Recipes, Books, and Activities to do at Home

 

Many of us are at home learning to navigate this new normal, and so I wanted to share some delicious recipes, fabulous books to read, and entertaining activities to keep busy. Enjoy, and hope you all stay safe and healthy!

Recipes to Try

Books to Read

  • I am starting “The Two Lives of Lydia Bird” by Josie Silver tonight and can’t wait. I read her first book, and fell in love – it’s funny, charming and lighthearted.
  • A dear friend gave me this book for my birthday, and I am so excited to start reading it.
  • Set in London, “Surprise Me!” is a book I couldn’t put down! It’s an easy read, and a definite “feel-good” story.

Activities to Do

  • Clean closets and organize – de-cluttering your space feels fantastic. The Neat Method has the best tips.
  • Retail therapy from the comfort of your home! There are so many great sales and gift card promotions right now in fashion, beauty and home – here, here, here, and here have some amazing offers.
  • Puzzles challenge your mind, and are a fun activity you can do solo or with your family.
  • Listen to a new podcast – Goop has really intriguing options.
  • Channel your inner artist and paint or color in a coloring book. I love this one about interior design! 
  • Host a family Game night – we’ve played Guess Who? and Candyland and needless to say the boys have loved both.
  • Treat yourself to a spa night, with a revitalizing mask and bubble bath, or give your self a manicure/pedicure and try a vibrant new polish.

Healthy Blackberry Scone Recipe

 

Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, scones are the most delicious little indulgence. I whipped up a batch of blackberry scones for my family last Saturday morning, and we savored them to the last crumb! The recipe is from Dr. Mark Hyman – a renowned functional medicine doctor – and what’s so fabulous about these scones is that they are as delicious as they are nutritious. Made with nourishing ingredients like almond flour, coconut oil, cinnamon and blackberries, these scones taste incredible and have healthy ingredients you can feel good about eating. Topped with a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream or a pat of butter and jam, these scones are our new favorite little snack.

I’ve been cooking more than ever lately, and enjoying baking treats for my boys. I love the scent of warm baked goods wafting through the air, as well as the pitter-patter of feet coming down the hall to see what goodies await. The kids helped me make vegan sprinkle cookies yesterday which made for a very special dessert, and next on my list is a new zucchini muffin recipe.

I hope you all stay safe and well at home, and give this new recipe a try!

 

Blackberry Scones


Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil 
  • 2 eggs (we used vegan flax eggs)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 3/4 cup fresh blackberries 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another medium bowl, combine the coconut oil, eggs (or vegan eggs), and vanilla and stir well. (If using vegan flax eggs, for each “egg,” combine one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds with three tablespoons of water and let the mixture sit in the fridge for 5 minutes.) Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture until combined, and gently fold in the blackberries. 

Lay a square of parchment paper on a cutting board. Place the dough on the paper and flatten until it’s a 1-inch thick disk. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out the scones and place them on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown. Let them cool and enjoy! 

Little Lovelies and Happy Friday: Easter Favorites

 

 

  1. This pale blue braided place mat is a dream come true
  2. A blush colored lettuce platter for easter? Check yes!
  3. These floral napkins would be wonderful for spring and summer entertaining
  4. Display all of your festive treats in this charming pink cake stand
  5. Decorative eggs are so fun to display in a pretty glass bowl
  6. These little cabbage candle holders match the blush platter, I just love them
  7. A bunny candy dish for your coffee table
  8. Delicious pastel colored almonds, the ultimate easter indulgence!