Jamie Oliver has been one of the most talked-about chefs in 2010, causing a stir in American school lunch rooms with his TV show Food Revolution; his newest cookbook, 30-Minute Meals, has been breaking sales records across the pond. His cookbooks are far from vegan, but his use of healthy, fresh ingredients keeps him far away from the worst cookbooks of 2010, and he makes enough vegetarian dishes to last us several Meatless Mondays. The only drawback to Jamie’s recipes (including the ones in 30-Minute Meals) is that they use British-style measurements instead of American ones. So we scavenged the Internet for a few American-friendly recipes to get us going while we wait for 30-Minute Meals to come out using cups instead of milliliters (some don’t require measuring cups at all). More
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Lately there’s been a lot of talk about how much Vitamin D we should really be getting in our daily diets, and the answer, for now, seems to be: As much as you can. But the best sources of vitamin D are sun (not going to happen for a few months, at least where we live) and meat (not going to happen on Meatless Monday, or anytime you’re avoiding meat). So what should a vegetarian do? You should definitely take a multivitamin to supplement your dietary intake, because without meat, it’s extremely difficult to get much vitamin D in your diet, but vegetarian sources of the essential nutrient include mushrooms, fortified milk, and (weirdly) corn pudding. More
Last night, I cooked dinner for seven without a scrap of meat. Meatless Sunday doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Meatless Monday, but after making brisket for Hanukkah and eating a fair share of bacon at brunch, it felt good to serve (and eat) a meal that didn’t involve red meat or poultry, regardless. I baked Eggplant Parmesan Rolls with Swiss Chard and Mint from a back issue of Bon Appetit, whose cover article “One Dish Dinners” promised filling, healthy takes on old-school casseroles. It worked: It tasted good, was easy to make, and required a minimum of dish-washing at the end of the night, so I was able to spend some time actually conversing with my guests. Whether you’re cooking for seven on Sunday or two on Tuesday, I like the idea of healthy, vegetarian one-dish dinners, so I found ten more in honor of Meatless Monday: More
Before we get to thinking about potato latkes and Christmas cookies, we feel we need some reprieve from all the festive eating (and cooking). Cleansing soups and salads are perfect Meatless Monday dishes, and they also make for great light post-Thanksgiving meals. Plus, they’re easy to make, easy to digest, and will make us a whole lot happier come January, when we don’t feel like we have to stop eating solid foods for a month just to get over the damage we did in November and December. More
We don’t believe in serving diet food on Thanksgiving, but we do like to lessen our guilt by serving a little less meat at the table – between the turkey and pancetta stuffing, there’s plenty of animal on our menu. Serving tasty vegetarian sides for the holiday makes for a more balance meal – health-wise and earth-wise. More
Last weekend’s New York Times featured Marilyn Monroe’s stuffing recipe, found in her notes and re-fashioned into a modern dish, ripe for Thanksgiving. Hers calls for chicken livers and beef, but we found ten other celebrities (and celebrity chefs) whose recipes are perfect for next week’s holiday, and are completely meat-free.
This Meatless Monday, we bring you ten vegetarian recipes that even famous people would eat: More
Some look forward to mom’s lumpy mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving; some can’t wait to try new dishes and put a few surprises on the table. Some are also anticipating a completely vegetarian holiday. This week’s Meatless Monday recipe roundup is devoted to those in the latter groups: Non-traditional Thanksgiving requires great recipes, so we hunted for 10 ways to use classic Thanksgiving standbys like potatoes and gravy in interesting, meat-free ways: More
It’s never too early to start mapping out your Thanksgiving menu, and it’s also not hard to plan a lot of vegetarian dishes for Thanksgiving. We found ten for you to test between now and turkey day; all are meatless and perfectly suitable for Meatless Monday. More
It’s hearty, nutritious, and can be used in everything from lasagna to curry soups. Do you know what this in-season mystery ingredient is? It’s not meat; it’s a sweet potato. The root vegetables are a perfect Meatless Monday recipe staple (even if you’re used to serving them next to turkey). Though you might be used to mashing them up and giving them a sugary topping for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of ways to serve them (and you might be surprised by their less-than-saccharin taste when they’re not topped with ‘mallows). More
There’s no shortage of great fall produce to supply your vegetarian pantry, so the next few Meatless Mondays should be a piece of cake. Check out our gallery of hearty recipes that take advantage of pumpkin, squash, apples, pears, red lentils, and the other great ingredients flooding the farmers’ markets right now: More
It’s that time of the week again: Back to work, back to the week’s meal planning, and don’t forget: Meatless Monday. You may have had your heart set on ordering a pepperoni pizza, but we urge you: Do like we (try to) do, and skip meat for today. Just today; if you do it every week it adds up. And if you get your friends and family to munch on vegetables and grains instead of meat and potatoes with you, it really adds up.
Right now there are more types of tomatoes at the farmers’ markets than you probably know what to do with, so for this week’s Meatless Monday Recipe Roundup, we’re giving you some ideas. Enjoy:
Here in New York, it’s a rainy, chilly Monday morning, and we’re already craving a big bowl of hot soup for lunch. (Yes, it’s still August.) Soup also happens to be easy to make with fresh, healthy ingredients, and you … More
Cucumbers are officially cool: Besides being a refreshing way to beat summer heat, they also contain a surprising amount of important vitamins and minerals. Their flesh contains lots of vitamin C and caffeic acid (which soothes irritated skin and reduces … More