. Here it is. I don't know about their other products. Compared to other brands this one is USDA organic too. They have coupons too! Anyway to these yummy delicious scones!


Paleo Vanilla Blackberry Scones   

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder *see note*
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia drops or sweetener to taste
  • 1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
  • the seeds of 1/2 a vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup blackberries (can use frozen)
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine and mix dry ingredients in bowl. In seperate bowl combine and mix wet ingredients. Combine together. Make a thick circle shape about 1" thick. Cut into triangles. Arrange on baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Let cool and enjoy!

I used 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. You can use homemade too. Here is a recipe for a homemade baking powder. Mine seemed thicker than 1" and I used vinegar. These are also sorta small.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY Beet Powder

Beets are great! Why? They are good for you! They have lots of vitamins and minerals and many uses. So what is beet powder and how do you use it?

What it is 

Beet powder is made from dried beets and is ground up to a fine powder. Mine isn't as fine,but it works.

How to use it

You can use it in smoothies or shakes for a nice boost. My favorite way to use it is as a natural dye.
Just add it straight or put it in your wet ingredients
and let it soak. Keep adding more to get the desired color. Just remember this is different from store bought dyes.

 DIY Beet Powder

 What you'll need:
Choose how many beets you want. I used scrap peelings from the outside.
A dehydrator or oven
jar or container to store it in

Slice your beets thin or make sure the peelings are thin enough. (Not all of mine were thin)
Spread them in a pan or in your dehydrator so that they are not in pile.
Follow the instruction with your dehydrator or use your oven on the lowest temp.
Check on them and when they are crunchy take
them out.*See note below*
Let cool then run through food processor till fine.
Put in jar or container and voila!

Some of mine got crunchy before other pieces so I took them out and finished what was left.
Make sure that they completely crunchy and there is no moisture or it will mold in the jar.
Don't put in jar while hot or mold will set up from moisture.

I had just a tiny bit soaking to see how it is.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Name change and School Work

Due to lack of time,I can no longer cook as much as I did. School has been crazy. I crave school though! Haha! Anyways,I changed the name of the blog to Nourished Teen with a new look also...
I prefer now to write more about natural health. Along with recipes which I have some I need to do when I get time. So here comes the new!!