09/27/2012 09:31 am ET Updated Nov 27, 2012

5 Comforting Vegetarian Soups For A Chilly Fall Evening

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

5 Comforting Vegetarian Soups for a Fall Evening