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[Recipe] : Detox Turmeric Soup


As the weather cools down and the daylight gets shorter - a big bowl of delicious soup always feels like a good idea.

This recipe is not only full of naturally cleansing veggies - but also adds in the powerhouse of turmeric to fight inflammation and a flavourful punch!

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 medium carrot, finely chopped 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 tablespoon McCormick Ground Turmeric 2 teaspoons garlic, minced (about 4 cloves) ½ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1 32-ounce carton vegetable broth 3-4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste ½ teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste 3 cups cauliflower florets, chopped 1 15-ounce can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 1 bunch kale, chopped 1 7-ounce package shirataki noodles, drained*


In a large saucepan or pot over medium-low, warm oil.

Add onion; stir. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the onions begin to brown.

Add carrots and celery; cook for 3-5 more minutes, until the vegetables soften.

Add turmeric, garlic, ginger, and cayenne; stir until the vegetables are coated. Cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.

Add broth, water, salt, and pepper; stir. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.

Add cauliflower. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until cauliflower is tender.

When the cauliflower is fork tender, add beans, kale, and noodles.

Cook until the kale is slightly wilted.

Serve hot.

Curl up under a blanket & enjoy....

Esme's 1st Birthday


CELEBRATE Esme Beauty Bar's 1st BIRTHDAY with us!

Tuesday, May 3

3pm - 9pm

Esme Beauty Bar Patio : 825 17tgh Ave SW, CALGARY

Come snack, sip & celebrate! Yummy food and wine  by Cassis, Ox and Angela, Our Daily Brett, Juice Because, & a pop up from Rosso Coffee. Patio will be open!

Welcome : from ESME BEAUTY BAR Owner Angela O'Donoghue


Angela1Welcome to ESME LIFE! I could not be more excited about the journey ahead of us ... expressing & exploring ways to thrive in this beautiful life.

I have dreamed about a space that joins together our goals and vision here at Esme Beautiful Salon with the stories, wisdom and tips of the lovely people we work alongside daily. I love the idea of cultivating a community - the people around us are so impactful to our personal and professional growth. I hope that this blog serves as a gathering place to share and receive lessons, knowledge and encouragement from one another.

When my vision for opening a salon was in its' infancy, long before Esme Beautiful even had a name, I had one core goal in mind. I wanted the business to be a place that embodied the idea of "beauty from the inside out" - which is why our services in the salon range from holistic nutrition consultations to mani's/pedi's, facials, and brow design. Taking care of our bodies inside & out is not only vital to our health - but also our self-esteem & mentality.

Our goal with ESME LIFE is to give these values of beauty, health, & community a voice. We hope you find the tips and advice helpful and other's stories - inspiring.

Cheers to loving everything that is beautiful about ourselves and this life. 

Love, Ang