No-Bake Chocolate Chip Bites with mini chocolate chips spilled on the table

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: No-Bake Chocolate Chip Bites

Chocolate and peanut butter, could there be a more delicious combination? This recipe has officially been added to my go-to snack rotation because it is easy to make, and it doesn’t require an oven which is perfect for warm summer days. If you haven’t tried meal prepping, now is a great time to start. Even […]

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variety of jars of home canned food on a butcher block countertop

Get Ready for Canning Season

Canning season is just beginning in Maine with some of the summer’s best produce appearing in our gardens and at farmers’ markets: cucumbers and beans for pickling, tomatoes for salsa, and fruit for jams. Now is also a great time to make sure you’re ready for canning and preserving by checking that your equipment is […]

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Bean and veggie wrap cut in half with vegetables in the background

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Wraps Your Way

Need a quick lunch or dinner idea? Make your own wrap! All you need is your favorite dressing, cheese, vegetables, protein, and a wrap. To make this a complete MyPlate meal, add a serving of fruit on the side. Fruit can be fresh, frozen, or canned in 100% juice. My favorite canned fruit is pears […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Leftovers

Got leftovers? Don’t be so quick to toss extra food into the trash. You can safely store your delicious dishes to enjoy later and prevent foodborne illness by following a few important steps. Before deciding to store your leftovers, ask yourself these two questions:  Has your dish entered the “Temperature Danger Zone” of between 40-140 […]

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Honey-Sweetened Lemonade in mason jar with sliced lemon

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Honey-Sweetened Lemonade

I love quick and simple recipes, and this one only has 3 ingredients: lemon juice, water, and honey! You can create your own flavored lemonade by adding mint after blending or by adding your favorite fresh or frozen fruit like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or sliced peaches into the lemonade mixture before or after blending. I […]

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Zucchini Bread sliced on a cutting board

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is here and ready to stay for the summer! Whether you are buying zucchini from the grocery store, the farmers market, or growing it yourself, I think we are all going to need recipe ideas to use this delicious squash. Growing up, my mom always made baked goods with zucchini so I never thought […]

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Picture of Black Bean Burgers

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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Picture of 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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