“It's appalling that one in three Americans are obese and don't seem to be doing anything to correct the situation...
There are a myriad of healthy alternatives to eating take-out (do yourself in) available in local supermarkets, as well as farmers markets but the average person isn't willing to take the time or expend the effort to prepare flavorful and nutritious meals. Lazy? Stressed-Out? Not interested in their own well-being? WAKE UP people! It's your life we're discussing here!
Thanks for this delicious sounding salad recipe, Ellen! MEATLESS MONDAYS FOR LIFE!”
John Rathe on Jul 4, 2011 at 18:00:17
“When you're poor and you have to take the bus half an hour (one way) to get a grocery store after you worked a ten hour shift, those "myriad of healthy alternatives" dry up pretty fast. It's a much more complicated issue than "just eat right!"”
Gottlieb on Jul 4, 2011 at 17:43:49
“Many Americans have no access to healthy food since they live in food deserts. The poor are priced out of healthy foods. 1000 calories of crap costs the same as 250 calories of carrots. Parents buy crap since it fills their children's stomachs. Too lose weight you burn more calories than you eat, which you cannot do sitting on the couch, munching chips and watching TV. The article says it well, fast food is a $178 billion-a-year industry which fits in with driving your car everywhere instead of walking. You can eat your big mac and fries and wash it down with a coke while driving. This is the American Way as seen on TV which we are exporting to the rest of the world. The world is getting obese as it gets wealthier and wants the American Dream as see on TV. Many Americans would eat healthier if they had access to better food but too many others don't care and are bankrupting America. I am lucky to have healthy food sources all around me where I can walk to the coop, grocery or supermarket for my food purchases to cook from scratch. Most people don't have the time, money, or intellectual ability to eat well instead of just following as seen on TV. Eat well, eat healthy is a lifestyle not conducive to the American Food Industries approach to profits. Most people cannot resist the marketing.”
Jul 1, 2011 at 19:23:40
“WONDERFUL to learn that Maria Shriver is not going to do the "stand-by-yer-man" routine...she's maintaining her dignity and self respect by leaving the horn-dog. Arnie and Sly Stallone can chase tail to their hearts content now...two middle aged geezers that haven't grown up.”
“Another wonderful (and relatively simple) MEATLESS MONDAY recipe...thanks! After reading your informative article, Jill Nussinow is my inspiration to shun eating meat ever again. With SO many innovative ideas for creating healthful, sustainable meals, it's easy to stay a vegetarian.
“Another wonderful idea for MEATLESS MONDAY! I've tried (unsuccessfully) to stir-fry eggplant with a touch of sesame seed oil and wound up using half the bottle...and NOT liking the results! It always turns out greasy and "heavy" tasting. This recipe gives me renewed hope that there are healthy ways to prepare it. THANKS once again for additional alternatives to meat...”
“I was a "delicatessen vegetarian" until last December, when I totally eschewed ALL meat, fish and poultry from my diet and began feasting on veggies, grains and fruits exclusively. I've got more energy, my skin has never been better and haven't had any problems maintaining my weight. Not only is "forking over your knife" ecological sensible and better for your health, it's innovative and fun to experiment with sustainable foods!
THANKS (again) for another delicious (and easy to prepare) MEATLESS MONDAY recipe!”
“THANKS once again for the terrific MEATLESS MONDAY recipes! The "tofu scramble" sounds intriguing...and very simple to prepare. I've been successfully avoiding all processed foods (as well as meat) for over a year and have never felt healthier...
Your weekly column is always a delight to read...please keep writing your words of wisdom!”
“Ironically, I'm saddened when I note how "sickly" carnivores are....”
jumbotron16 on May 2, 2011 at 14:04:13
“Do a Google image search for Billy Corgan...I can't believe how bad he looks since he went vegan.”
RealConservativeAmerican on May 2, 2011 at 13:21:42
“Yes, I'm a meat eater but live in a town with a LOT of vegans & vegetarians & I can't say I've ever noticed them looking "sickly" but that may just be because everyone here is very health conscious and physically active since we live in the mountains. As for meat eaters, I mostly see obesity . . . due to more of them eating fast & unhealthy foods.”
“Wonderful and enlightening words about the South Beach Wine and Food Festival...the majority of these events have morphed into Conspicuous Consumption events where everyone attends has NO interest whatsoever in the food they're anorexia bodies and minds are avoiding. Thanks for yummy sounding cabbage recipe!”
Anya McCoy on Mar 14, 2011 at 18:31:02
“I love cabbage, too, and won't be cooking it with corned beef this week! Your recipe looks yummy, and I'll try it for sure. Cabbage is on sale this week, and I have plans to make jamaican pattie filling, sauerkraut, cole slaw, veggie sweet & sour cabbage and more. The Festival didn't call to me at all. I'm on a different wavelength than the glitzy foodies, but they sure do seem to have fun!”
“I too have seen several recipes incorporating "farro" but haven't tried it yet...this versatile concoction is definitely going to spur me into buying it. I've become a HUGE advocate of couscous, and a variety of different grains, so perhaps this will be a great new addition to my pantry. THANKS again, Ellen, for providing us with another MEATLESS MONDAY recipe.”
“Thanks once again for a delicious and EASY Meatless Monday recipe. I look forward to your article each week...I've been a vegetarian for years and am slowly converting my carnivore husband into changing his eating habits. So many of your ideas resonate common sense and a healthy lifestyle.”
Dec 29, 2010 at 20:41:35
“Bullying, or verbal harassment, is something one never gets use to. It hurts, no matter what age you are...”
floridafun on Jan 1, 2011 at 16:31:09
“i agree. but to the extent some places allow and ignore it? no...there needs to be some kind of way to check out the social and peers behaviors in general before you buy, or even rent, at a place like this! scares me, i am over 60 and fine for now but never know what may change down the road!”
“This sounds delicious and SO easy to prepare! Would be feasible to substitute coucous in lieu of quinoa? Thanks for another MEATLESS MONDAY recipe...just in time for the BIG Holiday meal.”
deweydecimal on Dec 20, 2010 at 15:19:22
“You can try Kasha as well instead of the quinoa, they have similar cooking times and Kasha is very good for you.”
jsarets on Dec 20, 2010 at 14:29:26
“Couscous can get clumpy if you use a "pilaf method" as described in this recipe. If you use couscous, you'll want to cook it separately (preferably steaming) and then fold in the vegetable curry mixture at the end.
I find that steel-cut oats are the best drop-in replacement for quinoa, both culinarily and nutritionally.”
mssreader on Dec 20, 2010 at 13:48:32
“You could sub coucous in lieu of quinoa however quinoa is so nice and crunchy and pure protein and can be served to those who are gluten intolerant. I'm going to do the stew but leave out the chickpeas because for some reason I do't like them and only use them to make humus which I love with warmed pita bread to dip. I'd also leave out the cheese as I don't eat dairy products either except brie on celebratory occasions. Since I haven't eaten meat in 41 years as of 1 January 2011, I'm always looking for new healthy meatless recipes.”
“Another magnificent sounding MEATLESS MONDAY recipe...thanks for posting it! I'd forgotten about barley...have been consuming brown/red/black rice, couscous and quinoa recently. I'm definitely going to try it again.