Mint Simple Syrup

mint simple syrup

Wow… talk about a hiatus. I have been MIA all summer. Things got hectic between changing jobs, getting the cutest pup ever (more to come on that) and planning some awesome things to come. I’m going to make it a commitment to blog more regularly so stay tuned!

Ever since we moved into our home almost two years ago, we have had an excessive amount of mint growing in our garden. We’ve given up on trying to eliminate it completely, and have come to terms with the fact that we just have an endless supply of invasive mint (hey – could be worse).

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Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan banana chocolate chip cookies

There is no reason to ever let a ripe banana go to waste. There are just so many things you can do with them! I love to re-purpose them into baking ingredients, smoothies and desserts. I have tried so many great (and not so great) recipes in an attempt to use over-ripe bananas in a pinch.

One of which (my husbands favorite) is banana chocolate chip cookies! I am a sucker for a soft and chewy cookie, even though I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. These cookies work so well for when I’m in the mood for something sweet, but I don’t want to feel like I am making unhealthy decisions.

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