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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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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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