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Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Soup


4 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
4 cups chopped yellow onions (3 large)
2 tablespoons mild curry powder
5 pounds butternut squash, peeled and (2 large if using whole squash)
1 1/2 pounds sweet apples, such as McIntosh (4 apples)
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups water or vegetable broth
2 cups apple cider


Warm the coconut oil, onions, and curry powder in a large stockpot uncovered over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until the onions are tender. Stir occasionally, scraping the bottom of the pot.

Peel the squash, cut in half, and remove the seeds. Cut the squash into chunks. Peel, quarter, and core the apples. Cut into chunks. OR use precut squash and save tons of time!

Add the squash, apples, salt, pepper, and 2 cups of water or broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes, until the squash and apples are very soft. Process the soup through a blender or use an immersion blender to smooth.

Pour the soup back into the pot. Add the apple cider or juice and enough water to make the soup the consistency you like; it should be slightly sweet and quite thick. Check the salt and pepper and serve hot.


People Get Cancer Not Corporations

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Question the Status Quo What is Breast Cancer awareness? Corporate fundraising? We think it should be centered around the awareness that PEOPLE get cancer not CORPORATIONS.
Before you give money or buy PINK products be sure to ask some questions: Where do you want your money spent? What percentage of the money is profit? Where is the donation going?  Is this product healthy or contributory to disease?? Is this ‘awareness’ or just a way to make profits or up business for a corporate interest?

What percentage of our charity funding creates drug and corporate profits? Who are you thinking about when you give to a cancer charity or buy a pink product? Who is really benefitting, how much?

We want you to ask the questions before you donate or support ANY pink cause. You may want to be aware of where your money is going. We all dream of a cure, but would it be helpful to give relief too?

Side effects, co-pays, a year off work at least for chemo.  We ask. What percentage of the billions of dollars being spent on breast cancer really benefits the faces  of those like my aunt or mother or sister or even brother who went through this? Each year The Department of Defense provides 150 million a year for breast cancer, hundreds of trained survivors walk the halls of congress asking for that money. Yet 0% of the funding goes to help patients suffering now. Do you think a percentage of OUR pink funding should be earmarked to directly benefit people already diagnosed?

When you want to affect change or register your dissent, GIVE to an organization who works for people with cancer. Do your own research on cancer dollars and you’ll be surprised.

Direct, relief, now. Prevention tools forever. Hands on FREE help during the crisis. That could make a difference in the incidence and prevalence of cancer. So far nothing else has. Stop and think before you even consider pink.

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