Meatless Monday Articles

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

Walnut Burger Announces the Winners of the #Go Nuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest

March 16th, 2015


Comprised of California walnuts, Wisconsin cheese, and some select secret ingredients, the Walnut Burger is beloved by vegetarians and meat eaters alike. But as the Jenkins’ family, who created the Walnut Burger, will tell you, it may come as a burger but it can quickly be transformed into a veggie ball, a pizza

C-CAP Celebrates 25 Years of Transforming Lives

March 9th, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3, Careers Through Culinary Arts Program held their annual benefit, this year honoring business leader & philanthropist Dick Parsons and chef/restaurateur Alexander Smalls. For those of you who couldn’t afford the $1000 ticket or don’t live near New York, here’s a brief summary of the event: Delicious. Inspiring.

It’s National Meatball Day. Have a Ball!

March 9th, 2015

March 9th, 2015 is National Meatball Day. It’s also National Get-Over-It Day and National Napping Day (welcome back Daylight Savings Time) but the one worth celebrating is definitely Meatball Day. And to commemorate this important holiday, all of The Meatball Shop locations in New York City will be kicking off a new partnership with Meatless Monday.

Meatless Monday to be Featured at Int’l Restaurant & Food Show

March 2nd, 2015


Meatless Monday is partnering with Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI), the leader in health-supportive culinary education, for a special presentation during the International Restaurant & Food Service Show of New York. The show will run March 8 through March 10, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. It’s the only

Dietary Advisory Committee Releases Controversial Report

March 2nd, 2015

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) submitted their report last week. While normally these reports don’t attract much attention, this one most definitely did. Not only did the Committee consider personal and public health when reviewing the dietary patterns of Americans, they also considered the health of the planet. Their recommendations mirror

Meatless Monday Class at Eataly a Delicious Experience

February 23rd, 2015

Eataly is not just an incredible emporium filled with exquisite food and wine from Italy. It’s not just a collection of wonderful restaurants, bakeries, coffee bars and gelato stands. It’s also a school. And this past Monday we got a delicious lesson in Italian cuisine, Meatless Monday style, from Chef Nicoletta Grippo.

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year on Meatless Monday

February 23rd, 2015

The festival marking the start of the Chinese new year began on Thursday, February 19th with families reuniting, fireworks exploding, and decorations everywhere. Special dishes are eaten on New Year’s Eve and throughout the sixteen day festival, with certain foods believed to bring good luck for the coming year. Not only do the dishes themselves

Celebrate a Meatless Mardi Gras this Monday!

February 16th, 2015

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday.”  It marks the last night of eating richer, fatty foods, the ‘last hurrah’ before the fasting and discipline that starts on Ash Wednesday and continues for the forty days of Lent. Louisiana is the only state that has declared Mardi Gras a legal holiday, but elaborate

Key Influencers Use Monday to Keep 2015 Healthy

February 16th, 2015

Happy February! How’s that New Year’s resolution going? If you’re anything like the average consumer, it might not be going as well as you hoped. Thirty-five percent of all New Year’s resolvers don’t make it through the end of January. And for those with fitness-related resolutions, the second week of February (right now, in

Women ‘Go Red’ during Heart Health Month

February 9th, 2015

This past Friday was ‘Go Red Day’ when women across America wore red to raise awareness about women’s heart health. But why settle for one day a year?  The Healthy Monday initiative is urging Americans to sport something red every Monday and keep heart health top of mind.  

“If more women wear