Meatless Monday Articles

Pete Loren Cooks Up An Eggplant To Savor

December 23rd, 2013

From Fox 2 in Detroit

If you’ve never really had a chance to enjoy eggplant, then this segment from Detroit’s Fox 2 was made for you.

The sweet, tender eggplant, coupled with the pasta in basil pesto with Marinara sauce is an unbeatable combination.  Get this recipe courtesy of chef Pete Loren from

Curl Up With a Good (Cook)Book:
The MM Holiday Guide

December 23rd, 2013

If you’re like us, and something tells me you are, you have as many cookbooks on your shelf as novels. Half of them have a permanent place in your kitchen, dog-eared, spotted with bits of flour and drops of olive oil. Others will never make it to the kitchen, and seem more at home on

Prevention Potato Leek Soup Proves Perfect

December 23rd, 2013

Potato leek soup is a winter favorite of the Meatless Monday team, but to make it a substantial Meatless Monday protein option, we decided to mix in some white cannellini beans to boost the protein and fiber content of the dish.

Once they are fully pureed, you can’t even tell that they’re in there! Not

Three Filling Easy Meatless Ideas From LaLa Land

December 23rd, 2013

From Noelle Carter, The Los Angeles Times

Looking for rich and filling ideas for Meatless Monday? You might never guess these hearty recipes are vegetarian:

Lentil and barley stew: Craving something for cooler weather? This hearty lentil and barley stew comes together in less than an hour, using

A Hero With A Thousand Faces: The Edgy Veggie Shares

December 23rd, 2013

From Ellen Kanner, The Edgy Veggie, The Huffington Post

Just in time for Christmas, a story to share while snuggling around the fire (or space heater). Once upon a time, a beloved, wealthy young man walked away from his family, away from his riches, away from glittering worldly ways in search of truth and

Hold The Meat:
Meatless Monday, a Growing Movement

December 23rd, 2013

From Jerrilyn Zavada, My Web Times

JoAnna Lewis-Ludkowski works at the family-owned Outage Bar and Grill in Ottawa, where she occasionally prepares meatless meals.

Because of food allergies, Ludkowski is a gluten-free vegan, which means she eats no animal products.

“I was vegetarian in high school by choice because I didn’t miss meat in

Meatless Monday Recipes to
Keep the Holiday Season Light

December 23rd, 2013

The problem with holiday meals isn’t always what you eat, but how much. Case in point: when Ebenezer Scrooge wakes up and realizes he didn’t miss Christmas, he celebrates the occasion by sending a turkey to the Cratchit’s that’s “twice the size of Tiny Tim.”

Ol’ Ebenezer never mentions a side of Brussels sprouts or

Creative, Innovative and Healthy:
Hospital Chefs Learn to Cook Meatless

December 16th, 2013

Let food be thy medicine. And if thy food is meatless, even better.

With all due respect to Hippocrates, at a recent cooking class held at Natural Gourmet Institute, the prescription for hospital chefs who want to provide healthier, plant-based menu options was Meatless Monday. It was all part of an innovative cooking

Two State Schools Bring
Meatless Monday to the Table

December 16th, 2013

Two more schools have adopted Meatless Monday, integrating a weekly plant-based diet into their dining programs. Miami University of Ohio and SUNY Binghamton in New York have each launched the initiative at the urging of their students, tailoring the program to suit the cultures of their respective campuses.

At Miami University, a simple lottery system

Stuffed Squash is a Perfect Side Dish or Main Attraction

December 16th, 2013

Via the Food Network:

“Though squash often plays a starring role on Thanksgiving dinner tables — from soups and salads to mashes and mac and cheese — this family-friendly vegetable is a staple all winter long. Just like butternut and spaghetti squash, acorn squash is endlessly versatile: Feature it as a simple side to round

Exotic Flavors Mix in this Cabbage Potato and Carrot Medley

December 16th, 2013


“Last Friday I bought a head of cabbage to make “sinigang,” a soupy dish from the Philippines with a distinct salty/sour note, because I wanted to get rid of my cold. Sinigang, can be made with chicken, pork, seafood, cabbage and other vegetables. This dish can help you beat your cold. Now that

Cauliflower Proves its Versatility in Six Delicious Recipes

December 16th, 2013

Via the LA Times:

“It’s Meatless Monday, which means many are taking the challenge to go meat-free to start the week. If you’re looking for some vegetarian recipes, we’re here to help.

Cauliflower is an ideal meat substitute because it’s meaty in texture and so versatile. Here are six cauliflower recipes that really highlight the

South Miami Passes
Meatless Monday Resolution

December 16th, 2013

The City of South Miami passed a resolution this month in support of Meatless Monday, citing ethical, environmental and personal health concerns as well as the established benefits of a plant-based diet.

The adoption marks yet another metropolitan participant in a long list that includes Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Aspen, CO.

South Miami bills

Sweets to Satisfy
the Palate and
Nourish the Soul

December 16th, 2013

As award-winning blogger Hannah Kaminsky demonstrates, a little zest and creativity are all it takes to develop delicious plant-based sweets that indulge the senses without weighing on the conscience.

Via the Huffington Post:

“Are visions of sugarplums dancing in your head? You’re not alone. ‘If you had a life without real dessert, what kind of life

Hungry Girl Goes Meatless:
A MM Interview with Lisa Lillien

December 9th, 2013

Hungry Girl is helping to support Meatless Monday, and she’s doing it in a big way. In a recent blog post on, The Carnivore’s Guide to Meatless Monday, Lisa Lillien reached her vast audience with delicious, smart Meatless Monday recipe ideas and advice. “Going vegetarian, even for some of your meals, can