My friend, Johnna, told me about a great article in New York Magazine I have to share.  It's entitled Vegetables Are the New Meat See?  I'm on to something!

Clearly it's been ages since meat was a staple in my diet, but you don't have to be a vegan to incorporate more vegetables into your meals.  Unfortunately, since they often require preparation, many people suffer from a lack of the suggested dietary intake, which could also lead to a deficiency in a variety of vitamins and minerals.

As you can see from the article, some restaurants have moved to "Meatless Mondays."  Well, you don't have to be a restaurateur to do the same.  Next Monday night, serve up fabulous salad with both raw and cooked veggies (like frizzled shallots, roasted grapes or grilled eggplant or roma tomatoes.)  If salad's not enough for you (or your spouse or kids), make a killer veggie chili, bean burritos with spanish rice, or even a pasta primavera.  If you want a fuller feeling protein, marinate tofu "steak" in some soy sauce, minced garlic and a little ginger, plus a dash of maple syrup or brown sugar.  Pop it into the over at 350 for 15-20 minutes to heat it and let the flavors infuse, steam up some brown rice, and you're all set!


Veg and the City