Buckwheat and pumpkin scones

Buckwheat and pumpkin scones: journey to wellness

I love buckwheat and pumpkin together. In case you hadn’t noticed. I am delighted with how these turned out. Not exactly light and fluffy but the texture is great and they taste amazing.

Buckwheat & Pumpkin Scones


They are delicious when cooled slightly and good quality organic butter takes them to another level.

Enjoy x

Ningaloo Sand Dunes

Journey to Wellness

When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions.”
― Edmond Mbiaka

Recently one of my food heroes and favourite bloggers posted that Thursday was Friday Eve. I think she meant it in a light hearted, the weekend is nearly here sort of way. I am sure it was not meant to be analyzed too deeply, however, it did make me think about the language we construct around the working week. Monday is a drag. Wednesday is hump day and Thursday is Friday Eve.

If we are already counting down to Friday, even jokingly, we are not really turning up for our life.

This particular blogger has found her dharma, sold books and transformed, not just her life, but countless others. She is a high beam source of inspiration and the last person I would expect to post that Thursday was Friday eve because it buys in to the national idea that we are somehow captive to the week only to be released on the weekends. In fairness to her, I am sure she did not mean it that way at all, but there does seem to be a national conversation of commiseration come Monday morning. Many respected ABC Radio National hosts buy in to the “oh no it’s Monday” mock horror. It does us a huge disservice because it robs us of the present moment.

The grace of the present moment

Each Monday is a day in our life. Each day is an opportunity and a gift. If we are already counting down to Friday, even jokingly, we are not really turning up for our life. I think we all need to be mindful about the way we use language during the week. Happy Friday?  Why not Happy Monday. It’s a day, a day that we get to live alive in our bodies, present in the world.

Does Living on a beach disqualify me from this subject? Or am I more qualified? I don’t live on a beach by accident. I have worked so very hard to be homeless. Always, it is a choice. In my personal journey to wellness I have been a late bloomer. In my wilder rootless years I always pulled up stumps when things got too dreary. I have always stood up for my own happiness. There are many times I have been unhappy on Monday but when I became unhappy because it was Monday I knew things had to change.

We all enjoy the weekend, days that we are free to spend meaningfully or playfully. Time for ourselves and the people we love.  Freedom on the weekend is fine but it should never mean captivity during the week. Always, there is choice. If Monday is a drag, Wednesday is hump day and Thursday is Friday Eve you are probably accidentally in the wrong life. Turn back.


Buckwheat and pumpkin scones: journey to wellness

By: Bell Harding

Each day is an opportunity and a gift. So is this delicious scone recipe!


Prep time

Cook time



  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups cold mashed pumpkin
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp pepita seeds
  • 1 small onion – cut into quarters and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano – finely chopped
  • Tip the mixture on to a wooden board that has been well dusted with buckwheat flour. Pat the dough to a 2 cm thickness. Dust extra buckwheat flour on top and cut in to small squares.
  • Transfer on to a baking tray that has been lined with baking paper and bake in a moderate oven for 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Sift the flours and arrowroot into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients except for the pumpkin and olive oil.
  • Mix Pumpkin and Olive oil and pour into the dry ingredients.
  • Mix quickly with a knife. Do not over mix.


Tried this recipe? Mention @wellbeing_magazine or tag #wbrecipe!

Bell Harding

Bell Harding

Bell is wholefood cook and a barefoot gypsy. In search of a life less ordinary, she packed a tent and art supplies and took to the road. Seeking the dirt and poetry in the Australian landscape, she also discovered a path to wellness. Bell discovered what it means to be well by healing herself from weight gain and alcohol dependence. She draws on a professional career in cooking to create recipes that celebrate real food and shares her journey as a curious nomad.

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