Garlic and ginger are tonics, which means they support all of the systems that support your life, including your immune system. Try this soup when you start experiencing cold or flu symptoms. It has strong flavor, but if you're all stuffed up, you'll barely notice anyway!
Simple (especially with canned chickpeas), rich, and healthy. Serve with half a cup of cooked brown rice per serving and some spinach sauteed with garlic.
Edited 5/5/2011 - You are so right about the cayenne! Sorry about that! That was some kind of typo. I am not a tablespoon-of-cayenne sort of eater, either...
Thick and flavorful recipe for the last of the tomatoes. You can probably use it as a sauce, too. I roasted 5 medium-sized, coarsely chopped fresh tomatoes in the toaster oven at 400 degrees for about half an hour. Or you could use canned.