News

Eating Vegetarian

By mahir | January 12, 2011

Since the New Year, I’ve been thinking a lot about eating vegetarian.  Creating a new menu for a new restaurant takes a lot of work, and one of the most important things for me is making sure there are delicious meat-free dishes.  I like to eat vegetarian once or twice a week, and it’s important to me that the options are there.

Living a vegetarian lifestyle, or eating a meat-free meal is not just about abstaining from animal products, it’s about connecting with what you eat, and making conscious decisions about food.

It doesn’t have to be a label, or even a strict pronouncement, it’s a simple as eating a vegetarian meal once or twice a week.  Reducing meat consumption has many benefits, for your health, for the planet, and for personal appreciation.

Great vegetarian cuisine doesn’t make me think about meat.  When I take a bite of an eggplant lasagna, I’m not thinking about turkey.  Filling, flavorful food can be just as delicious as a cheeseburger.

Try these vegetarian recipes for a delicious meat-free meal this week and check back on Wednesday’s for my vegetarian column:

Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette, Avocado-Banana Smoothie, Noodles with Sambal Oelek, Cauliflower Fritters, Chunky Mashed Vegetables and Corn Mashed Potatoes.

More about: , , ,

You Might Also Like:

Newsletter

Featured Recipe

Image by Rod Waddington Dinner

By Suzannah Schneider

Injera

More Recipes

Meet the Team

About The Team

Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

Restaurants

Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Norda
Marc Burger