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California Pasta with Spinach, Squash and Cumin

What you need: 

1/2 pound spaghetti, cooked
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, chopped
2-3 medium squash (any kind: zucchini, white, yellow), diced
1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 cup of frozen corn kernels
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup white wine
1-2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 cup pine nuts

What you do: 

This is a variation of a dish I enjoyed at a local Italian restaurant where I had to ask the cook to prepare it without meat, cheese and butter! The vegan version was delicious of course. Here's my version of their "California Pasta".
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside or you may cook them while you are preparing the sauce.
Heat 2 teaspoon of olive oil in a large saucepan and add the onions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes, then add the tomato, squash, artichoke hearts, spinach and. Cook vegetables for about 3 minutes. Add the white wine, broth and cumin. You may add as much cumin as you would like. Let the sauce simmer and cook for about 10 minutes or until all veggies are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pine nuts and basil. Throw in your pasta and toss all ingredients together. Serve.

Preparation Time: 
15-20 min
Cooking Time: 
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we made this tonight for the 2nd or 3rd time, and it's been great every time.  I followed the recipe pretty much exactly, using 1 big zucchini. It's a nice change from most pasta dishes, and it'll definitely become a regular for us.

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