Falling for Fall

While I don’t love rain, snow, and the coming cold weather, I do love fall. I love the crispy feel in the air, the leaves turning shades of orange, red and yellow, wearing cuddly sweaters, open windows, and the holidays! I also love fall cooking! All summer, I am forced to eat cold foods because I run hot, and if my food isn’t cold, I have to sweat through my meals. But when fall hits, my thermometer resets, and my body is ready for soups, stews, chilis, and roasted veggies!

There is nothing like a steamy bowl of soup to brighten a chilly day! And there are so many options… squash & apple, 15-bean, and my recent favorite, the whole food plant-based (WFPB) version of Hot & Sour Soup. I wish I hadn’t just typed that because now I’m not going to be able to get that last one out of my head until I make it.

I started making this soup back in January. It was a particularly raw, chilly day, and I went with a group of friends to an outdoor event. After several hours we were all popsicles, and we were talking about what we wanted to eat when we got home. Hot and sour soup popped into my head and stayed there.