Home Cookin’ !!! “Never Too Far to Fall” from a Creative Cliffside “Concept Home” (….or fall for some Creative Chicken Recipes)

On the menu:
Avocado Chicken Salad                
       Lemongrass Spatchcocks w/Zucchini Slaw        Sumac-Rosemary Spatchcocks

Sweet Potato Chicken Hash               Lemon and Olive Oil Roasted Chicken                  Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad
Dutch Oven Chicken "Carnitas"        Honey/Mustard Chicken and Potatoes               

[first 8 house photos] Slated to be built in Lebanon, called "Casa Brutale"

[below] Char Grilled Lemon Spatchcocks with Zucchini Slaw [click photo for recipe]

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Escapade!!! “Cyber Traveling” with Teri Johnson, aka, “Travelista Teri” (Episode 4) Costa Rica

One "Wanderlust" traveler [myself], "non-vicariously" πŸ™‚ enjoying the travel adventures of another Wanderlust traveler [Teri Johnson, a.k.a., "Travelista Teri"]

I was down in Central America a couple of decades back, specifically Belize, and I have always told people that some areas of Central America are underrated travel destinations.

[below] Travelista Teri "in the zone" at Villa Caletas Hotel.  I'll be at that exact spot in that resort, minus a bathing suit….

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“Dressed to Grill” … Sophisticated Skewers (Part 7)

If summer were a time of day, then it's "High Noon" up here in Seattle, as the temperature got to 95 today and will be pushing 100 this weekend.

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Girl Talk: Beauty Secrets from Africa (Part 2)

As I predicted in my well received Beauty Secrets from Africa (Part I) article, I knew I'd be coming out with a Part II….

…because, as I said in Part I, there are too many Beautiful Black Women's photos, and too many holistic African Skin and Bodycare secrets, plants, and products for just one article.

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Men’s Skin and Body Care: Going All Natural (Part 3) ……..becoming an All Natural “GQ Smooth Operator”

Various skin problems affect all different ethnicities in different degrees, however, some problems, such as shaving, can be no less than a pain in the butt for African-American men.

But, "Knowledge is Power", and there are a few holistic secrets, mixed in with a little modern science, to tackle some of these things in our grooming routine, as you will soon see.

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The Coconut Oil Project (…Advanced Level, Coconut Oil Education)

I am in no way affiliated with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, just re-posting their VERY GOOD info on a product I swear by, as I think their Gold Label Coconut Oil is "second to none".

Today, consumers desiring to purchase coconut oil have a wide variety of choices. On this page we will break down the various types of coconut oils currently available in the U.S. market……

……. and define how "virgin coconut oil" is being used in the marketplace, as well as what peer-reviewed scientific studies have discovered in recent years about the different methods of producing virgin coconut oil.

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“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 4), The Lompoul Desert, Africa

…one "Nomad" [myself] "non-vicariously" πŸ™‚ enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

I've turned down perhaps 30 people and organizations trying to do some sort of advertising and/or promotion on my website, I'll keep saying, this website will be forever Ad-Free, because I'll never let anyone control the style and imagery I present (those "Pop-up Ads" mess up my artistic expression πŸ™‚ )

……though I find ways to give a "plug" to someone when I'm inspired.

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“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 3), Saint Louis, Senegal

…one "Nomad" [myself] "non-vicariously" πŸ™‚ enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

I have to admit, my interest in taking a trip to rediscover my roots in Senegal, was only ignited six months ago by, shall I say, for lack of better words, and for shock effect, "The White Guy".

I'm speaking of Anthony Bourdain as he visits Senegal, on his Travel/Food, "Parts Unknown" on CNN. Even Lee Litumbe acknowledges Anthony in her Senegal article on her site from which these photos come, it was a great show.

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Lead Found in 20% of American Baby Food Samples

Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and contaminated drinking water. A new report suggests food — particularly baby food — could be a problem, too.

The Environmental Defense Fund, in an analysis of 11 years of federal data, found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of 2,164 baby food samples.

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The “Cool School” (Part 5)…..Refreshing, Summertime Adult Drinks

[next 3 drink photos below] "Super" Citrus Sangria (click any of the 3 photos below for recipe)

my current favorite sweeteners are…….

UMF Manuka Honey
(mixes well in blender, one of the healthiest things you could ever put in your body)

Coconut Palm Sugar
(perfect substitute for recipes requiring processed sugar, brown sugar, or simple syrup mix)

Coconut Water
(I STRONGLY ADVISE trying to incorporate this EXTREMELY HEALTHY, natural way to add sweetness to a drink.
I recommend
Taste Nirvana Coconut Water)

Super Ripe Fruit!!!
(if applicable to recipe, really ripe fruit sweetens up a drink to where often that's all the sweetener I need)

….my list of Sweeteners to Avoid

 

(Quick note on Alcohol…..)
(if you're not a big alcohol drinker, you can swap in a light wine into a recipe requiring vodka/gin, etc., or just add a few drops of alcohol, as I often just add a few drops of my fav' Caribbean Rum instead of the full dose of alcohol. Or, you can make it Virgin)
"Everything in Moderation, including Moderation" -Ben Franklin πŸ™‚

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3 Tips for Using a Transitional Period to Live a Healthier Life

…by guest writer Jennifer Scott

Major life transitions can be frightening because of the uncertainty they carry with them. However, if you take charge of a major life transition, such as turning a certain age or moving…….

…….and use it as an opportunity to replace bad habits with positive ones and change your life for the better, you will find that your transitional period can give you a new, healthier lease on life.

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Home Cookin’ !!! Breakfast Recipes that “Speak to Me” in a Swedish Apartment that “Speaks to Me”

On the menu:
Chocolate Waffles                             
          Papas a lo Pobre with Chorizo                              Pumpkin Spice Pancakes   

Healthy Banana Oat Waffles                    Sweet Potato, Mozzarella , Egg Skillet               "Three Greens' Sandwich
A "Sprouted" Kitchen Breakfast               Avocado Toast w/ Goat Cheese & Tomato        "Smashed" Avocado Toast

Although my DNA is 100% Afro-Caribbean at the core….

[below] Chocolate Waffles (more info further down)

I've always had this fascination with Euro-Style and Euro-Living …..

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“Dressed to Grill”… Sophisticated Skewers (Part 6)

[below] Pineapple Chili Chicken Skewers with Garlic Chive Dip (…more info further down)

HAPPY "PRE-SUMMER" !!! That was some Seattle Winter! Only one day of snow, but we set an all time record for rain…..

But, it's all forgotten with today's 80 degree weather, so time to jump on the "oh so convenient" outdoor grills right outside my door of my terrace, in my apartment building…..

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Body (Part 40), a.k.a. “CRAZY” (….the “Crazy Quads” Slideshow)

"I've been sitting here, trying to figure out, how she does it to me……."

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Crazy-Sexy-Cool Vegan Smoothies!!! (…..by “Naturally Leyonee”)

[below] Acai, Blueberry, Chia, Blueberry & more Smoothie, click photo for full ingredient list

I woke up one lazy Sunday Morning a few years back, cuddled up to a "warm hearted" lovely "Vegan Girl". It was a great Saturday night, a great romantic movie, and great romance (her words πŸ™‚ )….

…. but, I tried to prepare something for Breakfast, and my vegan recipes were woefully lacking πŸ™

[below] Coconut Soy Yogurt, Granola, Fig, Blueberry, Cinnamon Smoothie, click photo for full ingredient list (more…)

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Escapade!!! “Cyber Traveling” with Teri Johnson, aka, “Travelista Teri” (Episode 3) “Lavender Dreams” on a Lavender farm, Long Island, NY

One "Wanderlust" traveler [myself], “non-vicariously” πŸ™‚ enjoying the travel adventures of another Wanderlust traveler [Teri Johnson, a.k.a., “Travelista Teri”]

I always had a thing for Lavender, to me it seems like "Macho" colored plant…..

……and it will be my signature landscaping plant for when I build my Caribbean Villa.

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Escapade!!! “Cyber Traveling” with Teri Johnson, aka, “Travelista Teri” (Episode 2) Top Ten Things to do in Puerto Rico

One "Wanderlust" traveler [myself], "non-vicariously" πŸ™‚ enjoying the travel adventures of another Wanderlust traveler [Teri Johnson, a.k.a., "Travelista Teri"]

I haven't made it Puerto Rico yet, but as a self taught historian, I gotta check out the Puerto Rican, Spanish built stone forts one day (…that's a"Guy Thing" πŸ™‚ )

….but,  I just did the next best thing, a little "Cyber Trip" down there with "Travelista Teri" !!!

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Food for Thought: Why Steph Curry Deleted all his Social Media…..

Like rival LeBron James, Stephen Curry is making sure he is focused on the task at hand by eliminating distractions. Zero Dark 30 activated.

The Golden State Warriors superstar recently told Chris Haynes of ESPN that he deleted all of the social media apps from his phone before the playoffs began.

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Escapade!!! “Cyber Traveling” with Teri Johnson, aka, “Travelista Teri” (Episode 1) The Making of the Official “Travelista Teri Fan Club” Video

One "Wanderlust" traveler [myself], "non-vicariously" πŸ™‚ enjoying the travel adventures of another Wanderlust traveler [Teri Johnson, a.k.a., "Travelista Teri"]

After I first watched one of her travel adventure videos, I must confess, I was pissed at Teri Johnson, a.k.a., "Travelist Teri"……

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “The Edge of a Dream” ………. (… The Ubud Hanging Gardens Resort, Bali, Indonesia)

On The Menu:

"East Java Eats" (Balinese and Indonesian Inspired Cuisine)

 

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

 

[below] Balinese Chicken with "Dirty" Peanut Sauce

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“One Shining Moment”: NCAA March Madness Official Highlight Video

Love watching this every year…..ENJOY!!!!

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Garden Graffiti (Part 7): “Rain Dance” (…Outdoor Shower Garden Inspirations)

 

"In the Rain Dance, I cool it all down, it is the year to come, when this one's run……"  
            –Stuart Adamson (of the band "Big Country", from the song "Rain Dance")

 

[below] Outdoor shower in Villa Karma Cantik, Bali, Indonesia
My Note: Damn!!!

My new Life goal #5,   between  #4-Help Stop Global Warming,   and   #6-Promote Natural Cancer Cures
Life Goal #5: Have an outdoor shower in my Caribbean Villa with a "Warm Hearted" Girl after a night's romance πŸ™‚

Enjoy the Browse!!!!!

(….nothing like a “fresh and clean” internet browse with no pop-up ads, and all that crap……is there?)

 

[below] Outdoor shower in author Judy Blume's Residence in Key West, Florida, her home is for sale for a cool 4.25 Million,
Note to self for when I become a millionaire: Hmmm, I could be happy there, bookmark that one and put it to the side πŸ™‚

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Cool Fitness Gear (Part 6)

"Opening Night" Strappy Bra $44.99                "Opening Night" Bomber Jacket $199.99               "Show Stop"  Leggings $149.99

(above and below)     Ballerina Misty Copeland's "Self Designed" Under Armour 2017 collection

Women's Studio Long Sleeve $79.99                 Charged PivotMid Shoe $129.99                    Rehersal Harem Shrine Pants $79.99

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Girl Talk: 8 Tips for Protecting Your Sensitive Skin…..

….by guest writer, Sally Wong

My Quick Notes: After looking at this batch of photos of Fashion Blogger, Model, Fashion Diva "Extraordinaire", Micah Gianneli, I'm officially making her the fashion "Cover Girl" of my cyber-spot.

…..though I know nothing about women's fashion, Micah is simply KILLING the "Cyber Runway" !!!

Anyhooz, I'm glad to see women taking me up on my offer to to come in and write for the "Girl Talk" section of my website. That's why it's here, for women come in and share health and beauty tips.

…so, anyone interested, shoot me a message via the comments section, on any Woman's article idea you have. You write the article, I'll add the photos  (I'm into that "Art of the Blog" thang πŸ™‚ )

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“Body”, (Part 40)
a.k.a. “CRAZY” !!!
(….the “Crazy Quads” Slideshow)

Chocolate Waffles

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 2)

Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl

Food for Thought:
Why Steph Curry Deleted
all his Social Media

“Crazy-Sexy-Cool”
Vegan Smoothies

“Short Story Long…”
(….The Travel Adventures
of Lee Litumbe)

Persimmon Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

My Top 10
“Fountain of Youth”
Superfoods (Part 2)

Blackened Salmon Caprese Skewers

Ballerina Misty Copeland’s
Five Ways She Eats, Trains and Lives Healthy

Portuguese Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

My Top 30 Superfood
“Power Rankings”
(….numbers 1 thru 10)

The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

Huli Huli Chicken

Toxin Levels in women drop sharplyΒ  just 3 after switching to natural makeupdaysΒ  (…a recent study says)

Cucumber Roll Appetizers
…with Creamy Avocado

The “Gangster Gardener”
He plants food gardens on vacant lots all over South Central L.A.

The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

Ray Allen’s advice to Dwyane Wade on addressing Wade’s injury plagued career: NUTRITION!!!

Salmon Skewers
with Chili Lime Butter

“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“The Edge of a Dream”
The Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
Menu: Balinese Cuisine

Sriracha Honey and Sesame Beef Skewers

Escapade!!!
Cyber Traveling with “Travelista Teri”

Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

Dinner and a Movie:
“Mississippi Masala”
Menu: “Mixed Masala” Dinners

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese and Tomato

Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Stephanie Person, Age 50 !!!
Nutrition Coach

“Smashed” Avocado Toast
…with Egg

Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

DIY Skin and BodyCare
Part 6
(a.k.a., The “Orange Article”)

See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

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

The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

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

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

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

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

THE PAST ON A PLATE
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.

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