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Review: Keurig 2.0 K400

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*I received the Keurig 2.0 courtesy of Influenster for review purposes. Thanks Influenster!*

In December I was lucky to receive a fancy Keurig 2.0 to test drive – so let me tell you about it!

Keurig 2.0

What separates the Keurig 2.0 from it’s predecessors is it’s ability to make a carafe of coffee – not just single serving coffee, tea or fancy drinks. This was particularly intriguing to my husband and I since during the week he’ll make coffee just for himself but on weekends we require MORE caffine – very cool that we can make a mini pot with the Keurig 2.0.

Keurig 2.0

 

The unit took no more thank 10 minutes to set up and looks great in our modern kitchen. The display is clear and easy to follow instructions.

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And shocker – it makes coffee!

Disclosure: Our coffee makers of choice have been a 1960’s (no joke, it’s legit vintage) peculator and Kitchen Aid Personal Coffee Maker. Both are compact, and require ground coffee which we don’t mind too much since we LOVE coffee… good coffee. We’re pretty picky.

We’ve had limited exposure to the K-Cup phenomenon, so it was cool to try out the Keurig 2.0! Let’s cut to the chase – what did we think?

Pros:

-Nice looking unit

-Makes carafe and single cups

-Makes coffee, tea or fancier beverages (depending on what K-Cups you choose to buy)

-No mess, easy to use

Cons:

-Coffee quality not as good as our peculator or drip

-Locked into buying new K-Cups (more expensive than grinding beans)

-I expected a carafe K-Cup to make 4 cups or so of coffee… in reality it makes 2. When we have guests over it would be more efficient to make a traditional pot of coffee than burn through a bunch of K-cups

Overall, this is a great machine and works extremely well, it just doesn’t surpass our previous coffee ‘situation’ as far as beverage quality is concerned, in our opinion.

I have passed on this Keurig 2.0 to my Mom and Dad who are enjoying it immensely, it’s a perfect fit in my Mom’s office for when she wants a quick cup of coffee or tea. I would recommend this to someone who hates the mess and fuss of dealing with ground coffee – you can literally press a button and have your morning coffee. Pretty amazing!

I hope you found this review helpful, again thank-you to Influenster for giving me the opportunity to review the Keurig 2.0 K400!

Do you own a Keurig or similar system?

 

xo B

Category: Paleo Prose

Gluten Free Cobbler Recipe

With right now (September) being the last kick at the can for fresh fruit, I found myself with an overflow of peaches and nectarines (my favourites!). So what better than to make dessert out of them!

Piece of Gluten Free Cobbler

This is one I made with blueberries and nectarines, turned out very well!

GLUTEN FREE COBBLER:

For a square baking pan, you’ll need:

2 1/2 Cups of sliced, ripe peaches

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 Cup of melted butter

1 Cup of Gluten Free Flour Mix ( I used Robin Hood)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup of white sugar

3/4 cup of milk

1 egg

Process:

Preheat oven to 375

Pour half of melted butter into pan. In a bowl combine peaches with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

In separate bowl combine gluten free flour blend, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk and egg. Whisk together, should have a similar consistency to pancake batter, maybe a bit thicker. Pour 3/4 of the batter into baking pan, pour peach + sugar mixture on top, and top off the cobbler with the last of the batter.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve warm with whipping cream, ice cream, whipped coconut milk, whatever you like!

Also experiment with different fruit, I made a nectarine and blueberry version for a family dinner and it was a major hit!

Banana Paleo Power Bars

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I have been looking for the perfect mid afternoon snack that’s not just nuts in a bag, and finally mustered up the energy to get in the kitchen and come up with something.

Paleo Banana Power Bars

These are dangerous little numbers!

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Paleo Chocolate Cups

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Easter was on the way, I was finishing my Paleo March AND Future Husband and I had a friend from out of town coming for Easter – so a decadent dessert was in order. And I was hung up on the idea of chocolate since there’s god damned chocolate EVERYWHERE for Easter!!!

So I decided on making these wonderful little cups of joy:

Paleo Choco-Coconut Cups

Adult Easter bunny treats, no complaints here!

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