I can’t believe I get to say this, but it’s time to pull out your plaid scarves and riding boots: we finally have some fall in the forecast down south! Cooler temps and lots of rain on the horizon all add up to one cozy thing: soup season. Seriously, is there anything that says “hygge” more than hot soup on a chilly day? And it’s so versatile: if you want to spend warm quality time in your kitchen, a recipe with lots of detailed steps and rich flavors is the way to go (I’d suggest the venison stew recipe!). Or if you want something to “set and forget” for football-watching gatherings, a slow cooker option (like the scrumptious-sounding vegan enchilada quinoa chili) is just the ticket.
Soups can be the star of the meal; a complement to a full spread; and are usually even tastier as leftovers when the seasonings have really had time to steep. I’ve rounded up some of our classic soup recipes, as well as a few favorites from around the web. One thing they all have in common is making use of the delicious produce and spices of the season. I love pumpkin spice candles as much as the next girl but really I just want my home to smell like savory spice soup all the time. And hey, I bet your friends and neighbors do, too! Why not check “do something nice for someone” off your to-do list and double the recipe or share leftovers? We’re going into the season of giving, after all. Let’s start off on the right food – uh, foot – and spread the seasonal soup love!