Whole Food Plant-Based Vegan

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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Tomato Paste

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Please note, this post is meant as an overview of canning tomato paste and does not replace or represent itself to be an official guide for proper canning at home. It is important to consult safe canning resources, which are listed at the end of this post. It’s gotten to the end of the…

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Vegan Protein

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

One of the biggest sources of confusion for many of my clients is in regards to protein. Folks worry that they won’t get enough protein eating whole food, plant-based (WFPB) vegan, and they’ve usually been warned by friends and family about this. It turns out, though, that there’s a lot of misconceptions about protein, how…

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Pumpkin Butter

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 30 – Pumpkin Butter It’s the final day of September and thus, the final day of Vegan Month of Food 2018. At the beginning, I worried that I wouldn’t have enough things to blog about for every day of the month, but turns out I had plenty, and even more on my list…

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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 Assorted Apples Used for Making 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,…

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Making Tofu

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

#VeganMoFo18 Day 26 – Making Tofu   Bulk Tofu in CA Co-op 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…

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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 Food Wraps!

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

#VeganMoFo18 Day 24 – Vegan Food 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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