5 Awesome Meat-Free Grilling Recipes

We love a smoky grilled piece of meat, fish or chicken as much as anyone, but vegetables…


7 Easy Mediterranean-Inspired Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetables are at the very center of the Mediterranean Diet, which means you’re in luck if…


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Meet Your New Favorite Summer Dish

A rice salad with fresh veggies, herbs and lemon vinaigrette—it’s a total crowd pleaser. Make…


5 Quick and Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas

It might come as a surprise to some, but the truth is satisfying and nutritious vegetarian breakfast…


8 Easy 30-Minute Vegetarian Dinners You Need to Know

Whether you’re all plant-based all the time or just want to get more vegetables into…


Veggie Burgers So Good, You Won’t Miss The Meat

Our favorite plant-based vegetarian patties are full of flavor. They make meals simple, easy and deliciously…


Beet-Chickpea Burger

Roasted beet, chickpea flour and horseradish create a zesty, meaty veggie burger you’ll want again and…


Quick & Easy Shakshuka

A quick and tasty protein-packed start to your day…


Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce With Zucchini Noodles

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is blended up in seconds and makes a versatile non-dairy sauce for noodles…


Barbabietole (Beet Salad) from Chef Mette Williams of Culina

Spice up your salad routine with a beet salad from Chef Mette Williams of Culina…


Grilled Veggie Soft Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Spiced Crema

This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with…


Jersey Tomato and Wax Bean Salad

This simple vegetarian dish began with the idea of a deconstructed pesto: Sliced tomatoes, crisp-tender wax…


Cucumber Spears

This recipe is from Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking ($35), Madhur…


Tips from two new books help you cleanse toxins with real foods

Juice fasts. Master Cleanses. Tea-toxes. Every year, a new and more extreme way to detox the…


Vegan Out

Try healthy bowls, dumplings, salads and more at this New York City micro-chain

Read all about vegan micro-chain Beyond Sushi’s new menu expansion…


Lukas Volger shows us one-bowl dishes from ramen to dumplings

There is something both exhilarating and liberating about putting everything you need for a…


Sushi Bowl with Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Daikon and Avocado

This recipe is from Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish…


Panir Sabzi

Panir Sabzi is a Persian platter served with a delicious mix of fresh herbs, mint, walnuts, radishes…


Garden Of Eden

Avant Garden is NYC's new vegan hotspot

Avant Garden puts a creative spin on vegan dishes…


This Fonio Is For You

Incorporate the superfood gluten-free grain into your baked goods or as a rice substitute

Quinoa was worshipped by the ancient Incas, and in modern times by all of us who…


Gjelina Jets off

A beloved Los Angeles chef serves up exceptional vegetarian recipes in her new cookbook

When Venice restaurant Gjelina opened in 2008, it drew comparisons to power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina…


Where you can find it in LA

Peruvian restaurant Los Balcones has partnered with vegan chef Rachel Carr to open Chavela, a plant-based…


Superiority Complex

Vegetarians rejoice at the East Village's Superiority Burger

Here’s why we love the amazing veggie burger (and everything else) at Brooks Headley’s Superiority…


Falafel Mania

Where to find the best falafel in LA

See all the ways you could be eating falafel…


Go Go Getaway

At Treehouse Retreats relaxation and living well's the key

You may want to give your landlord notice now, because once you visit Heather Cox’s idyllic…


The Veg Table

Vegetable, a new vegetarian restaurant in Studio City

Vegetable restaurant serves healthy vegetarian comfort-food faves…


Life Is A Beach

And then you eat healthy pizza

Pizza Beach’s pies are the healthiest slices around…


Made by Lukas veggie burgers aren’t your typical supermarket pattie…


Flower Power: Cauliflower

Serve cauliflower as a steak for a great meat alternative…


Like Mad

Focus on the veggies with this new all-vegetarian tasting menu.

Chef Mads Refslund from Copenhagen’s Noma brings a nordic spin to Acme’s menu…


Beet Soup

Beet soup packs an unexpected umami punch with kelp stock and miso…


Super Healthy Kelp Stock

This versatile kelp stock is delicious, nutritious, and shockingly easy to prepare. It’s sure to become…


The Dish: 5 Celebrities Who Eat Healthier

Celebrities everywhere are getting into clean eating. See who we spotted, and where…


Are you craving a hearty winter chili? Ditch the can—and the meat—and try this delicious…


Swapping out meat for tofu is the healthy way to go. Or is it? You might be…


Food Talk: Bryan Kest

What does a star yogi eat? Surprise: it may not be what you think…


The Clean Plates Special: Acting Sqirlly

An exclusive interview and recipe with SQIRL chef Jessica Koslow

In an exclusive article for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Daily, we interview chef/jam and fermentation…


Showcase seasonal produce with these vegetarian Thanksgiving sides

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Thanksgiving Sides Series: Roasted Roots Recipe

This classic side dish is perfect for any holiday feast

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Thanksgiving Sides Series: Start with Soup

This curried carrot and sweet potato soup is healthy and hearty

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


Beer’s the Thing: SoCal Brews to Try For Fall

Three vegetarian recipes get masterful beer pairings

We presented three delicious vegetarian recipes from the Clean Plates blog and invited — nay, challenged — Sayre Piotrkowski…


It’s Alive! Barry’s Tempeh

This Brooklyn-made tempeh redefines "fresh"

Think you know tempeh? You don’t know tempeh. Barry’s Tempeh is organic and fresh-frozen…


Beyond Sushi: Nothing Fishy About It

Chef Guy Vaknin's vegan and vegetarian rolls will have you rethinking sushi

Vegans and vegetarians weary of the cucumber avocado roll will rejoice at the opening of Beyond Sushi…


On Our Radar: Talking with Neal Harden of M.O.B.

The executive chef of Brooklyn's hippest vegetarian restaurant dishes on its menu

Maimonide of Brooklyn’s executive chef Neal Harden talks about working with Cyril Aouizerate and Alain Senderens…


Delectable Earth Day Eats in Los Angeles

Pay Mother Nature respect with these environmentally conscious and delicious eats

Here are some Clean Plates-approved eateries that stand out in their dedication to Mother Earth—from…


Amp your dishes up with high quality ingredients like organic produce and nutrient-rich grains

Enjoy this vegetarian Easter menu packed with nutritious ingredients like spring peas, asparagus, fresh herbs, squash, farro…


Celebrate Spring with Spinach & Green Pea Empanadas

Kick off the first week of spring with these tasty veggie-packed treats

Welcome the first week of spring with a batch of these delicious empanadas filled with spring vegetables…


A Vegetarian Supper Club Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Fork and Spoon is an intimate new supper club that'll sate both veggie- and meat-lovers

Glimpse underground dining, veggie-style, courtesy of Brooklyn’s Fork and Spoon Supper Club…


And where to go meatless in NYC

Did you know that going meatless one day a week can reduce your risk for many chronic…


Want to Save the World? Just Say No to Meat – Once A Week.

Meatless Monday's goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15% and improve personal and planet health

Read all about the Meatless Mondays movement…