Monday, August 16, 2010

Meatless Monday

Running Green supports Meatless Monday, an initiative associated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The goal of Meatless Monday is to help reduce meat consumption in order to improve public health and the health of the planet.

These delicious-looking recipes are published by the Meatless Monday initiative, and may be found at

Monday Morsels (Source:
Long-time NYC staple The Village Voice highlights NPR’s
recent Meatless Monday radio piece… LA Weekly provides a brief history of the Monday movement… My Fox Illinois offers an exciting MM recipe for German-apple pancakes… E-commerce company All Business shows how MM can bring in restaurant revenue… MadeMan Magazine recommends MM as one of their top 10 healthy eating tips.

Running Green is now featured in Meatless Monday's "Bloggers on Board" list!



Don said...

I'm sorry, but putting peaches in tacos sounds as gross as putting pineapple on a pizza! Gag!

However, the curried egg salad is almost the exact recipe I use. I put the chopped celery in the salad and add about a quarter cup of finely chopped onion. This recipe is also great for tuna salad if you eat fish. (People who haven't eaten curry should probably start with just a quarter teaspoon and add more if they like it.)

Also, the same recipe can be easily adapted to make deviled eggs. Instead of celery, add a bit of finely minced red and/or green peppers, mix in a tablespoon of sweet pickle relish, and add a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce to mix with the mashed egg yolks.

Don said...

My vegetarian/comfort food recipe for the week:

Mashed potatoes and cauliflower:

Make mashed potatoes as you usually would. Put cauliflower florets in a covered dish with a bit of water (1/8-1/4 cup at most) and cook until tender enough to mash with a fork (about 4 min. in my micro).

Mix equal parts of the mashed potatoes and cauliflower, and add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and butter/oleo to taste. You could also add a bit of grated cheese if you like.

This makes a healthier alternative to regular mashed potatoes with less carbs and more vitamins. It's also a good way to sneak vegetables into your kids' food since you only taste the potatoes.

If you're trying to cut back on fat, use a little chicken or vegetable stock instead of butter in the mash.

Jennifer said...

Great post Vern! I don't consider myself a vegetarian, however I find that I eat meat maybe once a week, if I have to eat out, especially at an event maybe two times a week. Even then I am lucky to consume 4 OZ. I like the benefits of the protein and the taste but find it takes a toll on my diet to eat it much more often than that. Cheers!

Vern said...

Don, the curried egg salad and the mashed potato variation both sound good!

Jennifer, eating meat once a week or so, you're more than completely on board for the Meatless Monday concept! I know that total vegetarian isn't for everyone, and just cutting back on meat is good for health and for the Earth!