Whole Food Plant-Based Vegan

Hidden Animal Products in Food & Link to My Favorite Worcestershire Sauce Recipe!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / April 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Something that always shocks new vegans is the amount of animal products hidden in foods, things they had no idea would ever have animal products in them. You really learn to be a detective, scouring food labels, to ensure you are making the right choice. But it’s not always so easy, ingredients may be listed…

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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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You Deserve a Meal Out! Dining Out Vegan

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / March 19, 2019 / 4 Comments

Eating out has never been easier and you deserve a meal out once and a while! Vegan and Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) options are more common than you might think, and with 2019 being the Year of the Vegan (see Forbes and The Economist), more and more establishments are adding vegan options to their menus.…

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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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Eating Brussels Sprouts Stalks—Really!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colorful leaves, wearing jeans and sweaters, crisp, sunny days, and fall veggies. Brussels sprouts are some of my favorite and I love buying them still on the stalk. They look like some medieval weapon! I don’t buy them on the stalk to beat anyone with or just…

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Refrigerator Salad Bar!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / November 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last month I participated in a video challenge to learn about taking videos, editing them, uploading them, and being more comfortable in front of the camera so that I could use them in my blog posts and in health coaching. One of the challenges included discussing a tip I share with my clients. Of course,…

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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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