It's not even October and yet half the people in my life are already sick. This proves that it doesn't necessarily have to be cold outside to be cold season.
The weather is changing, people. You might not notice it during the day, but you best be sure to grab that cardigan when you leave your house at night. Now, seasonal colds aside, there's something to be said for those crisp fall evenings. And the things that I want to say today involve soup. There's nothing like curling up on the couch after a long day of work and enjoying a simple, healthy, and comforting dinner in a bowl.
To celebrate all the positive (food) things that come with the change of seasons, and to give a helping hand to those who are down for the count, I've put together some of my favorite vegetarian soups to fortify our bodies for all the chilly evenings to come.
--Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe
My comfort memories date back to childhood, and nothing is more evocative than tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. This version is creamy in texture, and gets its lighter hue from carrots rather than milk. Omit the grated Parmesan on top, and the soup is completely dairy-free. Get the recipe for Tomato Basil Soup
Red curry paste gives an extra punch to this simple roasted carrot soup. Spicy, sweet and full of complex flavor, you hardly notice that this is one of the healthiest soups around. Get the recipe for Red Curry Roasted Carrot Soup
This soup is packed with protein and whole grains - a balanced meal in a bowl. Use mushroom stock instead of regular vegetable stock and you'll really ring in the umami of this soul satisfying soup. Get the recipe for Mushroom Barley Soup with White Beans
This is an amazing recipe loosely adapted from the cookbook Super Natural Everyday. You can adjust the cheese level for your health concerns - just a little bit of the sharp cheddar will give this soup amazing body and flavor. Get the recipe for Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar and Thyme
If you like a little spice, this soup puts your curry powder to good use. Cool it down with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, and enjoy this guilt-free soup as an appetizer or light meal. Get the recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Soup
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