Potato and fennel soup for a hearty meal on Meatless Monday

Soup makes a fantastic cold-weather dish, and this potato-fennel concoction is thick and hearty enough to work as an entree through the chillier days ahead. The minced fennel gives the broth a beefy flavor that could fool anyone (especially if you make your own vegetable broth), but it's vegan and gluten-free -- and delicious. Adapted from the classic Moosewood Cookbook, this is a staple for soup-lovers.

See also: Quick (vegan) chili for a chilly Meatless Monday