Posts with the tag
weeknight meals

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 (4 servings per recipe) 690 calories 41g total fat 12g saturated fat 530g sodium 2g dietary fiber 19g protein Of course, the dish is delicious!  How… 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: 35 minutes, or longer depending on rice Ingredients 1 ½ cups uncooked short grain brown rice or brown sushi rice 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1… Continue reading »

Several of our team members are vegetarians or married to one so we are always looking for ways to get creative with plant-based proteins. In honor of National Protein Day on February 27th, here are the top 5 blogs we have written on plant-based proteins. 5. Quick Weeknight Dinner Recipe: Kale and White Bean Pasta 4. Lentils with Curry Vinaigrette 3. The Basics and How-To of Vegetarianism 2. What to Make with Canned Beans 1. Top 10 Vegetarian Sources of… 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 but sumptuous three-course dinner that any non-cook can prepare. Start with a spring mix salad with balsamic vinaigrette followed by a basil, shrimp and tomato pasta… Continue reading »

After a big holiday meal, a grain bowl is a welcome fresh meal that uses some of the leftovers. 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 bowls. It uses balsamic vinaigrette but you can use most any dressing. Ingredients 2 cups cooked whole grain such as quinoa or brown rice ½ cup… Continue reading »

Spinach is one of my favorite green leafy vegetables – I can add a bag of spinach, raw or cooked, to any dish and I know I will love it! This includes wraps, sandwiches, pasta, quesadillas, etc. Sometimes, it is just spinach sautéed with Indian spices – yum! For this blog, I want to share my favorite pasta recipe with spinach. It’s super simple and tastes delicious. For some reason, the combination of spinach with mushrooms and pine nuts makes… Continue reading »