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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Black Bean Burgers

This is a must-try burger recipe whether you eat meat or not! I have attempted cooking homemade bean burgers before but for some reason, they wouldn’t stick together and I ultimately ended up eating burger patty crumbles. This black bean burger recipe only has 6 ingredients and easy-to-follow directions. It’s important that you follow the […]

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Healthy diet vegan food, veggie protein sources: Tofu, vegan milk, beans, lentils, nuts, soy milk, spinach and seeds. Top view on white table.

Where Do You Get Your Protein? A Helpful Guide To Plant-Based Protein Options

Are you curious about incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet but worried about not getting enough protein throughout the day? There are plenty of healthy, affordable, sustainable, and delicious plant-based protein options. Whether it’s plant-based protein options such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, legumes, nuts, seeds, or quinoa, there are plenty of plant-based protein options […]

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Oatmeal, Strawberry, Banana Smoothie

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Oatmeal, Strawberry, Banana Smoothie

With only 6 simple ingredients this is a delicious and refreshing smoothie recipe to keep on hand this summer. I love to use frozen fruit in smoothies because it makes the smoothie cold and helps thicken it to a perfect consistency. Depending on your smoothie flavor, fresh, canned, frozen, or a combination of all fruit […]

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Black Bean Hummus served on a plate with veggies, pretzels, and crackers

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Black Bean Hummus

This black bean hummus is a great filling snack, with 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per serving. Try pairing it with pita bread, whole grain crackers, pretzels, or sliced vegetables. This hummus recipe has a sweet peanut butter twist! Not a peanut butter fan? You can replace the peanut butter with […]

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Extra Eggs? Pickle Them

— By Kathy Savoie, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension My husband didn’t seem that excited last fall when I brought home 6 chicks as an anniversary gift for him. His attitude has changed a lot now that he is enjoying fresh eggs for breakfast, and his personal favorite is a pickled egg! I […]

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Berry Good Pops

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Berry Good Pops

The days are warming up and summer is right around the corner. Try these nutritious homemade berry popsicles that are only 3 ingredients! I love this recipe because you can change the flavors based on your taste preference. I used frozen mixed berries, cranberry raspberry 100% juice, and my favorite non-fat vanilla yogurt. Use Greek […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a French stewed vegetable dish, it is simple and delicious! This dish can be eaten as a side or as a main dish. I recommend pairing it with a whole grain such as whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, or quinoa. I actually paired mine with red lentil pasta for additional protein and sprinkled parmesan […]

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Cucumber Canoes

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Cucumber Canoes

This snack was honestly an unexpected delicious combination for me. As a vegetarian, finding a variety of different protein sources I enjoy is sometimes difficult. I love having snacks throughout the day and I try to eat snacks that are higher in protein and fiber so I can feel full for a longer period of […]

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How to Freeze Rhubarb This Spring

By Kate McCarty, Food Systems Professional, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Freezing rhubarb is a simple and easy way to use it later in cooking and preserving projects. Stocking my freezer with rhubarb is one of my favorite springtime preserving projects. Frozen rhubarb is so versatile. For instance, I just made Rhubarb Orange Chutney, using up […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Fajitas

This recipe is officially added to my dinner recipe rotation! A build your own fajita theme meal is great because it can be modified for you and your family’s needs.  Choose your protein. Do you have people in your family that prefer different protein sources? No problem! Choose beans, chicken, or lean ground meat.  Choose […]

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