Creamy Tomato Soup with Tortellini
Tips: Clean leeks well to be sure they're grit-free: After slicing, swish around in a bowl of water to release any sand or soil trapped between the layers. Scoop the leeks out of the bowl with a slotted spoon, leaving any sand or soil behind in the bowl. Drain well. Repeat as needed.
To crush dried herbs, press and rub them in your hand. This releases their aromatic, flavor-infusing oils before you cook with them.
2 1/2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1 1/2 starch