3 Warming Soups for Liver Cleanse and Detox

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Our liver, the master metabolizer, filters the entire blood volume every three minutes. How about that? All our organs are important, but it’s the liver that processes and neutralizes all the chemicals our body is exposed to, from our food, environment, or personal care products. In healthy diets or detox diets, when we consume appreciable quantities of vegetables and fruits, our cells receive high concentrations of potassium which flushes out excess water and toxins, creating an …

Chai-Infused Fine Chocolate Truffles {Vegan}

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Tonight I’m listening to Romanian interwar jazz, and somehow I managed to get into the Christmas mood. The amazing voice of Maria Raducanu reminded me of all the feelings and emotions I had when I was a child around the holidays. I remember the winters of my childhood – it always snowed on Christmas Eve and it was so cold that our Christmas tree was frozen when my parents brought it from the market. We lived in a communist country, and although our parents struggled to …

Pumpkin, Pecans and Chocolate Fudge

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Pumpkin season is just starting, and today I came back from the farmers’ market with a huge, miffed orange fellow that will easily find its delicious place into my soups and curries. I really wanted to give this guy a new interpretation this fall, so I decided to pair it with chocolate and toasted pecan nuts and turn it into…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Mustard Roasted Chickpeas

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a post on my blog. A lot of things have happened in between, and while fall slowly emerges, I sort out my memories of the summer, analyze all the projects I’ve been a part of, print our photographs on paper, make peace with everything that passed, open my mind to new things, and try to make a smooth transition to all of the beautiful things about autumn. Warming soups are definitely part of the process because…