Written by Beth Chamberlain. Nutrition Educator, Waldo County. Several years ago Mark Bittman, well known American food journalist and cookbook author, wrote an article for the NY Times called, “Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less,” (find article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/dining/18mini.html). While some of his recipes may not be particularly budget-friendly, the… Read more »
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By Nicole Gurreri, Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator at Healthy Acadia In the heat of summertime, it’s hard to feel motivated to create healthy meals all day. Wouldn’t you rather be swimming or hiking than grocery shopping and cooking?! Simplify mealtimes this summer by transforming one pantry staple into three easy meals! Read on to learn… Read more »
Written by Beth Chamberlain, Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator in Waldo County. With warm weather upon us we can be sure our community food pantry will be offering fresh, local produce. Or maybe you’re getting your garden fix from a nearby farm. Either way, with the growing season underway you may soon find yourself overrun with… Read more »
Now, what to do with the extra… The abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables can sometimes be overwhelming during the summer months. We are surrounded by delicious fresh produce – crisp vegetables and juicy fruit. We may accidentally buy more than we can eat and be tempted to throw away (or compost) the excess food…. Read more »