Whole Food Plant-Based Vegan

Pineapple Vinegar—Be Sweet, Stand Tall, & Wear a Crown

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / June 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

  I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with making different vinegars. Who knew it was going to be this addictive?!?! It started out with apples, then red wine, and champagne. They’ve all turned out phenomenal and it’s a great way to reduce food waste. The apple cider vinegar uses the leftover core of…

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Have Food Scraps Will Travel

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / May 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

A common question people often have when starting to go zero waste is how do I travel zero waste? I’ve discussed some aspects of this, such has how to travel with your own food and water to be zero waste, but how do you deal with your food scraps when you’re traveling? Alan and I just returned…

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Dating in Palm Springs & Lemon (Not Lära’s) Bars Recipe

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

We recently took a holiday to Palm Desert, California for ten days. It was the first time I’d ever been to that area and I absolutely LOVED IT! The weather was perfect, mid-80s, not humid, and there is a lot of do and see there. Something I didn’t realize until we were getting ready to…

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No Fish Were Harmed—Vegan Sushi Rolls and My Oooh-Nagi (Vegan Unagi) Recipe!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / April 30, 2019 / 2 Comments

Alan and I love sushi! People often think it’s a food they’ll never have again once they change to a vegan lifestyle or Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) way of eating, but it’s simply not true. There are a lot of vegetable sushi rolls available at most sushi restaurants and many of them are super inventive!…

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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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