Friday, April 11, 2008

Coconut Chickpea Soup

Now that I have three weeks of blissful nothingness ahead of me, I can finally spend more time experimenting in the kitchen! This soup turned out to be delicious...maybe a little spicy for the kiddies or PopPop, but do try it, it's very tasty, I promise!

1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp cumin
1 grated nubbin of fresh ginger
S n P as you like

Saute these ingredients in a bit of olive oil in your favorite soup pot, until onions are translucent. 
Then add:

1 can diced tomatoes
1 can chickpeas
1 tomato can-ful of broth or water

Let this simmer for about 40 minutes, then add the star of the dish

1 can coconut milk

Ahhh...this made my soul all warm inside on a rainy Friday afternoon. As you drink in each spoonful, think about how much you spent:

1 can store brand diced tomatoes               $0.79
1 can store brand chickpeas                         $0.69
1 can coconut milk                                         $0.99
Onion, spices                                                  $ Probably no more than 50 cents 

This makes it taste even better!

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