meatless monday

Autumn Ratatouille Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | October 29, 2012

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Even though I love all of the components of a typical end-of-summer ratatouille on their own — eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes — something happens when they are brought together in stew form that spurs my disinterest.

Perhaps it’s that it just doesn’t feel right eating such a hearty thick dish while the days are still long and the heat is almost more than you can bear.

Enter this autumn ratatouille.  It incorporates some of fall’s best vegetables into it’s mix so that you can make it as soon as the temperatures start to dip.  Although after tasting it in all of its richly flavored glory…you might just be tempted to make/buy it year round.  Do it. I won’t blame you.

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Recipe adapted from Ottolenghi’s Plenty

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student. Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others.

Peach, Pluot & Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | September 10, 2012

Peach, Pluot, and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Somehow, someway I’ve gotten it into my head that learning to like beets will make me a better person. They’ll make me smarter, funnier, have more friends…or at the least give me one more vegetable to add to my healthy eating repertoire.

Liking beets just doesn’t come naturally to me the way it does to some people, but I’ve found that when you combine vegetables you don’t like with things you’re completely enamored with…they suddenly become tolerable. So in this salad I’ve tossed them with summer’s most delicious stone fruits – peaches and pluots – as well as some feta cheese, whose strong tangy flavor pairs perfectly with the beets’ sweet earthy tones. The resulting dish is so tasty that even I, a former beet hater, can look forward to eating it.

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student. Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others.

Photos: Joanne Bruno

Recipe adapted from Love and Olive Oil

Red Rice Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | June 11, 2012

red rice and edamame salad

There are three words that strike fear into the heart of every woman worldwide.

They make thighs quiver, palms sweat, and goose bumps…bump. Yup, you guessed it – bathing suit season. It’s imminent and we need to take panic-attack preventative measures.

Salads are a girl’s best friend this time of year, especially salads like this that are chock full of hearty satisfying ingredients like edamame, rice and spinach. So eat up and don’t stress this summer.

With vibrantly healthy foods under your belt, that bikini will be nothing to sweat about.

Joanne Bruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: Eats Well With Others

Photos: Joanne Bruno

Recipe adapted from The Taste Space

Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | May 24, 2012

noodle salad

While peanut butter exists to make some of us personally happy, it unfortunately lands the bad rap of packing an overwhelming amount of calories. How are you supposed to eat it every day when it insists on behaving this way? Thankfully with this noodle salad, you can actually satisfy your peanut butter cravings without going on an all-out calorie binge. These noodles are bulked up with tons of vegetables – bell pepper, bok choy, and edamame so that you get all of the delicious flavor of peanut sauce without quite as many calories. Definitely a win/win lunch or dinner.

Photos: Joanne Bruno

JoanneBruno is a food writer and third year MD/PhD student.  Find more of her delicious ramblings over at her blog: EatsWellWithOthers.

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Grilled Corn and Mango Guacamole Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 20, 2012

Photo:  jmackinnell

Happy President’s Day! Not only is today President’s Day but it’s also Meatless Monday, so while you’re resting at home why not celebrate it a festive dip to set the mood? Whether you’re celebrating today alone or by hosting a gathering for friends, this Grilled Corn and Mango Guacamole is reason to celebrate enough.

The grilled corn and mango add incredible sweetness to this spicy guacamole. Pair it with tortilla or veggie chips for the ultimate afternoon snack. Read More

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | October 31, 2011

caramelized brussels sprouts

The auditions are officially underway. I have beets pacing frantically up and down the corridor outside my apartment, biting their fingernails, hoping against hope that I can find some way to prepare them that doesn’t make me cringe in ugh-this-tastes-like-dirt disdain.  The sweet potatoes and winter squash, knowing full well of their “most favorite vegetable” status, have practically moved in, while of the other root vegetables, parsnips have the most promise but celery root is an absolute lost cause.

And then there’s the underdog of the Thanksgiving table. The vegetable that half of us love to hate and the other half hate to love – the brussels sprout. Being in the latter camp myself, I’m not-so-secretly rooting for him to make an appearance on my holiday menu and if there’s any recipe to win over the masses, it’s this one for caramelized brussels sprouts. Read More

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Egg Salad on Rustic Bread with Kale Chips and Sharp Cheddar Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | June 20, 2011

Egg Salad Sandwich

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Egg salad is a vegetarian sandwich go-to, especially for picnics. I love it, but not when it’s overloaded with mayonnaise, so I used Goddess dressing instead, which gets its creaminess from a tahini base. With the addition of the Dijon mustard and the spices, I didn’t find that this combination lacked any of the flavor of the fattier versions.

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