What's the first thing that comes to mind when the weather starts to turn, gastronomically speaking? Soup? Ah, yes - soup. This culinary treasure trove is a cold day's best friend. So, for this Meatless Monday we've rounded up the best vegetarian and vegan soup recipes that came out of the blogosphere this last week in order to arm you for the months ahead. Because comforting comes in tons of varieties outside the traditional chicken noodle soup. (A cautionary note: With these soups, you'll never want to go back.)
Hearty and flavorful, you'll get the meat eaters on your side with this one. Roasted Pumpkin and Patty Pan Stew from the Spicie Foodie blends much of autumn's glory into a chunky, taste sensation. Prefer a more unusual recipe or your ingredients puréed to silky perfection? Then Ginger Sage Butternut Squash Pumpkin Soup from Healthy Happy Life is your pumpkin soup of choice this week.
Want a soup that is loaded with health-giving nutrients, too? Then give Jade Soup from Christie's Corner a place at your table. This is a fresh veggie-lover's dream. Spinach, arugula and basil are just a few of the ingredients that give this super soup it's deep, dark green hue.
This light Heirloom Soup from Veggie Wedgie (yes, that is the name of the blog) is great for many reasons: One: heirloom tomatoes; Two; super easy; Three, the recipe serves one so you can tailor it to your needs; Four, it's simply delicious. And lastly, it's far superior to any tomato soup you can get out of a can!
And just because I couldn't help it, serve your chosen soup alongside this brilliant recipe from The First Mess for Grilled Butternut Squash Pizza with Lemony Radicchio Slaw. Now you've got a Meatless Monday meal you just might bust out again next week... for many weeks to come. Enjoy the brisk!
image: Veggie Wedgie