Curried Butternut Squash Soup

I have no words to describe the winter in southwestern Ontario. This bone chilling cold winter causes a Vata aggravation in the surroundings and our bodies and needs to be combated with grounding, dense and nourishing squashes and other root vegetables.

My favorite way to combat the winter cold is by making this delicious curried butternut squash soup. Butternut squash is sweet in taste, and highly nourishing, builds Ojas which the essence of all of our dhatus or body tissues and is crucial for our vitality. The combination of ginger, garlic, onion and curry powder spice up this otherwise sweet dish and aid digestion. The addition of coconut cream enhance the Vata balancing effect.