Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dak Bokkeum and Spinach over rice (Korean Stewed Vegetables and Spinach)

This is a lick the bowl, can’t stop eating even though you’re bursting at the seams, Oh my gosh! recipe.  I made this over at my friend’s house and her son popped on by, who hadn’t eaten Korean or Thai or anything of the sort.  We all inhaled this it was SO good.

Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant Based, recipe, free stuff

This perfect sweet, and spicy, Asian amazingness leaves no left overs..sadly….as much as you want have to make a triple batch…It’s SO good!

The whole baby button mushrooms, with the stir fry set of sliced mushrooms, Yellow bells, red bells, green onions, baby spinach….and Gochujang….what the heck is Gochujang?…get it at your grocery or your Asian market…what ever the heck it is, it’s good.  Make it. Enjoy it.  And watch out 😉 won’t stop

Here is the Recipe

Here is a picture of Go-Chu-Jang I used in case it helps for reference

ps:  I just got a tip from one follower’s wife (She’s Korean!) to try it with real Go-Chu-Jang found Here.  This follower also has a great blog that is one of my regular blogs to peruse due to his comedy, love of wine and cycling 😉  Check him out Here!


The Promise of the Future

A clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell:

“Through all of this, I have come to see that the benefits produced by eating a plant-based diet are far more diverse and impressive than any drug or surgery used in medical practice.  Heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, arthritis, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, impotence and all sorts of other chronic diseases can be largely prevented.  These diseases, which generally occur with aging and tissue degeneration, kill the majority of us before our time.

Additionally impressive evidence now exists to show that advanced heart disease, relatively advanced cancers of certain types, diabetes and a few other degenerative diseases can be reversed by diet.  I remember when my superiors reluctantly accepted the evidence of the ability to prevent disease, but vehemently denying its ability to reverse such a disease when already advanced.  But the evidence can no longer be ignored.  Those in Science or medicine who shut their minds to the idea are being irresponsible.

One of the more exciting benefits of good nutrition is the prevention of diseases that are thought to be due to genetic predisposition.  We now know that we can largely avoid these “genetic” diseases even though we may harbor the gene (or genes) responsible.”

Previous clips from The China Study: A Different Kind of Prescription

Thank You for the Nominations of Kreativ Blogger and One Lovely Blogger Awards


Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant Based, Recipes, Free Stuff

Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant Based, Recipes, Free Stuff

Thank you so much for these awards!  Especially to BlueJellyBeans for nominating PBDA!  I am humbled, excited, I love our community and what we all share. Thank you.

As the rules of the awards dictate, here are 7 random facts about PBDA:

  1. I taught my sons how to throw a nice spiral 😉 (kinda proud of that)
  2. We gave my younger son a ‘wipeout of the summer’ award after he wiped out following us down a mtn biking hill that he was told not to follow us down
  3. My parents have never dated anyone but each other and still makeout in front of us after 48 years of marriage..bluckkk!!!..but don’t we all want that after 48 yrs 😉
  4. Summer dresses are the best out and about…
  5. Bright pink velvet sweats are the best hanging around the house 😉
  6. I love Charleston and miss Alaska….tho not January!!
  7. I look forward to creating fabulous Plant Based options & dishes in different cities around the world using the local ingredients pairing them with perfect beer or wine. …YUM!!

Bloggers I nominate:


Heritage and Trail Cooking

The Healthy Flavor

the drunken cyclist



Wolfgang’s Powerpoint


Enjoy your awards because your blogs are wonderful and you deserve them!

Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread….Mmmmmm!!


Is it dessert again or breakfast?..   Whatever works for you!  This is another fantastic recipe from my friend Sandy up in Alaska!  Thanks Sandy ;D

We loved her Corn Fritters with Cilantro Dipping Sauce!

And her Vegan Lasagna……MmmMMMMM!

Check this out..YUM..and treat someone this weekend 😉

The Recipe is Here!


Accurate List of Vegan & Plant Based Friendly Restaurants….?



Vegan & Plant Based Friendly Restaurants

This question comes up All The Time.  So PBDA is putting together a verified accurate list of Vegan & Plant Based Friendly restaurants.  If you know of one or have one you love please shout it out.  Throw it in a comment here with the town too.

PBDA is actually calling these restaurants daily to verify they have more than salad to offer, some actual dishes, meals.  Unfortunately, what we are told is that in the couple of places you can find this info online, the information is not completely accurate, they may have salad.

I’ll post every Monday the updated verified restaurants and list of where we all can eat!  The list will always be on the site for reference with the town it’s in and with live links to each restaurant if possible.

Vegan & Plant Based Friendly Restaurants



Blueberry Cornbread with Honey Cinnamon Butter…this is a treat!

My girlfriends said this is just as much dessert as it is breakfast….and isn’t that true of so many breakfast dishes 😉

Vegan Vegetarian Plant Based Recipes Free Stuff

They LOVED it!  The honey cinnamon butter is a perfect balance and compliment to the sweetness of the blueberry cornbread!  I’m having the last square now….  ..You could serve this as dessert…they’re right.  Enjoy 😉

The Recipe is Here

Former president Bill Clinton turns 66: ‘A vegan diet saved my life’



The original article by Samantha Chang, can be found here.

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton celebrated his 66th birthday on Aug. 19, 2012, and is leaner and healthier than ever, thanks to a vegan diet.

Clinton switched to a plant-based diet in 2011 and lost 24 pounds several months later. The previous year, he had two stents placed in his coronary artery after having undergone a quadruple heart-bypass surgery in 2004.

Bill, who has a family history of heart disease and struggled with weight for years, credited his new diet for saving his life.

“I was lucky I did not die of a heart attack [in 2004],” Clinton told CNN. After his first surgery, the former president cut back on calories and reduced his dietary cholesterol intake but continued to eat the hamburgers, steaks, chicken enchiladas, barbecue and french fries he so loved.

“When I had my second heart incident [in 2010] and I had the stents put in, I had passed all my physicals, I was doing great, but I was still building up plaque in my arteries,” he recounted. “So I decided that I wanted to see if I could live to be a grandfather, so I just went all the way.

“Now, I try to eat some salmon once a week, but I don’t miss any of that. Getting rid of the dairy was great, getting rid of the meat was — I just don’t miss it. Not everybody is as vulnerable to [heart disease] as I am.

“All of us produce a certain amount of enzymes that destroys our own bad cholesterol. However much extra we produce determines how much we can ingest. And unfortunately, we can’t measure it. So I just said, ‘I don’t want to take any chances,’ and I feel great.”

The former president says he really enjoys what he eats now, and doesn’t miss the fast food at all. “I like the vegetables, the fruits, the beans, the stuff I eat now,” said Clinton, whose weight hovers at around 185 pounds — his weight at age 13!

“All my blood tests are good, and my vital signs are good, and I feel good. I also have more energy.”

Clinton’s veganism has inspired other celebrities to embrace a vegan diet, including actress Michelle Pfeiffer and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, who has lost almost 50 pounds since 2010.

While he’s thrilled with his weight loss, Bill’s health-consciousness is primarily motivated by a desire to live to see his future grandchildren.