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Meatless Monday: Potato Latkes with Roasted Tomatoes, Zucchini and Fried Egg

Potato Latkes with Roasted Tomatoes, Zucchini and Fried Egg

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Tomorrow at sundown, Jews around the world will observe Hanukkah, the festival of lights. They will say prayers over the menorah, exchange festive presents and spin a mean dreidel. And they will eat lots of latkes.

Eating fried foods is an essential part of Hanukkah tradition and potato pancakes are often the dish of choice. In this recipe, Chuck cleverly serves his latkes with roasted vegetables and a fried egg to create a complete (albeit not Kosher) meal. Enjoy. And Happy Hanukkah!

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Meatless Monday: Radish and Sesame Soy Noodles

Radish and Sesame Soy Noodles

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

While slow cookers may seem like the only option for getting a good meal on the table by dinnertime, there is another, equally outstanding, route. And it’s silly simple: Just make your meal ahead.

Chinese food expert Ching-He Huang’s boldly flavored Radish and Sesame Noodles are meant to be served chilled. In fact, Huang even specifies that the noodles’ flavors will be better the day after they’re made. Prep these the night before (or morning of) the day you plan on enjoying them, then simply come home to dinner.

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Meatless Monday: Squash Soup

Squash Soup

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Let’s make life easy and declare today Soup Day. Why? Simple. You can get a head-start on Thanksgiving by cooking up an enormous pot of bubbling broth: Eat some for dinner today and freeze the rest. Come Thursday, all you’ll need to worry about is managing the big bird.

Alton’s squash soup, brimming with spicy ginger and a hint of honey, is satisfyingly thick but not too heavy (making it an ideal Monday night dinner and a Thursday evening appetizer). Even better, the entire meal can be prepared in under an hour — so you can get back to the rest of your holiday to-do list. Serve with crunchy bread to soak up every last bite in your bowl.

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Meatless Monday: Parsnip and Apple Tarte Tatin

Parsnip Tart

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

The only thing that doesn’t make sense about most tarts is that they’re not served until the end of the meal. What about their flaky, buttery, wondrous crust would make people want to hold out until after the main course to enjoy such a treat? I have no idea. Fortunately, the occasional savory tart can step in as the table’s centerpiece, like this parsnip and apple tarte tatin. As beautiful to behold as it is easy to execute, this stunning dish calls for roasting mellow parsnips and onions atop rosemary-flecked apples. Salty Parmesan cheese rounds out the dish, ensuring that no bite is too sweet or too savory. And if it seems odd to be eating a tarte for dinner, feel free to enjoy a big salad for dessert.

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Meatless Monday: Stuffed Artichokes

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

It’s go-time. The Thanksgiving countdown has officially begun, which means that right now is the time to take out your casserole dishes and sharpen your knives, not to mention, test drive a few holiday recipes before the big day arrives.

These tender, breadcrumb-stuffed artichokes are both elegant and homespun, making them a lovely addition on any Thanksgiving table (or in front of the TV on a weeknight). If you’ve never turned an artichoke before (a.k.a. prepped it for cooking), this video should give you the basics to get started. Try this simple recipe tonight and, by Thanksgiving, you’ll be ready to make it for your crew.

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Meatless Monday: Broccoli Casserole

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Didn’t make a casserole yesterday? Big mistake. Huge. Why? Because by the time you get home tonight, it will be dark out and the last thing you’ll want to do is chop, stir and saute. You’ll want quick dinner — and you’ll want it to be cheesy. Simply put: You’ll want this broccoli casserole.

If you can wait about 90 minutes, follow Alton’s dead-simple recipe for this wonderful (read: rich, hearty, exceptional) dish. Otherwise, bookmark this winner and make plans to get close with your oven next Sunday. Your Monday will thank you.

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Meatless Monday: Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato and Fontina

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Breakfast for dinner is not a novel concept. It is, however, a glorious one. Why? Because,at its core, the morning meal is meant to comfort. Breakfast’s star dishes are the ones that require no sharp utensils, but welcome copious pats of butter (think of them like love taps in dairy form) and are best eaten in pajamas.

Giada’s simple vegetable frittata is the kind that proves eggs are just as enticing in the PM. Make sure to to watch closely so you can set the pan under the broiler just before the yolks are set. The results will be puffy clouds of egg perfection for any time of day.

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Meatless Monday: Quick Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower with Walnuts

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Don’t be fooled by the banality of root vegetables. Sure, they’re often dirt-covered and tough to chew, but once washed (peeled, if need be), cut into manageable pieces and scorched in a hot oven, these colorful fall favorites develop a caramelized coating that rivals the flavor of candy (and, if you partake, bacon). In this vegetarian recipe, carrots and cauliflower are tossed with whole walnuts — an ingredient that not only adds welcome texture, but provides enough protein to make this a hearty, and incredibly healthy, main course.

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Meatless Monday: Fettuccine Alfredo

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Though some haters still deride vegetarian meals as rabbit food, there are a few hearty meat-free recipes that are as loved as burgers and meatloaf — and as nostalgic, too. This classic, creamy fettuccine can hold its own against rich meat dishes but requires far less work to put together (The entire recipe can be made in just 10 minutes.). Giada uses a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice and zest to brighten the flavors (a favorite trick of professional chefs that works particularly well here). Don’t skimp on the fresh Parmesan — it will add an additional hint of flavor that can’t be forged by cream and butter alone. Serve it with crunchy garlic bread to soak up any extra cream sauce.

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Meatless Monday: Zucchini Chili

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of lifeEating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week?

Fall can be so confusing. It’s hot out, it’s cold out, and each shorter day seems to taunt us with memories of late evening sunshine that has faded all too quickly. It’s a bummer. But instead of being haters, let’s consider the season’s upsides, like superb vegetables that weren’t quite ready in August. Take advantage of these last warmish days by stocking up on almost-over-ripe tomatoes or eggplants the size of forearms. Eat corn. Ignore apples. Or, grab a few enormous zucchinis and make this too-hearty-for-summer vegetarian chili. Loaded with beans and best alongside spinach-laced rice, this meat-free meal can be served hot or room temperature, making it perfect for the in-between days.

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