1. Meanwhile, prepare four potatoes and four carrots. Choose between Jamaican sweet potato, normal sweet potato, acorn, or butternut squash, or use some of each! Peel and slice all veggies in small chunks. Add to soup and add more water to cover.
2. Add hot pepper, soup mix or bouillon cubes, and dill if using.
3. Bring to a boil for one hour and then add dumplings or matzo balls if you’re using.
4. Cook for one more hour and add more fresh thyme. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.