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What a Crock!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 21 – What a Crock!My birthday was two days ago and usually I buy myself a little present every year. I really hadn’t thought of what I was going to get, and actually, I was kind of thinking of forgoing the tradition in light of the zero waste philosophy we’ve adopted. But I…

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Papalo – What?

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

  #VeganMoFo18 Day 20 – Papalo—What?   Papalo Stems Yesterday a neighbor friend messaged me to see if I might be interested in some papalo, an herb she’d grown in her garden. She’d never grown it before and decided to try it as it was an alternative to cilantro. Turns out, while cilantro doesn’t taste…

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Going Nuts! Making Nut and Seed Butters

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 19 – Going Nuts! Making Nut and Seed Butters Nut and seed butters are really quite expensive, especially if you want something other than peanut butter. More and more stores now have nut butter grinders in their bulk areas, usually with peanut or almond options, but the end-product is still rather expensive. At…

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Sno-Valley Vegan Potluck

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

#VeganMoFo18 Day 18 – Vegan Potluck When I lived in the Portland/Vancouver area, I really enjoyed an active vegan community. The local vegan group, NW Veg, held lots of community events, including monthly potlucks, and I liked going and meeting other like-minded people and trying new foods. I’d not found this type of group in…

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Infused Water

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 17 – Infused Water Water is essential for our good health. Our bodies contain 50-70% water, depending on the amount of lean muscle mass (lean muscle consists of 70-80% water and fat has approximately 10% water). We need water as a medium for biochemical reactions and nutrient absorption, maintaining circulating blood volume, body…

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Vegan Wine Tasting in Napa!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 16 – Vegan Wine Tasting in Napa! Alan and I have just returned from a marvelous trip to the Napa Valley for a wine tasting weekend with friends. The vines are full of luscious grapes that are just days from harvesting, probably starting tomorrow. We had excellent weather, great wine, and great food.…

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Eating Vegan While Traveling

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 15 – Eating Vegan While Traveling Traveling while vegan can seem really daunting at first. You’re in a new location, unsure about availability at restaurants, TSA has limitations on what you can bring through security, and there’s not a lot of food on airplanes anymore. But with a little pre-planning, it’s totally doable…

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Vegan Zero Waste Bulk Bin Shopping

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 14 – Vegan Zero Waste Bulk Bin Shopping Yesterday I discussed using Azure Standard as a means for buying large amounts of food items in a more zero waste fashion. But what about your everyday shopping trip? Starting your transition into zero waste bulk bin shopping can be a bit intimidating and confusing…

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Azure Standard

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

#VeganMoFo18 Day 13 – Azure Standard   As I’ve mentioned before, we try to buy as much as possible package-free, zero waste. This means I shop stores with bulk bins that let me use my own containers (mesh bags and glass jars) or unpackaged produce. I have a list of stores in my local area…

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A Jackpot of Plums

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

#VeganMoFo18 Day 12 – A Jackpot of Plums Please note, this post is meant as an overview of canning and dehydrating plums and does not replace or represent itself to be an official guide for proper canning at home. It is important to consult safe canning resources, which are listed at the end of this…

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