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By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / November 19, 2019 /

Nutrition labels aren’t the only confusing thing on food packaging. In Just the Facts, Ma’am, we went over what terms like “Whole Grain,” “Lite,” and “Zero Trans Fat” really meant, but there’s another area of confusion—those  dates stamped on cans, boxes, and other packages. Misunderstanding these dates leads to food waste and a big hit…

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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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Just the Facts, Ma’am—Understanding Food Labels

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / November 5, 2019 /

With all of the different food items on the market today, it can get difficult to choose one thing over another. We wonder about the claims on the package, like all-natural, multigrain, lightly sweetened, heart healthy. What does it all mean? Have you ever just stood in the grocery store aisle staring at the boxes, scratching…

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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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The Game Changers and Other Plant-Based and Vegan Documentaries

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / October 15, 2019 /

I am super excited to share about an awesome, new documentary, The Game Changers. It premiered one month ago, and as I watched it at it’s world premiere I thought, I can’t wait to share this with everyone! It’s only just released on YouTube and tomorrow, October 16th, is released on Netflix, and, as 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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A Prayer for Compassion

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 3, 2019 /

My dear and amazing friend, Victoria Moran, best-selling author of 13 books on spirituality and veganism, and repeat guest on the Oprah show, produced a wonderful new documentary called A Prayer for Compassion with Filmmaker Thomas Wade Jackson. This award-winning film was featured at several festivals last year after premiering in NYC and London this…

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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 Favorite Travel and At-Home Breakfast, Savory Oats

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

The prompt for today’s VeganMoFo19 is all about getting a hearty breakfast before a day of pounding the pavement in a new city. Several months ago I wrote a post on Vegan Dining Out and mentioned one trick I use at hotel breakfast bars, getting savory oats from the omelette station: They usually always have…

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