Recipes

Green bean salad

Fresh from the Garden: How to Enjoy Green Beans

— By Kate Yerxa, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Green and yellow snap beans are a common garden crop in Maine. While bush and pole beans are easy to grow for new home gardeners, it can be overwhelming if your crop is ready to pick at the same time. Pick your beans when […]

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Sweet potato salad in a glass container

Mainely Dish: Sweet Potato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

— 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 Sweet Potato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe and recipe video. This Sweet Potato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a simple and unique side dish […]

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Fresh vegetables for cooking dinner near mobile phone.

Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable?

— By Laurie Colton, EFNEP Community Education Assistant in Northern Aroostook County, University of Maine Cooperative Extension This blog post is a part of our “Ask EFNEP” series where members of UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) answer questions they are asked when delivering food and nutrition programs. Question: Is a […]

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Piece of spinach-rice casserole on a plate with a baking dish in the background

Mainely Dish: Spinach-Rice Casserole

— 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 Spinach-Rice Casserole recipe and recipe video. Casserole recipes are great because usually, all you have to do is add all the ingredients in a casserole dish […]

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Make-ahead Mexican Rollup on a plate with salsa and avocado on the side

Mainely Dish: Make-Ahead Mexican Roll Ups

— 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 Make-ahead Mexican Rollups recipe and recipe video. The Make-ahead Mexican Roll Ups is one of the recipes I use repeatedly because I can make the wraps […]

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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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