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Creamy Pumpkin Soup!!

The PERFECT pre-Thanksgiving Creamy Pumpkin Soup recipe from the Cooking with Améo Cookbook! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
3 cups vegetable broth
1⁄2 tsp. salt 
2 cups pumpkin puree
1⁄2 cup onion, minced
1⁄2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 black peppercorns, freshly cracked
1⁄2 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
1⁄2 tsp. turmeric, freshly grated
2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
2 tsp. nutmeg, ground
1/2 cup heavy cream or coconut cream
2 drops Améo Ginger oil and Améo Cinnamon oil 
Freshly grated parmesan cheese and/or sour cream for garnish 

1. Gently whisk Améo Cinnamon and Ginger oils into cream, cover, and set aside
2. In a large pot, combine broth, salt, pumpkin puree, onion, thyme, garlic, pepper, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg and bring to a boil
3. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved
4. Remove from heat and stir in cream and essential oil mixture
5. Pour into serving bowls and top with Parmesan and/or sour cream

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Spiced Butter

Thank you Karen Jensen for this recipe!  It comes from her book, “Cooking with Améo!

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‘Tis the season for clove, cinnamon and ginger!  Check out this spiced butter recipe!  Yummy on a number of things!

Spiced Butter

Ingredients…

1/2 cup organic butter, softened

3 drops Améo Clove Oil

3 drops Améo Cinnamon Oil

2 drops Améo Ginger Oil

(optional….add 1 cup organic honey)

**Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container!

Enjoy!

(If you would like a copy of her recipe book, I’m happy to offer it as a gift with purchase!)

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Amazing Reasons to Have Cinnamon Everyday!

Cinnamon is a spice that human kind has been familiarized with for thousands of years. Our generation has become most familiarized with the flavoring properties and aromatic benefits it has to offer. We use it to add a little kick to our baked meals, mixed into hot beverages, and in all sorts of aromatics that give off a warm cinnamon smell. The usefulness of cinnamon goes far beyond these common comforts however.  Click her to read more……

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The use of cinnamon is recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of history’s oldest Egyptian medical texts; this document, which dates back to about 1500 BC, contains more than 700 remedies for multiple symptoms. Cinnamon is only harvested every two years, and then steam distilled, to create the highest quality oil possible. Cinnamon essential oil is known for its variety of uses and applications.  Click here for more Benefits!

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Whether you use the powder form or essential oil form, just make sure to use everyday!!

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Love Me Some Cinnamon

I use Cinnamon in my diet every day! Sprinkle it here.. sprinkle it there…OR use the essential oil!!

Cinnamon / Cinnamomum verum

The use of cinnamon is recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of history’s oldest Egyptian medical texts; this document, which dates back to about 1500 BC, contains more than 700 remedies for multiple symptoms. Cinnamon is only harvested every two years, and then steam distilled, to create the highest quality oil possible. Cinnamon essential oil is known for its variety of uses and applications.

BENEFITS

The scent of Cinnamon oil stirs the appetite, arouses and warms the senses, and can create feelings of comfort. Other benefits include helping maintain healthy blood sugar levels and promoting normal immune system function. Mentally, Cinnamon oil helps release frustration and anger and attracts wealth by transforming our beliefs about limitations and shortcomings into prosperity and abundance.

SUGGESTED USES

* Diffuse Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, and Rosemary oils in an Améo diffuser to help purify the air!
* Add 1 drop of Cinnamon oil to certain dishes when cooking to enhance flavor!
* Add 1-2 drops Cinnamon oil to a warm bath to awaken the senses and increase energy levels!
* Dilute to 20% Cinnamon oil and 80% Améo Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub over the heart, into the soles of the feet, or around the neck to increase your body temperature!
* Add 1 drop of Cinnamon oil to Daily Tea, Premium Tea, or ice water to freshen breath and cleanse the digestive track!
* Mix Cinnamon, Orange, Clove , and Tangerine oils in an Améo diffuser to create a wintery holiday scent!

I used to add regular powdered cinnamon to my tea…however, you get the grit of the powder. The oil is améozing!!!

For more info on Améo, Clinical Grade, Oils..visit… http://www.lwalling.myameo.com

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