Meatless Monday Articles

Talking TED with
Peggy Neu, President of
The Monday Campaigns

February 24th, 2014

When Meatless Monday founder Sid Lerner wanted to expand the program’s reach, he knew what industry to take his cues from. As a former ad man, Lerner understood the need for smart marketing. In 2008 he tapped Peggy Neu, a fellow advertising executive, to head Meatless Monday’s parent organization The Monday Campaigns. Under her

Meatless Monday Interview:
Dr. Neal Barnard

February 17th, 2014

Dr. Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is optimistic that America is turning a corner. After decades of poor diets and resulting health problems, Dr. Barnard is buoyed by trends like our reduced consumption of meat and a leveling off of some diseases. One of America’s leading advocates for plant-based diets, Dr. Barnard is the founder and

Dr. Oz Touts
Meatless Monday
as Restorative Tip

February 17th, 2014

Dr. Mehmet Oz, on his show last week, promoted a weekly regimen designed to restore energy. Titled “Restart your Body 5 Ways in 5 Days,” the episode shone a spotlight on a disconcerting trend among Americans: namely, our collective sense of exhaustion. But Oz argued passionately that diets can have a profound effect on how

Doctors Without Burgers

February 13th, 2014

Lenox Hill Internist Teaches Meatless Monday Cooking Class

Tonight a group of New York-based doctors will be practicing with the latest medical instrument: a fork.

Dr. Robert Graham, the Interim Program Director of Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, will lead 13 medical residents in a unique cooking course designed to familiarize them with the

The Chew chews on more Meatless dishes

February 13th, 2014

This past Monday, ABC’s The Chew championed Meatless Monday for a third time, dedicating their September 30th episode to a category of “Mighty Meatless Meals” designed to satisfy even the most ardent meat lovers.

Host Clinton Kelly introduced the segment by enumerating some of the key benefits of going meatless once a week,

Meatless Monday Interview: Mollie Katzen

February 13th, 2014

Mollie Katzen continues to inspire. Her new book, The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation, is a highly personal, beautifully illustrated continuation of a journey she has been sharing with her readers since the Moosewood Cookbook was released 35 years ago. It’s less a cookbook than a conversation; each chapter features

Benson Brewery: The Movement Enters Cattle Country

February 13th, 2014

This past Monday, when a restaurant in the heart of cattle country embraced Meatless Monday, residents reacted swiftly: they jammed the place.

Benson Brewery, located in Omaha, Nebraska, had a one-hour wait as customers enthusiastically lined up for local, sustainable and delicious vegetarian cooking. And this is why Meatless Monday is good business:

Iran Joins the Worldwide Meatless Monday Movement

February 13th, 2014

The increasing trend of meat consumption in Iran and the Middle East is alarming the region’s nutrition and food activists. If consumption keeps accelerating, it could have serious health and environmental impacts on the Iranian population.

Enter Tehran-based Omega Research Team (ORT), which has taken the bold step ofintroducing Meatless Monday to the country. ORT wants to

New Book Moves Veggies to the Center of the Plate

February 13th, 2014

Nutritional muse Lora Krulak introduces exciting flavors that even hard-core carnivores will find hard to resist

A Hobo Stew for the
Late, Great Pete Seeger

February 10th, 2014

Edgy Veggie columnist Ellen Kanner has penned a moving tribute to folk legend Pete Seeger, who died two weeks ago at the age of 94. It amounts to a rousing celebration of both food and music, and their ability to effect positive social change. In Kanner’s candid view, preparing a meal should call for the

Meatless Monday
Goes to India

February 10th, 2014

In the decade since its inception, Meatless Monday’s influence has been felt around the globe—even in countries, like India, with predominantly vegetarian populations. Meatless Monday’s founder, Sid Lerner, spoke with veteran reporter Shonali Muthalaly at India’s leading English daily The Hindu to discuss the movement’s humility, flexibility, and improbable success.

“It’s a really incredible thing for

A Russian Salad in Honor of Sochi

February 10th, 2014

If the combination of high-def athleticism plus big-screen technology isn’t quite transporting you to Sochi in the way you were promised, try refueling with this classic Russian dish: a vegetarian zakuski, or tapa, that mixes roasted beets, chopped walnuts, and warm seasonings. Just don’t attempt a triple Axel afterwards.

Read more at the Cooking Channel

Going Meatless on Valentine’s Day

February 10th, 2014

Many couples feel pressured to turn Valentine’s Day (and night) into a marquee event, complete with fancy restaurants and flowing champagne. But such expectations can lead to a drained wallet and tight waistline the next day.

This year, why not cook up an intimate dinner for your loved one at home? Bonus points if

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