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weeknight dinners

Khichdi – Instant Pot Recipe

Khichdi is a very popular dish from the Indian subcontinent and has many variations depending upon the different regions of India. The common theme is that it is made from a mix of rice and lentils – it is like a savory porridge that is served hot. It is usually one of the first solid… Continue reading »

A Dietitians Review of Baked Feta Pasta that went viral on TikTok

I kept hearing about this fabulous recipe for Baked Feta Pasta that went viral on TikTok that I had to check out.  The pictures looked delicious! During my search, I found a few different versions of this original recipe. The one that I reviewed was from Delish and can be viewed here. Nutrient Analysis – Original Recipe… Continue reading »

Ginger-Crusted Fish over Vinegar Rice

This flavor-packed recipe is an easy way to add more fish into your diet. Round out your meal by adding a salad or your favorite vegetable side. Serves: 4 Serving size: 1 piece of fish, ¼ of rice mixture Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on rice Total Time:… Continue reading »

Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

Treat your significant other or loved one to a special dinner by securing a dinner reservation at this year’s hottest new restaurant—your own kitchen. Last February, our colleagues at Homegrown filmed a cooking demonstration for a heart healthy Valentine’s Day dinner. Watch and learn as Carolyn Dunn, NC State Extension nutrition specialist, guides you through a simple… Continue reading »

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

What is better on a chilly winter day than a nice hearty bowl of soup? Butternut squash is a great winter vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways, including this super easy and healthy soup made right in the crockpot.  It is really as easy as chopping everything up and throwing it… Continue reading »

No-Cooking Meal Hack: The Snack Meal

As more of us are cooking at home these days, meal fatigue is a real problem that many are facing. I want to tell you about a way to lessen the cooking load while still getting in a complete and nutritious meal. Enter: the snack meal. A snack meal is basically a bunch of small… Continue reading »

Turkey Grain Bowl

After the big Thanksgiving meal, a grain bowl is a welcome fresh meal that uses some of the leftover turkey. There are a lot of possible variations on this so don’t feel like you have to stick to the recipe. Just layer the flavors with what you have on hand. The recipe below makes two… Continue reading »

Turkey Rice Soup

Leftover turkey is great to add to soup. This simple, delicious soup also uses leftover rice that you may have. If you don’t have rice, you can add noodles. The size of the carrots and celery is up to you. However, I like chopping them rather small (1/4 inch). Since the soup is not pureed,… Continue reading »

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This is a simple and delicious soup that uses canned pumpkin. It has a nice amount of heat and interesting flavor thanks to the lime juice topping and the Thai red curry paste. I prefer to blend the soup so you don’t have whole pieces of onion but that is optional. I also prefer to… Continue reading »

Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients 12 jumbo pasta shells (1/2 of 12-ounce package) 1 1⁄4 cups fat-free ricotta cheese 3⁄4 cup pumpkin puree 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dried basil 1⁄4 teaspoon ground sage 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup pasta sauce Directions Cook pasta shells according to package directions.… Continue reading »