Chestnut and Chickpea Soup, with mini baked potatoes and rosemary

Chestnut and Chickpea Soup

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Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), Kale and Salmon Soup, with egg and long grain rice

Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans, Kale and Salmon Soup, with egg and long grain rice

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Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) and Aubergine (Eggplant) Soup

Chickpea/Garbanzo Beans and Aubergine/Eggplant Soup

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Spiced Chickpeas and White Fleshed Sweet Potato, with cardamom, coriander, fresh ginger and nutmeg

Spiced Chickpeas and White Fleshed Sweet Potato, with cardamom, coriander, fresh ginger and nutmeg

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Chickpea and Mushroom Orzotto

Chickpea and Mushroom Orzotto, with caramelised onions (or leeks) and parsley

It’s ages since I’ve cooked either orzotto or risotto. For those who don’t know the difference orzotti (plural) are a speciality of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of NE Italy, that includes the beautiful city of Trieste, where pearl barley is used instead of aborio rice. Continue reading

Couscous Salad and Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) with Herbs

Couscous Salad and Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) with Herbs

Couscous Salad and Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) with Herbs, and Polish kabanos sausages

Update: As it’s possible to see in the lead-in photo above I kept the couscous salad separate from the chickpeas and that worked so much better here. And the inclusion of pan-fried kabanos tasted great. Continue reading

Chickpea and Bacon Cakes, with leeks, potatoes and a deliciously cheesy sauce

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Salmon and Chickpea Soup, with caramelised onions and a hint of lime

Wild Pink Salmon and Chickpea Soup, with caramelised onions and a hint of lime

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