One of the challenges of entertaining these days are the many food allergies, issues, sensitivities, and aversions guests can bring with them to the table. It's impossible to please everyone, but this soup goes a long way towards universal satisfaction and joy. Made with ground cashews instead of cream and kicked up with an array of savory herbs and spices, it is the perfect thing to serve when you have mixed company.
But don't make it just because it's vegan-friendly and easy. Make it because it's absolutely, amazingly delicious.