Some people find cooking relaxing while others find it extremely stressful, which is why Le Creuset came out with a collection called The New Calm. The line includes four tranquil shades, Meringue, Sea Salt, Fig, and Coastal Blue all designed to sooth any stress you may feel about cooking dinner. Last weekend I took out my Fig Dutch oven to cook up a batch of Potato, Leek and Chickpea Soup.
The soup was simple yet elegant and just the right speed for a cold winter’s day in front of the fireplace. If you want to cut the sodium try reduced sodium broth and cook beans from scratch. The combination of butter and oil give this soup it’s velvety texture and rich flavor but, using all olive oil would also work well. Regina Ragone, MS, RDN