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Olive Juice, I Love You! Rainbow Minestrone Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / April 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

We are a house divided here at the Lakehouse. I love olives—but Alan hates them. It doesn’t matter if they are the mild canned black olives or the briny ones from an olive bar, Alan won’t eat them, nor capers. Now, I understand the dislike of green olives, they can be kind of bitter, in…

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I Bastardized Our Soap—Make Your Own Liquid Castile (Bastille) Soap

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / March 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

We use liquid castile soap for lots of things around our house—dishwashing liquid (we dilute 1:10), in our counter spray, in exterior window washing solution, hand and body soap, shampoo, etc. You can use it for washing your dog, veggie wash, and even toothpaste! I’ve been buying it in bulk, filling my own jars, but…

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Oh Those Nooks and Crannies! Vegan Zero Waste Sourdough English Muffins

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / March 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

My partner Alan’s favorite thing is a sourdough English muffin. He used to buy huge plastic sleeves of them at our local grocery store. Even then, it was often hard to find vegan or oil-free options. We live in a small town east of Seattle, and when we went zero waste, I could find bread,…

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Plastic-Free Tortilla Chips and Nacho Mama’s Layered Dip Recipe

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / February 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

We don’t eat tortilla chips very often, but for special occasions, like the Super Bowl, we’ll splurge! Tortilla chips have been a difficult thing for us to find plastic-free and zero waste. The last time we wanted some, we perused the chip aisle at the grocery store and finally found paper bags of commercially made…

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Tofu Veggie Scramble

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / January 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Print Pin 5 from 1 vote Tofu Veggie Scramble Course Main Course Total Time 15 minutes Servings 2 servings Calories 177kcal Ingredients220 grams Tofu firm, crumbled1/2 medium Yellow Onion diced2 cloves Garlic minced1 small Zucchini chopped1 Red Bell Pepper or green, chopped1 cup Kale Leaves chopped1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast1 tsp Smoked Paprika1/4 tsp TurmericKala…

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Instant Oatmeal

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 31, 2018 / 2 Comments

Alan travels a lot for work, which can present challenges for eating plant-based and healthy. When he’s at home, he eats old-fashioned oats, which he loves. For years, he’s traveled with packets of instant oatmeal to have for breakfasts and meals in a pinch. They are convenient, but not all instant oatmeal packets are vegan,…

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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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Making Tofu

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 26 – Making Tofu   I never even imagined making my own tofu, but now that we’re working toward being a zero waste household, the plastic tofu tubs have been starting to irritate me! We don’t eat a ton of tofu, but it’s enough that the tofu tubs were noticeable to me. Unfortunately,…

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Making Soy Milk

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 25 – Making Soy Milk Last summer I picked up The Tofu Book: The New American Cuisine by John Paino and Lisa Messinger that was a leftover from my friend’s mom’s garage sale (again, love free!). It has all kinds of tofu recipes, which is cool, but the most awesome thing about this…

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Vegan Wax Wraps!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 24 – Vegan Wax Wraps When we went zero waste, one of the things we did was work to eliminate plastic from our kitchen. Moving from plastic containers to glass was fairly easy, we just moved things from tubs to glass jars, whether ones we had or ones we bought from thrift or…

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