Recipes

Yogurt fruit parfait with granola, strawberries, blueberries, and yogurt in a clear glass on a table.

Mainely Dish: Yogurt Fruit Parfait

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit EFNEP’s recipe website for the Yogurt Fruit Parfait recipe and recipe video. A yogurt fruit parfait is a perfect low-effort, nutritious breakfast or snack when you just don’t have time for […]

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Kale and white bean soup in a bowl.

Mainely Dish: Kale and White Bean Soup

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit EFNEP’s recipe website for the Kale and White Bean Soup recipe and recipe video. We all know that winter in Maine is the perfect time for soup season, and making your […]

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Roasted vegetables on a plate.

Mainely Dish: Roasted Vegetables

— By Kayla Parsons, RDN and PhD Student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension It’s hard to beat the aromatic smell of vegetables roasting, while you’re enjoying a cozy day inside during Maine’s cold winter. EFNEP’s Mainely Dish: Roasted Vegetables Recipe is an easy way to accomplish that sense of warmth, resulting in an appetizing side […]

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Charcuterie board with meat, cheese, crackers, and fruit.

How to Build a Healthy Charcuterie Board for the Holidays

— By Kayla Parsons, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Ph.D. Student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Heading to a holiday party, but not sure what to bring? Everyone loves a well-assembled charcuterie board (pronounced: shaar-koot-tr-ee). While charcuterie traditionally refers to the preparation of cured meats, the term is frequently used to describe snack trays and plates […]

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Thanksgiving table with rolls, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

— Spoonful Bloggers With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it can be stressful choosing what dishes to make for family and friends. Whether it’s a potluck with friends or a traditional family gathering, the Spoonful blog team is here to help with some of our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. Enjoy! Roasted Brussel Sprouts – Kayla […]

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Pumpkin smoothie and a pumpkin

Mainely Dish: Pumpkin Smoothie

— By Kayla Parsons, Registered Dietitian and PhD student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit EFNEP’s recipe website for the Pumpkin Smoothie recipe and recipe video. Is pumpkin your go-to fruit during November? (Yes, pumpkin is a fruit because it begins as a flower!) Try EFNEP’s Pumpkin Smoothie recipe for a creamy twist on this […]

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Red and white onions

7 Types of Onions and the Best Ways to Use Them

— By Kayla Parsons, Registered Dietitian and PhD student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Are you a fan of all things onion? Onions are vegetables in the Allium family and include numerous varieties. Upgrade your cooking knowledge by learning about 7 common types of onions, their uses, and some of the Expanded Food & Nutrition […]

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Harvard style beets in a bowl

Mainely Dish: Harvard Style Beets

— By Kayla Parsons, MS, RDN, PhD student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit EFNEP’s recipe website for the Harvard Style Beets recipe and recipe video. Did you know that Harvard style beets gained their name due to their burgundy color being representative of Harvard’s traditional colors? These colors aren’t only aesthetically pleasing, but also […]

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Turkey sausage on a plate.

Mainely Dish: Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

— By Kayla Parsons, PhD student, RDN, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s recipe website for the Turkey Apple Sausage Patties recipe and recipe video. There’s nothing better than a breakfast that hits multiple flavor profiles. This Mainely Dish Turkey Apple Sausage recipe is sweet and savory, encapsulating […]

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Five spoonfuls of different spices with a variety of colors.

Saving Money with Homemade Convenience Mixes

— By Alex Bosse, Nutrition Education Professional for UMaine Cooperative Extension EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program) Why Use Homemade Convenience Foods? Preparing homemade convenience foods allows you to control the final product, the nutritional value, and the quality and quantity of the ingredients. You can limit fat, sodium, sugar, and additives in your […]

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