Spiced Pumpkin Soup

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As the winds continue to blow and rain clouds hover, I’m loving this Spiced Pumpkin Soup (b/c what isn’t better with a little spice?!). This soup comes together quickly, and has warm notes of ginger, curry, cumin, coriander, and black pepper. (Great flavor additions that enhance not detract from the pumpkin.)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Spiced Golden Milk*
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Small pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt plus more to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 1/2 cups of chopped roasted pumpkin purée*
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • Yogurt (for garnish)
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds (for garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS

Sauté onions in butter, add garlic, ginger, spices > Add stock, bay leaves, and pumpkin purée > Being to a boil then simmer for 10-15 mins > Remove bay leaves and purée > Add salt, pepper and adjust seasoning to taste > Top with yogurt and toasted seeds

Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.