Meatless Monday Articles

Delicious Ways to Go Mexican and Meatless

May 4th, 2015

It’s true, Cinco de Mayo does not fall on a Monday this year. But if your May 4th Meatless Monday leaves you so inspired that you want to continue it into Tuesday, we have several delicious suggestions for meatless Mexican dishes.  

Cinco de Mayo is also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla.

Authentic Mexican Food Can Be Healthy, Certifies SPE

May 4th, 2015

A frozen margarita is not a Mexican drink.  And if you think Mexicans love to shove slices of lime into their beer, think again. Likewise, when it comes to Mexican food, our popular American conceptions bear little resemblance to the actual Mexican diet.  That was certainly the conclusion of Dos Caminos Chef Ivy Stark

Healthy Food Meets Fast Food

April 27th, 2015

You often hear that people would eat healthier if it was cheaper and easier – if healthy food was as accessible as fast food. Two years ago, author and columnist for the NY Times, Mark Bittman, wrote an article titled, “Yes, Healthful Fast Food is Possible. But Edible?” He profiled several budding restaurant chains who

‘Lusty Vegan’ Chef Gets Cooking on Access Hollywood

April 27th, 2015

As part of Earth Week, Access Hollywood Live co-hosts Kit Hoover and Billy Bush invited Chef Ayinde Howell, founder and publisher of the award-winning to show how he creates delicious meatless versions of traditional meals for Meatless Monday.

Chef Ayinde began by cooking up a traditional meatloaf using tofu, with lentils added for texture, and

Entertainment that Educates: The Meatrix, Relaunched.

April 20th, 2015

Over a decade ago, The Meatrix, an animated parody of The Matrix movie, spread like fire over the internet, entertaining and educating millions regarding, ‘the lie we tell ourselves about where our food comes from.’

The latest in the series, The Meatrix Relaunched premiered at TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”,

Join Meatless Monday in Celebrating Earth Day 2015

April 20th, 2015

April 22nd is Earth Day, and if you’re wondering what you can do to show your love for our planet, joining the global Meatless Monday movement is a great place to start. The more we find out about the strain meat production is putting on the environment, the more significant skipping meat once a

Controversy Over Dietary Guidelines Continues

April 13th, 2015

Michele Simon, President of Eat Drink and author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back, stopped by our office this week. She’s working with My Plate, My Planet, and other groups supporting the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, that

Author Highlights Small Steps like Meatless Monday on Daily Show

April 13th, 2015

Imagine a cow coming up to you as if it’s a huge puppy wanting you to pet him. Or a pig rolling over so you’ll rub her belly. A chicken sitting on your lap and letting you stroke its feathers while it coos like a housecat might purr. Imagine a turkey adopting you for

Students at UB Explore Meatless Monday

April 6th, 2015


We recently stumbled upon a wonderful blog created by students at the University at Buffalo to share their personal experiences about trying Meatless Monday. In addition to posting recipes and photos of what they’ve been cooking up on Mondays, they explore how going meatless on Mondays impacts other days of the week and affects

Flavor Gets a New Bible – and it’s Vegetarian.

April 6th, 2015

Two-time James Beard Award-winning author Karen Page released, The Flavor Bible in 2008. It made countless lists of top cookbooks of that year, and Forbes actually named it ‘one of the world’s ten best cookbooks of the past century.’ The Flavor Bible revolutionized how so many of us, from home cooks to professional

Dean Ornish Weighs in on the Myth of High-Protein Diets

March 30th, 2015


Over the next few months Americans are encouraged to comment on the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (see our recent article.) Dean Ornish, physician, author, and founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, let his thoughts be known in a recent op-ed piece published by the New York

Sir Paul Speaks and Sings About Meat Free Monday

March 30th, 2015

Earlier this month a Road to Paris reception was held at Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City.  The Road to Paris is a campaign for businesses, financiers, cities and regions, to support the historic opportunity of a global climate deal in Paris, at the United Nations COP21 climate conference in 2015.  Sir Paul

Semi-Vegetarians Have Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer According to New Study

March 23rd, 2015


Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in the U.S. Much attention has been focused on improving screening and treatment.   Enhancing prevention by reducing risk factors is also important, and the focus of new research.

Previous studies have provided convincing evidence that consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, is

The Latest Restaurant to Offer Meatless Monday is a Steakhouse.

March 23rd, 2015


Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse in Greenwich is the quintessential steakhouse. The stately dining room is framed by dark wood floors, Venetian plaster walls, and a coffered ceiling.

The bar, with its wood-burning stone fireplace, feels like an elegant social club. But thanks to a suggestion from a loyal patron and friend, the steak

Study Suggests Veggie-Rich Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk

March 16th, 2015


According to new research recently presented to the American Heart Association (AHA), substituting some of the meat in your diet with vegetables may lower your risk of dying from heart disease and stroke.  What makes these findings even more significant is they come from a large-scale study.

Researchers analyzed the eating and lifestyle