This is not a bell pepper or chili pepper soup, but a ground spice pepper soup. In Gambia, it is said to heal you of the common cold.... or maybe it just opens up a stuffy nose and strips the soreness from your throat? VERY HOT soup!
A vegan stew typical in Brazil. Prep time does not include bean soaking. You can probably streamline this by using the equivelent amount of canned black beans, rinsed and drained and skip the beginning step.
Not the typical shredded carrot salad. The carrots are sliced and cooked til fork-tender first. I added the red onion and a pinch of sugar.
Make ahead and chill. Best if brought to room temp. for serving.