Autumn Warming Soup

May 2, 2018 Dr. Paloma Defuentes, ND

The weather is changing. Are you giving your body what it needs to adapt to the temperature changes? Warming foods and drinks will help your immune system stay strong. This will help you and your children avoid getting the Autumn colds. Here is a soup recipe that will help:

 

Squash and Onion Crème Soup

Amounts for 2-3 servings.

Ingredients:

-2 Onions

-Small Squash – Kabocha squash, butternut, buttercup.

-Ginger

-Oil (Olive or Coconut)

-Salt (Himalayan, Celtic, Utah, unrefined sea salt)

The squash can be substituted with one pound of carrots or one pound of beets.

Peel the onions and cut them in half moons.

Peel the squash, take the seeds off and cut into small squares.

Put some coconut oil in the cooking pot and when the oil is hot, but not steaming hot, add the onion and a pinch of salt. Make sure that the onions are coated with the oil and lower the flame to medium. When the onions are half-cooked, add the squash. Add 1 quart of hot water or broth and let them cook until tender. The longer they cook, the sweeter it will become. Add the necessary salt at the end of the cooking. Put it through the blender and serve hot. Before you serve, grate the ginger.  Squeeze the juice from the ginger into the individual bowls of soup before serving.

This soup helps stomach, spleen and pancreas, like all sweet vegetables.