A simple vegetable soup made without dairy. Leeks are noted for being rich in iron and the garlic/onion are noted for their immune boosting qualities. For some extra protein stir in some beans such as cannellini beans after the soup has been blended and heat through. Serve with some crusty bread, cornbread or a bread roll. An excellent soup for the colder months or for a quick re-heat lunch to take with you to work. I like to use butternut pumpkin but you can use any variety of pumpkin. I use Massell brand stock that is gluten free and animal product free (including their chicken stock). Shown in my posted photo with gluten free "recipe#218469"