Warming Winter Soups

Orzo Minestrone

Filling and flavorful, this Italian vegetable soup becomes a meal in itself when served with a robust, whole-grain bread and a green salad. It keeps well and develops flavor as it stands. more→

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Curry-Spiced Pumpkin Bisque

If you’re in the mood for a savory, creamy soup, this is as close as you’re going to get from a canned-goods pantry. If you like the flavor combination of curry and pumpkin, like we do, you’ll make this treat even after they lights come on. Photo and recipe contributed by Jon Robertson and Robin Robertson, from Vegan Unplugged. more→

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Tomato-Barley Soup

Here’s a hearty, full-flavored tomato-barley soup whose ingredients are readily available in the winter. A one-dish meal, serve this with a salad of mixed greens with apples or oranges and toasted walnuts, and a good bread or fresh pita. For added protein, serve with hummus.

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Parsnip Chowder

Parsnips are hardy winter roots whose mild flavor is perfect for this soothing cool-weather soup. more→

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Tomato-Tortellini Soup

Tortellini in a tomato-based broth makes for filling fare. Serve with a good store-bought focaccia bread and a tossed salad. Adapted from Pasta East to West. more→

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Split Pea Soup with Barley and Vegetables

Dry green peas

Split pea soup, an American classic, is high on my list of great comfort foods. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian. more→

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