Meatless Monday Articles

A Hearty Chili to Combat the Cold

February 10th, 2014

This hearty chili comes to us from Hector Perez, an aspiring teen chef who submitted the recipe through our friends at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). C-CAP leads several initiatives designed to provide scholarships, education and career opportunities in the culinary arts to underserved youth. Hector’s dish is a past winner, and you’ll

Ask the RD:
Striving Towards
Heart Healthiness

February 10th, 2014

February is National Heart Month, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, what better time to show our appreciation? Meatless Monday has compiled a new cookbook to celebrate the occasion:  We ♡ Comfort Food: Heart-Healthy Meatless Monday Recipes. In anticipation of its release, we sat down with Diana Rice, Meatless Monday’s Registered Dietitian, to discuss all things

Philippine Beauty Pageants to Emphasize
Meatless Monday

February 10th, 2014

Beauty pageant winners are often bestowed with grand ambassadorial titles: Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Intergalactic. We accept these designations without much thought. It’s just for fun, right? But two new pageants in the Philippines are turning that assumption on its head, using the lofty language of a traditional pageant to encourage environmental activism among its

High School Student
Campaigns for Meatless Monday

February 3rd, 2014

“One of my future goals is to make Meatless Monday district-wide,” explains Danielle Moskowitz. “The program would be great for younger kids in the elementary and middle schools.”

Like many Meatless Monday proponents, Moskowitz is often thinking at the macro level. She leverages a growing network of contacts to implement the initiative wherever she can. Her contacts include school administrators,

Author Rachel Meltzer Warren
Proves a Smart Guide

February 3rd, 2014

Forget chaperoned dances, unfortunate voice breaks, and the vicissitudes of 8th grade soccer: the real teenage challenge may be trying to go meatless. Rachel Meltzer Warren knows this better than most, having been a vegetarian since she was 12 years old. That’s why, as an adult, she felt the need to offer a comprehensive

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.

Read more at Parade