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weeknight dinners

Shaking beef is a very famous Vietnamese dish that gets its American name from the constant shaking of the pan to cook the beef and onions without burning. It is traditionally served on a bed of watercress and with a dipping sauce of lime juice and pepper. This dish borrows from the famous original but… Continue reading »

Chickpea pasta has been on the shelves for a few years now but is still a relatively new type of pasta that many of us may not be familiar with or may not have tried yet. It is a good option if you are looking to try a new type of pasta. It is also… Continue reading »

Enjoy this chili recipe from our colleagues at NC EFNEP. Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray  2 cups diced butternut squash (about ½ of a medium squash) 1 medium onion 1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef  1 cup or 1 (15-ounce) cans red kidney beans  1 cup or 1 (15-ounce) can black beans 3 cups or 1 (28-ounce)… Continue reading »

Chicken cutlet is a year-round favorite and a simple way to get more bang for your buck. One boneless skinless chicken breast makes for two hefty cutlets when pounded thin. The surprising addition of crackers goes the distance by adding both crunch and flavor. When paired with a simple summer salad – one full of… Continue reading »

This salad is actually a main dish with whole grain, vegetables, beans, and nuts. It keeps for several days and actually is better after a day or so. Exact proportions are not critical so don’t worry if you have more tomatoes or less cucumber. You can even add other vegetables such as peas, carrots, or… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »