Chickpea Pancakes with Avocado and Dried Chilies

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The first thing I do when I land in the U.S. for home leave is go to the grocery store.

But it’s the last thing I do when I get back to Manila…

I hate to admit that, but it’s true.  After being spoiled all summer with my choice of 105 different organic l0w-sugar cereals, 18 brands and varieties of non-dairy plant milk, any grain or legume I’m brave enough to cook, and a virtual cornucopia of beautiful fruits and veggies, I wait as long as possible upon my return before navigating the much-narrower and lesser-stocked aisles of my local supermarkets.

I need some time and distance between me and Trader Joe’s, know what I’m sayin’?…

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