The Garden of Eatin’ … (Episode 3, “Coming to Life…Like a Symphony”)


"April is not the cruelest month, if I may disagree with the eloquent gloom, of the poet of doom "

–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")


I always post my favorite spring time song by my boy Michael Franks on the blog every spring, and I'll let the song "Coming to Life" walk us through this episode of "The Garden of Eatin' ".

Anyhooz…a month and some change after I started the "Garden of Eatin' ", everything is growing!!! What a Gardner I've become!!! OR shall I say, and "Urban Soul Farmer".

Other than that Italian Oregano starter plant that was killed in action (not sure if if was "friendly fire" or not) everything is "Coming to Life"…..



Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 5)

This latest batch of nutrients and foods for Male Vitality is the first batch I have not extensively tried yet, but I do want to bring them into my regiment, because every superfood consistently taken in helps with overall male vitality.

After that scary prostate ailment from which I healed myself only with the nutritionally based superfoods I am listing in this series of Men's Health articles, my ongoing research is turning up a few more promising ones, such as this batch.

And Denzel is gonna help me break up all this scientific "mumbo jumbo" into a digestible article…..



“Freestyle” Baked Veggie Stacks

I apologize in advance because this recipe is not perfected, but I just wanna throw it in my "Healthy Chef's Cookbook" as I do with everything, and update the recipe as I master it for myself.

Besides, everybody's version will be different, you know. I'm not even sure if this is Ratatouille or not, let's not split hairs, but when I finish perfecting it, it will be something totally new.



Body (Part 26), a.k.a., “Alligator Woman” (The “Tatted Ladies” Slideshow)

Nobody but me remembers the Old School track "Alligator Woman" by my boys Cameo, but it was so wild, different, crazy, and "out of control", I couldn't resist posting it.

Perfect for this batch of tatted females flaunting their body art, all of them a little [or a lot] wild and out of control, a little dangerous…… an alligator……..



The Garden of Eatin’, (Episode 2 …… “Growing Pains”)

….sorting through the "Information Overload", to get my first edible garden started

Geez, I'm not one that often becomes a victim of information overload, but for a beginning gardener, there is a lot of information to cover to get this project going.

But, I already purchased over $1000 of planters and gardening equipment, so there's no turning back now. I gotta sort all this "fertilizer" out.

Potting soil, garden soil, compost, mulch, fertilizer, perennials, annuals, bolting ……….its all fun but, at the same time………………..GROWING PAINS!!! ……sigh



New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Innuendo” (a Cyber Coffee shop for “Clever Conversation”)

On the Menu: Coffee, Tea, and "Crumpets"

to view post, click either photo or click here


Home Cookin’ !!! Coconut Recipes while “Living in the Golden Age”, in Kona, Hawaii

Not to get too philosophical, but the same Chinese symbol that represents "chaos and emergency" also represents "hope and opportunity".

Although it seems we're at a chaotic crisis point on planet Earth, looked at from another point of view, we are at a point of "opportunity" to begin living holistically and in tune with nature, to find ourselves again, if you feel me……

….And this crib in Kona Hawaii definitely expressed that principle.

A feeling of "back to nature", and a hint of looking forward, to living in a new "Golden Age"…….. what I call "Holistic Modernism".



Nike Training Club: The Skylar Diggins “Metabolic Meltdown” Workout

Skylar Diggins comes strong to Nike Training Club on 4/1/2015 with her second N+TC app, the
Nike Training Club, "Metabolic Meltdown" Workout

Following up on her 2014, Nike Training Club Zoom in 5 workout, Skylar once again perfects a high intensity, high agility routine.



Checking in ….on Bernando LaPallo, age 113 (his 5 foods for a long healthy life, and a few simple anti-aging secrets!!!)

Just checking in to see how Bernando LaPallo, now age 113 as of August 2013,  is doing since I wrote on him almost 3 years ago, when he was a young man of 110 years old.

He's still going strong, getting a lot of notoriety, and publishing good information on how to stay young and healthy (which seems to be a double edged sword, as the critics, doubters, and haters are coming after him).



My Top 10 Hidden Toxins in some of our “Supposedly” Healthy Vitamins, Supplements, and Health Foods

This is a VERY, VERY good top 10 list I ran across on Natural News, I'm sure they would have no problem with me re-posting it………..



Snacks With Benefits

….I apologize to the Tumblr page that I pulled this from, because I didn't save that info the give appropriate credit, but hope they just appreciate me spreading the "wellness love".

Good guide to make a personal trail mix to carry with, along with a piece of fruit to keep you going to the next real meal, and avoid buying junk while you are out. And a few additional my fav's below.



The Garden of Eatin’, (Episode 1…. “Style Points”)

…..creating the "modern man's" , stylish, edible garden

I have no idea what I'm getting myself into {chuckle}, but that's never stopped me with anything before.

But, I'm gonna see if I can grow all my plant based food (except for my tropical fruits) outside on my nice sized terrace here in Seattle Washington (without getting a citation, complaints from neighbors, or getting evicted).



Cool Fitness Gear (Part 2)

Above, track star Allyson Felix sports the new Nike Epic Lux Runner's Tights
(click photo above for more info)

Below Nike Air Apparel "Street Baller's" Collection
(click photo below for more info)


Do the “Funky Chicken” !!! (Part 4) …more creative Chicken Recipes (and healthy cooking tips)

Above and Below, Chicken Korma (click photo above or below for recipe)



New in Dinner and a Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

On the Menu: Middle Eastern Inspired Cuisine

to go to the post, click on either photo, or click here



The “All Organic” Tropical Resort: Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts, West Indies

Kittitian Hill is is a milestone luxury resort set on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean West Indies. It is accompanied by the 400 acre Belle Mont Farm.

At the heart of Kittitian hills lies a holistic philosophy of sustainable development, that influences every decision, every detail.



Girl Talk: Beauty Behind the Mask (Part 2) ….more DIY Facial Masks

….and other DIY facial care !!!

I didn't know I had so many DIY holistic skin care facial formulas on file, and so many masquerade costume mask photos on file on my computer… lets do it again!!!



Men’s Health: Foods and Nutrients for Male Vitality (Part 4)

My boy Will Smith is pushing 47 years old in 2015, so for sure he can be considered what we call an
"Old School Playa', from the Himalaya" .

Will is making all of us "old guys" look good, so I figured a "Fresh Prince" photo shoot would be a good backdrop  for this next batch of nutrients nature designed for us men in our 40's and 50's.



Body, (Part 25), a.k.a., “Beautiful” (The Carnival Slideshow)

Its that time of year again down in Rio, and since I can't be there, I can be there, ya dig?

…and Snoop and Pharrell are gonna kick a little Hip-Hop/Samba Flava' in the hot track, "Beautiful"  



Body, (Part 24), a.k.a., “Shoop” (The “Tatted Dudes” Slideshow)

So, like clockwork, every six months those "complaints" trickle in from some of my female readers, that there are not enough men in my "Body" Slideshows.

Well, the customer is always right, so I put this one together to keep the "female wolves" at bay for a while.

And my girls "Salt & Pepa", from back in the day, are gonna kick the title track "Shoop".



Style Points!!! Eggs Wrapped in Sweet Bell Bepper

You must know by now, if you check out my recipes, I'm a big fan of low maintenance recipes that look like I actually know what the hell I am doing.

I do admit I am a gazillion miles away from being a master chef, but when it comes to choosing healthy, real food ingredients, I boldly profess I know what the hell I'm doing there.

Here is an easy-peezie egg recipe, something cool to impress my rare Sunday Morning company, when I need to whip something out of my "Batman's Utility Belt of Recipes", to hook her up with a little breakfast in bed with a little bit of style, maybe a few mimosas, a little Michael Franks on the stereo on a lazy Sunday morn… you feel me?

It's all about style points and presentation, ..talking about the eggs, not the previous night's romance :)



EXPOSED!!! Your Herbal Supplements Might Be a “Sham” ……sigh

79% of DNA tests didn't find ANY sign of plants listed on the label :(

DNA tests on some store-brand herbal supplements showed that nearly four of five didn't have the ingredients listed on the labels, and a large number didn't have a botanical substance of any kind, according to findings from the New York state attorney general's office.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the results Tuesday as he asked GNC Holdings Inc.(GNC), Target Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, which owns Duane Reade, to stop sales of store-brand herbal supplements that either had ingredients that couldn't be verified or had ingredients not on the labels.



Home Cookin’ !!! “Crazy Colorful” Vegetarian, in a Canadian Home that’s “Just A Little Crazy” with Color

[photo credit]

I love all the homes I post in my "Home Cookin', Great Homes Great Food" blog section (which is why I post them).

But so far, this home on Salt Spring Island in Western Canada, near Washington State,  speaks to me the most. Why? I don't know, LOL!!!



Girl Talk: “Why I Had My Breast Implants Removed” –Melissa Gilbert

Actress and "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert tweeted this week [first week Jan-2015], that the surgery to remove her breast implants "went great" and now "the recovery begins." Gilbert, 50, also took to her blog a week before the surgery to explain the decision to remove the implants.

"This post is all about breasts," she started. "Specifically, this is all about mine because next week I'm having surgery to remove my implants permanently …. I am concerned for my health, and, I don't like the way they look or feel. Frankly, I'd like to be able to take a Zumba class without the fear that I'll end up with two black eyes."



"Body", (Part 26)
a.k.a. "Alligator Woman"
...the "Tatted Ladies" Slideshow


Style Points!!!
Eggs Wrapped In Bell Pepper


Girl Talk:
Beauty Behind The Mask (Part 2)
......more D.I.Y. Facial Masks


Men's Health
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 4)


Seafood Salad
(or stuffed with 'whatever')
Tomato Appetizers


Nike Training Club
Skylar Diggins
"Metabolic Meltdown Workout"


"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Innuendo" ....a Cyber Coffee Shop
On the Menu: Coffee and Tea


Misty Copeland
The lone African American in the American Ballet Theater


"Do the 'Funky Chicken' " (Part 4)
Creative chicken recipes made healthy


My Top 10 Hidden Toxins in our "Supposedly" Healthy Vitamins, Supplements, and Health Foods


My Top 10 Breast Cancer Prevention Superfoods (Part 2)


Dinner and a Movie
'Lawrence of Arabia'
On the Menu:
Middle Eastern Cuisine


"Fifty, Fit, And Fabulous!!!"
Gervel Sampson, Age 55!!!
(Breakin' that Age 55 Speed Limit!!)


Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 2)


The "Garden of Eatin' "
Episode 1... 'Style Points'
...planning my stylish edible garden


See all articles in "The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
(The Art of Food)


See all articles in "Eat Smart"
(The Science of Food)



Links to my favorite sites who are ''Raging Against the Machine''(and also some fun cooking blogs)

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim's "Nutritionally Well"

Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my 'Dinner and a Movie' and "Wanderlust Food Diaries' articles.

Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Endless adaptable recipes with AWESOME food photography!!!!

Cool site for Caribbean cuisine. Recipes very adaptable to health conscious eating.