Mom makes delicious soup - vegetable, bean, chili, potato - and every recipe is without a speck of meat. I became a vegetarian in 1968. My parents followed in 1980. And at first Mom thought cooking without meat would be difficult. Not so.
Have a look at the potato soup I just had for lunch. It's made totally from scratch and garnished with sprigs of homegrown parsley (we grow it on the north side of the garage; it seems to take to the shady spot).
A good hot bowl of soup is perfect now, even before the cold weather comes.