I think of soups in two categories, those with coconut milk and those without. Soup recipes without coconut milk have to try a little harder with me to make the cut, and this one is my new favorite. The aroma of this soup makes you want to plant your face in the bowl because it smells so good. Red wine and sage are the key ingredients that give it an irresistible fragrance. Make sure to run an errand after cooking this soup, or at least go out for a walk, so you can come home and notice how good your house smells all over again.
This is a veganized version of a Whole Foods recipe. I made the following substitutes and additions - Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausage, vegetable broth, a 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with juice rather than fresh tomato, about 1 teaspoon of dried thyme rather than fresh, about 1 teaspoon of dried sage, and of course no Parmesan.