TODAY | January 09, 2013
>>> this morning on martha on "today," we're talking about meatless meals. if you think that a more vegetable based diet is boring and blah, martha stewart says you should think again, out with a brand new cookbook called meatless. martha, good morning. great to see you.
>> if the dogs ate the vegetarian meals, they would be better behaved.
>> i need a drink. i may drink this olive oil .
>> this is a healthier version of mac n cheese . are my kids going to like it?
>> they'll love it. kids love broccoli.
>> do your kids love broccoli?
>> they do. they really do.
>> combination of skim milk, little bit of ground mustard for zing, little bit of flour and raw onion.
>> easy to make?
>> yeah. to that you add parmesan cheese , low-fat or skim ricotta.
>> cuts down a little more on the calories.
>> it does. some salt and pepper . not too much. read the paper today, too much salt, you know. we have to cut back on salt.
>> everything in moderation.
>> and eight ounces of fusilli.
>> whole wheat fusilli?
>> yes. steamed or blanched broccoli. chop up the stems nice and thin so they're nice and tender.
>> you're not bashful with the broccoli? you put a lot of it in?
>> tons. look. it's more broccoli actually than pasta.
>> once that's done you can put a little bit of that in a dish and top it with bread crumbs.
>> because kids like textures.
>> they do.
>> just a taste. i wish my daughter, romy, were here to taste this. she's the expert.
>> crunchy, healthy, delicious. what do you think?
>> good. really good.
>> this book is great. what it does is focus all of us on eating less meat. if you eat less meat you're probably going to prevent -- or help prevent cancer, heart disease , obesity, nervousness. all kinds of things.
>> let's move on here.
>> this is just a great, linguini with toasted -- this is cooked. toasted almonds. almonds are very good for you, very high source of protein. lemon zest . lots of parsley. this is a modified kind of pesto.
>> it sounds like pesto.
>> but you're not grinding it up with a whole lot of olive oil . lemon juice . pasta water just for moisture.
>> i'm going to sample this one, too.
>> little bit of almond oil . taste that one, too. what do you think?
>> this is a little harder to eat, but --
>> i love -- don't get it on your beautiful tie.
>> i like it because you have a lot of lemon flavor in there. very light.
>> crunchy tasty.
>> after you.
>> this is fun, a stove top pizza. you can make pizza on the grill. we started out years ago. but you can also make it on the stove top grill.
>> it comes out really great and quick, too.
>> yep. we have a piece of yeast dough, pizza dough, which you can buy or home make.
>> brush that with a little bit of olive oil , top it with ricotta cheese .
>> is it a main course or appetizer?
>> you can eat a whole one, like a main course , with a salad. it's good. you can grill them and don't forget the branlanching part. i like to blanch them first. top with the grilled asparagus. kids can make their own.
>> you don't flip that over now.
>> no, no, don't flip it over. and now this is an avocado beat and orange salad.
>> why do you like this baby spinach?
>> i love spinach. i love it. i grow a lot of spinach in my greenhouse all winter long and i love avocado.
>> they're in the stores now. oh, gosh. i just got back from florida. there are so many avocados.
>> talk to me about the dressing room.
>> olive oil , two tablespoons of orange juice .
>> that's it?
>> yep. beats that have been roasted, peeled and cut up. and add those right at the end.
>> here is the part of the --
>> i love this. you know how to get the oranges out of the salad?
>> this almost feels like a spring salad yet it's perfect for this time of year.
>> no, no, it's winter. oranges and beats are wintry. toss that up. i can use this whole bowl. i don't know about you.
>> sunflower seeds?
>> as many as you like. little bit of fresh ground pepper , salt.
>> in moderation.
>> and croutons.
>> if you want, you can add some croutons.