Back in my Elastic Waist days I used to write a series of recipe posts based on my trials and tribulations trying to eat all healthy-like on a fixed income.

Well, for the past few years, my income has been sufficient enough to keep me in overpriced baking powder, and I really haven’t given too much thought to the price of my groceries. That’s all got to change now, because I’m back on a budget.

Unfortunately this little budgetary hindrance means that I need to cut back on the hours I log sitting and reading at coffee shops. As a true addict, I’m not sure I can give that little luxury up completely, but it is for sure more of a ‘special occasion’ treat, than a weekly occurrence now.

As I sat at home today, trying to think of ways not to spend money. Workout already under my belt, apartment cleaned, tax info organized I was left with the urge to sneak off to the local coffee shop and have a little treat.

But no, I remain steadfast in my determination to be fiscally responsible. Stupid money, keeping me from my happy place.

I decided to healthify and veganize (I’m still an omnivore, I just try to keep things as animal free whenever possible) one of my favorite coffee shop treats, while I curled up on my couch with my latest library find.

Berrylicious Scones


  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 ½ cups frozen berries


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine soy milk and apple cider vinegar, stir and set aside for 30 minutes
  3. Sift together dry ingredients: whole wheat and regular flours, sugar, salt, baking powder
  4. Mix in bits and pieces of the shortening until mixture becomes fine crumbles.
  5. Stir in soy milk mixture.
  6. Mix in berries.
  7. Separate dough in half; flatten into two seven inch disks. Cut each disk into 6 wedges.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Eat, sip coffee, and smile smugly over how much money you saved.