Hike to Hollywood Sign

by David on January 18, 2014 07:04:54 PM

Assuming you walk at a fairly brisk pace, you can be there and back in about an hour and a half. For driving directions, just take Beachwood Drive toward the Hollywood sign, and you’ll dead end at the entrance which is well marked. The top offers a wonderful nearly 360 panoramic view of LA. On a clear day you can see almost all of the San Fernando valley, Downtown LA (DTLA), Century City, Santa Monica, Catalina Island, Ranch Palos Verdes, Saddleback Mountain in Orange County (OC) and more.

Here we are below the sign on the way back.

Hike to Hollywood Sign 

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Vegan Pizza from Scratch

by David on June 10, 2013 09:24:42 AM

Vegan PizzaI enjoyed making a Vegan pizza from scratch today. Well, at least I made the dough and cut the vegetables. It has squash, bell peppers, mushrooms and fresh jalepenos. The non-scratch items were the sauce and a little Vegan cheese. The dough is whole wheat flour plus cornmeal.

Not only did it taste great, it was fun to make too!

And here is some further discussion about making food from scratch. So many short cuts are taken today that sometimes I wonder if we are losing touch with one of the most central parts of our life... food!

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David with the Stars

by David on June 03, 2013 03:00:32 PM

Had a fun day meeting some movie stars including Gwen Stefani and Tom Arnold. It was at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation event called a Time for Heroes at Century Park in Los Angeles. Below are pictures of me with Gwen Stefani and Tom Arnold.

Gwen Stefani

Tom Arnold

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Huge Strawberry

by David on May 09, 2013 09:30:05 AM

Now I am 6 feet tall and have pretty big hands, and as you can see this strawberry is huge! And it also tasted great. I'm not sure this is exclusive to California, but I have to say that since I have been in California, I have seen some amazing fruit. Last year it was huge blackberries.

Huge Strawberry

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Why I'm Vegan

by David on May 03, 2013 10:31:50 AM

I have to say that switching to a near 100% plant based diet has been one of the most rewarding things I have done in recent years. I'm way more fit now than I was a few years ago. I have more energy. I enjoy eating more. And I feel that by eating a vegan diet I am doing a small thing that makes the world a better place.

It takes less land to grow plants. Fewer animals die at my expense. There is less polution from methane gas coming from animal waste. There are fewer antibiotics being used. There are so many benefits not just to me, but to world around me. 

More and more studies are verifying that cardiovascular disease can be reversed, diabetis can be reversed, and cancer less likely. The people who sell meat and dairy of course would love people to think otherwise and have conducted their own "studies", but I feel confident that a plant based diet is the way to go. I hope you might think about it too. 

Here are a couple of helpful links you might help you:
Forks over Knives
Vegan Kit
Thug Kitchen (warning: funny but contains profanity) 

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