Erin Stanczyk | eat.move.rest.

2018

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies & Dairy-Free Milk

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Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa is on his merry way, and he'll be looking for a tall glass of milk and a plate full of cookies when he comes down your chimney! I’m sharing with you a new, nutritious and delicious plant-based way to enjoy this timeless classic.

Not only are these chocolate chip cookies vegan, they're also oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free! And you guessed it—the milk is dairy-free, vegan, and full of healthy fats and proteins to keep you feeling your very best!

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Santa’s Cookie-Baking Secret

Set aside a handful of chocolate chips to pop on top of your cookies after baking. Simply set your oven to Broil and place the cookie sheet back in the oven for about 30 seconds, and you’ve got the tastiest looking melted chocolate chip cookies on the block!

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My New Favorite Kitchen Tool

I recently received an Almond Cow plant milk maker, and I haven’t gone back since! This appliance makes homemade, dairy-free milks so much easier and more effortless to whip up! No straining through a nut milk bag and struggling to clean it out, and it blends nuts, seeds, and dates so much better than my blender does!

Simply add your plant of choice + water + add-ins of your choice + press the button for instant homemade milk!

Almond Cow says it best: Milk made simple. No bells and whistles, just the perfect milk at the touch of a button!

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa’s new favorite cookies are sure to please his palate and his waistline! These super soft and chewy treats contain only the purest ingredients—applesauce and almond butter replaces the need for oil, and ground flaxseeds eliminate the need for eggs. Coconut sugar is far less refined than white sugar, and gluten-free oat flour is much more gut-friendly! Even the antioxidant-rich, dark chocolate chips are an upgrade!

vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, ooey, gooey, soft + chewy!

time: 20min // servings: 24

ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup applesauce

  • 1/3 cup almond butter

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring or extract

  • 1.5 cups oat flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips or carob chips

method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line two baking sheets with silpat or parchment.

  2. Combine applesauce, almond butter, coconut sugar, and ground flax in large mixing bowl. After mixed well, stir in vanilla flavoring.

  3. Add oat flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well.

  4. Stir in chocolate chips, saving a small amount to place directly on top of cookies.

  5. Place 1.5 tablespoon-size dough balls on baking sheets about 2 inches apart, and lightly press to flatten a bit. Pop in oven for 8-10 minutes (less time for softer cookies—I did 8 minutes for super chewy, gooey cookies)!

  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack or plate.


Dairy-Free Hemp Milk

Almonds aren’t the only dairy-free milk-maker on the block. Hemp seeds are a fantastic alternative for those who suffer from nut allergies, and are also rich in healthy, ALA fatty acids. On top of that, hemp is a complete protein. This tiny seeds pack a powerful punch and a slightly “nutty” flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of dates and the aroma of vanilla bean!

vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, rich + frothy!

time: 5min // servings: 6

ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp seeds

  • 4-5 cups water

  • 3 large or 6 small pitted dates (soaked in water first, if dry)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring or extract

  • dash of salt

method:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour through nut milk bag over large bowl, to eliminate any debris.

    -OR-

  2. Place hemp seeds, dates, and salt in Almond Cow container and secure.

  3. Fill pitcher with water to minimum fill line. Add vanilla flavoring to water, place lid on top, and press button to blend.

  4. Pour into glass jar, seal, and refrigerate. Use within 3 days.

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From our hearts to yours, Dusty and I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Bright New Year! We can’t wait to introduce Baby S to all of you as we embark on this new chapter in our journey!

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2018 Conscious Consumer Holiday Gift Guide

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Conscious Is The New Cool

Sustainable, eco-friendly, fair trade, local, small business, recycled, up-cycled, vegan, cruelty-free, organic, zero-waste, the list goes on and on! Needless to say, it’s cool to be a conscious consumer nowadays, and I’ve made it easy to be for the holidays!

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It’s easy being green!

Show your love for mother nature & the power of plants with an Eco-friendly EatMoveRest Recycled Cotton Market Tote!

Whether you’re going to the farmers’ market, grocery store, coffee shop, or on vacation, this recycled cotton tote is perfect for carrying your goods in an eco-friendly, sustainable, zero-waste fashion! Unlike bulkier totes, this bag folds neatly and easily to fit into a small space.

Snag All 3 Styles Below!

Be sure to use discount code ‘TOTES’ at checkout for 10% off now through December 20th!


Favorite Tees With A Message!

Support the vegan movement and represent your healthy lifestyle with a tee by Vegetaryn!


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I’ve scouted the best and the brightest for your cruelty-free gift-giving this holiday season

Everything from vegan leather boots to faux fur shirts, down alternative duds, wool-free wears, recycled water bottle bags, + fruit-pigmented makeup!


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Since Dusty and I are waiting to find out if Baby S will be a boy or a girl (due date Dec 22), we decided to go gender neutral with bright whites and beiges in the nursery—which suits our style anyways! I can’t wait to share my mama and newborn must-haves, as well as finished nursery photos in an upcoming blog post!


To Top It Off

My favorite vegan straw hats made by Ginger Parrish of GigiPip.com.

Click each hat to check them out!


His + Hers Picks

Dusty’s top pick for our 2018 Conscious Consumer Gift Guide is his Wills vegan boots, and mine is my Matt & Nat vegan leather mini backpack!


Most Practical Pick

These Baxter Blue blue-light-blocking specs come in handy especially at night time, and help prevent hormone disruption and hiccups in our sleep cycles caused by the harmful blue-light emissions from our screens and devices.

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Fitness Faves

I have always been an avid cyclist, but especially since progressing into third trimester of my pregnancy, I have found stationary cycling to be the safest and most comfortable, low-impact cardio workout that keeps me feeling my best!

Below is my favorite stationary bike trainer by CycleOps, and my favorite road cycling shoe brand, Pearl Izumi.


Go Green Awards

My favorite handbag brand that I discovered this year is Samara. Not only are they a vegan company, they also use eco-friendly materials that are more safe for the environment than other vegan leather companies. They manufacture their products in a small factory where workers are treated well and pay the utmost attention to detail and quality! Use discount code ‘EATMOVEREST’ to receive 15% off your purchase!

Another company that I have really come to appreciate is prAna. Not only are they fair trade certified, they also carry a line of organic cotton garments. Organic cotton drinks less water, uses rainwater more efficiently, eliminates GMOs and harmful chemicals from your closet, and switching just one t-shirt saves 115 gallons of water! Use discount code WCESF18 for 15% off your purchase!


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The Reason For The Season

Ultimately, we all know that this is a season for giving, not just receiving! Two of my favorite charitable organizations are Love Justice (which fights one of the worst crimes—human-trafficking) and Charity Water (which helps to provide one of the most precious resources—clean drinking water). Feel free to read about them below, click, and donate to a worthy cause!

Love Justice

Based right here in Lincoln, Nebraska, this organization is very near and dear to me and Dusty’s hearts. Through transit monitoring and interception, Love Justice, Intl. attacks trafficking at the most strategic moment—while it’s in the process of occurring and before exploitation and enslavement. They now have 44 stations located all across the globe, and have intercepted over 15,000 individuals from slavery, exploitation, and abuse.

Charity Water

I love this organization because private donors cover all of their operation costs, so 100% of your donations go to providing clean drinking water to those in need. One in 10 people lack access to clean water and Charity Water is on a mission to change that. They’ve funded 29,725 water projects for 8.4 million people around the world.


The Countdown Begins

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The Next Chapter

From our (growing) family to yours, Dusty and I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Merry & Bright New Year!

We can’t wait to continue sharing all-things EatMoveRest with you in 2019, and are beyond thrilled and excited for this new chapter in our lives!

We appreciate your well wishes, prayers, love, and support, and look forward to bringing Baby S along with us on this adventure called life!

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Peace, Love, & Plants!

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