Archive for April, 2015

Susan’s Adzuki Bean Soup


Bikini season is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to get those summer bodies ready! Adzuki Bean Soup is a great choice of food to assist with this, as it helps to cleanse the kidney area and greatly reduce water retention. Additionally, Adzuki Bean Soup improves blood circulation and boosts the immune system, while also helping to remove dark circles from underneath the eyes. Check out Susans homemade recipe below!



2 cups adzuki beans, soaked overnight in water to cover

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

2 teaspoons cumin

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

3 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger

2 quarts chicken stock or vegetable stock or water

Sea salt

Freshly ground white pepper

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro


Drain the beans. Place the beans, along with 5 cups of cold water, in a large heavy-bottom pot and bring to a boil. Cook 1 hour, or until tender. Drain the beans and set aside.

In a stockpot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, cumin, and turmeric, and saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute. Add the beans and stock, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer an additional 25 minutes or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally.

Transfer the soup to a blender in batches and puree until smooth (or use an immersion blender). Return the pureed soup to the pot and reheat. Add the lime juice and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Serves 6.



With gratitude,

The Ciminelli Team


Categories: Health & Wellness,Nutrition,Recipes
Published on April 24, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

Susan’s Recent Feature in Tech Times

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With gratitude,

The Ciminelli Team



Categories: Health & Wellness,Nutrition,Tips,Uncategorized
Published on April 23, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

11 Health Tips to Help You Live Longer

  1. Eat small portions of all natural, organic food four to five times per day.
  2. Chew food slowly, thoroughly, and only when you are calm and relaxed.
  3. Avoid dairy as much as possible. It’s too difficult for your body to digest, absorb the nutrients and eliminate the waste; therefore clogging your system.
  4. Avoid wheat at all costs. It’s too inflammatory for your body and even inflames the brain and can cause Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological disorders.
  5. Eat mostly low glycemic fruits such as berries, colorful vegetables, legumes, seeds and nuts.
  6. Only eat four to five ounces of animal protein per day, never farm raised.
  7. Minimize alcohol consumption.
  8. Avoid sugar as much as possible.
  9. Drink at least two eight-ounce glasses of water mixed with one tablespoon of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar per day. Make sure to rinse your mouth afterward to protect your teeth.
  10. Exercise daily and get your heart rate up to the fat burning level for your age. Jogging on a mini trampoline is perfect for this; it’s easy on the joints and helps stimulate your lymphatic system.
  11. Meditate for 15 to 20 minutes per day to rejuvenate your neurons and keep you calm and relaxed.

Woman Sitting in Meditation

With gratitude,

The Ciminelli Team

Categories: Health & Wellness,Inspiration,Nutrition,Tips
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Published on April 8, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli