Vegetarian Recipe: Zucchini and Tomato Salad

Every week on the Good Food Blog we celebrate Meatless Monday by sharing a vegetarian recipe from our archives.

Jacques Pepin is the author of Fast Food My Way, published by Houghton Mifflin. He first shared this recipe for Zucchini and Tomato Salad on October 2, 2004.

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Vegetarian Recipe: Mollie Katzen’s Brilliant Beet Arrangement

Mollie Katzen’s new cookbook, The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation, is full of recipes that layer different textures.

In her Brilliant Beet Arrangement, Katzen roasts beets, combines them in the food processor with garlic-spiked olive oil, and spoons the mixture (she calls it Beet Crush) over Greek yogurt. She tops the dish with smashed pistachios and crispy fried lentils.

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Recipe: Apple Pie

Today’s pie comes with a story.

All recipes have histories, but we found Lisa McNamara’s Apple Pie alongside her essay in the beautiful collection The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Marriage, Family, and How We Learn to Eat.

McNamara describes learning how boys’ hearts can be won with baked goods, but that a well-cooked meal does not always mean a successful relationship.

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