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Meatless Monday: Inspired By Literature -- Bloomsday Turns 90

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Great literature can inspire. Let Ulysses inspire you to go meatless. Celebrate Bloomsday with beer, by all means, but also with "weggebobbles and fruit," as Bloom puts it. "It's healthier." As his wife Molly puts it at the novel's orgasmic conclusion, yes.

THIS Is How To Remain Sexy As You Age

Mark Matousek | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Mark Matousek

I know a person who's having a midlife crisis. It isn't a secret; that's part of the crisis. His issue comes down to an excess of sex that he talks about excessively. His best friends don't mind that he's scoring more than LeBron James in a heated playoff -- they just wish he'd stop flaunting it.

Meatless Monday: Boston Uncommon

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

I'm right proud to have made The Boston Calendar's coveted list of Events That Don't Suck. Back at ya, Boston, it didn't suck for me, either. It was w...

Meatless Monday: From the Yukon With Love And Vegan Fruitcake

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

A big birthday shout out to Suat Tuzlak, my BFF whom I've never met. At least in person. I'm in Miami, he's in the Yukon. It's a tough commute. But de...

Meatless Monday: Detouring From The McNugget Route

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You're fried from work, your child is cranky, you're both starved and looking at imminent meal meltdown. You take the path of least resistance, and go for quick and kid-pleasing.

Meatless Monday: Hey, Thanks (I'm Talking to YOU)

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Lose the feeding frenzy aspect (please), and Thanksgiving is about creating celebration, togetherness, a sense that everything's going to be all right.

Meatless Monday: Eating to Save the World

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Tomorrow is World Vegetarian Day, kicking off a whole month of meatless joy and awareness. Just in time, too, because honey, people need some of both....

Meatless Monday: A Day in the Life of Meatless Monday

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Planting pigeon peas and other legumes also enriches the soil with nitrogen. They're good to grow, crazy with nutrients and great to eat. I'm already planning what to cook up with my first harvest.

Meatless Monday: Using the Old Bean

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"There's an endless number of things you can do with beans -- Mexican on Monday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, you never get bored," Linda says. In her Wildly Affordable Organic classes, she shows people how to prepare one pot of beans three different ways.

Meatless Monday: Four More Years

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Happy anniversary, readers. I've been writing weekly Meatless Monday posts for four years now. And they said it wouldn't last. After the first mo...

Meatless Monday: What a Pair -- A Bottle-Worthy Vegan Feast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

My husband doesn't so much collect wine as he does enjoy drinking it. And we both enjoy bringing together wine, food and friends. So when he said he wanted to open a magnum of a particular 2004 cabernet sauvignon, I was all over it.

Meatless Monday: Come To The Party, Pledge To Go Veg For U.S. VegWeek

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It's time to get your party on. We're two weeks away from US VegWeek. Sponsored by the animal-friendly folks at Compassion Over Killing, it begins on Earth Day, Monday, April 22 and offers a week of celebration, with meatless giveaways, screenings of vegan flicks, cooking demos, potlucks and specials at your favorite restaurants, all for a great cause.

Meatless Monday: Spring Awakening

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We might package Passover and Easter tidily with other things, with a little "Next year in Jerusalem" here and "He is risen" there, but at their heart, both celebrate spring the season of love, of desire and blossoming. Before there was formal religion, there were birds, bees, squirrels and sex.

Meatless Monday: Inviting Everyone to the Table

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We so seldom cook together, let alone eat together these days. Amber's class reminded me all over again what a generous act it is. When you let others into your kitchen, you let them into your life. And when you do so, they cease to be strange, they cease to be different, they cease to be other.