Made this soup tonight with onion and spinach from the CSA, and cans of chickpeas we bought at Costco. The spice in this was great... I would definitely make it again. It's really hearty, really inexpensive, really easy, and also pretty healthy.
The changes I made to the recipe were to include adding smoked and regular paprika instead of sweet, since that's what I had on hand, and I just plain forgot to add the sugar, but didn't miss it.