‘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. Emily says:

    My favorite meatless meal is veggie fajitas with guac. Yum!

  2. You can never go wrong with a baked sweet potato with vegan butter, salt, and pepper. Mmmm!

  3. Melinda says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a hearty dinner salad like salad greens with vegan feta – http://resourcefulcookie.blogspot.com/2013/01/salad-with-vegan-feta.html#.

  4. Kelly says:

    Yum! That looks so good. I’m definitely going to try it out!

    My favourite right now is from Veganomicon, Tamarind Lentils with Poppyseed Cornmeal Roti. x

  5. Jessica Caneal says:

    My favorite meatless dish is a good tempeh rueben (MUST contain sauerkraut). Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  6. Louise says:

    Being vegan, every dish I make is ‘meatless’. However, if I had to choose only one, it would be a simple stir-fry with lime and chilli, served with quinoa. yum…

  7. Louise says:

    The avocado salad is presented so well and very tasty.
    I would love a copy of this book. Always searching for new and scrumptious ideas!

  8. Kristin says:

    My favorite meatless meal is tofu scramble finished w/ black truffle oil.

  9. April says:

    That is really hard! I love korean pine nut jook! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Hannah says:

    Right now, lentil soup. This Canadian winter is muchly difficult for my Australian self!

  11. Catherine hull says:

    I love stir-fried veggies, depending on the seasoning I can easily make it with a Thai or Tex-Mex twist. Easily and delicious!

  12. Krista says:

    So many! But at the moment, split pea soup packed with veggies – just the thing on a wintry day.

  13. Yvonne says:

    My favorite meatless dish is roasted vegetables and tofu with a sauce: tahini or a nutbutter sauce.

  14. S. B. S. says:

    My favorite vegan dish is Baked Sweet Potatoes with White Beans and Kale! :)

  15. Jessica Barron says:

    I’m so happy I found your blog! My favorite meatless meal is a bun-less veggie burger topped with BBQ sauce, ketchup, & fresh salsa; with a side of kale chips. Yum!


  16. Katie says:

    Oh man! Its a toss-up but right now I’m craving vegan black bean nachos with lots of fresh guac!

  17. Dianne says:

    My favorite “meatless” dish is a stew made with quinoa and veggies. It’s especially yummy in the cold weather.

  18. Rachael Cook says:

    I’d love to get my hands on this book! my favorite meatless meal is actually sloppy joes. I got a great vegan recipe in highschool and have been adapting it ever since. Delicious and ive never missed the meat.

  19. antoinette says:

    my favorite vegan meal is lentil soup! But I like it best when its thick, like a stew!

  20. Christina says:

    My favorite is Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quaedilla. This new boo looks like a winner.

  21. Emma says:

    That’s so great that Martha has made a “Meatless” cookbook. A big step in the right direction I agree :)
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for making it open to us international readers.
    My favourites change all the time but currently obsessed with baked bbq tofu and fries along with a giant green salad. Simple but delicious.

  22. Ruth says:

    Plain and simply boiled eggs and myayo

  23. Marion Boulstridge says:

    My favourite fast meatless meal is “chicken” or “beef” fajitas made with Yves chicken or beef meatless strips. Yummy!

  24. Ashley Mauceri says:

    I really don’t what my favorite meatless dish is because I make so many, but I recently made some breakfast “sausage” that was so delicious that I already plan on making another batch this weekend!

  25. Kelli says:

    For me, there’s nothing better than a spicy chickpea curry and rice!

  26. Carmen says:

    My favorite meatless dish is a sweet potato black bean chili or possibly a black bean burrito.

  27. Nicole says:

    Turkish Lentil Soup is my current favorite but so many to chose from!

  28. elizabeth brion says:

    So many contenders – at this millisecond in time it’s probably the Arabian Lentil/Rice Soup from Appetite for Reduction.

  29. ooops! I forgot to mention my favorite meatless dish! That would have to be meatless mini no-meatloaves (made from oats – yumm!)


  30. Just throwing my name in the hat for a chance at this wonderful giveaway. Huge kuddos to Martha for opening the door and teaching people about the wonderful world of going ‘meatless’. It’s a small, yet very important step in the process of education and making better, healthier choices for ourselves. And kuddos to you for this great opportunity to win this book. I know I would love to try out her recipies. I’ve been a fan of hers for nearly three decades!


  31. Definitely brown rice with black beans, guacamole, and salsa :)

  32. Nicole H. says:

    My new favorite meatless dish is a veggie enchilada dish with the “meat” being mashed potatoes! Instead of wrapping the food in corn tortillas I top the dish with them! YUM!!

  33. Whitney says:

    It’s a tie! Baked apples and sweet potatoes – and kale and penne pasta salad with sundried tomatoes.

  34. Lynn says:

    caribbean sweet potato gratin.

  35. Robin Ann says:

    My fav is vegan nachos! Massive amounts of my fav cheesy sauce, refried beans, Tofutti sour cream, guacamole, jalapeno slices, diced tomato, green onion, even rice! …oh and corn chips LOL

  36. Maria Tadic says:

    I’ve been a vegetarian for awhile and there are so many yummy dishes! My top favorite has been my tempeh and avocado reuben. So yummy. That or white bean, escarole and whole wheat penne with garlic. Both complete proteins!

  37. Jessica says:

    I’ve been addicted to my Turkish lentil soup with homemade whole wheat pita bread lately. Perfect winter food!

  38. Audrey says:

    I have so many favorite vegan meals but right now I am loving homemade veggie wontons!

  39. jaquy says:

    My fav meatless dish, curried lentil soup with caramelized onions, roasted cauliflower with sliced avocado with a spritz of lemon juice. Mmm…. It’s hearty and warming in the cold months.

  40. Laura Marshall says:

    My favourite meatless dish is black bean and sweet potato enchiladas. My non-vegetarian friends love it.

  41. Kim says:

    So many meatless favorites…but tofu stir fry with veggies fresh from the garden is my absolute favorite!

  42. teepee says:

    I have to say that Veggie Chili is my fav…with a close second of Broccoli and Ziti.

  43. Alexandra says:

    I agree. I think the more meatless meals/cookbooks that are mainstream, especially from non-plant based authors, the better. I think Martha Stewart has a huge audience and the fact that she put out a book like this is great news! More people are going veg! Or at least dabbling a few times a week.
    My favorite plant-based meal is a good stir-fry. We do it once a week, cleaning out our produce drawer. Any tofu/tempeh/leftover beans go in the pot as well. It’s always full of color and satisfying! I could eat it almost every day :)

  44. melissa says:

    I just heard about this book and am dying to get my hands on a copy!

  45. Kara says:

    My favorite meatless meal is vegan calaloo soup. Second place goes to anything Indian.

  46. Cheryl Simpson says:

    My favorite meatless dish is: Tofu Garden Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

  47. Jeni says:

    My favorite meatless meal would have to be a good bean chili!

  48. Chris says:

    I too am a die hard Martha Stewart fan. My favorite meatless meal is lentil chili.

  49. Melissa Karp says:

    My favorite vegan meal – Chef Chloe’s LA chimichurri tacos. That was the meal that made my meat loving husband admit vegan food was yummy and opened his mind to trying new things.

  50. Karen says:

    Tortilla soup with fresh corn tortillas and guacamole. :)