Meatless Monday Articles

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

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