WASHINGTON, DC - Spiced Carrot, Leek and Lentil Soup photographed in Washington, DC. (Photo by Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post). (Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post)

The ever-so-slight chill in the air calls for soups and stews. Here are a few trusty meatless options, from our archives.

Spiced Carrot, Leek and Lentil Soup, above. Serve it pureed or chunky; either way, it's a simple but satisfying bowl.


WASHINGTON, DC Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder With Saffron Cream photographed in Washington, DC. (Photo by Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post). (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder With Saffron Cream. This bright little soup adds cheer to any day.


WASHINGTON, DC- FEBRUARY 4, 2015: Sweet Potato, Mustard Green and Black-Eyed Pea Soup (Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post). (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Sweet Potato, Collard and Black-Eyed Pea Soup. This one starts with a smart trick: The vegetable broth is made with sweet potatoes, which add lovely color and body. (You may want to make just the broth to have on hand for other uses — you can freeze it for up to two months.)


WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19, 2014: Autumn Vegetable Soup (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post). (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Autumn Vegetable Soup. A one-pot wonder.


WASHINGTON, DC- DECEMBER 3, 2014: Chickpea Soup With Fried Sauerkraut. Tableware from Crate and Barrel. (Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post). (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Chickpea Soup With Fried Sauerkraut, above left. The fried sauerkraut adds a layer of complexity.

Beet, Kale and Bulgur Soup, above right. Hearty and satisfying.


WASHINGTON DC - SEPTEMBER 27TH: Korean Soft Tofu Stew shot on September 27th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post)

Korean Soft Tofu Stew. Warming and just a little funky.


WASHINGTON, DC - Tomato Soup With Grilled Havarti Cheese Croutons photographed in Washington, DC. (Photo by Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post). (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

Tomato Soup With Grilled Havarti Cheese Croutons. It's a classic, after all. This version is ready in 30 minutes or less.


WASHINGTON, DC-October 28: French Fry Soup. (Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post)

Tami's French Fry Soup. Have some leftover french fries or roasted potatoes? Turn them into soup, pronto! Ketchup drizzle optional, but delicious.