Meatless Monday Articles

Tender Sweet Potato Steaks Built to Satisfy

January 27th, 2014

In the bitter winter months, your tastebuds tend to crave meaty comfort foods.

But the good news is that the texture and heartiness of a well-grilled cut of beef can be easily recreated by sweet potatoes, which mimic meat when roasted. This sublime winter recipe from Gourmet Magazine contributor and award-nominated cookbook author

5 Options for Your Next Meatless Monday

January 27th, 2014

Choices are always a good thing—until you can’t make up your mind. These exquisite meatless recipes will induce what we call “the Netflix Paradox”: you’ll spend more time wondering which to cook than actually cooking. Just pick one at random. That’s what we do.

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Redeeming the Potato with Sweet Peas

January 27th, 2014

Whither the lowly potato? This longtime staple of the American plate has sadly fallen from fashion, despite its impressive claims on health. Many people still believe the potato to be fatty; really, the butter they serve it with is. This recipe will prove that potatoes can taste good and feel even better.

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Sarah-Jane Bedwell Gives Us
the Skinny

January 20th, 2014

Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, knows the allure of fast food—especially when it comes at the close of a busy day. As she writes in the introduction to her new book, Schedule Me Skinny, “I was at the mercy of my hectic schedule and thought I had no choice but to sacrifice my health.” But as

Veggies Through the Eyes of a Kid

January 20th, 2014

Every parent has had to placate a picky child at the dinner table. Dubbed “the McNugget Route,” it usually involves quick and painless dining options, like junk food. But perhaps parents should give kids more credit. Discover how easy it is to introduce your kids to healthy foods, get them loving a variety of seasonal

Not Your Grandmother’s Collard Greens

January 20th, 2014

A longtime staple in the South, collard greens are widely considered one of the healthiest plant-based options around, practically bursting with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. These two recipes from Carolina Now put a new spin on this old pillar of southern cuisine, incorporating contemporary spices and presentation.

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Kale Salads Served with Flair

January 20th, 2014

Kale has become an industry unto itself: more popular than ever before, it is now a favorite of top chefs and skilled amateur cooks alike. It is often cooked to soften it before serving, but by dressing and tossing it with a handful of other fresh ingredients it can be made into a crisp

Pair These Chili Cups with a Super Bowl

January 20th, 2014

The Super Bowl is a big occasion that demands big flavors. These Cajun chili cups will satisfy even the most robust appetite—and your guests won’t know they’re meatless unless they ask to see the recipe. Just make sure you make enough for each quarter.



Seven Slices of Veggie Pizza to Stir Your Imagination

January 20th, 2014

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s a staple as American as they come. But the best pies aren’t delivered—they’re made at home, with fresh ingredients and in endless varieties. By using plant-based toppings and a little imagination, pizzas can be both healthy and meatless: a safe bet and a crowd-pleaser for any Meatless Monday gathering.

Disney Star Laura Marano Endorses Meatless Monday

January 20th, 2014

Laura Marano has joined the growing cadre of young celebrities who are going meatless on Monday. The actress, who stars in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally, recently contributed a photo and video shoot in support of a new campaign from The Humane Society that champions Meatless Monday. The campaign, which will distribute thousands

Split Pea Soup Provencal, a French Favorite

January 13th, 2014


“Condensed split pea soup from a can is probably one of the first meals I learned to prepare, but when I discovered how easily a homemade version comes together, I kicked my can to the curb. This soup is as simple as can be, but this Meatless Monday dish certainly doesn’t lack flavor (even

The Best of 2013, Meatless Monday Edition

January 13th, 2014

Via Apple a Day:

“When I started my Meatless Monday posts three years ago, I wasn’t really sure how long I’d stick with it.  For multiple reasons–nutritional, economical, and ecological–I wanted to commit to cooking one vegetarian meal per week.  In a very short amount of time, I found myself eating approximately half my meals

Fabulous Food Ideas to Make Your New Year Sing

January 13th, 2014

Via So Hungry I Could Blog:

“Going meatless one day a week is a great resolution to make, and it can lead to many other great changes such as losing weight, helping the environment and reducing your risk for diseases. But change can be tough, so we wanted to help by offering some of our

Chef Paul Liebrandt’s Delicious “Garden”

January 13th, 2014

When a chef names his signature veggie dish the “Garden,” you might detect a whiff of ambition. The label denotes an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink quality that practically guarantees size and scope. And that’s exactly what Paul Liebrant, executive chef at The Elm in Williamsburg, delivers.

The Zimbabwe-born cook was inspired by a famously influential dish from the

Parade Picks Meatless Monday for 2014

January 13th, 2014

Parade Magazine touted Meatless Mondays as a winning strategy for staying healthy in 2014, noting that a little creativity in the kitchen can lead to some delicious meatless recipes.

As we hit the halfway point in January, many of us are doggedly determined to keep our resolutions afloat. But if you’re trying to adopt