Food Preservation

A Berry Good Vinegar

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / July 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here’s a personal warning from me to you…beware of getting into food fermentation…it’s completely addicting! What started out with attempting kimchi and apple cider vinegar has grown into making vinegars from wine and beer, all kinds of fruit scraps, including pineapple, ginger beer, shrubs, pickles, krauts, sourdough starter, and I’m looking to get into making…

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After Party Food—No Food Wasted

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / July 9, 2019 / 4 Comments

We hosted our annual 4th of July party here at the Lakehouse last week, full of fun, food, friends, and fireworks. Our little lake community organizes a great Independence Day celebration at the park across the street which ends with an amazing professional pyrotechnic fireworks show over the lake, right in our front yard! I…

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Pineapple Vinegar—Be Sweet, Stand Tall, & Wear a Crown

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / June 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

  I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with making different vinegars. Who knew it was going to be this addictive?!?! It started out with apples, then red wine, and champagne. They’ve all turned out phenomenal and it’s a great way to reduce food waste. The apple cider vinegar uses the leftover core of…

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Tomato Paste

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Please note, this post is meant as an overview of canning tomato paste and does not replace or represent itself to be an official guide for proper canning at home. It is important to consult safe canning resources, which are listed at the end of this post. It’s gotten to the end of the tomato…

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Pumpkin Butter

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 30 – Pumpkin Butter It’s the final day of September and thus, the final day of Vegan Month of Food 2018. At the beginning, I worried that I wouldn’t have enough things to blog about for every day of the month, but turns out I had plenty, and even more on my list…

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Apple Cider Vinegar

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 29 – Apple Cider Vinegar Earlier this month I made applesauce and apple butter and wound up with a lot of scraps from the peels and cores. Normally I would not think much about it and put the peels and cores into the compost or worm bin, but I started to wonder if…

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Scarlet Runner Beans

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 24, 2018 / 0 Comments
Shelling dried scarlet runner beans. https://trimazing.com

< #VeganMoFo18 Day 23 – Scarlet Runner Beans I’ve grown scarlet runner beans for several years now. They were recommended to me by a friend and I’ve been hooked since the first year. They are easy to grow, really care-free, fun for kids, attract pollinators and hummingbirds, and are very showy in your garden. And…

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What a Crock!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 21 – What a Crock! My birthday was two days ago and usually I buy myself a little present every year. I really hadn’t thought of what I was going to get, and actually, I was kind of thinking of forgoing the tradition in light of the zero waste philosophy we’ve adopted. But…

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Going Nuts! Making Nut and Seed Butters

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 19, 2018 / 2 Comments
Four Homemade Nut and Seed Butters. https://trimazing.com/

#VeganMoFo18 Day 19 – Going Nuts! Making Nut and Seed Butters Nut and seed butters are really quite expensive, especially if you want something other than peanut butter. More and more stores now have nut butter grinders in their bulk areas, usually with peanut or almond options, but the end-product is still rather expensive. At…

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A Jackpot of Plums

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 12 – A Jackpot of Plums Please note, this post is meant as an overview of canning and dehydrating plums and does not replace or represent itself to be an official guide for proper canning at home. It is important to consult safe canning resources, which are listed at the end of this…

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