"Glorious pumpkin shells summon up the delights of autumn and seem too good to throw away. Use one instead as a serving dish. Pumpkin and pasta make marvelous partners, especially as a main course served from the baked shell." From 'Best-Ever Cook's Collection- Pasta' but adapted to our own tastes.
This is a nice twist on traditional pumpkin soup. Chipotle chiles give this soup a pleasant heat and smokiness without making it too spicy. Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds or a light drizzle of pumpkin seed oil
We've eaten this hot and cold and like it both ways. It really is a creamy soup; however, the potatoes add the creaminess, not cream. So you can feel pretty virtuous eating this. You may substitute broccoli or broccoflower the the cauliflower for variety.
A hearty winter soup - do not be put off by the colour as it is made with kidney beans but garnished with sour cream and a few chives makes it very pretty - I sometimes drop a handful of tom thumb tomatoes in while it is simmering and then you get a lovely extra burst of flavour in your mouth.