Recipe: Pan Roasted Carrot Pasta, Parsley Gun Control

by | Mar 4, 2018 | Dinner and a Conversation, recipes, Vegetarian | 0 comments

This cheerful vegetarian pasta recipe looks like it’s topped with edible deliciousness, which puts us in a happy mood. Roasted Carrots provide sweetness, lemon adds brightness, Parmesan is perfect for that salty bite, and chopped pistachios add the ultimate crunch against tender casarecce pasta. I took out the pistachios because im allergic but for everyone who is not go for it. So lets Cook, relax, enjoy and talk about todays subject! Gun Control

This Recipe is from Marley Spoon a great home delivery services.

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Recipe Stats

Serving Time
30 – 40 minutes
Level: easy

Nutrition per serving
Calories 887kcal, Fat 38.1g, Proteins 24.9g, Carbs 112.0g

Tree Nuts and Milk. May contain traces of other allergens. Packaged in a facility that packages gluten containing products.


Postive Vibes

Our dinner table


Born and raised in Massachusetts

Generation Baby Boomer

Age: 70’s

Gender: Women


Born and raised in Massachusetts

Generation: Millennial

Age: 30’s

Gender: Man


Born and Raised in Brooklyn

Generation: X

Age 40’s

Gender Women

What do you think of the Congressional and presidential response to the issue of gun control?

Lana: “Why is the issue of gun control so repugnant to the Congress and the president of the United States; Other than being ruled and financially controlled by a powerful lobby, I can’t think of a legitimate reason for their current positions.

Darlene: “We MUST have some sort of law on gun control!!!”

Scott: “For the life of me I cannot understand how congress can be so impatient on this issue. And I mean both Republican and Democrat. When the overwhelming majority wants a change why can these people not produce.

I am sick of all the talking points, and same arguments going back and forth. I am also sick of the excuse of people blaming mental health. We can’t control if someone is crazy but, we can control if that crazy person can get a gun that has the power to kill 30 people in 1 minute.”

Who should be able to have guns in America?

Lana: As far as I’m concerned, only 3 entities in the United States should legitimately possess guns appropriate to their status:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Military
  • Legitimate, background checked, registered gun owners

Darlene: “I think everyone has a right to own a gun, as long as proper protocol is followed in obtaining in. Meaning I think a better system needs to be put in effect for buying one.  You should not be able to walk into a gun show and purchase one so easily.  Serious background investigations should be done so that you are not putting a gun in the hands of a person with mental issues”

Scott: “In a dream world I would only like law enforcement to have guns. I personally have never shot one, needed one and don’t see the appeal in shooting one. I don’t see the purpose in hunting that why we invented the grocery store.”

“If you do like to hunt for the sport of it fine but why don’t you make it a little challenging and get rid of the night scopes, and the silencers and the extended mags with semi-automatic fire. And let’s go old school with a simple riffle. If you want a real challenge why don’t you use a musket like our founding fathers did back in the day”


Is this a state of federal issue? Who do you think should be responsible for creating gun control policy?

Lana: States should be able to develop their own gun ownership policies without the influence of a menacing national lobby; However, there should be a national “criminal” background check database as well as federal policies governing the purchase and use of weapons across state lines.

Am I against the 2nd amendment of the Constitution? Nope. I am against irresponsible federal and state gun ownership policies that provide loopholes for the indiscriminate killing of American citizens.”

Darlene: “I think it is a federal issue and I don’t think each state should have its own rules. Everyone wanting to buy a gun needs to follow the same protocol in obtaining one.”

Scott: “Personally, I think this should be a federal and state issue. The second amendment say we have the right to bear arms fine ill accept that. But I also think the federal government should have the power to regulate what types of arms we are talking about. We already have a ban on certain types of weapons so its established that it’s not illegal to ban types of weapons for sale. So, let’s be smart about things and ban the type of guns that we all know only have one purpose. Killing lots of people at one time easily.”

1. Prep ingredients

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Peel carrots and cut into 1-inch pieces (to keep pieces uniform in size). Trim ends from shallot, then halve, peel, and thinly slice. Peel and finely chop 2 large cloves garlic. Grate Parmesan.

2. Prep pistachio mixture

Pick parsley leaves and tender stems and combine with pistachios on a cutting board. Finely chop together and transfer to a bowl. Stir in half of the Parmesan.

3. Cook pasta

Meanwhile, add pasta to boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost al dente, about 9 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta water, then drain.

4. Cook carrots

Meanwhile, heat ¼ cup oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add carrots and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are just beginning to soften, 4–5 minutes. Add shallots and continue to cook, stirring, until carrots are tender and shallots are deeply golden brown, 8–10 minutes.

5. Add pasta

When pasta is almost done cooking, add garlic to carrots and shallots and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add pasta, pasta water, and remaining Parmesan to skillet and simmer, stirring and tossing, until liquid has reduced to a creamy sauce, 2–3 minutes; season to taste with salt.

6. Finish & serve

Zest and juice half of the lemon. Off heat, add zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to pasta, season with pepper, and toss to combine. Cut remaining lemon half into wedges. Top pasta with some of the pistachio mixture and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve lemon wedges on the side. Continue to sprinkle pistachio mixture over pasta as you eat. Enjoy!

Final Thoughts:

Lana: “Am I against the 2nd amendment of the Constitution? Nope. I am against irresponsible federal and state gun ownership policies that provide loopholes for the indiscriminate killing of American citizens.”

Darlene: “I find it sad that my 12 year old daughter has to have active shooters drills in her school. When I was growing up the only thing we had to worry about with fire drills. Now my kid has to worry about shelter and place drills”

Scott: I don’t think anything will change, it’s sad but it’s just the way America is right now. I do see hope with the younger generation coming up now and maybe they will have the fortitude to change policies on guns. Like how America’s changed it views on gay marriage.