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Food Expiration Dates

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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Sourdough Breadmaking at The Bread Lab & Make a Sourdough Starter!

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

As a cooking instructor, it’s always fun to go take a cooking class to pick up some new skills! I’ve been struggling with teaching myself how to make sourdough bread using only sourdough starter for the leavening. While I’ve been really successful making English muffins using sourdough discard and commercial yeast, my breads made using…

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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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Build a Fairy Door

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 17, 2019 /

Last week I shared our Fairy Garden with you. This week, I’m going to show you how to make your own Fairy Door, which is often the centerpiece of a Fairy Garden. With just a few supplies and a little bit of time, you, too, can have a door fit for fairies! Making a Fairy…

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Fairy Gardens

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / September 10, 2019 /

We started a fairy garden several years ago for the grandkids. It all began after we’d asked the oldest granddaughter if she’d made a wish for her birthday and she replied that she didn’t believe in wishes because they never came true. Well that broke our hearts! So we decided to create a little fairy…

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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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My Dad’s Infamous Coffee Liqueur

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 28, 2019 /

My dad was a hoot! He could tell a story like no one else. Tell a joke with perfect timing. He was stubborn, funny, a devoted dad, loved the outdoors, and taught me skills I use everyday. And he made awesome coffee liqueur! Dad loved making this liqueur and it was a staple in our…

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Watch it Jiggle! Make Silken Tofu & Recipe for Kimchi Tofu Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching / August 27, 2019 /

  Earlier this year I finally mastered making firm tofu, which was awesome because it allowed me to eliminate more plastic packaging. But I also wanted to figure out how to make silken tofu, because I use that occasionally too, and I can only find it in plastic or Tetra Pak containers, which are a…

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