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Monday, October 11, 2010

Lemon Alfredo Pasta

Another sunday, another round of Home-cooked Horror nights. This evening, my friends descended on my place to enjoy a tasty, home-cooked vegetarian meal and a viewing of Carrie and The Signal. (If you haven't seen The Signal, by the way, and you like horror movies, I heartily recommend it. It was a laugh-riot, gory masterpiece.) Anywho, dinner.

Lemon Alfredo Pasta
(makes ~8 servings)

16 oz whole wheat spaghetti
4 tbsp olive oil
light cream cheese
juice and zest of 2 large lemons
1 bag full frozen peas, steamed
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
salt, to taste
4 shakes garlic powder
1/2 cup water

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain it. 

Warm cream cheese, oil, and 2 tbsp lemon juice in a large saucepan over low heat until all melted. Add 1/2 cup of water (about 2 tbsp at a time) until the consistency is something you like. :) Try to keep it from being too thick. Add peas, pine nuts, lemon zest, garlic powder, and salt. Stir until well-combined. Add pasta to the sauce; stir to coat. 

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