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Zero Waste

Preserving Cherry Blossoms & Sakura Nice Cream Recipe

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / February 18, 2020 /

Have you ever been at a restaurant and eaten something that so blew your mind that you went on a quest to try to figure it out? That happened to me. A couple years ago during spring we took a weekend getaway to Portland, Oregon, the vegan capital of the world, and had a wonderful…

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Lifestyle Change and the 5 Love Languages

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / February 11, 2020 /

Can a lifestyle change your relationships? Absolutely! Recently Alan expressed some frustration that he no longer knew what special things to do to show me love and affection since going zero waste. Why is this an issue? Today, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I talk about ways humans show and receive affection and care, how…

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A Bad Day is Good Data

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 14, 2020 /

So it’s the first of the year and many of you have set intentions, goals, and even resolutions for lifestyle changes. Big or small, it takes work and conscious effort. And sometimes we make mistakes. But mistakes aren’t failures! How you handle them and move on makes all the difference. Bad days can produce good…

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We All Scream for Nice Cream!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / January 7, 2020 /

The fear of losing ice cream is often a big deterrent for people considering a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) way of eating. A decade ago, back when I first changed my diet, there was no such thing as vegan ice cream, it just didn’t exist. But then I learned about the magic of bananas and it…

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Red, Red Wine Vinegar

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 31, 2019 /

So I’m going to totally date myself here! Like many of you, I remember that first drive in my car all by myself after getting my drivers license on my 16th birthday. I hopped into the drivers seat, rolled the windows down, popped a single of the current hit, Red, Red, Wine into the tape…

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Red Curry Pumpkin Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / December 24, 2019 /

Nothing beats a steamy hot bowl of soup on a cold winter’s night! We love soup here at the Lakehouse and I’m always looking to use seasonal vegetables in our soups. This winter squash soup hits the spot with it’s creamy texture and subtle spices. Soon after we moved to the Lakehouse, a friend and…

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Skip Resolutions—Make SMARTER Goals!

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

It’s getting toward the end of the year when people start reflecting upon the past year and thinking about their intentions for the next. About half of people in the US make resolutions at the New Year. But sadly, resolutions don’t work! According to the American Council on Exercise, a quarter of all people who make…

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My Favorite Things

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / November 26, 2019 /

. . Now I’m no Oprah, but I am often asked what my favorite things for plant-based cooking and zero waste are. Being zero waste I don’t often recommend going out and buying new things. However, I recommend these items because they are durable, well-warrantied, and cut down on garbage production. I’m very careful about…

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Food Expiration Dates

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle 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! Health & Lifestyle 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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