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Miso Soup Recipe

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Soy paste miso is high in protein, B vitamins and isoflavones (plant estrogens), and it is thought to contain enzymes that stimulates digestion. You can find the ingredients for this traditional Japanese soup at many supermarkets or at on-line Asian grocers. For an Asian-inspired dinner, serve with Asian Roasted Chicken and Ginger- Steamed Baby Bok Choy. It is offered as part of the 7 Day Plan for Radiant Skin, found inSusans published book.

6-inch kombu leaf
3 tablespoons miso paste
2 tablespoons bonito flakes
1 cup cubed firm tofu
1 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions

Miso Soup Recipe

Rinse the kombu leaf and blot the salt off with a damp paper towel. Place the kombu leaf in a stock pot. Add 3 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes. Remove the kombu from the pot with a slotted spoon and discard.

Place the miso paste in a small bowl. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the kombu cooking liquid. Cover, remove from heat, and let sit 10 minutes.

Evenly distribute the scallions in the bottom of four serving bowls. Pour the miso broth over the scallions and serve.

Serves 4.

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Published on April 20, 2017 by Susan Ciminelli

For the Love of Avocados

Is avocado making a name for itself or what? Listed as one of the top skin care trends for 2017, could it be the new coconut oil? Probably not, as each has their own separate benefits but there are major brownie points to eating avocado and applying the oil topically. The craze of the benefits of avocado oil are all over the internet, an obscene amount of hashtags mentioned on Twitter and Instagram, and let’s not forget the DIYer’s adding it to their at-home face masks.

Here’s the 4-1-1, the secret of this little fruit’s success is in the oil, about 77% of an avocado’s overall caloric composition (the more ideal the nutritional composition of a food, the more valuable it is as a source of calories), and avocado my friends is very valuable. Avocado is a nutrient-dense food, which means all the good stuff is packed together.

There are a many benefits to applying avocado oil, here are a few:

  1. Strengthens the Skin– Let’s just say it’s a super-food for your skin. By moisturizing it into the skin it boost’s the ability to generate more cells, stronger cells that is. There are 3 primary skin-feeding nutrients which are vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin. They are all easily absorbed where they provide energy for the growth and health of new skin as well as strengthening existing cells.
  2. Detoxification– Did you know avocado oil is LOADED with chlorophyll, you know, a natural source of magnesium? Which, in fact, is one of the best-known natural substances for removing heavy metals like mercury and lead from the liver, kidneys, brain, and other organs in the body.
  3. Highest in Vitamin E: This fat-soluble and powerful antioxidant vitamin is known for improving skin and eye health, providing defense against oxidative damage to cells caused by free-radicals.
  4. Oleic Acid– Oleic acid is known to have positive effects throughout the body. It can lower the risk of some cancers, prevent flare-ups of certain auto-immune diseases, speed cell regeneration, aid the body in eliminating microbial infections, and help reduce inflammation inside and out.

Keeping the benefits in mind there are two Susan Ciminelli products that contain avocado oil. Our Cleansing Milk is a super light-weight aroma therapeutic milky cleanser used for removing makeup and daily impurities. Our Body Buff, a full body scrub, leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and soft. The Dead Sea salts gently exfoliate while the essential oils replenish moisture into the skin and repair damage caused by stress and harsh environments. While these products contain Avocado oil, it works to bring rich anti-aging nutrients into the skin while soothing, unclogging pores, and promoting a radiant skin tone.

Your skin never lies.

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Your skin never lies.

If you have breakouts, your skin is trying to tell you something. Depending on where you break out on your face and body, you need to cleanse your system from the inside out. Eating a healthy diet does not necessarily mean you have to give up flavor. You can have your cake and eat it too, you can have your wine and occasional cocktail without throwing your body out of balance. There are some simple rules to follow to insure you are getting the nutrients your body needs in order to be healthy. Even before you eat breakfast, you need to prepare your system for food and beverage. Your alimentary canal goes from your mouth to your anus inside.

In ancient cultures, they practice cleansing the alimentary canal each and every day before they eat or drink anything. Being clean inside allows your bodies immune system to flourish. What good is a healthy diet if you don’t have a clean system to receive your food? Digestion, absorption (assimilation) and proper elimination are key to health and wellness.

You earn beautiful skin by bringing your body into balance.

Before you eat in the morning you must practice great oral hygiene. Scraping your tongue, flossing and brushing your teeth along with rinsing your mouth with sea salt water (1 tablespoon of sea salt in glass of warm water) help to cleanse your mouth thoroughly before you eat every morning. After you eat your breakfast, make sure to brush your teeth again and rinse your mouth thoroughly.fruits and veggies

Breakfast can consist of fresh fruit, berries, ground flax seeds, non fat yogurt and walnuts help to sustain you for hours until lunch.

For lunch, dark green leafy lettuces such as kale, watercress, dark green outer leaves of Romaine lettuce, fresh parsley, basil and cilantro, which help to bind with heavy metals in the body allowing you to safely discard them through your colon.Adding a lean protein such as white meat chicken or turkey, wild fish (nothing farm raised), shrimp, and lobster help to complete this dish and sustain you for hours until your 4:00 pm snack time. This type of salad is perfect for you to maintain your health and wellness.

Dinner would consist of fresh lean protein that has been baked, broiled, or steamed, steamed veggies tossed with fresh squeezed citrus juice and parsley.

Eating slowly insures that you will not over eat. Your brain has time to listen to your stomach when it sends the message saying you are full and satiated.

Eating like this avoids dark circles under the eyes, dry skin patches, large pores, bloating, water retention, weak immune system, irritability, mood swings, menstrual cramps, pimples, low energy, and inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

To learn more about recipes, tips, and and various types of food for the skin pick up a copy of The Ciminelli Solution to jump-start your 7 day plan to radiant skin.



Summer Newsletter

Dont forget to check out our summer newsletter, available below and on our website. Susan’s health and wellness tips will ensure that you have a safe, worry-free summer. You will also learn about a 4 Night Group Retreat she is offering in Venice, Italy, along with the launch of her 1-2-3 Glow Kit.


Summer Newsletter:


Best Wishes,
The Ciminelli Team

Categories: Beauty,Health & Wellness,Inspiration,Media,News,Nutrition,Products,Recipes,Services,Specials,Susan's Travels,Tips
Published on July 11, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli

Check Out Our 2016 Spring Newsletter!

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The Susan Ciminelli Spring Newsletter is here! We advise you to give this informative piece a good read, and learn Susan’s suggestions for making a smooth and healthy transition into the warmer months. Susan will key you in on all the secrets for having your bikini body ready by summer. See what foods you should avoid and which ones you should be stocking up on this spring. You’ll also learn about all the newest additions to the Susan Ciminelli skincare and makeup line. Check it out below!

Spring Newsletter:


Best Wishes,
The Ciminelli Team


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Published on April 12, 2016 by Susan Ciminelli

Warm Spice Red Lentil Soup

My Warm Spice Red Lentil Soup is one of my favorite dishes, especially during the winter time. I love warming up after a cold winter day, with a nice big bowl of soup. Beauty starts from within; it’s crucial we take care of our bodies and stay healthy. Our skin is a reflection of what is going on inside the body. My delicious homemade soup includes all kinds of Indian spices. I use Indian spices in many of my dishes, they add delicious flavor to any meal, and also have an immense amount of health benefits. These spices contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial effects and contain loads of antioxidants, great for boosting our immune system. Below is a list of ingredients in my soup, along with the health benefits that each one offers. Refer to my Winter Newsletter for the recipe.

Red Lentils: Contains vitamin K, zinc, iron, calcium, dietary fiber and protein, great for strengthening the hair and collagen production.

Vegetable Stock: Provides the body with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and immune system benefits. Vitamin C in veggies keeps the skin hydrated and helps reduce wrinkles.

Chicken Stock: Contains amino acids such as glycine and proline, these promote collagen production which helps reduce wrinkles and keeps the skin looking smooth and firm.

Coconut Milk: Made up of fatty acids, lauric acid contains antibacterial and antiviral properties that help fight off free radicals that the skin and hair are often exposed to. Fatty acids are natural antiseptics that are also great for treating various skin conditions.

Coriander Seeds: Used in Ayurvedic medicine to remedy inflammatory conditions, especially in the digestive track. Also helps to promote liver functions and bowel movements.

Cumin Seeds: These seeds have a high content of vitamin E which helps to keep skin healthy and glowing. They also have anti-fungal properties, protecting the skin from fungal and microbial infections.

Fennel: Fennel has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The antiseptic properties help fight off acne causing germs and bacteria, anti-inflammatory properties reduce acne swelling and inflammation.

Black Mustard Seeds: Abundant in Vitamin A, C and K as well as carotene and lutene, these ingredients behave as anti-oxidants and fight off free radicals in the body. This allows for healthy, radiant and youthful looking skin.

Cloves: High in vitamins, minerals and fiber, contains eugenol a health benefiting essential oil with anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Cloves help improve gut motility, improve digestion and relive indigestion and constipation problems.

Cardamom: A powerful antioxidant which helps to detox and cleanse the body internally, while eliminating toxins from the system, leading to healthier and glowing skin.

Turmeric: Has natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent that helps to repair damaged skin and treat inflammatory skin conditions. Contains lipopolysaccharides which help to stimulate the immune system.

Ginger: Packed with antioxidants, ginger helps reduce toxins in skin cells, increase blood circulation and reduce signs of aging. Also has antiseptic and cleansing qualities, minimizing acne and killing bacteria on the skins surface.

Garlic: Rich in compounds Allicin, Sulphur, Zinc, and Calcium. Allicin has anti-fungal, anti-aging, skin smoothing benefits, and helps to increase antioxidant levels of the skin and body. Sulphur prevents infections, reduces inflammation, and strengthens blood flow, giving the skin a natural glow.

Jalapeno Pepper: A rich source of Vitamin C, helps to promote collagen production to maintain healthy blood vessels, skin, tissues, organs and bones. Also contains vitamin A and flavonoids, protecting the body from the effects of free radicals.

Yellow Onion: Contains vitamins A, C & E, helps to fight against damage caused by UV rays, and protects the body from free radical damage and premature aging. Also an antiseptic, shields the skin from acne causing bacteria.

Tomato Paste: A natural source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that belongs to the vitamin A family, protects the skin against sunburn, skin aging, and reduces wrinkles. Also contains vitamin C, increases collagen production and prevents damage to the body from free radicals.

Salt: Also known as sodium chloride, salt helps aid digestion, maintain fluid balance, and is vital for cell communication.

White Pepper: Contains flavonoids and vitamins, helping to reduce fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles.

Coconut Oil: Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil helps to treat skin problems, prevent premature aging and infections, and promote hair growth.

Zest of a Lime: Rich in vitamin C, helps to lighten dark spots and treat acne and blemishes.

Cilantro: A great source of vitamin K, helps to strengthen bones, teeth and hair.


With gratitude,
Susan Ciminelli

Categories: Beauty,Health & Wellness,Nutrition,Recipes,Tips,Uncategorized
Published on December 17, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

Check Out Our Fall Newsletter!

Fall Newsletter

Fall has arrived, which means it’s time to read Susan’s Fall Newsletter! Click the link below to find out about all the latest and greatest going on here at the Beauty Clinic. Throughout this fall newsletter Susan shares with you various health and wellness tips, including, how to seamlessly transition your skincare regimen from summer to fall, and how to maintain a healthy, nutrient rich diet. She also shares with you some of her very own recipes found exclusively in her book, The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan for Radiant Skin.Check it out, this is most definitely a must read!


Fall Newsletter:


With gratitude,
The Ciminelli Team

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Published on September 26, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

Susan Ciminelli at Serenity Spa New York

Join Susan for an evening full of holistic health and skincare guidance at Serenity Spa New York on Tuesday, September 22nd!


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With gratitude,
The Ciminelli Team

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Published on September 9, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

It’s tomato season! Susan’s delicious side dish of slow roasted tomatoes with dried herbs and garlic still in their cloves is a powerful immunity booster. Tomatoes are a bountiful source of antioxidants such as beta carotene and lycopene, which help rid the body of free radicals and improve skin health. Garlic contains allicin which has strong medicinal properties. Among themanyhealth benefits, these two ingredients help to lower cholesterol, lose weight, and prevent cancer and heart disease.

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

You will need:
2 pints of organic small cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves of garlic, peels slightly smashed but not removed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground mixed whole peppercorn
1 sprig of organic rosemary
Mix all ingredients very well. Pour into ceramic baking dish. Shake until contents are on one level.
Roast on middle rack in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until soft to touch and slightly golden but integrity remains. Shake pan after the first 15 minutes of roasting.
Add smoked sea salt for a final touch to give the dish an outdoor roasting flavor.


With gratitude,
The Ciminelli Team

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Published on June 30, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

Check Out Our Summer Newsletter!

Check out Susan’s summer newsletter, and see what she recommends doing to prep the skin for summer. Learn about all the right foods to eat to cleanse the body, and check out some of her own homemade recipes. Also see all the benefits yoga offers the body, and the summer sales we have happening here at the Beauty Clinic. Don’t miss out, this newsletter is a must read!


With gratitude,
The Ciminelli Team

Categories: Events,Health & Wellness,Inspiration,Media,News,Nutrition,Online Orders,Products,Recipes,Services,Specials,Tips
Published on June 26, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli
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