There is nothing more tempting than a thick, chunky soup on cold days. With winter coming, here’s an idea for you to try.
Normal soup thickeners are cornflour and ordinary flour, which are zero value nutritionally. Try using grated carrots and perhaps half a potato if you like your soup super-thick. If you add other vegetables and herbs, and boil until those disintegrate, you end up with a rich, delicious soup. There’s some very beautiful alchemy going on. Just perfect for winter or the rainy season.