Everyone knows that you can make many sweet dishes with pumpkin puree, but if you haven’t tried it with savory spices in a soup you are missing out! Pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds) add a flavorful, spicy and crunchy element to the soup as a topping. It’s incredibly easy to make and tastes delicious reheated if you opt to make more than one serving.
Paprika is one of my favorite spices to add to any dish. Red peppers have a way of keeping you warm in the cold months because of the benefit they have on circulation. If you read my “Spice it Up!” entry, you can learn about the health benefits of other spices as well. While I’m not personally a huge fan of mushrooms, my “fans” (the people I force to try my dishes, haha!) seem to really like this one.
I’m not talking about making your dish hot, I’m talking about using spices in your dishes for flavor AND health benefits. The best part is that spices add tons of flavor without adding calories to your dishes. So why not make it spicy…it’s good for your body!