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Beans and Legumes

Don’t Be so Dense! Understanding Calorie Density

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

Calories in, calories out, right? Well it turns out there’s much more to it than that. Different foods with the same number of calories can have a completely different effect in your body. And how you prepare the same foods can dramatically change their caloric impact, too. How you get your calories makes a big…

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What is WFPB Vegan? And Recipe for Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle 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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Canning Dried Beans

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle 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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Watch it Jiggle! Make Silken Tofu & Recipe for Kimchi Tofu Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle 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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Travel Snacks—Pam’s “Cocoa Puff” Chickpeas

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

  I get a lot of questions about what people can have for healthy snacks. My number one recommendation are fruits and veggies, as they very low-calorie (non-starchy veggies are 100 calories per pound and fruit is 300 calories per pound—and who eats a pound of either of those as a snack!?!), full of fiber…

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Happy Vegan Campers & Recipe for Vegan Campers Stew

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / August 21, 2019 /

  The topic for VeganMoFo for today is picnicking. Since camping is really just an extended picnic, I want to share how we recently camped Vegan Zero Waste! It’s very doable. Scroll down to see what we had for meals, get some links to recipes, and my recipe for Vegan Campers Stew! I’ve been a…

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Fresh Fava Beans & Fava Bean Pod Green Enchilada Sauce

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / August 14, 2019 /

Admit it, you immediately thought of Hannibal Lecter, didn’t you? Man, did Silence of the Lambs kill fava beans. Silence of the Lambs scared the hell out of me when it came out, and it still scares me! I’m not a scary movie lover at all (my sister-in-law, Nikki, has to see every horror movie…

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WIN a Copy of JL Fields’ NEW, “Fast & Easy Vegan Cookbook”!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / July 30, 2019 /

I am so very excited! My friend, JL Fields, has a fabulous new cookbook coming out, Fast & Easy Vegan Cookbook: 100 Mouthwatering Recipes for Time-Crunched Vegans, and not only did I get a copy for a sneak peak, but I’ve got an exclusive copy to give away! That’s right, you could win a copy…

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Olive Juice, I Love You! Rainbow Minestrone Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / April 9, 2019 /

We are a house divided here at the Lakehouse. I love olives—but Alan hates them. It doesn’t matter if they are the mild canned black olives or the briny ones from an olive bar, Alan won’t eat them, nor capers. Now, I understand the dislike of green olives, they can be kind of bitter, in…

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Refrigerator Salad Bar!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Health & Lifestyle Coaching / November 6, 2018 /

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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