In honor of the last Meatless Monday of the year, we’re looking back at 2013′s most popular vegetarian dishes. With dozens of chili, taco, casserole and pasta recipes to choose from, these five really stuck out to our readers. Here’s looking back on a fantastic 53 Meatless Mondays and hoping that the next year’s will be just as full of healthy, delicious and fun recipes.
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!)
Gluten-free This Meatless Monday, go meat- and gluten-free with these hearty dishes that put a spotlight on seasonal veggies and comforting flavors.
With ingredients like beans, potatoes and cheese, you won’t even notice you’re missing meat or starch!
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.
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?
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).
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!
But your egg enjoyment doesn’t stop here; we’ve got plenty more egg-ceptional recipes here!
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!
Remember to check out our Meatless Monday Pinterest Board for tons of vegetarian recipe ideas, meat replacement tricks, and more!
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.
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.
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.