Cook linguine for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but still firm. Drain well.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons of the margarine or butter. Stir in broccoli, carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium-high heat about 3 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.
Stir in pea pods. Cook 2 minutes more. Stir in cooked linguine, the remaining 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, cashews or almonds, wine or broth, thyme, and pepper. Cover and cook 1 minute more. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 side-dish servings.