Warming Winter Soups

Four-Grain Tomato Soup

four-grain tomato soup

This savory medley of whole grains and vegetables in a tomato base will warm you when the weather gets nippy. Photo courtesy of Mehitable Days. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. more→

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Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage and Bread Stew

sweet and sour bread and cabbage stew

Here’s a variation of classic sweet-and-sour cabbage soup, given a bit more heft with bread cubes nestled in each serving. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. Photo by Ricki Heller. more→

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Miso Soup with Winter Vegetables

This soup is very warming, and surprisingly filling compared to the more usual, brothy miso soups. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons by Nava Atlas. more→

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Virginia Peanut Soup

Admittedly rich, this Southern-style peanut soup has an intense and unusual flavor. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian by Nava Atlas.  more→

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Curried Pear and Squash Soup

Juicy pears on table

Even though squash is sweet, it still tastes great paired with pear. If you like, you can add a pinch of cayenne for contrast, in addition to the lemon juice in the recipe. Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD from The Veggie Queen™: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment* (reprinted by permission of the author). more→

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Cauliflower and Vegan Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cauliflower and florets

For anyone coming in from the cold, this is a soothing treat. Cauliflower and potatoes are enveloped in a cheesy base—making this an ultimate comfort soup! more→

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Yellow Split Pea-Coconut Soup

Yellow split peas

Dishes in southern India frequently include the use of coconut. You can enjoy this soup recipe on its own or serve it as a South Indian “sambar” or “kootu” over rice. Recipe from Coconut Oil for Health and Beauty* by Cynthia and Laura Holzapfel (Book Publishing Co.), reprinted by permission. more→

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Tuscan White Beans and Winter Greens Soup

Tuscan white bean and greens soup

This rustic white bean soup is stockless and gets its goodness and oomph from the beans’ own cooking liquid. Half a dozen sage leaves impart an amazing amount of flavor. It’s just the thing for cooler weather, costs two bucks all told and feeds six. And you’ll have done it yourself. Beans may be cooked a day ahead, if that reduces your anxiety. Plan your life accordingly. more→

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