Meatless Monday Articles

Three Meatless Meals to Shore Up Your Roster

February 3rd, 2014

It happens to us, too: one new recipe begets another, and before we know it we’ve gone not just Meatless Monday but Meatless Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well. But fear not—these fast and easy dishes will have you set for the next several meatless meals.

So cook away!

Read more at Green

Mac and Cheese Gets a Meatless Makeover

February 3rd, 2014

The last few years have seen a tremendous resurgence of mac and cheese as gourmet fare. It pops up at dinner parties  and anchors entire restaurant menus.

There will always be a place for mac and cheese in our hearts, which is why our mouths water over this new recipe, which brings kale, mushrooms,

Durham Chefs
Raise the Bar
in Vegan Challenge

February 3rd, 2014

Call it the law of tastebuds: when seasoned chefs resolve to bring their culinary skills to a healthy challenge, everybody wins.

Six restaurants in Durham, North Carolina have thrown their menus into the Vegan Love Challenge, a reprisal of the popular competition hosted by a local Meatless Monday chapter in 2010. The

Philadelphia Group Petitions Schools
to Adopt MM

February 3rd, 2014

A Philly-based animal rights group, the Humane League, is urging the School District of Philadelphia to institute Meatless Monday in its schools. Their campaign comes on the heels of the City Council resolution that officially recognized Meatless Monday in October; but while that motion offered a merely symbolic endorsement, this new initiative would

Perfect For Any Dish: Spicy Lentils a la Auntie

January 27th, 2014

Lentils are positively bursting with protein, making them an excellent addition to any Meatless Monday meal. They’re also an extremely versatile legume, allowing for a mix-and-match approach. This spiced lentil salad can be added to or subtracted from depending on your tastes, but will be sure to satisfy you however it comes out.


San Diego Drives Meatless Monday
Effort in Schools, Restaurants

January 27th, 2014

San Diego is leading the Meatless Monday charge in Southern California, incorporating the program into its schools, restaurants and homes with palpable gusto according to a recent article in the San Diego Union Tribune.

In September, the San Diego Unified School District adopted Meatless Monday in its elementary schools, serving meatless meals to

Learning to Cook with a Keypad

January 27th, 2014

Given the increase in popularity of online education–from beginner language guides to graduate engineering programs–it’s no surprise that cooking classes would soon follow. But Rouxbe, the members-only online cooking school founded in 2005, has taken the trend another step forward by offering an exclusively plant-based course with hundreds of hours of material.

“It’s absolutely

MM, Flexitarianism
Seen As Major Trends

January 27th, 2014

Meatless Monday is gaining ground in all sorts of communities, and businesses are eager to adapt. Phil Lapp, a co-founder Neat Foods, argues that the rise in popularity of Meatless Monday and “flexitarian” diets more generally are indicative of a major shift in how we think about food.

“We’ve seen a colossal surge in

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