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Canning Dried Beans

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 1, 2019 /

Beans are a mainstay in the Trimazing! household. Not only are they delicious, but they contain a lot of protein and beneficial phytonutrients. Dried beans are terrific for promoting a zero waste household too. This post covers information on dried beans, including how to can them at home. Beans, Wonderful Beans! Beans really pack a…

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My Dad’s Infamous Coffee Liqueur

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 28, 2019 /

My dad was a hoot! He could tell a story like no one else. Tell a joke with perfect timing. He was stubborn, funny, a devoted dad, loved the outdoors, and taught me skills I use everyday. And he made awesome coffee liqueur! Dad loved making this liqueur and it was a staple in our…

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Phantom of the Okra

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 13, 2019 /

I Love Okra Yup, you just knew I was a weirdo! It might be my “southern” upbringing by my Louisianan mom, but I just can’t get enough of this amazing vegetable. I used to work with a firefighter who’d serve pan-fried breaded okra for breakfast every once and a while—heaven! If there’s okra on the…

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Big Bang Theory and Homemade Udon Noodles

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 10, 2019 /

  Today’s topic for VeganMoFo 2019 is to write about something inspired by the characters of your favorite television shows. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but if I do, it’s the Big Bang Theory! I just love their sense of humor and find them so relatable! Here are some of my favorite scenes:…

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A Berry Good Vinegar

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

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 /

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 /

  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 /

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 /

#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 /

#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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