One aspect of cooler weather that I can get on board with…
This past week we experienced our first few days of crisp, cool Fall air here in DC and I truly started feeling all the Autumnal vibes. As you may know, I am a summer person through and through. However, there is something about Fall – even though it marks the impending doom of winter – that gets everyone in the spirit at one point or another. Maybe it’s the cozy layers, chunky knits, sweaters, candles!!!, hot burning fireplaces etc, etc. – but I would venture to say that there is something about the September – November months in which everyone finds some aspect to love. Topping my list is absolutely the return of warm, homemade soups. There is something about preparing a fresh plant based soup or stew during the chillier weather that is all at once comforting, nourishing, cozy, and soothing. Pair it with some lightly toasted crunchy, seedy bread/croutons and a healthy dose of freshly ground black pepper – you are golden. Additionally, the fact that you can prepare a massive “cauldron” of it on a Sunday and then have it on hand for the rest of the week as easy lunches and dinners is a huge bonus. I typically find that it tastes even better on day two as the seasonings have had time to nestle in and meld together. In the past I have posted about my love for this particular green soup courtesy of Goop that we still prepare on a regular basis. However, today I wanted to round up a bunch of other vegan selections in case you are in need of a bit of inspiration. Now all you need is a massive blanket, loungewear, face mask, candle, and a Real Housewives marathon – your weeknight infinitely improved. 🙂
This one was whipped up last weekend after a little apple picking afternoon – felt like the Queen of Fall. 😉
I was obsessed after trying Grace of The Stripe’s cauliflower soup – my favorite vegetable plus truffle oil!!!
Another blogger made this delicious looking variation on an Autumnal Ina classic. Must try!
We prepared this last year and the presentation cannot be beat – would be really perfect for any Fall party.
This soup was so easy to throw together, but deceptively rich tasting. On the flip side, this one was much more time consuming due to blanching the almonds – but so worth it in the end. Finally, I love the vibrant color of this pink soup 🙂
A little more Goop inspo – I love the inclusion of miso.
P.S. These bowls are my favorite – deceptively big for optimal soup consumption and pretty 🙂
Writing this up has officially made me hungry! Let me know in the comments below any of your favorite Fall soup recipes.