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

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health 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! Vegan Lifestyle & Health 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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What is WFPB Vegan? And Recipe for Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

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

  Whole Food, Plant-Based or WFPB Vegan…you may have seen me use this phrase or abbreviation a time or two in my posts, but what is it and what does it mean? Today I’m talking about it and other variations, such as WFPBNO and WFPBNOSOS. And I also have an awesome breakfast recipe at the…

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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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Real Men Eat Vegan Quiche & Waffled Potatoes

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

Well it’s the last day of VeganMoFo19. It’s been so much fun and so inspiring to see everything everyone posted. There is such creativity and amazing work being done. I just love Vegan Month of Food and am so glad it continues on. You can be sure I’ll be participating again next year. So to…

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Texas Hash, Inspired by My Favorite City, Seattle!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 30, 2019 /

Ok, I know you’re trying to figure out how on Earth something called Texas Hash would be inspired by Seattle! But it’s true…Texas Hash is one of my Grandma Grace’s recipes that I’ve veganized. Both of my grandmothers lived in Seattle when I was growing up (they’ve both since passed away), and as a kid,…

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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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Watch it Jiggle! Make Silken Tofu & Recipe for Kimchi Tofu Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 27, 2019 /

  Earlier this year I finally mastered making firm tofu, which was awesome because it allowed me to eliminate more plastic packaging. But I also wanted to figure out how to make silken tofu, because I use that occasionally too, and I can only find it in plastic or Tetra Pak containers, which are a…

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Get on the Boat, the Banana Boat!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 26, 2019 /

During Happy Vegan Campers, I mentioned our family camping tradition of Banana Boats. We’ve done these as long as I can remember, and I thought they were a common camping thing until I started camping with others and learned no one knew about these! We make these at the Lakehouse with the grandkids when we’re…

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Vegan’s Restaurant in Prague & Tempeh Guláš Recipe

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 25, 2019 /

Prague is one of my favorite international cities. I first traveled there in 2001, days after September 11th, and their amazing response to the 9-11 terrorist attacks made an indelible mark on my heart. I remember going to St. Wenceslas Square, the scene of historic protests and demonstrations, the rainy night of September 13th where…

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