Monday, September 27, 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:
Nobel Laureate Lee Yuan-tseh celebrates the one-year anniversary of Meat-free Monday Taiwan by imploring us to cut back one day a week… Foodie newsletter The Tasting Table thanks expert chefs for spreading the word about MM… The Franciscan Center of Baltimore now offers a community Healthy Monday meal program… Fry’s Vegetarian in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa asks eaters to make Monday meatless… The International School Bangkok now offers MM meals and 400 students have pledged to go meat free every week.

Several days ago we tried a great new vegetarian dish, a "meatless loaf" made with lentils and rice.  It was delicious.  My wife found the recipe in a magazine, and I'll try to find an online version and publish it in Wednesday's "Green Choices" post!


Don said...

The combination of soy sausage, bell pepper, boysenberry jam, and hot salsa sounds horrible to me. The baked ratatouille, on the other hand, sounds delicious.

The vegetable soup is very similar to a Pasta Fagioli I made last week. See the recipe here:

Just substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth for a vegetarian version. I thought the celery needed more cooking time as it was too crunchy for soup, and I don't recommend using tomato sauce as it makes it too thick. A can of diced tomatoes can take the place of the peeled/chopped fresh ones if you want to save time.

Vern said...

Don, out of this week's recipes, the ratatouille sounded like the one I'd really like to try.

I really like pasta e fagiole, but Deb hasn't been making it. Not sure if she has a recipe or not. I'll give her the one from your link. Thanks!

We also like minestrone, and Deb makes that occasionally. We substitute vegetable broth in numerous recipes-- works great! Deb makes her own from fresh vegetables!