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Build a Fairy Door

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 17, 2019 /

Last week I shared our Fairy Garden with you. This week, I’m going to show you how to make your own Fairy Door, which is often the centerpiece of a Fairy Garden. With just a few supplies and a little bit of time, you, too, can have a door fit for fairies! Making a Fairy…

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Fairy Gardens

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

We started a fairy garden several years ago for the grandkids. It all began after we’d asked the oldest granddaughter if she’d made a wish for her birthday and she replied that she didn’t believe in wishes because they never came true. Well that broke our hearts! So we decided to create a little fairy…

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Wait, Don’t Throw Those Out! Radish Top Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 22, 2019 /

One of my favorite things to do is to go browse the book sections at thrift stores and antique shops, looking for old cookbooks. I’ve found some fantastic books, even some really old ones, like the White House Cookbook from 1899! These old books are great resources for time-forgotten recipes and ideas. One of my…

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Aww Shucks—Fresh Rainbow Corn Salad

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 19, 2019 /

I’m not ready for fall yet. Today in VeganMoFo we are asked to deliver a dish that showcases the beautiful reds and oranges for Fall. It’s the middle of August, and in the Pacific Northwest, that’s really when summer starts! But it’s short-lived, soon late September and October arrive and the leaves start turning their…

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What’s Up Doc? Carrot Top Pesto

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 15, 2019 /

I love using things that would otherwise be wasted and carrot tops are one of those things. Oftentimes you don’t even get an opportunity to use them as the greens usually get cut off before being sold at the grocer. But you can find carrots with the tops still on them at some grocery stores,…

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Fresh Fava Beans & Fava Bean Pod Green Enchilada Sauce

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 14, 2019 /

Admit it, you immediately thought of Hannibal Lecter, didn’t you? Man, did Silence of the Lambs kill fava beans. Silence of the Lambs scared the hell out of me when it came out, and it still scares me! I’m not a scary movie lover at all (my sister-in-law, Nikki, has to see every horror movie…

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In the Gutter—Vertical Gardening

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / June 11, 2019 /

If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook feed the last couple of weeks you’ve probably seen glimpses of my gutter garden as I’ve been posting updates on the robin family nesting there. I had lots and lots of questions about the gutter garden and requests for more photos of that, so today I’m going…

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DIY Vegan Suet Bird Feeder

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / December 18, 2018 /

Years ago, back when I was first vegan, I went to buy some suet feeders as we had a cold snap coming. As I grabbed them off the shelf at the bird store, I suddenly realized that they were made from animal products—suet is made from rendered animal fat. Birds do eat insects and worms…

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Growing Garlic

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 23, 2018 /

Garlic is a great vegetable to grow, especially if you’re a beginning gardener, and now is the time to plant it. Garlic is an allium, part of the onion family, along with leeks, chives, shallots, scallions, etc. They’ve been an important part of our diets for millennia, as stamina boosters during Egyptian times, performance enhancers…

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Vermicomposting Food Scraps

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 28, 2018 /
Red wriggler worm in bedding

#VeganMoFo18 Day 28 – Vermicomposting Food Scraps Vermicomposting food scraps—say what? Vermicomposting is a fancy what of saying composting with worms! Cool, right? Heck yeah! The last post talked about composting your food waste in compost piles, bins, or tumblers. Today we’re going to talk about composting them in worm bins. As I eluded to…

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