Tips + tricks
+ SPICE UP the chorizo, pumpkin and black bean soup with a pinch of dried paprika. You could also use crispy bacon instead of chorizo if you prefer. + AGAVE SYRUP is a natural sweetener from the agave plant ( from which tequila is also made). It has a honey- like consistency and is available from the health- food aisle of most supermarkets. You could use a dash of maple syrup as a substitute. + FOR A VEGETARIAN version of the Thai- style soup, you could use tofu instead of chicken, and also add sugar snap or snow peas for crunch.