Chickpea & Tomato Chili

you could also get crazy and put some sour cream up in there

Almost everyone can cook a chili. They are so supremely easy that even my dog, with his paws tied behind his back and next door’s cat doing a provocative dance just within his line of sight, could throw one together.

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Caribbean Black Bean Soup

bread optional

Beans have come a long way since they burst onto the scene as poverty-stricken students’ main fare. Back when I was packing up to go to university (aka college – hello US readers!) almost every student cookbook that came my way featured many, many bean dishes.

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