A Berry Relaxing Treat: Blueberry Lavender Compote

Blueberries are chock full of antioxidants and lavender is has been proven to have a calming affect whether just smelt or consumed. Obviously, I found a way to marry the two in a delicious compote with just four ingredients.

Mix this stuff with some gin and you’ll definitely be able to relax.

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A Quick Pic-Me-Up: Oreo Pancakes From Minimalist Baker

IMG_8590Cooked up some delicious and super rich vegan Oreo Pancakes (I used a recipe from the always fantastic Minimalist Baker; if you haven’t check out Dana’s blog you are missing out… she is killing it!) for a bit of a breakfast treat on this dreary Tuesday here in the Northeast. A few additions/tweaks I made to the recipe: a handful of hazelnuts to the ‘frosting’ (they were processed along with the coconut flakes), 1/4 cup coconut flour instead of the whole wheat (Note: You will need to use an additional 1/4 cup of liquid if you use this flour), and a tasty garnish of dark chocolate morsels and chia seeds before digging in.