Zero Waste

A Berry Good Vinegar

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

Here’s a personal warning from me to you…beware of getting into food fermentation…it’s completely addicting! What started out with attempting kimchi and apple cider vinegar has grown into making vinegars from wine and beer, all kinds of fruit scraps, including pineapple, ginger beer, shrubs, pickles, krauts, sourdough starter, and I’m looking to get into making…

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After Party Food—No Food Wasted

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / July 9, 2019 / 4 Comments

We hosted our annual 4th of July party here at the Lakehouse last week, full of fun, food, friends, and fireworks. Our little lake community organizes a great Independence Day celebration at the park across the street which ends with an amazing professional pyrotechnic fireworks show over the lake, right in our front yard! I…

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Goodbye Garbage Can!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / June 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Well, we did it! We gave our municipal garbage can the boot and had Waste Management come take it away. We just weren’t using it and couldn’t see paying for it every month anymore. Six months ago, we challenged ourselves to see if we could reduce our garbage to the point where we didn’t need…

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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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In the Gutter—Vertical Gardening

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook feed the last couple of weeks you’ve probably seen glimpses of my gutter garden as I’ve been posting updates on the robin family nesting there. I had lots and lots of questions about the gutter garden and requests for more photos of that, so today I’m going…

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Oh Shit! May Garbage & Recycling Review

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

We were on track to have one of the best garbage/recycling months yet! And then…oh shit! Literally! Last week we had two of our 7.5 grandkids (we have one in progress) stay with us for several days. We LOVE our grandkids, and all of our family for that matter, and look forward to having them…

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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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19 Things You Should NOT Throw in Your Trash!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / May 14, 2019 / 2 Comments

Is your email inbox like mine, full of spam? I have no idea how I’ve gotten on so many spams lists, but I am and I have to spend the first few minutes sorting through crap to get to my real email. I used to click on the unsubscribe links, but they started looking weird and…

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What a Bunch of Garbage! Our Month 4 Garbage & Recycling Review

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / May 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s time for our April garbage and recycling review. After March, where we’d cut down so much on our trash and recycling, I was so excited and hopeful that we were on a big downward trend…but that was not the case. We had a lot of trash this month. It’s not as much as when…

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