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z i m t  from the nib chocolates โ€ข RAW ORGANIC VEGAN // coconut sugar sweetened perfection / donating 1% of sales (!) from the get go. Plastic Free Packaging!

And now... for a makeup tutorial. ๐Ÿ˜‚ehhhhh!
Just kidding. It's the cookie recipe- adapted from @pickuplimes !!! This site is such an awesome resource. Check it out!
Was gonna make a blog post about this recipe... but who really wants to scroll through a novel about my self proclaimed excessively dramatic, but really entirely uneventful week, just to get to a cookie recipe?
No. Thanks.
Cookies:
Yes. Please.
๐Ÿช90 g oil (scant half a cup- I think I used sunflower ๐ŸŒป or safflower)
๐Ÿช110 g coconut sugar (you could add a bit more) ๐Ÿชยฝ cup plant milk ๐Ÿช70 g Just Say Chocolate (or any of our drinking chocolate mixes- be creative.)
๐Ÿชvanilla bean (โ…“ t)
๐Ÿชยฝ t powdered coffee (don't use this if you are making it with for ex, Sweet Orange Cardamom- gross)
๐Ÿช1 t baking powder
๐Ÿช3/4 t baking soda
๐Ÿชยฝ t Salt (more for topping- thick cut ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ)
๐Ÿช2 C AP flour
๐Ÿช1 C chocolate chunks (use Zimt ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘) Oil, sugar mix together. Then mix the other stuff in the same bowl, up until the bp. Then add the powdery stuff, mix it, then add the chunks and mix those.
Bake at 355 for 10. Cool off a bit on sheets then on rack then you can put them in an airtight container. .
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#onebowlrecipe #vegancookies #notgf #butyoucould #veganchocolate #dairyfreecookies #easyrecipe #vegan

You know what today is?
It's National Ice Cream Day!
All of July is World Ice Cream Month (woooohoooo!), actually, but they're partying extra hard in the US today for this American holiday (unless they're kids, separated from their parents at the border, stuck in tents or maybe detention centres at this point. See how I did that? Even ice cream isn't safe. Don't even get me started on dairy.)
ANYWAY.
If we are so fortunate to enjoy some dairy-free delights of the frozen dessert variety today, go bananas!
And if you make this French Silk Ice Cream by Natalie of @feastingonfruit , share the love! (And the bananas- looking at this- would you believe there are bananas in this?!) What is your favourite vegan ice cream? We have lots of delicious options here, including @sayhellosweets , @chowatchau , @norasicecream , and @umalumagelato (almost all vegan and they're organic, too! Wowza!) and @bucketsicecream has vegan options as does @rainorshineyvr (get the vegan sundae bowl- candied hazelnuts. Or just ask for a bowl of candied hazelnuts.) Enjoy the day and don't forget that you can never be too kind- so long as you're kind to yourself as well ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿซ. .
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#vegan #nicecream #veganicecream #organic #yvr thank you for the photo @feastingonfruit #veganchocolate #dairyfree #icecream #nochurn

Who is 'self made'? Some lives, that seem very simple, are achieved only through great struggle. Some lives, that seem very great, require less of an uphill battle, than that which seems simple.
It depends on who.
It depends on 'who' is in who's life.
It depends upon what needs to get done- who does it? Who did it? Who is still requiring endless grit to get through the day? When things aren't fun, when things aren't entertaining. When things cannot get solved with a coffee date and a vision board. When things require heavy lifting, scrubbing floors, repetition.
I'm not even close to the perceived definition most hold of 'self made'. I owe a lot to those around me- the support, the pain, the observation. The mentality, the hard work.
Enthusiastic support is like the first gulp of air after struggling to bring one's head above water. Zimt is us-made.
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#selfmade #usmade #thankyou #humblepie

We'd rather be...๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ
People often ask us, "Where do you get your chocolate?"
That's an easy answer- we get it from our large chocolate machine at our factory, just outside of Vancouver, BC, in the beeeeautiful Pacific Northwest.
Our ingredients, to make the chocolate? Our cocoa? We get that from organic, fair trade farms in Ecuador and Peru.
We are not quite #beantobar chocolate- but our logic is this: keep as much of the processing in the regions in which the cacao is grown as possible! Why not? We certainly don't have the time to shell and sift through beans, and keeping jobs close to the farms is A-OK with us. Seeing and tasting the nibs provides us with plenty for quality control.
From the nibs, we grind them with smooth cocoa butter and coconut sugar for...days, until you get silky Zimt.
Think of us when you are on your next hike- we will gladly go with you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’—
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Amazing pic by @findingepic ! Thank you, crew! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
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#organic #organicchocolate #nature #pnw #healthy #freshair #vegan

Chocolate Chip Cookies โค๏ธ
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Recipe by @sara_cornelius_ of Cake Over Steak! (Cheers ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช to that!) I added a bunch of slow cook oats to this delicious recipe because the dough was pretty runny- perhaps because it's boiling out. Try em out! Go to cakeoversteak.com and look up My Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, then go make them, then come back here and leave me a thank you note for introducing you to the 8th Wonder of the World. ๐Ÿค—
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#vegan #vegancookies #flaxseed #organic #vegandessert #saltedchocolate #healthy

Yes- time to partay!
Today is #worldchocolateday (...welcome to our daily world, everybody ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ). Here's a bit about why we are very proud of our chocolate:
๐Ÿซfair trade ingredients that are not harvested by slave children, but rather fairly paid adults (@foodempowermentproject approved! โค๏ธ)
๐Ÿซ we keep cows ๐Ÿฎ outta it- love em, but do not use their bodies for our ingredients (#sansleche ๐Ÿผ)
๐Ÿซ we make our chocolate from only three ingredients- cacao nibs, coconut sugar, and cacao butter. Our ingredients are really good, so we don't need to add weird junk to make the final product taste better- it just *is* better. Made of 2 plants and that's it. ๐Ÿซ chocolate is super great and all, but not what happens when you finish your bar? Compost that wrapper (our packaging is all environmentally friendly, and that means our wrappers are compostable- have been from day 1. Which was over 7 years ago. Which was before Instagram. #funfact)
๐Ÿซ we donate 1% of sales to charities that support the well being of non human and human animals- so stuff your face! For the good of the world ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒŽ
๐Ÿซjust. plain. tasty.
Thanks for loving Zimt, Everybody, and have yourselves a fantastic World Chocolate Day!!! .
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#veganchocolate #vegan #dairyfree #organic #coconutsugar #goldenrule #trueblue #nodistractionsjustgoodstuff

Seed-o Bars- for tha beach. ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ˜Ž
I could not believe how easy these were to make- perfect, because shockingly simple is all I could handle (can? Generally?). It was almost like the disbelief in how easy these were to make gave me a jolt of energy without even eating any of them- like, sorry, what was that?! Easy? I've heard of this. What a fun, new experience. Maybe we'll do it again sometime, right, life?
I'm just whining- my life is fine.

Ok, here's how it was did:
๐Ÿซmelt ยฝ cup of Nut/seed butter of your choice (I used some mega old mac nut butter and also some pumpkin seed butter) in a little pot along with
๐Ÿซยผ cup of @bumblebloom vegan honeeeeey (I used cardamom- wowza!)
๐Ÿซยผ cup of milk made from plants (I used that homemade sunflower ๐ŸŒป seed milk I promised to make a post about but never actually did. Yet.)
๐Ÿซ1 ยผ cup of quick cooking oats (or pulse some slow cook oats in your food processor) ๐Ÿซยผ cup of roasted sunflower seeds (or something else but...money...so.)
๐Ÿซ3/4 cup of our chocolate (ONLY Zimt will work in this recipe.)
Melt the first three ingredients on the stove, and when they are mixed and melted well, add the chocolate and melt melt melt and mix until smooth, then mix in the oats and sunflower seeds and plunk it in a lined loaf pan, sprinkle some seeds on there and maybe more chocolate, put in fridge. Wait for a few hours and then dig in! Bring some bars on your hike or something.
Have a great day everybody โค๏ธ
PS- lemme know how you like these. .
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#gf #nutfree #ifyouwant #veganhoney #organic #healthysnack #hiking #nature #easyvegan #veganchocolate
Oh also, I based the recipe off of @familyfoodonthetable so thank you for the inspo, Kathryn! (My middle name- same spelling! Life's crazy.)

We are small.
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#allhailnature #maui #palm #nature #beach

I'm only vaguely familiar with how algorithms work. I probably should be more familiar, but there has been a lot of chocolate making equipment to repair as of late and hence, precious little time for other things- like active learning in other arenas. I think that if I were more familiar, there would likely be more of you seeing this post.
But then you wouldn't have any chocolate- we need the machines first.

When you go to Pinterest and type in 'happy' and then click 'pictures'- what most often comes up?
For me, it was essentially all (all) animals. Pinterest either knows me well all of a sudden, or knows that photos of happy animals is a universal happy-maker. You tell me.

Regardless. Seeing animals being happy is truly the best and truly what I strive to make happen a little more every day. Or at least slow the rate of their being unhappy, which you'll get if you know where the global meat market is heading.

Hope this bunny, who clearly knows what's up (eh?! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ), brightens your day and reminds you to be a friend to all animals ๐Ÿฐ

We need it!
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#vegan #bunny #happy #nature #goldenrule #healthy #cellularagriculture #organic #mentalhealth

MAPLE SMOKED SALT + ROSEMARY CHOCOLATE CHUNK OATMEAL COOKIES and teeeeeeeea!

The tea and cookie cure all ๐Ÿ˜Œ
Weekday mornings are often put in the 'tough' category. Especially Mondays.
Wishing you a bit of peace in your morning and a reminder that yes, you truly can do this. You may not like it, but you can do it.
Inspo for cookies ๐Ÿช from @beamingbaker - super easy to make and delicious. Chocolate chunks are a bit of random plus a chopped up Maple Smoked Salt and Rosemary bar ๐Ÿ˜‹
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#vegan #gf #gfvegan #organic #tea #mondaymorning #meditation #makethem !

Ya know what tomorrow is?
The first official day of summer.
So strange because Christmas 2017 felt like it was 15 minutes ago. Live fast.
Here is an artsy shot of a peanut butter banana double chocolate fudge pop. Recipe by @chocolatecoveredkatie - yet another winner! So easy and some even claim it's 'a meal in a bar' - intense. Like a meal replacement bar but frosty cold and creamy delicious.
Made using some of our 80% dark chocolate ๐Ÿซ plain and simple. But you can use any of our bars- especially Kaffee- or use our baking chocolate chips.
Give it a go!
Some tips:
๐Ÿซ add chocolate chunks while blending
๐Ÿซ use leftover takeout utensils instead of popsicle sticks #zerowaste #trying ๐Ÿซ add extra peanut butter (should go without saying)
๐Ÿซ you can sub almond or cashew butter but pumpkin seed or sunflower seed butter- maybe not the best ๐Ÿ˜ท
๐Ÿซ you could just add a drizzle of chocolate instead of a dip like pictured because that's a lot of chocolate and mucho dinero ๐Ÿซ lettuce know how it goes so curious ๐Ÿค—
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#vegan #veganfudgepop #fudgepop #healthy #healthyvegan #veganfood #darkchocolate #gf #pb #organic #vegansummer

Father's Day- kinda like Mother's Day, which was practically yesterday, and every other holiday, in that it can be real complicated.
But- sometimes it isn't that complicated. There are definitely loads of wonderful dads out there and wonderful humans who would make great dads. Lots of especially special humans out there taking on dad roles (or even becoming a dad) for those who don't have a dad or a good dad already.
Fun Fact: There are a few non-human animal species where dads are particularly involved- more consistently than human dads. Wolf dads, for example- they are in it for life and stay with only one lady wolf and raise their pups together. That's it- no questions asked.
Of course things can be a little bit or a lot bit more complicated for humans, in ways we are familiar with.
And maybe that's what makes all these good dad scenarios the more special- despite all these complications and distractions and challenges and precious little being straightforward, there are those dads who are in it to win it, in one way or another, trying their best for their kids they're responsible for.
Not perfect, because human, but trying super hard. They're dads- and sometimes unfortunately, this is a very special thing.
Also- big shoutout to all the moms out there doing double time. You're pretty darned awesome yourselves! .
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#dadlife #vegan #vegandad #darkchocolate #organic #coconutsugar #wolves #thankspinterest #thanksdad

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