2020 has been a year fraught with sadness, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is time to make one go inside and contemplate all that we still have to be thankful for. We ARE truly blessed to be alive, no matter what. I am sorry for all of the lives lost and the hardship that everyone has had to endure. Even though 2020 is a year like no other in my lifetime, it is best to see the glass half full rather than half empty. A positive outlook and attitude can pave the way to recovery.
I am truly grateful for each and every customer and client that has supported Susan Ciminelli Skin Care as well as the Susan Naturally Day Spa in Western New York. I do miss the wonderful clients and friends from New York City that I met over the blessed 37 years that I lived and worked there. I hope everyone is doing well and can see light at the end of the tunnel.
I miss our newsletters so once a month you will be hearing from me again.
Fall is a transitional month. The leaves have turned the most radiant colors and have put on quite a show before falling to the ground. This is the time of year when apples are in season as well as other fruits and various types of squash. These foods are full of nutrients that can help cleanse your system and build your immune system. We all need this help, especially now more than ever.
Pumpkin Soup can help provide you with more beta carotene which converts to vitamin A, a nutrient that not only boosts your immune system, but is also good for weight loss, eyesight, and helps fight inflammation in the body. Inflammation causes all sorts of illnesses that rob you of your quality of life as you age. Pumpkin seeds are extremely high in nutrients that are good for your heart, are high in fiber, excellent for men's prostate organ, and are known to lower blood sugar levels. These two foods can help eliminate rosacea, a condition that is perpetuated by a diet high in sugar, and processed foods.
For the soup:
1 small can of organic pumpkin
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon of minced fresh garlic
1 large carrot peeled and chopped
1 large stick of celery chopped
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of minced peeled ginger
1/2 teaspoon of powdered clove
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 quart of organic chicken stock or broth
1 tablespoon of sea salt
fresh ground mixed peppercorns to taste
1/2 cup of whole milk Greek yogurt
Saute onion, garlic, carrots, celery, ginger, turmeric, and all of the spices for 5 minutes on low heat or until tender. Add pumpkin, chicken stock, and water to get the consistency of a pureed soup. Stir until combined. Simmer for one hour on low heat. Serve with a dollop of yogurt on each bowl. Serves 4
Pumpkin is not just good for eating. Take a tablespoon of pumpkin puree, blend with a tablespoon of whole milk yogurt. Apply on clean skin on your face, neck, decollete, and the backs of your hands. Leave on for 20 minutes. Remove with a warm damp washcloth, then rinse with cool water. You will be amazed at how your skin glows.
Juice recipe to boost your immune system and clear up your complexion.
1 large apple
1 stick of celery
1/2 inch piece of ginger
juice of 1/2 lemon added
Pass all but the lemon juice through the juicer, add lemon juice and drink immediately.
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