Meatless Mondays

Mango Risotto

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 22, 2014

Photo by Lachlan Hardy
Photo by Lachlan Hardy

Photo by Lachlan Hardy

This is a subtly sweet and creamy risotto, perfect for a Meatless Monday or a counterpoint to any duck or game dishes. It’s from my 2003 cookbook Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine.

Egg Sandwich with Green Bean Slaw Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | July 15, 2013

egg sandwich, green bean, slaw, hard boiled egg, bon appetit, meatless monday

egg sandwich, green bean, slaw, hard boiled egg, bon appetit, meatless monday

When turning on your oven is absolutely the last thing you want to do for fear that even the slightest change in ambient temperature will cause you to spontaneously combust, easy meals like sandwiches are key. You can get bored of the stereotypical sandwich options pretty quickly, though, which is where this egg sandwich with green bean slaw comes in. The slaw, which is probably my favorite part of this sandwich, consists of shaved green beans, red onion, radishes, and spicy olives; all dressed in a tangy, salty, creamy feta dressing. Serve with a sliced hard boiled egg for some extra protein and you’ll have yourself a sandwich worth getting excited about, even when the current heat wave seems like it’s too much to bear.

Adapted from Bon Appétit

green bean slaw, red onion, egg sandwich, meatless monday

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

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Dressing Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | December 10, 2012

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

I’ve been focusing a lot on salad consumption lately to get me through the few weeks in-between one holiday season and another with my skinny jeans still intact. Don’t get me wrong, my days are still dotted with cookie consumption, but I like to think I’m evening it all out by devouring a plate full of veggies on a daily basis.

My favorite salads are the kinds where each bite is filled with bursts of flavor and texture, not just plain old lettuce, forkful after forkful. Case in point – this roasted sweet potato salad, which is hearty, healthy and satisfying all in one. It has a hint of heat and tang from the jalapeno-lime dressing that makes the sweet potatoes and bell peppers taste all the more vibrant, while the black beans ground the salad, adding protein and heft. This is definitely the kind of salad you’ll look forward to eating day after day, so much so that you won’t even miss the cookie excess. Pinky swear.

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Adapted from Mark Bittman

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

Miso Harissa Delicata Squash and Swiss Chard Bulgur Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | November 19, 2012

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

As the holidays near ever-closer and and we seem to spend every spare minute digging our fingers into pie crust or our spoons into homemade cranberry sauce (yes, some taste testing is definitely in order!), healthy eating generally seems to fall by the wayside.  After all, who has time to throw together a veggie-full meal when there are cakes to be made and potatoes to be mashed?

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Sweet Potato Chile Mac Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | April 2, 2012

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Spring weather is fast approaching, if not already here, and while I’m sure we’re all looking forward to swimsuit season (!!) and therefore forcing ourselves to eat as many salads as possible before we are forced to go on an MD/PhD retreat cruise to Canada in August and wear a two-piece bathing suit in front of everyone we know…sometimes we just get a hankering for Mac and cheese.  It happens.

Luckily, there is such a thing as tasty delicious, good-for-you Mac and cheese.  And it’s right here, in this casserole dish.  This Mac and cheese is bulked up with sweet potatoes so you have a kind of sweet salty cheesy thing going on.  Read More

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Edamame Veggie Burger Recipe

By Melaina Gasbarrino | March 19, 2012

Photo: Robyn Lee

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Edamame, a popular soybean grown in Asia for centuries, over the past couple years have now flourished on this side of the world. If you’re wondering just what these beans are, well, they’re the bright green, salty pods you can find at your local sushi joint or supermarket.

The beauty of the edamame bean is that it offers up a whole slew of nutritional benefits. It’s high in protein and fiber, rich in vitamins and has anti-inflammatory properties that you certainly want to take full advantage of.

And so with all the nutritional benefits of these beans, and summer just around the corner, what better way to bring a little bright green fun into your life by grilling up an Edamame Veggie Burger. The burgers are a delicious, Japanese take on the traditional veggie burger and are best served with a bunch of wasabi, ginger and sprouts. So take to the grill, you master griller and serve up a healthy rendition of one of those high calorie, fat-packed, juicy burger.

Melaina is from a small town in Ontario, Canada and as an avid environmentalist with a passion for focusing on healthy living. Having traveled the world and written about it every step of the way, she one day hopes to develop unique environmental educational programs for kids.

Other veggie options you may enjoy:

Raw Zucchini Summer Salad Recipe

Curry Veggie Tofu Scramble Recipe

Garlic and Chili Brussels Sprout Recipe

Veggie Sandwich Recipe

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Lentil Mango Picadillo Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | March 19, 2012

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

As the weather starts getting warmer, I find myself craving tropical fruits.  It’s as if there’s a switch deep down in my subconscious that feels the sixty degree weather and responds with “pineapple mango papaya coconut time!”  And while I think what it really wants is for me to take this cue and run away to Latin America with it, I frequently just end up throwing mangoes into any and every dish that I make.  Salads, stir fries, and, as seen here, picadillo.

I made this originally during my early days as a vegetarian and it served as the perfect throwback to a non-veg meat dish that I loved.  Its so filling and satisfying, you just won’t miss the beef at allRead More

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Peanut Noodle Salad with Edamame and Bok Choy Recipe

By Joanne Bruno | March 12, 2012

Photo: Joanne Bruno

Photo: Joanne Bruno

The truth of the matter is that if you locked me up on a desert isle and told me I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, every day, ever and anon…I would choose peanut butter.  There’s no doubt about it.  Peanut butter is, was, and ever shall be my ultimate favorite food group.  (Yes, you heard me right. Food group.)

And while I don’t usually like to mince words with the things in life that make me happiest…I have a bit of a bone to pick with peanut butter and its calorie content.  How am I supposed to eat it every day of my life when it insists on behaving this way? And on that note…how can I not?  Well, 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 and dinner if you ask me! Read More

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