Monday, October 18, 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:
The LA Times celebrates MM with a recipe for mushroom quesadillas… welcomes Chef Glenn Babcock to the MM movement as he introduces his fall lineup of meatless dishes for D.C. restaurant Nage… The Toronto Vegetarian Society is encouraging action through eating by asking mayoral candidates if they will pass a MM resolution if elected… The blog at Eating Well includes some MM inspiration this week, including links to dozens of plant-based entrees… One student at Irvine Valley College encourages her classmates to try MM with a recent op-ed in The Lariat.


Don said...

I've never heard of tempeh before. Since I'm not a big fan of tofu, I don't think I'll try it.

My dishes for the week are roasted vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, and cauliflower) and red coleslaw which is made with a dressing of apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and sugar. The slaw is OK if you like really sour things, but I really prefer the usual creamy dressing.

Vern said...

Don, I like tempeh, but it's kind of expensive and we don't eat a lot of it. Fresh vegetables are delicious, cheap and nutritious!

To me, tofu is kind of bland. I think it's OK in recipes with stronger flavors for it to absorb. My favorite tofu is marinated in soy or teriyaki and roasted in the oven.

The MM recipe of this week that I most want to try is the Spaghetti with Lentil Sauce. I've found that I like lentils used instead of meat in other recipes, so I think this could work.

Your weekly menu-- you just can't go wrong with roasted vegetables! I think that's the best way to prepare them.