I prefer to use Moroccan paprika, which is oil based, but it tastes like the real thing and not just red coloring. Also, if your family prefers carrots or pumpkin instead of the sweet potato and butternut squash, then by all means, use them! The key to pleasing your family is innovation! The same goes for the way the veggies are chopped — if your family prefers a smoother soup, make it that way. I personally like a multitextured soup where some veggies are chopped, some are diced, and some blended. It makes it more interesting and pleasing to the palate.
Photography: Daniel Lailah
Styling: Michal Leibowitz