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Preserving Cherry Blossoms & Sakura Nice Cream Recipe

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / February 18, 2020 /

Have you ever been at a restaurant and eaten something that so blew your mind that you went on a quest to try to figure it out? That happened to me. A couple years ago during spring we took a weekend getaway to Portland, Oregon, the vegan capital of the world, and had a wonderful…

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Après Snowshoe Fondue!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / February 4, 2020 /

For the second winter in a row, we’ve had a snowmageddon here at the Lakehouse. It wasn’t quite as bad as 2019, only half amount of snow and somehow we didn’t lose power. And we got to enjoy it rather than spending hours and hours shoveling heavy, wet snow. This past summer we picked up…

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Cooking Oil-Free and Recipe for Creamy Sweet Balsamic Dressing

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 28, 2020 /

Last week I explained why I don’t eat oil. Now that we’ve covered the why, let’s get into the details of how to cook without oil. I admit, I had a hard time wrapping my head around how to cook without oil, I mean, I’d only known cooking with oil! How was I going to sauté…

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Why I Don’t Eat Oil

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 21, 2020 /

One of the most shocking things people find out when they ask about how I eat is that we don’t use oil, of any kind, at all. I used to, even when I first switched to eating plant-based, but after presented with the evidence-based science, we eliminated added refined oils from our food. There are…

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We All Scream for Nice Cream!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 7, 2020 /

The fear of losing ice cream is often a big deterrent for people considering a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) way of eating. A decade ago, back when I first changed my diet, there was no such thing as vegan ice cream, it just didn’t exist. But then I learned about the magic of bananas and it…

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Red, Red Wine Vinegar

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 31, 2019 /

So I’m going to totally date myself here! Like many of you, I remember that first drive in my car all by myself after getting my drivers license on my 16th birthday. I hopped into the drivers seat, rolled the windows down, popped a single of the current hit, Red, Red, Wine into the tape…

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Red Curry Pumpkin Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 24, 2019 /

Nothing beats a steamy hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s night! We love soup here at the Lakehouse and I’m always looking to use seasonal vegetables in our soups. This winter squash soup hits the spot with it’s creamy texture and subtle spices. Soon after we moved to the Lakehouse, a friend and…

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Buddha Bowls & Trimazing! Sushi Salad Bowl Recipe

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

Buddha Bowls are named for the big, round shaped bowl they are served in, like Buddha’s tummy. But fear not, this one dish meal is kind to your waistline—no Buddha belly for you! Buddha bowls emphasize lower calorie dense foods (see my post on calorie density for more on this), full of veggies, greens, fruit,…

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Are You Ready for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving? Tips and an Updated Green Bean Casserole!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / November 12, 2019 /

The holidays can feel particularly daunting when plant-based eating is new for you. Most of us have well-established holiday food rules and dishes passed down for generations. What will you eat now? How do you navigate the big family gathering? What about all those questions and potential hostility? You can have an awesome vegan Thanksgiving,…

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Sourdough Breadmaking at The Bread Lab & Make a Sourdough Starter!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / October 29, 2019 /

As a cooking instructor, it’s always fun to go take a cooking class to pick up some new skills! I’ve been struggling with teaching myself how to make sourdough bread using only sourdough starter for the leavening. While I’ve been really successful making English muffins using sourdough discard and commercial yeast, my breads made using…

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