Hearty Vegetarian Vegetable Soups

Four hearty, savory vegetarian vegetable soup recipes from The Merry Miller, a vegetarian restaurant and health food store run (magnificently) by Leona Farquhar. Includes recipes for Supreme Black Bean Soup, Millet-Mushroom Soup, Vegetarian Chili and Confetti Vegetable Soup.

| January/February 1978

These vegetarian vegetable soups make for a delicious meatless meal.

These vegetarian vegetable soups make for a delicious meatless meal.

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Discover these healthy vegetable soup recipes perfect for your next meatless meal.

Vegetarian Meals

Supreme Black Bean Soup Recipe
Millet Mushroom Soup Recipe
Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Confetti Vegetable Soup Recipe

Hearty Vegetarian Vegetable Soups

In Three Delicious, Nourishing, Meatless Sandwiches (July/August 1977), we introduced you to Leona Farquhar, proprietress of The Merry Miller — a vegetarian restaurant and health food store here in Hendersonville — and natural foods chef extraordinaire.

Well, after the initial arm-twisting that went on before we were allowed to feature some of Leona's sandwiches — and once Ms. Farquhar found she wouldn't be besieged by so many new customers (as a result of the publicity) that she'd have to close up shop (after all, summer tourists may double Hendersonville's population, but this is still a small town) — we had an easier time of it when we set out to persuade Leona to share some of her soup recipes.

Leona Farquhar makes one soup per day, from scratch and, while she varies her ingredients so that a given pottage is never quite the same from one making to the next, the results are always predictably delicious.

See the recipes for four of The Merry Miller's good soups at the top of this article.

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