Roasted pumpkin soup with almonds and spicy dukkah oil, from Nami-Nami
True confession: I love recipes that call for toasting, smashing and grinding lots of spices, right at the moment you need to use them. Combine those spices with pumpkin, whip it all into a soup, and I'm hooked. This Middle Eastern roasted pumpkin soup with almonds and spicy dukkah oil, on Nami-Nami, uses almonds as both thickener and sweetener, and the addition of dukkah oil (yes, you make it yourself from spices already in your pantry) and pomegranate seeds creates a flavor explosion. If you don't have pumpkin, butternut squash makes a fine substitute.