Warm, hearty-but-delicate soup for a cold, rainy day! I use chickpeas, leeks, carrots, potatoes, broth (I prefer beef, but veggies can use veg broth). Then, add a dash of red pepper and a pinch of saffron, finishing it off with a couple a T's of the "Tuscan Herb" oil from the Vintage Olive shop over in Mgm....just heaven. I polished off one bowl of it and desperately wanted another, but my stomach was so full....my mouth was having such a good time but the tum said "absolutely not!" Happily, this keeps nicely. Lovely with fresh, warm bread. Looks pretty, too. Don't ask for measurements! I "eyeball" everything.