From the Garden...Fettuccine with Carrots


My husband chose this recipe from "Land O Lakes Occasionally Vegetarian."  He loves vegetables and would probably be entirely happy as a vegetarian.  I used homemade fettuccine.  I did use pine nuts, but if they are expensive where you live, use any nuts you like – I think cashews or peanuts would be good. 
Delicious and easy!  I will make this again and again, I suspect.
Fettuccine with Carrots
  8        Ounces  Fettuccine -- dried uncooked (or 9 ounces fresh)
  2        Tablespoons  Olive Oil
  2        Cups  Carrots -- 4 large
     ¼    Cup  Olive Oil
     ¼    Cup  Pine Nuts
     ½    Cup  Golden Raisins
  2        Cups  Fresh Spinach
     ½    Teaspoon  Red Pepper Flakes
            Romano Cheese -- freshly shredded
Cut carrots into long flat strips with a vegetable peeler lengthwise.
Cook fettuccine; rinse with hot water, drain.  Set aside.
In Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons oil, add carrots and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until carrots are crisply tender (5-7 minutes).  Remove from pan and set aside.
In same pan, heat 1/4 cup olive oil, add pine nuts and brown, stirring constantly 3-4 minutes.  Add golden raisins, continue to cook until raisins plump slightly.  Remove from heat, add spinach and red pepper flake and stir 1-2 minutes until spinach wilts.  Stir in fettuccine and carrots until heated through.  Sprinkle with cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper.
4 Servings
Per Serving: 534 Calories; 26g Fat (42.3% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 68g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 44mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 4 1/2 Fat.

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