I love the light in the fall when it makes everything look so much more bright and vivid and the contrast between the orange and red leaves in the trees, and grass that is still green is gorgeous. It’s so crisp and fresh when the air is starting to get colder and light and sunsets […]

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Carrot, Sunflower Seed, and Cashew Soup

by Merja Willock on May 20, 2013

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Recipe for this energizing colored, warming and filling carrot-sunflower seed-cashew soup comes from Katja Kokko, one of the founders of Jolie, a finnish well-being web media and natural cosmetic store (online and in Helsinki). The original recipe here is from an earlier entry in her Moments blog, which currently resides under Jolie’s web media. The […]

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Spicy Sweet Potato, Carrot and Coconut Soup

by Merja Willock on April 4, 2012

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sweet potato, carrot and coconut soup

I made this colorful and zesty sweet potato, carrot and coconut soup with turmeric and curry a couple of days ago after I finished my three day juice fast. It was so delicious that I needed to pay extra attention not to inhale it while still transitioning to solid foods. It’s silky smooth texture makes […]

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Miso Soup With a Twist

by Merja Willock on January 4, 2012

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miso-soup with a twist

This is a simple miso soup with a twist.  It takes only 15 minutes (or less, depending how long it takes you to chop the vegetables). The soup can be easily adapted to whatever vegetables you have available. I used approximately: 5dl water 1 tbsp brown miso paste dash of cayenne pepper juice of half […]

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