Monthly Archives: September 2012

Poulet Roti, Tomates A La Provencale and Pommes De Terre Chateau

Julia Child’s Whole Roast Chicken, Stuffed Tomatoes and Potatoes Sautéed in Butter…..Wow

Poulet Roti, Tomates A La Provencale and Pommes De Terre Chateau

I replaced the Whole Roasted Chicken with Whole Yellow and Green Squash, adjusted the cooking time a bit, added a little time under the broiler at the end to crisp them a touch, everything else was done the same.  The basting, the seasonings, rubbing them with sea salt and (vegan) butter…..How could this not be fabulous…?…MMMMMM!

This is so good. Definitely entertaining worthy.  Julia recommends serving it with a Bordeaux-Medoc….I love Julia’s recs 😉

The Recipes are Here:

Poulet Roti – Whole Roasted ‘Chicken’

Tomates A La Provençale – Tomatoes Stuffed with Bread Crumbs, Garlic and Herbs

Pommes De Terre Chateau – Potatoes Sautéed in Butter

2012 – Uprooting The Leading Causes of Death and Obesity

My sister, Jeannine, shared a video link with me the other day (you can find my sis at A Day In The Eats).  I found myself talking back to this video, gasping, laughing out loud, guffawing, clapping, all over incredible 2012 information on a Plant Based Diet.

I encourage you to take the time to watch it, and have anyone you love and care about watch it.  It’s a little lengthy though the information is very worth the time.  The video link is here:

Uprooting The Leading Causes of Death and Obesity

For China Study Clips Click Here

Pumpkin & Cream, Olive-Oil-Sauteed-Fresh-Sage Fuscilli

This dish is a version of one I saw at GazingIn, Thank you so much it was fabulous!

I had not thought to add sautéed onions and garlic to pumpkin….didn’t occur in my brain….and GazingIn was right on.  Then add some unsweetened almond milk, nutmeg, cinnamon and crushed red pepper..!

Pumpkin & Cream Fresh Torn Sage Fuscilli
This is fabulous.  Enjoy!  The Recipe is Here

Fat and Breast Cancer


A clip from The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

‘…If there were some sort of nutrition parade, and each nutrient had a float, by far the biggest would belong to fat.

With few exceptions, animal-based foods contain considerably more fat than plant-based foods.  The correlation between fat intake and animal protein intake is more than 90%.  This means that fat intake increases in parallel with animal protein intake.  In other words, dietary fat is an indicator of how much animal-based food is in the diet.  It is almost a perfect match.

Unique attention was given to fat motivated by International studies showing that the amount of dietary fat consumed was closely associated with the incidence of breast cancer, large bowel cancer and heart disease.

Studies also showed that people who migrated from one area to another and who started eating the typical diet of their new residency assumed the disease risk of the area to which they moved.  This strongly implied that diet and lifestyle were the principal causes of diseases.  These studies concluded that only 2-3% of all cancers could be attributed to genes.  It showed that breast cancer was associated with animal fat intake but not with plant fat.

Higher dietary fat is associated with higher blood cholesterol also associated with more breast cancer and earlier age of menarche (age of first menstruation).  The average age of menarche in China is 17.  In the US it is 11.  Menarche is triggered by the growth rate of the girl; the faster the growth, the earlier the age of onset and often leads to greater adult body height, weight and fatness, each of which is associated with higher breast cancer risk.’

More China Study Clips Here


Chickpea Sauteed Veggies Toss

Light, clean, satisfying salad, Throw it together and have it anywhere you need to go and anywhere you want it!

Chickpea Sauteed Veggie Toss

I’ve been craving light and clean lately….this hit the spot.  The onions, garlic and colorful bell peppers were sautéed in Vegetable broth, brings down the calories, no oil….which you may have noticed I’ve fried a couple of things as of late so…..  Then tossing it all together with fresh tomatoes, Rice Vinegar, Basil, squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, a bit of red pepper…refreshing!  Enjoy!

The Recipe is Here

Pulling It Together

A clip from The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

‘…We assembled a world- class scientific Team.  We had more than 8,000 statistically significant associations between lifestyle, diet and disease variables.  The rare opportunity to study health-related effects of a mostly plant-based diet.

In America, 15-16% of our total calories comes from protein and upwards of 80% of this amount comes from animal-based foods.  In rural China only 9-10% of total calories comes from protein and only 10% of the protein comes from animal-based foods.  Ours was the first study that investigated comparing Chinese diets rich in plant-based foods to Western diets rich in animal-based foods.  The difference between rural Chinese diets and Western diets, and the ensuing disease patterns, is enormous.  Here’s what we learned:

The death rate from coronary heart disease was 17 times higher among American men than rural Chinese men.  The American death rate from breast cancer was 5 times higher than the rural Chinese rate.  In brief, animal-based foods were correlated with increasing blood cholesterol.  With almost no exceptions, nutrients from plant-based foods were associated with decreasing levels of blood cholesterol.  Consuming animal-based protein increases blood cholesterol.  In contrast, plant-based foods contain no cholesterol and, in various other ways, help to decrease the amount of cholesterol made by the body.  Lower blood cholesterol levels are linked to lower rates of heart disease, cancer and other Western diseases, even at levels far below those considered “safe” in the West.

In rural China, animal protein intake averages only 7.1g/day whereas Americans average a whopping 70g/day.  We expected that when animal protein consumption and blood cholesterol levels were as low as they are in rural China, there would be no further association with the Western diseases.  But we were wrong.  Even these small amounts of animal-based food raised the risk for Western diseases…’  to be continued

Further China Study clips Here

Fantastic Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

First, Thank You to everyone that has passed along Vegan restaurants they’re aware of, the list is growing, added a couple of new states and the UK.  Please let me know if you have any you’d like to share!  The Updated Vegan Friendly Restaurant list is Here!

Pumpkin Muffins

That looks pretty good.  They are.  That Fall feel is in the air, crispness in the morning, which means pumpkin, pumpkin patches, haunted hayrides..!

But when we were kids my parents would buy Freihofer’s 12 pack doughnuts.  The box would come with 4 each of Powdered, Cinnamon Sugar and Plain.  The funny thing is, my parents would slice them in half horizontally, slap butter on the cut side and put them in a frying pan till the buttered side was a crisped golden brown and heat had permeated through out the little heart-stopping morsel…..  Can you imagine, oh what we didn’t know back then about ‘healthy’ Lol

So I thought, well this is a fairly healthy muffin, why not give that a try….

Pumpkin Muffins Fried

They just went from pretty darn melt in your mouth fantasticness…I’m pretty sure the health factor is out the window though 😉

Enjoy, the Recipe is Here