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19 Things You Should NOT Throw in Your Trash!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | May 14, 2019 | 2 Comments

Is your email inbox like mine, full of spam? I have no idea how I’ve gotten on so many spams lists, but I am and I have to spend the first few minutes sorting through crap to get to my real email. I used to click on the unsubscribe links, but they started looking weird and…

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What a Bunch of Garbage! Our Month 4 Garbage & Recycling Review

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s time for our April garbage and recycling review. After March, where we’d cut down so much on our trash and recycling, I was so excited and hopeful that we were on a big downward trend…but that was not the case. We had a lot of trash this month. It’s not as much as when…

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No Fish Were Harmed—Vegan Sushi Rolls and My Oooh-Nagi (Vegan Unagi) Recipe!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | April 30, 2019 | 2 Comments

Alan and I love sushi! People often think it’s a food they’ll never have again once they change to a vegan lifestyle or Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) way of eating, but it’s simply not true. There are a lot of vegetable sushi rolls available at most sushi restaurants and many of them are super inventive!…

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Green Spring Cleaning & DIY Dishwasher Soap!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | April 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s springtime and for many of us, it’s time to clean out that winter funk, sweep up the dust bunnies, and wash the windows to let the sunshine in. While we buy commercial cleaning agents to clean our homes, many household cleaners can actually make us and the environment sick, contributing to the body burden…

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Hidden Animal Products in Food & Link to My Favorite Worcestershire Sauce Recipe!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Something that always shocks new vegans is the amount of animal products hidden in foods, things they had no idea would ever have animal products in them. You really learn to be a detective, scouring food labels, to ensure you are making the right choice. But it’s not always so easy, ingredients may be listed…

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Olive Juice, I Love You! Rainbow Minestrone Soup

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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No Foolin’—March Garbage Review

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

How fitting was it that April Fools Day was the day to review our March 2019 garbage and recycling? As you now, we’ve decided to track all of our garbage this year, which includes recycling, as it is really garbage too. This post chronicles the third month of our project (here’s January and February’s trash).…

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I Bastardized Our Soap—Make Your Own Liquid Castile (Bastille) Soap

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

We use liquid castile soap for lots of things around our house—dishwashing liquid (we dilute 1:10), in our counter spray, in exterior window washing solution, hand and body soap, shampoo, etc. You can use it for washing your dog, veggie wash, and even toothpaste! I’ve been buying it in bulk, filling my own jars, but…

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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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