07/01/2013 11:38 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2013

Recipes: Vegetarian Eats for Your Meatless Mondays

Michelle Won

I have been trying not to eat meat on Mondays for the past few months. I believe in the goals of the Meatless Mondays movement, for lack of a better term.

I really really really love eating meat, but giving up my carnivorous desires once a week is not only better for my health, but also it helps to reduce my carbon footprint. Take it from Mark Bittman. Here's his Ted Talk on it.

And so, in an effort to be civicly and culinarily responsible, here are four recipes that I love and use on days I want to cut the meat. *cry*

Recipes: Vegetarian Dishes for Your Meatless Mondays