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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Reducing Your Foodprint: Back to School Lunches

What is a Foodprint? A “foodprint” is the sum of all the resources that are used to produce our food, as well as the impacts our food systems have on the environment, animal welfare, farmers, and other workers within food systems, the local economy, and public health. Five Tips to Reduce Your Lunch Foodprint Reducing […]

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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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Making Dehydrated Cucumber and Zucchini Chips

If you are looking for a low-carb, low-calorie alternative to potato chips, give dehydrated cucumber and zucchini slices a try! I was very skeptical but now I find these hard to stop eating once I start. Recipe Cut a cucumber or two into thin slices. I use a food processor that makes 1/16th-inch slices. These […]

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How to Store and Cook Dried Beans

Do you have a bag of dried beans in your pantry and you have been avoiding cooking them because you weren’t sure how? Well, let go of the uncertainty! We have put together all the information you need to know about storing and preparing dried beans with confidence.  Storage Store dry beans in a cool, […]

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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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Top 10 Kitchen Essentials

This blog entry is the first of our new “Ask EFNEP” posts 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. This question was answered by Chris Finemore. Chris has worked with EFNEP in Aroostook County for almost 30 years. […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Egg Bites

This is an easy and healthy grab-and-go breakfast option for your busy week. I love making my mornings as simple as possible, and having pre-made breakfast options ready to go is a huge time saver. This recipe is great because it can be altered based on your taste preferences. I loaded mine with diced red […]

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