I am also very aware of the fact that the best garbanzo is a shelled garbanzo. Time-consuming? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. When blended, the lack of shells makes them much more creamy.
I used this recipe from The New York Time's Diner's Journal with great success. I also took the time to grill my sausage, which I think added a nice added flavor.
The final result was creamy, flavorful, and filling. It didn't look a bit like the NYT photo, but I'm going to go ahead and guess that mine was superior. Obviously.
The subtle complexity of a chickpea and sausage soup calls for, what else, Valentino.
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I love that, from afar, these Rockstud pumps look like classic snakeskin pumps, but up close the studs really shine. The PVC "collar" doesn't hurt, either.