Some women buy shoes . . .

Some ladies buy shoes while on holidays.

Me, I buy vintage crockery (well, I do buy shoes too!). 

My obsession makes it a little hard to move my suitcase by the end of each holiday, and in fact, my wheels gave out on this last trip.  There is also always that fear hanging over my head that my suitcase will be filled with shards of china when I next open it.

Luckily, these little gems made it all the way home as I love the way this delicious chicken and red lentil soup pops inside the bowl.

This wonderful soup filled with lentils will help lower your cholesterol as it contains high levels of soluble fiber, which will also help to slow down your digestion and stabilises your blood sugar levels - this is especially helpful for those with diabetes.  

It also contains folate and magnesium, which are big contributors to heart health.  

(recipe adapted from Lee Holmes' Eat Yourself Beautiful Cookbook)

This gorgeous little vintage shop (which also serves coffee, I might add) , can be found in the village of Figeac located in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France.