Preparation / Directions:
* preferably thin egg noodles or whole wheat spaghetti
GARNISH: scallion curls, opt. (Slice green part very thin lengthwise. Drop into ice water. Curls will form in about 15 minutes)
Boil a large pot of water; cook pasta until al dente. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, and zucchini. Sauté until zucchini is tender but not mushy. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat, covered, for about 8 minutes. When pasta is done, drain well. Spoon vegetables over pasta. Garnish with scallion curls.
VARIATIONS: - add 1-2 t finely minced ginger root; sauté with vegetables.
Serve on beds of hot cooked brown rice.
Serve on couscous NOTE: The chick peas and pasta complement each other to form a complete protein.