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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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Eating Brussels Sprouts Stalks—Really!

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

Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colorful leaves, wearing jeans and sweaters, crisp, sunny days, and fall veggies. Brussels sprouts are some of my favorite and I love buying them still on the stalk. They look like some medieval weapon! I don’t buy them on the stalk to beat anyone with or just…

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Refrigerator Salad Bar!

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last month I participated in a video challenge to learn about taking videos, editing them, uploading them, and being more comfortable in front of the camera so that I could use them in my blog posts and in health coaching. One of the challenges included discussing a tip I share with my clients. Of course,…

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Instant Oatmeal

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | October 31, 2018 | 2 Comments

Alan travels a lot for work, which can present challenges for eating plant-based and healthy. When he’s at home, he eats old-fashioned oats, which he loves. For years, he’s traveled with packets of instant oatmeal to have for breakfasts and meals in a pinch. They are convenient, but not all instant oatmeal packets are vegan,…

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Growing Garlic

By Cindy Thompson, Trimazing! Vegan Lifestyle & Health Coaching | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Garlic is a great vegetable to grow, especially if you’re a beginning gardener, and now is the time to plant it. Garlic is an allium, part of the onion family, along with leeks, chives, shallots, scallions, etc. They’ve been an important part of our diets for millennia, as stamina boosters during Egyptian times, performance enhancers…

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