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You Deserve a Meal Out! Dining Out Vegan

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 19, 2019 | 4 Comments

Eating out has never been easier and you deserve a meal out once and a while! Vegan and Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) options are more common than you might think, and with 2019 being the Year of the Vegan (see Forbes and The Economist), more and more establishments are adding vegan options to their menus.…

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Oh Those Nooks and Crannies! Vegan Zero Waste Sourdough English Muffins

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

My partner Alan’s favorite thing is a sourdough English muffin. He used to buy huge plastic sleeves of them at our local grocery store. Even then, it was often hard to find vegan or oil-free options. We live in a small town east of Seattle, and when we went zero waste, I could find bread,…

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What’s in Your Garbage? A Follow Up

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday’s post introduced the concept of Deming’s Model of Continuous Improvement and showed the garbage and recycling we had accumulated for the month of January. Today I want to share how going through that process decreased our waste stream! Review of Deming’s Model of Continuous Improvement If you recall, Deming’s model is a repeating cycle…

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What’s in Your Garbage?

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

People ask all the time in person and on social media “How do I get started on Zero Waste?” I see others usually respond with advice to add something, like get a reusable coffee cup or buy mesh produce bags or start storing your food in canning jars. But I think that’s slicing the bread before it’s baked.…

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Plastic-Free Tortilla Chips and Nacho Mama’s Layered Dip Recipe

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

We don’t eat tortilla chips very often, but for special occasions, like the Super Bowl, we’ll splurge! Tortilla chips have been a difficult thing for us to find plastic-free and zero waste. The last time we wanted some, we perused the chip aisle at the grocery store and finally found paper bags of commercially made…

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Be Your Own Hero 72-Hour Emergency Kit Challenge

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

I had a whole different post all ready to go for today, with a plant-based recipe and zero waste tips (awwww, I know), but you’ll get it next week instead! In light of the past two weeks of the Seattle Snowpocalypse, I really want to talk about Emergency Preparedness for weather events and disasters instead,…

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Who Cares if it’s Snowing—You Can Still Work Out!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s been said that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing, and I believe this is true! I hear clients tell me quite often, “I was going to go for a run (or walk or whatever), but it was [insert inclement weather condition here].” Simply put, it’s usually a convenient excuse to…

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Welcome to the New and Updated Trimazing! Website and Blog!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | February 5, 2019 | 1 Comment

I am so excited to announce the launch of my new and updated website! Not only is the website modern, stylish, and has more information than ever before, the Trimazing! Blog is now integrated into the site. Now you can get all of your Trimazing information in one spot without moving to an external site.…

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DIY Vegan Suet Bird Feeder

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Years ago, back when I was first vegan, I went to buy some suet feeders as we had a cold snap coming. As I grabbed them off the shelf at the bird store, I suddenly realized that they were made from animal products—suet is made from rendered animal fat. Birds do eat insects and worms…

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January 2019 Classes!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been busy around Trimazing! HQ as I’ve been working on several new classes that start this winter, after the first of the year: A Clean Start to the Year: Green Housekeeping Workshop for a Naturally Non-Toxic Clean Home – January 12, 2019, 1-2 PM Are you concerned about the chemicals in your cleaning supplies?…

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