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Gifts from the Kitchen

Are you looking for fun gifts to share this holiday season? Homemade food gifts are inexpensive and fun ways to get the whole family involved with healthy and delicious gift giving. UMaine Cooperative Extension staff have created recipes and gift tags for you to create your own Gifts From the Kitchen. A couple of my […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Carrots with Rosemary

Carrots: a humble yet delicious Thanksgiving essential. Carrots not only add some color to your table, but also provide the added benefits of vitamin A, fiber, and beta-carotene. This quick and easy recipe adds a new twist to the classic side dish with additional flavor from green peppers and rosemary. Rosemary pairs wonderfully with the […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Chickpea Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food for these colder days, and now for those of you who eat a plant-based diet like me, can enjoy the delicious creamy taste of this childhood classic once again! I always loved all the components of chicken pot pie, except, of course, the chicken. So now I […]

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10 Recipes to Use Your Leftover Turkey

Leftovers: you either love them or you can do without them. Some people think the best part about a Thanksgiving meal is the leftovers and have a plan for how to use up the turkey and side dishes, while others need some fresh ideas. If you are looking for inspiration, here are a few of […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted

Don’t throw out your pumpkin seeds this year! Follow this simple three-ingredient recipe to make delicious roasted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of fiber and protein, making them a great, filling snack choice or crunchy topping on a salad! For extra flavor, sprinkle your favorite dried seasoning, like garlic, onion, nutritional yeast, […]

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Pumpkin or Squash Bread sliced on a white plate

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Pumpkin or Squash Bread

Fall is in full swing and this simple quick bread is perfect for the season. This recipe is a great way to use canned, frozen, or fresh pumpkin or squash puree you have on hand, and it is perfectly moist. Make it your own by adding chopped nuts or raisins for additional flavor and texture.  […]

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5 Tips for Make-Ahead Breakfasts

We hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is the meal that is so often overlooked.  Why do so many people skip breakfast?  Sometimes not having enough time in the morning, unsure of what to make for breakfast,  or not being hungry are reasons why breakfast isn’t eaten.  Help […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Lentil Spaghetti Sauce

Whether you are trying to add more fiber to your meals or trying to prepare more plant-based meals at home, this is a great way to add fiber and protein to your spaghetti sauce. A one cup serving of this spaghetti sauce has 6 grams of fiber (21% of your daily needs) and 10 grams […]

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Baked oatmeal on a white plate

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Baked Oatmeal

Try this simple make-ahead breakfast recipe idea. I used frozen blueberries and added walnuts for an extra crunch! You can replace the blueberries with your favorite frozen fruit like mixed berries or strawberries, this recipe also has fiber and protein which helps your body feel full and satisfied. I hope you enjoy this recipe as […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Pasta with Garlic Spinach and White Beans

You may be thinking beans and pasta, together? YES! By adding beans to this dish you increase the protein and fiber content. If you are not a fan of beans, that’s okay. Try adding a different cooked lean protein to the recipe like boneless, skinless chicken or lean ground meat. Wait until you smell and […]

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