Meatless Monday Interviews

Celebrate Men’s Health Month: Q & A with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

June 11th, 2018

Mr. Adams sat down with Meatless Monday to discuss his very personal journey to a plant-based diet and his commitment to educate Brooklynites and the world about the connection between diet and health

Sodexo Foodservice Launches Meatless Monday at Brandeis with University’s Sustainability Committee

May 7th, 2018

Sodexo, the leading global foodservice management company, and Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, recently launched a successful Meatless Monday promotion. The Monday Campaigns provided free resources and collaborated with Emily Baksa, Sodexo’s Marketing Specialist and Beth Winthrop, National Dietitian for Sodexo Universities. They shared tips and insights on getting students excited about vegetarian and vegan meals on campus

SPOTLIGHT on Meatless Monday Ambassador Dr. Nyasha Spears

April 30th, 2018

Dr. Nyasha Spears, a family physician in Minnesota, is a vocal advocate of Meatless Monday for her patients. She understands the health and environmental benefits of reducing meat consumption. She became interested in the campaign after searching for methods people could use to help the environment on a daily basis

Chef Antoine Westermann of NYC’s Le Coq Rico Endorses Meatless Monday

April 23rd, 2018

His mother had 365 different ways of cooking vegetables. Now, Chef Antoine Westermann of Le Coq Rico, shares his family’s culinary wisdom with meatless diners. Opened in New York City in 2016, “Le Coq Rico” translates to “The Bistro of Beautiful Birds” and was created to be a celebration of poultry. His other passions include sustainability and the Slow Food Movement – both of which are closely aligned with Meatless Monday. Now, every Monday for lunch, Westermann features a meatless special on his menu as the Plats du Jour, or dish of the day

SPOTLIGHT on Meatless Monday Ambassador Sophie Sonnenfeld

March 5th, 2018

Meet 15-year-old Sophie Sonnenfeld, a ninth grader from Hopkins School in New Haven, CT. With her classmate Jack Kealey, she accomplished her mission last year to bring Meatless Monday to her school and keep it going

Mark Bittman Wants to Help You Cook Everything (Without Meat)

November 6th, 2017

Mark Bittman’s original How to Cook Everything Vegetarian was such a hit the first time around that the award-winning food writer decided it was time for an update. On November 7, Bittman will release a new edition which includes new recipes and information about the benefits of reducing meat consumption. We spoke with Bittman about

Meatless Monday Interviews Michelle Cardulla

September 4th, 2017

As a citizen of Rochester, artist and educator Michelle Cardulla is an active part of the Meatless Monday cause in Upstate New York. She provides cooking classes and outings for kids as well as recipes for them to take home to their parents, sometimes teaming up with Super Bowl champ Roland

Morrison Healthcare at Mayo Clinic Phoenix Brings Meatless Monday to Their Cafeteria

August 28th, 2017

This week, Meatless Monday is putting the spotlight on a new addition to the meat-free campaign. Morrison Healthcare at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona recently implemented Meatless Monday in their three cafeterias, serving vegetarian meals once a week to staff and visitors of the top hospital in the state. The campaign was well-received by everyone who took part and its successful launch may bring Meatless Monday to other Mayo Clinics in Rochester, Minnesota and Jacksonville, Florida.

We spoke to Eric Schiellerd, Executive Chef at Morrison Healthcare, to see how Meatless Monday is going and what he has planned

Special of the Day: Chef Anita Jaisinghani

February 20th, 2017

Houston to NYC – Pondicheri restaurants celebrate the fresh vibrancy of Indian cuisine

Anita Jaisinghani works long days. Her restaurants serve Indian-themed casual fare for breakfast and lunch, then transform to more upscale dining at night. She opened her first restaurant in Houston in 2001 – which just celebrated five years

Men’s Health Month Hero: Joe Bastianich, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Author

June 27th, 2016

Surrounded by rich Italian food all his life, Joe Bastianich experienced a wakeup call a decade ago that inspired him to change his ideas about eating meat and create a healthy new lifestyle for himself. [Photo Credit: DSG Fotografi

Banza Co-Founders on Creating a Chickpea-Powered Pasta

May 16th, 2016

We here at Meatless Monday love chickpeas. And what’s not to love?  A great source of protein and high in fiber, magnesium and folate, these naturally gluten-free legumes are loved across the globe for their nut-like taste and buttery texture. In its newest rendition, the versatile chickpea is used to make pasta, and we sat down with

A Plant-Powered Interview with Registered Dietitian Sharon Palmer

February 29th, 2016

Recently Meatless Monday caught up with Sharon Palmer, the registered dietitian behind the Plant-Powered Blog and the books The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life. Through her writing and her public speaking, Palmer is helping turn the modern American/Western Diet on its head with one not-that-radical change: put vegetables, instead of meat, at