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Extra Eggs? Pickle Them

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 wish I could say that I’ve come to enjoy his anniversary […]

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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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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

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 last year’s frozen rhubarb in order to make room in […]

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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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How to Become a Vegetarian

Have you been thinking about a plant-based diet? Maybe you have embraced “meatless Mondays” or your interest in a vegetarian diet is fueled by concerns for animal welfare or the environment, or as a way to improve your health. Whatever your reason for choosing a vegetarian diet, I have tips and resources you can use. […]

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Mainely Dish Recipe Video: 100% Whole Wheat Tortilla

This was my first time making homemade tortillas, and I would say they have personality to them! Although they are not as perfectly round as store-bought tortillas, they tasted great, which is always my main goal when cooking and baking.  Incorporating whole grain foods in your diet is important because whole grains are a great […]

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How to Prepare and Preserve Fiddleheads

May means fiddlehead season in Maine, and many Mainers are excited to prepare and preserve fiddleheads—the coiled frond of the edible ostrich fern. These spring delicacies have a vegetal flavor, often compared to asparagus, and are harvested wild in the Maine woods. Fiddleheads can be prepared and preserved in the freezer or pickled and canned […]

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Meet the Bloggers

Alex Bosse, Nutrition Education Professional Alex Bosse has been with UMaine Cooperative Extension as a Youth Curriculum Coordinator and Supervisor for EFNEP since November of 2020.  He completed his supervised dietetic internship at the University of Kentucky in August of 2020 and is currently working towards obtaining his registered dietitian (RD) credentials.  Alex has a […]

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