meatless Monday

Meatless Monday: The Anti-Steak

Written on December 2, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Enjoy a nice steak this Meatless Monday…a vegetable steak that is! When cut and cooked properly, vegetables take on a meaty texture that resemble steak. Add some sauce and a hearty side dish and you’ll feel like you’re dining at the best steak house in town. Try these “steak” recipes tonight:

 

Grilled Soy-Ginger Broccoli Steaks (because grilling is a great way to add great texture and flavor to just about anything!)

Stuffed Eggplant Steaks (filled with gooey cheese and all things Italian)

Cauliflower Steaks with Cheesy Cauli-Puree and Hazelnut Gremolata (cauliflower two ways from our brand new December issue!)

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A Gluten-Free Meatless Monday

Written on November 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm , by

Gluten-free This Meatless Monday, go meat- and gluten-free with these hearty dishes that put a spotlight on seasonal veggies and comforting flavors.

 

Succotash Veggie Chili

 

Broccoli Rabe Frittata with Fennel Salad

 

Vegetable Lasagna

With ingredients like beans, potatoes and cheese, you won’t even notice you’re missing meat or starch!

 

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Life is Short, Eat Pie for Dinner

Written on November 18, 2013 at 11:10 am , by

As the holiday season approaches, we’re all beginning to think about our favorite pie recipes that we just can’t wait to cook up and devour–whether it’s pumpkin, pecan or lemon chiffon. Put a Meatless Monday spin on your favorite dessert and try a savory pie for dinner. They may not be loaded with all things sweet and fruity, but they do promise cheesy, vegetable goodness that’s sure to leave you slicing up seconds.

 

Tomato Blue Cheese Tart

 

Vegetable Shepherds Pie

Spinach Ricotta Pie

 

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Meatless Monday: Stuffed to the Brim

Written on October 21, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Pump up your favorite veggie or pasta by stuffing it with new life. That’s right, today we’re talking about stuffed meatless mains like zucchini and pasta shells. As if these ingredients aren’t delicious enough on their own, add a delicious, meat-free filling and you’ve got the perfect dinner that’s as fun to eat as it is to make. Here are some of our favorite stuffed foods for Meatless Monday.

 

Ratatouille-Stuffed Zucchini Pizzas (from our brand new November issue!)

 

Double Stuffed Shells (because stuffing shells once just wasn’t enough)

 

What are some of your favorite foods to stuff?

 

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Nuts + Grains = 1 Great Meatless Monday

Written on October 14, 2013 at 10:23 am , by

We’re always looking for different ways to make our Meatless Mondays exciting and delicious. As the weather cools down, we look for comforting and hearty dishes featuring seasonal veggies, grains and nuts. You may be used to looking at rice and grains as more of a side dish, but with the right pairing they make for a nutritious and hearty meal. Here are some of our favorite nut and grain combos, but remember, you can always substitute with whatever you have on hand (we’re looking at you, quinoa).

Couscous + Almonds = Roasted Cauliflower Salad

 

Orzo + Pine Nuts = Lemon Orzo with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

 

Arborio Rice + Walnuts = Asparagus and Parsley Pesto Risotto Bake

 

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Meatless Monday: How Egg-cellent!

Written on October 7, 2013 at 11:33 am , by

Meatless Monday gives us a great excuse to embrace veggies and beans, but it also gives us a great excuse to embrace everyone’s favorite breakfast staple: eggs! Whether you like ‘em hot or cold, scrambled or fried, deviled or baked, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients when it comes to flavor, texture and meal. They’re packed with protein, which makes them the perfect star of or addition to any Meatless Monday dish. But don’t worry–you’re not just limited to an egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. Here are some great egg-centric meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Eggs Over Kale Hash

Baked Nestled Eggs

Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches

But your egg enjoyment doesn’t stop here; we’ve got plenty more egg-ceptional recipes here!

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Meatless Monday: Providing that Protein Fix

Written on September 30, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Last week, we asked everyone on our Facebook page how they fill their protein void on Meatless Monday. Well, the results are in: You substitute with beans! Whether you like ‘em baked, mashed, refried or straight out of the can, beans are one of the most versatile ingredients in everyone’s pantry. We know you love adding them to soups, salads, rice and omelets, so we wanted to share some less common bean-filled recipes to for you to branch out with in your meatless endeavors!

 

Baked Green Chile Chilaquiles

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

Mushroom & Black Bean Chili

Remember to check out our Meatless Monday Pinterest Board for tons of vegetarian recipe ideas, meat replacement tricks, and more!

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A Meatless Monday Full of Fall Flavors

Written on September 23, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Despite what the temperature, clothing choices or abundant sunshine may tell you, yesterday was the first day of fall, and we’re so excited for the flavors and dishes that are about to emerge! While we’re never ones to turn town a piping hot bowl of turkey chili or meaty lasagna, there’s something so satisfying about a dish full of fresh and seasonal veggies. That’s why this Meatless Monday, we’re celebrating everything we love about fall.

 

Mama Elsa’s Stuffed Zucchini

Bowties, Brussels Sprouts and Candied Almonds

Grilled Eggplant Subs with Mozzarella and Tomato Jam

Kal-iflower Stoup

 

Round out these hearty meals with a simple side salad. Just remember to save room for dessert, because pumpkin, pears and apples deserve a place on your Meatless Monday menu, too!

 

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Meatless Monday: Got Leftovers from #SundaySupper?

Written on September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

When you’re cooking, more is definitely better. Case in point: When you make enough to have leftovers from Sunday night, you can transform them into Monday’s meal! Many of our #SundaySupper recipes are big enough to yield two meals for your family, and our various vegetarian options translate perfectly for Meatless Monday. So instead of starting from scratch every day, try one of these long-lasting recipes.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Butternut Squash Risotto

Spinach Mushroom Quiche

 

 

Now, just add a side salad and you’re good to go. Or, maybe you do want to start from scratch tonight so you can celebrate Guacamole Day. Try our Huevos Rancheros with a big dollop of the green stuff for an extra protein boost. Now that’s a meal we worth celebrating.

 

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Meatless Monday: A Souper Summer

Written on September 9, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Usually we think of soup as being warm and comforting, and perfect for a cold winter night. But summer produce has its place in the soup world, too! And there’s no better way to use the last of your farmer’s market goodies than in chilled soups. These meatless bowls of flavor and nutrients are the perfect pick-me-up during the week day, or great for a light lunch during a busy weekend. Make a batch on Sunday, eat for lunch on Meatless Monday, and savor the rest throughout the week. They’re one pot wonders you won’t want to miss out on! Here are some of our favorites:

Chilled Leek and Yellow Squash Soup

Corn Avocado Soup with Cheesy Toasts

Hot or Cold Carrot Soup

Chilled Asparagus Soup

We hope you have a souper Monday!

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