Boy George’s Favorite Soup Doesn’t Require Any Cooking: Get the Raw, Vegan Recipe

01/29/2016 at 02:29 PM ET

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Amelia Freer, the nutritionist behind Sam Smith’s incredible weight loss, is back with a brand new book of her favorite healthy recipes – including one from longtime client Boy George.

“It contains recipes to cover you in every circumstance – from big dinner parties to rustling up something when you’re on the go, to ways to embrace healthy fats or improve digestive health,” Freer tells PEOPLE of her new book Cook. Nourish. Glow.

Cook Nourish Glow

“I’ve been obsessed with cooking in a healthy way for over 10 years, and a massive collector of recipes,” she continues. “These are all my favorites in one place, tried and tested on my friends and family. I hope it makes a positive impact on everyone’s health.”

Boy George’s Raw Soup
Serves 2
1 cup vegetable stock
1 stick of celery, chopped (reserve a small amount to garnish)
½ small avocado
1 thumbnail-sized piece of fresh ginger
¼ tsp. sea salt
½ Granny Smith apple (reserve a small amount to garnish)
½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds
A few peppercorns
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, for serving

1. Blend all the ingredients, except the pumpkin seeds, together in a food processor.
2. Cover and chill for half an hour in the fridge.
3. Serve garnished with finely chopped celery and apple, a scattering of toasted pumpkin seeds and a little drizzle of olive oil.

Gabrielle Olya, reporting by Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Wow. I had all these ingredients on hand, and it sounded intriguing, so I just made this as an afternoon snack. It was so delicious! I recommend this as an easy way to ease yourself into eating more healthily. Absolutely yummy!

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