Pasta with Sausage and Arugula

I have been reminiscing about the delicious sausage I once had at a relief sale a long time ago. A “relief” sale means the proceeds go help people in need around the world (this relief sale was for Mennonite Central Committee). The sausages were made by local people who were involved in the sale. I had just came from Bangladesh and had never eaten sausage before. It was so good that I kept going back for extra servings — it was an all-you-can-eat affair!

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Khichuri (rice with lentils)

A popular Bengali dish to eat in the monsoon season is called khichuri. This dish is made of rice and lentils that are cooked together with certain spices. When I was growing up my family ate khichuri with fried fish and fried eggplant. I think it’s extremely delicious.

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