"AUTUMN SALAD / We've been really enjoying this colorful seasonal salad over the weekend. Butternut squash is one of the stars in this dish and is one of my favorite autumn foods. The bright orange color of the squash indicates it is loaded with carotenoids which help fight cancer and beta-carotene which our bodies convert to vitamin A. Chinese medicine considers butternut squash a warming food that nourishes the pancreas and spleen. Winter squash is super economical, a definite must in your weekly nourishment plan. Wishing you all love from Ojai this afternoon. xoa"