The spices in the soup were garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin. I've never cooked with cumin before but when I smelled it, I knew it'd be a new favorite. It smells and tastes amazing.
When the soup was done, I set up a toppings station in the kitchen. It was like having an instant fiesta!
This soup was full of flavor. It's so easy to make and will definitely be on my short list of favorites. It's the cold-weather equivalent to a plate of really good tacos.
(Update 10/8/12: Thanks to Yummly for featuring me on their blog! Read the full post here: Simple Soups to Warm You Up This Season.)