Ingredient Archive: cayenne or chilli pepper

Butternut squash soup with apple and spices

In addition to cinnamon, this contains ginger and cayenne or chilli pepper, which speed up metabolism and help burn fat.
I find microwaving the squash for a few minutes makes it easier to peel and chop.
Pre-roasting the squash and apples in the oven will give a more intense, sweeter flavor.