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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

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.



Susan at the Buffalo Club in March

Susan will be bringing beauty to her hometown of Buffalo, NY once more as she’ll return to host another exclusive event at the prestigious Buffalo Club next month. She will be giving members expert holistic health, beauty, wellness and nutrition advice for glowing skin from the inside out and how to bring balance to the body. Additionally, she will be offering signature treatments at their luxurious spa from Friday, March 11th through Monday, March 14th. Utilizing her natural skincare products with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Susan infuses even the driest, weather-beaten skin with hydration. Her unrivaled approach to skincare is epitomized by her European-style Anti-Aging Facials, as clients are constantly astounded with their results after just one session.

With gratitude,

The Ciminelli Team

Buffalo Club

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Published on February 10, 2016 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

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Published on April 8, 2015 by Susan Ciminelli

Adzuki Bean Soup Recipe

red bean soup for chinese new year

As we enter flu season it’s important that your kidneys are in optimal condition, as your kidneys filter the blood. This adzuki bean recipe cleanses the kidney area. Use this soup to get rid of dark circles underneath the eyes and alleviate bloating and water retention within the body.


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.

Originally printed in The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan for Radiant Skin by Susan Ciminelli

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Published on October 29, 2014 by Susan Ciminelli

Zucchini Walnut Date Bread with Coconut

Zucchini Bread photo

This organic, gluten-free bread is both comforting and nutritious. Zucchini is a great source of Vitamin C and Manganese, both of which support a healthy immune system. Walnuts contain ALA, a healthy fat that strengthens your heart and bones.

3 cups gluten-free flour (or regular)
2 cups of raw sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp grated raw ginger
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup dates chopped and pitted
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup dried coconut unsweetened
1 cup coconut oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease two loaf pans with coconut oil.

Mix all dry ingredients together. Beat eggs into coconut oil and raw
sugar till well combined. Add dry ingredients slowly and mix thoroughly.
Pour into 2 prepared non stick greased pans.
Bake for 1 hour or until sides pull away from pans and toothpick comes
out clean. Let cool for several minutes before turning them out.
Make sure to use as many organic ingredients as possible!


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Published on September 18, 2014 by Susan Ciminelli

Try this Organic Summer Salad Recipe!



During the summer, it’s very important to eat light and clean meals. This salad is perfect for the summer time because it is full of healthy, nutrient-rich veggies, and soybean which has tons of protein. It is especially important to use organic produce because it is free of GMOs and other harmful chemicals.

For the salad:
1 head of organic Romaine lettuce
10 leaves of organic dandelion
1 cup of organic daikon radish sprouts
1/2 cup of organic soy beans
1/2 cup of organic cilantro leaves
1/2 cup of organic basil leaves
1 large ripe organic tomato, diced
1 clove of organic garlic, minced

For the dressing:
1/2 cup organic apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground white pepper

Clean the lettuce and greens very well. Spin dry. Toss all the ingredients in a large salad bowl. Add dressing and mix gently. Serve immediately.

Serves 6


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Published on July 29, 2014 by Susan Ciminelli