‘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. seeley says:

    my favorite meatless dish is butternut squash and quinoa salad. really anything with butternut squash!

  2. larissa says:

    lentil loaf!!

  3. Sharon says:

    My mom’s dal and rice with curry potatoes. Amazing!

  4. Tina says:

    My favorite vegan dish is Baked Eggplant Parmesan.

  5. Susan B. says:

    Ezekial penne pasta w/ mushrooms and marinara sauce!

  6. Crystal says:

    So tough to pick a favorite! I’d say, beer battered avocado tacos w/slaw and cilantro cream. I found the recipe online from Seabirds food truck, and it’s been a fave ever since, even my kids love them!

  7. nelle says:

    A salad with home-grown lettuce and vegetables.

  8. MelissaT says:

    I’m a Martha fan too! I had no idea she was coming out with a meatless cookbook. I can’t wait to check it out!

  9. Stacy L. says:

    Oh wow! This is exciting – not only the book itself, but that she has a book moving towards plant-based!

    My favorite meatless meal is homemade black bean burgers with chipotle “mayo” and a side of steamed kale. Mmmm!

  10. Cathy says:

    I have so many, but I guess if I have to pick one it would have to be the Gluten Free Goddess’ Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas…YUM!!! Fingers crossed because this looks like a great cookbook. Thanks!

  11. Carter says:

    Oh, buddy, lentils atop quinoa is a like dessert for me. HMMMM, baby…a meatless manifestation of goodness!

  12. chris says:

    My favorite meatless dish is homemade pizza!!!!

  13. Lisa says:

    I LOVE zucchini noodles wih avocado sauce and oven roasted tomatoes! Although your post today seems pretty delish too!

  14. So excited for Martha taking meat-free mainstream. I can see only positives from this!

    Favourite ‘meatless’ dish – mixed bean burgers with mango salsa.

    Ultimate in comfort food.

  15. Pam says:

    I would really love a copy of Martha’s book. Ironically, my mother in law was just saying to me tonight that she didn’t think Martha Stewart would ever put out a meatless recipe book; so I would really love to cook a recipe for her from this book! When I was pregnant, all I wanted was a falafel wrap, especially one with yummy cabbage and carrot salad and some lettuce in it. I had to have them at least 5 times a week and sometimes a few times a day. Now that I’m breastfeeding, I still have a falafel wrap fix, but I’m only eating them about twice a week now. So I’m going to say that my favorite meatless dish is a falafel wrap (and I’m guessing it is my little baby girl’s favorite dish too, as I think she is the one that was always indirectly asking me for it). ;-)

  16. Katy Penrod says:

    I love a quick and tasty veggie and tofu stir-fry!

  17. jackie says:

    my favorite meatless dish is a home maid tofurkey. Way too much work to make it often…but amazing for thanksgiving.

  18. Libby says:

    My favorite meatless meal is lentil stew with pumpkin!

  19. Marty says:

    How awesome of Martha Stewart! I love her books and glad she has a 1/2-hr show on PBS now because we don’t have cable. I’d love this book! Definitely a good lentil loaf with an onion or mushroom gravy.

  20. cookie says:

    People can say what they want about Martha I think she is a genius and I’ve learned so much from her. Glad she is embracing meatless options as well woohoo.

    Favorite meatless dish – Loaded Baked Sweet Potato – Caramelized Shallots and spinach, broccoli florets, avocado slices

  21. Cat says:

    Just beans and greens. Isa Chandra Moskowitz style.

  22. Erin says:

    I love a good veggie stew, with sweet potatoes, kale and sriracha, especially.

  23. Victoria says:

    I love the variety of vegan desserts, especially cupcakes!!!

  24. michele-erez says:

    I love vegan burritos and vegan cupcakes!

  25. All my favorite dishes are meatless! Hmm. I’ll say a homemade spicy black bean burger. Hearty and satisfying.

  26. Mel B. says:

    Is it too vegan to say my favourite meatless meal is a fantastic kale salad with other seasonal produce thrown in, probably a tahini dressing. In close second is chocolate cake!

  27. lindsay spencer says:

    So surprised but excited by this! My favorite meatless dish is gluten free pasta with a quick squash puree and toasted pumpkin seeds.

  28. April says:

    I started a plant-based diet in November (and avoid gluten – hurts my bod). So I am fairly new to Meatless Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. However… as a Newbie, I can tell you I LOVE LOVE LOVE a Portbella Mushroom on the grill with fresh corn and black bean salsa. This book could expand my horizons while shrinking my waistline!

  29. My favorite meatless dish are salads of course!

  30. Beth says:

    I LOVE Martha! My favorite meatless dish is straight up spaghetti…. carbs are the best!

  31. Shereeliz Caldwell says:

    I love Martha and have been converting her recipes to vegan/gluten free facsimiles for years. This time the hard part will be done for me–love it! My favorite vegan dishes: lemon poppyseed cake w/lemon curd topping; baked falafel with tangy tahini dressing on homemade pocket bread; vegan strawberry-lemon cheezcake; and tofu t’key based with soy/sake and stuffed with wild rice w/walnuts, celery, shitake mushroom dressing and vegan gravy. Love you, Martha!

  32. Lee-Anne says:

    My favourite meatless dish is sweet potato and spicy kidney bean burritos. Homemade burritos of course and I always throw in some baby spinach too.

  33. Rebecca says:

    I don’t think I can come up with just one favorite, but I do love butternut squash ravioli with crispy sage.

  34. cindy says:

    I would love this cookbook! My favorite meatless dish right now is anything with roasted cauliflower in it. I have been taking roasted cauliflower and adding it to soups, salads and making tacos out of it. I also eat it straight out of the pan.

  35. Mary Kate says:

    If I’m honest, my favorite meatless dish is vegan cupcakes. I love a good black bean taco, too.

  36. Awesome! Well right now I’m eating sweet potatoes roasted with curry powder and coconut oil, with kale and chickpeas, and it’s pretty darn good.

  37. Josiane says:

    I agree with you: it’s always great to see something so mainstream make a step in the right direction!
    One of my (many) favorite meatless dishes has to be the quick, easy and yummy chickpea curry we make once in a while. Flavorful and warming: it’s perfect for this time of the year!

  38. ameyfm says:

    cool! what a nice giveaway. I’ve had good luck with Martha recipes (baking and such) over the years. It’s hard to say what my favorite meatless meal is – I guess I’d say anything new that I’ve never made before!

  39. Lyn says:

    With Martha’s influence, this book is a positive step! My favorite meatless meal, well they’re all meatless now. I guess I’d pick Black Bean Enchiladas. Though hummus is a close second…

  40. Favorite meatless dish ever? Of any type? Damn, that’s tough…but I gotta say hummus. I don’t even need anything WITH it – just hummus, and a spoon. Or my finger, I don’t care.

  41. Caitlin Thompson says:

    My favorite meatless dish is any soup that I can make in my crock pot, preferably out of fresh veggies and dried beans.

  42. Dal bhat for the meatless anytime win! :)

  43. Carla says:

    Hummus. Lots and lots of hummus!

  44. Natalie says:

    Oatmeal :)

  45. Shelby says:

    Soup Soup Soup all the way for me =]

  46. Christina says:

    I love chickpea tikka masala! Yum!

  47. Dawna says:

    My all time favorite meatless dish is Sprouted Lentil Dahl! It is so easy to make and it’s a hit with even the pickiest of kids. :)

  48. Melissa Aguilar says:

    I just love a gigantic super GREEN salad with everything but the kitchen sink! Oh man!

  49. Brenda says:

    Anything Indian, fabulous!

  50. FoodFeud says:

    Gah! I love martha too and only recently heard about this book! I’d loooove to snag a copy. my favorite meatless dish (besides a salad) is Isa’s chickpea cutlets. They are so delicious. Thanks!