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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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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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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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Vegan Amsterdam

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 24, 2019 |

We just got back from an awesome trip to Amsterdam! It was our first time to the Netherlands and we absolutely loved it! I’m so excited to share all about eating Vegan in Amsterdam (and surrounding areas). It was the easiest place EVER to find vegan food! Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, located…

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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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