Meatless Monday Articles

Creative and Cool:
MM Looks At Summer Salads

June 23rd, 2014

When the calendar turns to late June, not only do we want to eat different foods, we want to eat them differently. Soups that would normally be served hot are just fine at room temperature or even chilled. Roasted veggies can be prepared long before mealtime and simply kept on the kitchen counter; nothing needs

PRO*ACT Joins the
MM Movement

June 23rd, 2014

On June 11, PRO*ACT, America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the foodservice industry, also delivered a bit of fresh news: PRO*ACT is joining the Meatless Monday movement.

The announcement of the partnership with Meatless Monday was made at United Fresh 2014, an annual trade show presented by the United Fresh Produce Association.

Natural Gourmet
Institute Hosts
MM Burger Cook Off;
And the Winner is…

June 16th, 2014

There’s a new burger in town. And its name is Wasabi-Spiced Adzuki.

On Monday, June 9, The Natural Gourmet Institute hosted a live Meatless Monday Veggie Burger Competition. Three NGI graduates were chosen from a field of alumni entries and given two hours to create great tasting, and, of course, healthy burgers. 

The idea of

Another Week, Another
City Goes Meatless:
San Jose Joins MM

June 16th, 2014

And now, it’s San Jose’s turn.

In what seems like a weekly event, another city is embracing the Meatless Monday movement. On June 3, San Jose, the 10th largest city in America, issued a Proclamation that officially announced their participation in the movement. Mayor Chuck Reed, Councilmember Ash Kalra and nine other councilpersons signed the

Butchers Close Shop,
Tavern Goes Meatless,
Teen Pitches School:
Welcome to Westport

June 9th, 2014

The town of Westport has a motto: “New England in tradition; cosmopolitan in outlook.” And now, it seems, they can add: “And meatless on Monday.”

Meatless Monday seems to be breaking out all over Westport, a Connecticut suburb that’s equal parts modern and affluent, while retaining its New England charm. For evidence of this, look

Philadelphia Schools Going
Lean, Green and Meatless

June 9th, 2014

Last fall, the Philadelphia City Council passed a Meatless Monday resolution. This spring, the city’s schools took that resolution and acted on it.

As announced at a School Reform Commission Action Meeting on May 29th, starting next fall, Philadelphia Public Schools, which serve 85,000 meals daily, will feature and promote meatless options every Monday.


Now in 35 Countries, The Sun
Never Sets On Meatless Monday

June 2nd, 2014

If you’re traveling this summer, one thing is certain: you’ll never be far from Meatless Monday. The movement is now in 35 countries; it is embraced by scores of governments, companies and schools; and, of course, millions of individuals participate every week. In addition to the countries listed on the Meatless Monday Global Page,

Wyandanch Schools
Join the Movement

June 2nd, 2014

One Long Island community with high rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure is looking at the next generation and taking a small step toward reversing the trend. Wyandanch has gone Meatless.

Joining the over one million schoolchildren in the U.S. participating in Meatless Monday, the Wyandanch, N.Y., school district recently introduced Meatless Monday

Teen Activist Focuses
On the Environment,
One Meal at a Time

May 26th, 2014

This Meatless Monday, you can start a meal with Robert Redford’s Sundance Salad. Top it with Alice Waters’s Garlic Vinaigrette. Then perhaps move onto Laurie David’s Quinoa Cakes or Chevy Chase’s Vegetarian Chili. It’s all possible if you follow the simple, colorful recipes in Emily Abrams’s new cookbook, “Don’t Cook the Planet.” An impressive collection

Welcome to Summer;
It’s Time to Take the
Veggies to the Grill

May 26th, 2014

From the National Concert in Washington, D.C., to Fleet Week activities in New York City, Memorial Day, of course, is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. At the same time, Memorial Day marks the start of summer, and as sure as towns across

Today on The Chew:
The Ultimate
Meatless Monday

May 19th, 2014

Meatless Monday takes center stage today on “The Chew,” as Michael and the gang are cooking up some vegetarian dishes even the most ardent carnivore couldn’t resist.

In addition, three audience members will be competing for the chance to cook with Michael Symon while sharing their recipes, including Ultimate Layered Eggplant Lasagna, Quinoa and Spinach

MM Celebrates 10th Anniversary
at the James Beard House

May 19th, 2014

On Monday May 12th, the James Beard Foundation hosted the “Meatless Monday 10th Anniversary Celebration,” a three-hour, four-course celebration that featured six of the Meatless Monday’s most passionate chefs, including Matteo Bergamini, SD26, NYC; Scott Uehlein, Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ; Alicia Walter, Eataly, NYC; and Jason Weiner, David Belknap and Geoffrey Kornberg of Almond, Bridgehampton,

The Pizza Collection:
10 Simple Recipes from
Top Cookbook Authors

May 12th, 2014

Calling all pizzaioli.

A new Meatless Monday cookbook is out, and this time, we’re giving America’s favorite food the Monday treatment.

Similar to our Comfort Food Cookbook and Chili Cookbook, which gave classic recipes a vegetarian twist, the mission behind the Meatless Monday Pizza Collection is designed to help people rediscover the joy of

Happy Cinco de Mayo:
A Very American,
Very Delicious,
Mexican Celebration

May 5th, 2014

First, a test: Cinco de Mayo is a) Mexico’s Independence Day; b) the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla; c) an American holiday that celebrates Mexican culture and heritage.

If you said “b” and “c,” then Feliz Sin Carne Lunes.

Today at Meatless Monday, we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, also known as the

Beauty, Brains and
Meatless: What It Takes
to Be Miss Philippines

May 5th, 2014

Of all the honorifics attainable in this world—Colonel, Highness, Grand Archduke—perhaps the most prized is Miss Universe, which fittingly evokes an otherworldly beauty. Who better to wear the title than M.J. Lastimosa, a perennial crowd favorite who radiates grace, compassion and good cheer in addition to her stunning looks? Recently crowned Miss Universe Philippines, M.J.