#Paleo Diet Stews and Soups and Sauces, Oh My- The Quintessential Dutch Oven

Yesterday was my  birthday- and I received a much needed gift from my husband- something that was lacking in my kitchen essentials department- a dutch oven.

Lovely to look at, aesthetically- a solid, fine piece of kitchen equipment that's sure to last us for decades to come…

A black, enamel/cast iron Le Creuset 13 qt beauty, so lovely I don't really want to put it away with all the other appliances, pots, pans and dishes!

Do a quick search for 'dutch oven recipes' and you'll see what I mean- countless ways to employ it for soups, stews, slow-cookery… and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Next time you're in the market for a kitchen splurge- it's a must do!