Welcome to my cooking blog. My name is Michelle Jenkins. Let me start by admitting that these are NOT gourmet meals, they are NOT fine dining, but they are mine. I have cooked all of these recipes and taken my own photos. They are fairly simple recipes, most of them are quick to prepare and cook and all of them are delicious. I only post my successes! If something doesn't work out, I don't post it. I hope you enjoy this blog.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

This soup is excellent for winter. It's flavoursome, spicy and goes down so smoothly. Nice with crusty rolls. This serves 4.


  • 2 chorizo sausages, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 x 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin chick peas
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1ltr chicken stock
  • Pinch of saffron threads


  1. In 2 tablespoons of boiling water, stir in the saffron threads and cook for 1 minute. Remove and set aside (in the water)
  2. In a large saucepan, add the oil and chorizo and cook until just brown. Remove and set aside
  3. In the same pan add the onion, garlic and celery and cook until the onion goes clear
  4. Add the tomatoes, chicken stock and saffron threads/water and simmer for 10mins
  5. Return the chorizo to the pan, add the chick peas and warm through for a couple of mins
  6. Remove 2 cups of the soup and blend with a stick blender. Return to the pan and stir through
  7. Serve with crusty rolls.  D-E-L-icious  XD

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