Ok, so that's not my bowl of soup - I forgot to take a photo. Mine was darker in color, due to a long slow cooking, and garnished with Spanish smoked paprika-sauteed mushrooms, apples, and marcona almonds. It was a bit of a kitchen-sink soup: leftover canned pumpkin and vegetable broth, flavored with onion, mushroom, garlic, chipotle, and dashes of this and that (paprika, aleppo pepper, a dash of brown sugar, charnushka seeds) until I felt the seasoning was just right. After two hours of simmering, the flavors were rich and deep. With a couple spoonfuls of leftover rice in the bottom of the bowl and buttered toast on the side, we were full and satisfied.
As the famous slogan goes, "soup is good food."