Don't underestimate this pasta. It is ravishingly good. The roasted garlic transcends this pasta into deeply flavored deliciousness and the oven-roasted cauliflower is fantastic in it's own right. All of the components of the silky, bright sauce combine to make
This warm, fragrant, and inviting soup can be made as spicy or as mild as you like. Cauliflower benefits from the aromatic spices, and sweet potato lends creaminess and body to the broth. Chickpeas round out the soup, offering textural contrast as well as protein.
The combination of tender cauliflower, creamy sauce, crisp bacon, smoky flavor, melted cheese, and crunchy topping make this dish especially appealing, as well as comforting at some deep level. It is the kind of dish I can imagine Julia and Paul Child eating half a century ago in their Paris apartment. And yes, I just saw Julie and Julia.