Cooler temperatures and shorter days, means it is time for some homemade soup!  There is nothing quite like a hearty soup simmering on the stove especially if it is loaded with seasonal and local produce.  Foods such as squash, apples, carrots, and potatoes are all in season and make some amazing soups.  Enough said.  Check out these delicious recipes:

Carrot Apple Soup:

A simple recipe that the family can help with and it takes less than an hour to make.  Fall perfection!

Miso-Maple Acorn Squash Soup:

Coconut milk and acorn squash gives this soup a decadent creamy texture and the maple and miso add a sweet and salty taste. It only needs six ingredients and less than an hour to prepare.

Creamy Tomato Pumpkin Soup:

You do not often see tomato and pumpkin in the same bowl but this soup is a treat.  Add some coconut milk, honey, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice and you will be in heaven.

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup:

Step aside apples, the pears are taking over.  This soup takes a little longer to prepare (about 90 minutes) but this orange-gold soup will be well worth the effort.  Keep a little bit of plain yogurt in the kitchen to add a swirl of richness to the top.

Pureed Beet Soup with Tahini and Herbed Pistachios:

The vibrant colour of fluorescent pink appears when you blend the tahini with the deep red of the beets.  A rich but light soup that takes about 90 minutes to make. Adding some toasted pistachios on top this vegan soup will sure to please.  A crowd stopper indeed.

Roasted Carrot and Cashew Soup:

Roasted cashews, spices, and carrots make this soup an easy addition to your meals.  Using a blender or Vitamix makes this a quick vegan meal.

Carrot Soup with Roasted Spices and Pecans:

Carrots, pecans, cumin, and red pepper flakes make this a favourite soup even among those who are sceptical about carrots in liquid form!  It only takes about 30 minutes and the pepper flakes will add a nice bite to this creamy soup.