January 2, 2018

From Café Sunflower

With the freezing cold weather and flu season upon us, here is the perfect recipe to help keep you warm and healthy!

This delicious, satisfying soup contains spices high in medicinal qualities and has powerful carotenoids and antioxidants that can protect your body from free radical damage.

Turmeric boosts detoxification, fights inflammation, reduces blood sugar, boosts cognitive function, promotes healthy mood, and supports weight loss. Saffron is high in manganese, which helps regulate blood sugar, metabolize carboh...

January 2, 2017

If you want to build your immunity, then eat mushrooms!  Click here for Saturday's post on why you should eat mushrooms. This recipe is bee-licious!!


• 5 yellow onions, thinly sliced, red chopped pepper, & diced potatoes for heartier meal (optional) 
• 16 oz. mushrooms (recommended: Gourmet Blend – Bella, shitake, button & oyster) 
• 1 TBSP olive oil or ghee 
• 1 tsp sea salt 
• ½ tsp dry mustard 
• ½ tsp dried thyme 
• 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock 
• 2-3 TBSP gluten-free tamari sauce 
• ¼ cup Mirin (Mirin is a type o...

January 28, 2015


If you are looking for a great way to slim down and feel more energetic, then try this amazing soup, which I have found keeps me feeling less bloated and more energetic throughout the day. This recipe calls for using lots of assorted vegetables that are proven to help you feel fuller longer between meals while helping you stay healthy. Here is the recipe, modified from Dr. Mark Hyman's Fat Melting Soup posted in the February 2nd issue of Women's World and using a few of the ingredients from Dr. Fuhrman's GOMBBS principle, which is to...

December 13, 2014

After a long run during the winter, I often replenish lost fluids and nutrients by eating a delicious homemade soup. After today's 10 miler, I opted for a vegetable soup prepared by my wonderful husband. He calls it my Recovery Soup! It does wonders for filling and warming me up!


Ingredients ( Serves two)


~ 32 ounces of organic vegetable broth


~ 1 Cup of chopped cauliflower


~ 1 cup of chopped celery


~ 1 cup of chopped mushrooms


~ 1/2 cup of chopped onions


~ 3/4 cup of chopped carrots


~ 1/2 cup of chopped sweet bell red peppers


~ 1/2 c...

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