‘Meatless’ giveaway

Today I’m excited to share with you a new book from the kitchen of one of my culinary heroes, Martha Stewart. Her latest book, Meatless, is quite unlike her typical tomes in that the entire book revolves around–as the title suggests–meat free recipes. And, even though every single recipe isn’t solely plant based, I can confidently say that most of the recipes within the pages of this beautif

ully illustrated book are vegan (even marked with a handy “V”), and pretty much all of the non-vegan recipes can easily be made vegan with non-dairy substitutions. There are also a ton of gluten-free recipes, also clearly labeled for your gastronomical enjoyment.

Some of you may feel underwhelmed that this book isn’t entirely plant based, but as a longtime (diehard!) fan of Martha Stewart, and with her obvious influence that has reached the homes of millions of people, I find this to be an incredibly positive step in the right direction. In fact, I’m downright giddy about it.

meatless Martha Stewart

So, today I am featuring one of the recipes from the book as well as offering a copy of Meatless to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite ‘meatless’ dish is, and I’ll enter you in the contest. Open until February 14th to residents everywhere… winner will be announced February 15th.


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Photo Credit: Bryan Gardner


Avocado Salad with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes 

(Recipe provided and reposted with permission from Clarkson/Potter Publishers)

Avocado shells make handy vessels for a bright salad made with the scooped-out flesh. Lime juice, garlic, and a pinch of cayenne flavor the dressing. The salad can also be served as a topping for quesadillas or as a fresh filling for tacos.

Serves 1

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 firm, ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus whole leaves for garnish


1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, and cayenne. Season with salt.

2. Scoop out flesh from avocado halves, reserving shells, and chop. Transfer to a bowl and add bell pepper, tomatoes, scallion, and chopped cilantro.

3. Drizzle with dressing and season with salt. Gently stir to combine. Spoon mixture into reserved shells.

Garnish with whole cilantro leaves and serve immediately.


Vegan/ Gluten-free/ Soy-Free

Per serving: 424 calories, 34.63 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 31.25 g carbohydrates, 6.6 g protein, 16.36 g fiber

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305 Responses to ‘Meatless’ giveaway

  1. Katherine Agapitos says:

    Lentil soup!

  2. Julia Henke-Hadley says:

    I have recently discovered spinach nuggets and am infatuated with them…..YUM!

  3. shannon says:

    Love Martha! The news of this book being released somehow slipped by me.
    My favorite meatless dish is veggie pho! There is a place in DC that makes their broth from fuji apples. It’s unbelievably good.

  4. holly says:

    My favorite food ever is guacamole. I’m very original.

  5. Jeanie Cox says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite dish… I have lots of different cravings throughout the year. I will say broadly that I really enjoy a wide variety of vegetable soups and stews, including curries, tagines, chilies, dals, etc. I seem to be on a lentil and chickpea kick lately…

  6. sonja says:

    spring rolls with peanut sauce and black rice thai pudding….

  7. Rebecca W. says:

    My favorite meatless dish is lasagna, garlic bread and a big salad!

  8. keri says:

    I love Martha and am very psyched she is doing a meatless cookbook! I already know she juices. I would love to get it free!

  9. marion says:

    I would love to add this cookbook to my table. One of my favorites that I am making today is Kale salad with pickled shallots and mustard seeds, apples and pumpkin seeds. Love, love love.

  10. Kaye says:

    Any time of quinoa mix – salads, stuffings, pilafs!

  11. Karen D says:

    Today I have a cold, so I am craving tempeh in nutritional yeast gravy! Tomorrow, my tastes might be different!

  12. Rachel says:

    So impressed that Martha did this. My favorite meat-free food is burritos!

  13. Hannah says:

    Hooray! Any step towards the veg movement is one worth celebrating. Give me the charred eggplant dip any day and I’m a happy girl.

  14. Kirsten says:

    Yay! Two of my favourite things – vegan cooking and Martha Stewart – together at last! :) My favourite meatless dish has to be Curried Chickpeas and Kale. Nom!

  15. Nicole says:

    I also believe Martha’s new cookbook is a step in the right direction, and I’m pretty excited about it!

    My fave meatless dish these days is a thick, chunky vegetable soup!

  16. alex burdell says:

    I love Martha Stewart and am glad to see that she is bringing meatless to light. My favorite meatless dish would have to be glazed apple lentil walnut loaf.

  17. Lynnette says:

    I can’t wait to be a little Martha Stewart in the kitchen!

  18. Jen R says:

    A vegan Shepard’s Pie recipe that I found and adapted to meet my tastes. It was delicious!

  19. Michelle W says:

    I love portabello mushroom burgers!

  20. Christine says:

    My favorite meatless dish is vegan lasagna. If only it didn’t take 2 hours to make!

  21. Aimee Miklovic says:

    Vegan mac and cheese with butternut squash. And anything with avocados, duh.

  22. Krissy says:

    My favorite meatless dish is a quinoa and black bean stuffed pepper!

  23. Paula says:

    It makes my day when I see news like that – more and more people shifting to an plant based diet! I have done it very recently though, and that was something I would not consider a few years ago!

    Difficult to pick just one favourite dish, so I will go for the one I’ll be having tonight: beetroot risotto, one of the favourites here.

    Good luck everyone,


  24. Kim Y says:

    I guess *one* of my favorites would be lentil tacos :) Great blog!

  25. Sarah says:

    My favourite meatless dinner has got to be butternut squash and black bean galette. Mmmm. I’m pretty giddy that Martha (aren’t we all on a first name basis with her?) has devoted an entire book to meat free cooking. It is a step in the right direction that I really hope some of her flock embrace. We, and our planet, need this!

    Thanks for opportunity! :)

  26. Trezlen says:

    “Cream” of mushroom soup.

  27. Joanne Zdrojewski says:

    All my favorites are meatless! Philly style “Cheez steak” sandwiches would have to be my favorite… lots of onions, mushrooms, some seitan, and Dayia cheese!

  28. Cassandre says:

    Hi! thanks for sharing ;)
    My favorite meatless meal, is certainly lentil dhal. I do it several times in a week, sometime with coconut milk, tomato paste or even broth. So good!!

  29. Fernando Domeniconi says:

    I’m sure the recipes in this book are very good. My favorite meatless dish is Moroccan chickpea stew…

  30. There is absolutely no way I can pick just one dish to be my favorite – I just love everything too much. I do want to get my hands on this book though!

  31. Jen says:

    My favourite meatless dish would have to be a grain bowl : grains, grilled veggies, shredded marinated kale, beans and a sauce. Yum!

  32. James says:

    I’d have to say breakfast burritos. I make those every day!

  33. Amanda says:

    My favorite meatless dish has to be Portabello Stroganoff. It evokes memories of my mother’s stroganoff when I was a kid- but in a new and improved (and cruelty-free) way. Hints of red wine, fresh thyme, and nutritional yeast make it so so good.

  34. Mandy says:

    Sweet potato kale bake is my FAV!

  35. Kat says:

    pumpkin quinoa white bean chili = nomnomnom!


    our favorite vegan meal is lasagna using a white bean tofu basil “cheese ” layer and a tvp/red lentil /green olive tomato sauce. Cashew “cheese” on the top before baking. YUM!

  37. Marissa says:

    Right now I’m craving Indian food, so definitely chana masala.

  38. Kyleigh says:

    Very cool, I love that this is becoming so main-stream that even Martha Stewart is doing it. I have a lot of fave meatless dishes, like practically everything, but i’d say one of my all time faves is a good red lentil, cashew burger and a massaged kale salad! YUM! Would love to win!

  39. Aleks says:

    looks really awesome and tasty!

  40. Caitlin says:

    yay! i’m excited about this book and would love a copy! my favorite dish is kind of ridiculous, but it’s true- massaged kale salad with avocado, hemp seeds, walnuts, mango, and spring mix.

  41. The avocado salad sounds just wonderful. I eat avocados nearly every day, and this would be a great way to change up my normal avocado dishes. My favorite meatless meal is a plate of roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli with some quinoa or beans and a little bowl of maple mustard for dipping!

  42. Julia says:

    I’m a diehard Martha fan, so I would love this book! It’s hard to pick just one fave meatless dish, but I’m going with nachos! They’re so versatile and delicious.

  43. My favorite never-fail, go-to dessert when we have company coming? Martha Stewart’s Apple Pie Cake. You can easily swap out the butter for a vegan substitute and it is DELICIOUS. People always ask for the recipe and are very surprised to find it’s cruelty-free! http://www.marthastewart.com/341316/apple-pie-cake

    So psyched about your giveaway – count me in as another Martha fanatic!

  44. Ali says:

    I’ve been coveting this book! I’d love to win it. My fav meatless dish is risotto – so many options!

  45. Emily says:

    My favorite meatless dish is vegan chili. Yum!

  46. Laura says:

    I’d be hard-pressed to choose a single favorite “meatless” dish since everything I eat is meatless. Maybe some sort of curry?

  47. Ania K says:

    I’m so glad that Martha came out with a vegetarian/vegan book! My favorite dish is chickpea noodle soup.

  48. Genevieve says:

    This looks so good! My favorite veggie meal is sweet potato & black bean burritos…

  49. corinne says:

    Not very original, but pineapple pizza is my favorite meat-free dinner!

  50. Stacy says:

    I love Martha and I’m SO glad she is getting more and more into vegetarian/vegan cooking. Yay! Pad Thai is just my fav dish – period.

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