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Roasted Tomato, Basil and Chickpea Pasta Salad

Once upon a time, I used to wonder why farmers markets didn’t open earlier in the year. Here in Connecticut, many don’t open until late June (though there are a few that open earlier), which seemed cruelly late. Why should we have to wait so long to have access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables? …

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Roasted Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes and Garbanzo Beans Over Rice

Satisfying cauliflower, sweet potatoes and meaty garbanzo beans, combine for a symphony of sweet and savory flavors. This is perfect over rice. This morning, I found out that a friend of mine has cancer. No, wait, that’s Cancer, with a capital ‘C.’ I’ve been processing this all day and am still at a loss for …

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Indian-Inspired Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas over Rice

This Indian-inspired Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas over Rice dish has those lovely warm flavors of Indian cuisine, without the spiciness of some dishes.  When I was younger, my mother had a friend named Shukla. She was a beautiful, funny, brilliant woman from India, who was a fabulous cook as well. We’d occasionally go to her …

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