Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene & Antioxidants – Get all & More by Eating Your Carrots!
Crunchy, bright orange goodness! Get to chomping your carrots to bring brightness back into your skin, strength to your teeth & rejuvenation to your body’s cells.
Get started with this simple, interesting & delicious carrot soup done Moroccan style recipe from epicurious.com
MOROCCAN CARROT SOUP
(makes about 4 cups)
- 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
- 1 cup chopped white onion
- 1 pound large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 2/3 cups)
- 2 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds/ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, stirred to loosen
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Mix in carrots. Add broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes. Stir cumin seeds in small skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes; cool. Finely grind in spice mill.
Remove soup from heat. Puree in batches with hand blender until smooth. Return to same pan. Whisk in honey, lemon juice, and allspice. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Drizzle yogurt over; sprinkle with cumin.
Soup can be stored in the fridge in a glass self-sealing container for up to 5-6 days or in the freezer for up to 4-5 months.
* A big thank you to One Two Simple Blog for the amazing images of this scrumptious soup *
King Neptune’s Sacred Gem & You
Aquamarine is the stone representing the element of water and legend speaks of it as the stone of Neptune. This incredibly diverse & virtually flawless crystal varies in color from blue-green to a light sky blue. Given as a gift, aquamarine is unsurpassed in its generational abilities to preserve and enhance mutual love, to ensure truth in relationships and to maintain a good marriage
.The association with water led to the belief that the Aquamarine was particularly powerful when immersed in water. Water, in which this gemstone had been submerged, was used in ancient times to heal a variety of illnesses of the heart, liver, stomach, mouth and throat. Aquamarine was also used to cure poisoning and to aid in fortune telling.
The association with water led to the belief that the Aquamarine was particularly powerful when immersed in water. Water, in which this gemstone had been submerged, was used in ancient times to heal a variety of illnesses of the heart, liver, stomach, mouth and throat, which is why is it now associated with the throat chakra.
Aquamarine accelerates the intellectual reasoning processes and enhances the ability for rapid response. It makes one unconquerable through learning, not only about the physical world, but about oneself. It bestows perseverance, discipline and light heartedness
On the non-physical plain, aquamarine is believed to release anger and negativity replacing them with mental peace and clarity, providing emotional and mental balance. It has been used as an aid in meditation and to assist in self-expression.
Place aquamarine around you or wear it while meditating to help you in focusing your ability to speak clearly & to be heard.
Top 5: Best & Worse from Last Night’s Red Carpet
Last night’s Oscars were jam packed with incredible choices to celebrate from a remarkable year in cinema to celebrate and the celebrities stepped up their wardrobe game to match the energy. But there were those that fell flat in their choices. Here are my top five best and top five worst picks from the 2014 Academy Award’s red carpet.
These five were not the worse offenders that we have ever seen, not even close, in fact they are all incredibly boring; from color to cut to hair and makeup. The biggest issue, by far, of the night was fit and proportion. I do not understand how anyone can allow these high profile individuals to step out of their limo’s in gowns that they are swimming in or popping out of. We know you paid someone to dress you and tell you how great you look, pay someone to alter the garment to your body!
This was really tough. A lot of ladies truly rocked the red carpet last night in gowns that fit them perfectly, accentuated every correct element of their body and sang in colors from muted nudes, soft pastels to bold reds & saturated jewel tones. I must give an honorable mention to Sandra Bullock & Lady Gaga. Although they did not make the Steel Pony top five best dressed list, they looked insanely beautiful. Be sure to check out their gowns, along with all the other contenders by clicking this link: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/academy-awards-red-carpet-2014-gallery
Who do you think wore their gown best or looked a mess last night? Please tell us your opinions!!
Hi all. I am sorry for the late posting but it has been a bear of a day. End of month deliveries. So we have been working on our first Fall Collection. It is going to be transitional and we are loving the mix of fabrics.
We are pretty excited…..Sophisticated yet still with our Boho Vibe! What do you think?
I know it is hard to believe but Spring will get here. For some of you it is snowing and it is hard to believe that it will ever end. Well, just the thought of Spring perks me up so I thought I would share a little of what we will have for you in the next weeks. If you really like something you can preorder it.
We do a lot of pieces that can be worn in many different ways. The Lily top is made of our Modal/Lycra. Not only can you wear it many ways you can also wear it all year round. You can wear it loose, fitted, boho, classic…..I could go on but instead watch the video.
I found this on Pinterest and thought I would Share this tasty DIY
This recipie is from theartnaptime.net
- 11/2 boxes rotini noodles or penne pasta
- 1 bottle wishbone Italian dressing
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 2 cups chick peas
- 1 purple onion
- 1 cup olives optional
- Cook noodles according to package. Drain and rinse under cold water.
- Slice veggies and combine with pasta in a large bowl.
- Pour Italian dressing over the top and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can also top with cheese.
National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige. She is an Expert and Author. She also founded National Dog Day, August 26th and National Cat Day, October 28th (Hurray!). You can find out more about her at www.colleenpaige.com.
We are offering one way to celebrate. Spend $250.00 on our website and we will donate $25.00 to Morris Animal Foundation in your name.
So what will you do for your puppy today? Need Ideas? Go to http://www.nationalpuppyday.com/waystocelebrate.htm
I want to here.
Spring will be arriving soon so I figure we better get cracking on our Spring looks to go with your new Steel Pony outfits.
I looked around for some of the one I thought were nice. Here you go.
Bohemian Water Fall French Braid Head Band
Summer Beach Waves
DIY: Hair Tutorial Easy Bohemian Twist – How to do a Cute Updo Hairstyle
I looked high and low for short Bohemian Hair Styles but could not find any. If you know one please let me know.
This is my mantra for today. What is yours?
We had such a good time working this shoot. We have a new Model. Hope you like her.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for Spring? After this winter YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS.