As the weather gets cooler and our appetites dream of something warm and hearty for our Thanksgiving or Christmas parties, we also want something that is very good in the digestive arena and user friendly navigating through the GI tract. We turn to squashes, and they come to our rescue in ways we can truly be thankful for.
Squashes are truly versatile, supercharged with goodness. Both butternut and kabocha squashes, the stars of this recipe, are starchy and sweet, great on flavor as you roast them in the oven, are also loaded with antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory benefits, in addition to regulating blood sugar and promoting heart health. In conjunction with sage and fennel, which feature in this salad as well, they are great allies against any digestive disorders. Sage, true to its name, keeps the mind very calm and stress free, enhances memory and is a good source of antioxidants as well. Bring on rapini and pomegranate seeds, and Vaidyaji helps bring to our tables a truly colorful creation, warm, comforting and deliciously healthy.