The video that every African American needs to see (…and though it shouldn’t matter, it’s from a “White Guy” from Texas)

You all know me by now, I'm all about multi-cultural, positive energy at this site.

I'm not one for posting emotionally charged videos and such from all the madness surrounding us in this country, with no end purpose but to spew emotion and frustration, but people of color need to devote 10 minutes your life to this video.

And this video is from a "White Guy" from Texas who brilliantly nails this whole subject down.

I think I've shown in my blog that I don't get all wrapped up in the racial issues and Cultural Chaos all around us, my blog is multi-cultural celebration and expression…….



Food for Thought: “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?” -Prince Ea

Artist "Prince Ea" speaks "Proxy" for me in my "Lone Wolf" mindset that we're in a Cellphone and Social Media connected world in danger of spinning out of control, leaving us more dis-connected than ever……

Check out Prince Ea's video at bottom, where he masterfully breaks down what I've been struggling to formulate in my head, yet alone put into words. I thought I was the only person who sees it from this angle…..

……..I printed a few of my favorite quotes from the YouTube video posted below:



Home Cookin’ !!! “Take Me With You” to a Gig Harbor, Washington State getaway home , for some West Coast Seafood

On the menu
Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus and Basil Butter Sauce           Grill Salmon with Blueberry Sauce  
Shrimp Po' Boy Sliders with Remoulade                           Tarragon Crab Cakes 
One Pan Lemon Roasted Salmon                                        Shrimp Rolls
Salmon Souvlaki Bowls  

[Below, Shrimp Rolls, more info further down]

I live in downtown Seattle, Washington, and when I saw this amazing photo shoot of this "out in the forest, by the lake" getaway in Gig Harbour Washington, I had no clue where that was.

But, after a little "Google Earth-ing", I could see getting there would be one those mega-pleasant, Great Northwest rides a ways from Seattle, though all this amazing forest and mountain scenery.



The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 5): Lucuma

This ancient superfood, now available in the USA, has the nickname of "The Gold of the Incas".

To the Peruvian people, Lucuma is a symbol of both longevity and fertility. Lucuma is full of essential nutrients and can be used as a healthier substitute for sugar.



PATIENTS’ LIVES MATTER!!! Doctor caught making millions from false Cancer Diagnoses and unnecessary Cancer Treatments

I'm not sure why this story has not made national news…….

For years, Dr. Farid Fata of Detroit, Michigan, gave patients [almost all African Americans]  harmful and painful cancer treatments they did not need, all so he could bill insurance companies for the services, and in turn, put money in his pocket.



Goodbye Mom … Barbara Wallace 1939-2016

I wasn't planning to put anything on my blog after mom's passing, not really my thing, and it didn't seem like it would have been her thing……..

She was proud of my work on my blog, but complained about too many "Shake Girls" on my website (whatever that means) :)



New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Seven Days” (…a.k.a., The Jane Restaurant, Antwerp, Belgium)

On the Menu:
"Seven Days" of Brunch in Belgium

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

(below) Green Onion and Salmon "Dutch Baby"


The “Cool School” (Part 4) …. Refreshing Summertime Adult Drinks

  (1 above and next 4 photos below)  lavender kumquat shrub drink   
(click photo above or any of next 4 photos for recipe)



Body (Part 35), a.k.a., “Smooth” (…..a “Caliente” Slideshow)

"Caliente" (kah-len'-tay): (adjective: Spanish) from Latin calēnte, singular ablative of calēns, present participle of caleō.
hot, warm (exhibiting heat or warmth),  sexually aroused  (slang)

I'll eventually be doing a feature article on the Dominican born fitness "phenom" that is Massy Arias, and her story of going from near death depression, an abusive relationship, and many other obstacles……..

…to where she is now, which is, inspiring a lot of people towards better health, and getting that ultimate "Hard-Body".



New in “Dinner and a Movie”: “The Walk”

On the Menu:
Dinners for a Frenchman in New York

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

(below) Homard en Croute (Lobster Pot Pie) 


Home Cookin’ !!! “Love Me Down” in St. Barts, French West Indies (…and I love me some breakfast down in St. Barts, French West Indies)

On the Menu:
Avocado Breakfast Toast 6 Ways                                                      "Clean Eating" Mango Bread
Smoky Chorizo, Haloumi and Spinach Breakfast Waffles            Tropical Breakfast Muffins
Dairy Free Rum Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Syrup                   Breakfast Egg Wraps
Chocolate Espresso Waffles with Caramelized Bananas  

[Below] Chocolate Espresso Waffles with Caramelized Bananas (more info further down)



My Top 10 Myths and Falsehoods they Hardwired and Programmed into People’s Brains About Cancer (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the 20 item great list I ran across on,  which I had to post because I am in TOTAL agreement to their perspective on how the public has been brainwashed about how to look at cancer.

Hardwired Myth #20)   Cancer is an "enemy" that has "invaded" your body, and it should be eliminated by attacking the body with chemical weapons.

TRUTH: Cancer is actually just your body's own cells multiplying out of control. It's not something you "catch" or something that "infects" your body. Modern medicine's makes a huge mistake in treating cancer like an infectious disease, bombarding the body with chemicals to try to eradicate the cancer. But the cancer is your body's own cells gone haywire, so to kill the cancer, they have to very nearly kill YOU at the same time!



Health and Safety Tips When Deciding to Get a Tattoo

If getting a tattoo is still a sign of rebellion, then a lot of Americans are rebels: 29% of adults now have at least one tattoo, up from 21% in 2012 and 16% in 2003, a recent Harris Poll found.

Millennials are especially tat-happy: 47% of people ages 18 to 35 are inked, according to the poll. But that increase in popularity has occurred despite what some doctors say are under-appreciated and understudied risks.



“Dressed to Grill” …. Sophisticated Skewers (Part 4)

THEY'RE BACK!!!!! I'm talking about me, and all those like me.

All of us that worship the "Grill  Gods" :)

[below] Grilled Chicken, Burst Tomato, and Artichoke Skewers (more info further down)



Garden Graffiti (Part 5) “It’s a Small World” (Small Space Garden Ideas)

…just a "Made for Browsing" article of some small space garden inspirations I ran across, ENJOY!!!!

(above) Location Unknown (…and if it were mine, would still be "location unknown", cuz' I wouldn't tell a soul!!!!) [photo source]

(below) Somewhere in Sweden, from the portfolio of Sarah Weidman



The Wanderlust Food Diaries: Remembering: “The Greatest” (1942-2016)

On the menu: The Endurance Athlete's Hi Carb, High Protein Lasagna

Half of us loved him, half of us hated him, as I note in the repost of my article from a few years back. But no one can argue, when he came on the scene, the sporting world, and the world as a whole……..would never be the same

to go to article, click on any of the photos, or click here


Food for Thought: “A Brand New Ending” (….. a.k.a., “the most inspiring 5 minutes I ever spent on the Internet” !!!)

No exaggeration, my most inspiring 5 minutes on the internet…….

I heard this amazing 5 minute video by one who calls himself Prince Ea, and I'm still "intoxicated" by his words, Prince Ea is a poet, rapper, humanitarian, an amongst other things, an Anthropology Major who graduated at the top of his class (..the kid kinda reminds me of me :) ).



My Top 10 Myths and Falsehoods they Hardwired and Programmed into People’s Brains About Cancer (Part 1)

This is a great list I ran across on,  which I had to post because I am in TOTAL agreement to their perspective on how the public has been brainwashed about how to look at cancer.

Hardwired Myth #10) Cancer is caused by spontaneous bad luck, not cause and effect.

TRUTH: Cancer always has a cause. There is no such thing as "spontaneous" cancer without cause, and the cancer doctors who claim such phenomena exist are practicing nothing but "cancer voodoo" or pushing anti-science "disease magic" rooted in mysticism rather than reality.



Today is “A Beautiful Day”, to start a Healthier, Holistic Lifestyle (….featuring Cotopaxi Backpacks and Outdoor Gear)


"When your eyes are opened, you'll see things differently…'s just 'A Beautiful Day' "
              –Ziggy Marley (from the Song "A Beautiful Day")

Cotopaxi, a Utah based Outdoor Gear company, is doing some uniquely inspiring things, one of which is using some of their profits to help people around the world better their lives.

I was flattered that Cotopaxi ask me to participate in their challenge to bloggers to help promote Healthier Lifestyles.



Body (Part 34), a.k.a., “Express Yourself” (….a “Tatted” Ladies Slideshow)

Taking my Bi-monthly break from my left-brained, "egghead" nutrition and health science, keeping myself balanced with that other side of my brain I love so much (as I'm sure is quite obvious :) )

But, it's a very healthy place to be, when one becomes so "well balanced" :) ……



Home Cookin’ !!! “I wanna Rock with You”, in a Hudson Valley Forest, New York Cabin (…..with some “Rockin” Chicken Recipes!!)

On the menu:
Grilled Turmeric Chicken with Kohlrabi and Pineapple                  Crispy Chili Lime Baked Wings  

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Olives                          Spicy Basil  and Lemon Chicken
Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes                                   Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs
Skillet Roast Chicken with Fennel, Parsnips, and Scallions

[below] cilantro lime chicken thighs,  more info further down

Not sure what was going on with my "warped" mind as a kid in a South of Chicago "Steel Town"…

…but part of me wanted to live out in a cabin in the forest, amidst the trees, the birds……the quiet.



The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 4): Camu Camu

I don't think vitamin supplementation is necessary when you find the right whole food nutrient sources.

Camu Camu, being very high in Vitamin C, eliminates the need for Vitamin C supplements, which is especially important, because most Vitamin C supplements are now made from GMO corn :(



Cool Fitness Gear (Part 5)

(1 photo above and 2 photos below)   Nike "Power Speed" Running Tight   $150



Cancer Causing Glyphosate popping up everywhere in our food supply (….including unexpected places, like some Whole Foods 365 products)

According to glyphosate laboratory testing conducted at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., in St. Louis, the Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Strawberries and Cream) sample……

…….tested at the lab contains an astonishing 1,327.1 ppb (parts per billion) of glyphosate weed killer.



"Body", (Part 35)
a.k.a. "Smooth"
(...a "Caliente" Slideshow)


Avocado Toast 6 Ways


My Top 10
"Fountain of Youth" Superfoods
(Part 2)


Raw Mango Cheesecake
(....made healthy)


Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
Many Tampons and feminine products contain Monsanto's toxic Glyphosate


Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs


"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Seven Days"
(...The Jane Restaurant, Belgium)
On the Menu: Brunch in Belgium



Study Shows Toxin Levels in Women Drop Sharply Just 3 Days After Switching to Natural Makeup


The New Superfood "Camu Camu"
(50x the Vitamin C of Oranges)
Powder is Great in Smoothies!!!


The Prostate Cancer Fighting
(Pomegranate, Green Tea, Turmeric, and Broccoli)


Dinner and a Movie: "The Walk"
On the Menu:
Dinner for a Frenchman in New York


Hawaiian Carrot Cake
(gluten free)


Fifty, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Adrienne Galloway, Age 52 !!!
Wellness Coach


Dairy Free Rum Pancakes
with Vanilla Maple Syrup


Men's Health:
Black Sesame Seeds help fight and prevent Prostate Cancer


Lemon Chicken
....with asparagus and potatoes


Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 5)


"Clean Eating" Mango Bread


DIY Skin and Bodycare (Part 7)
......a.k.a., "The Black Article"


Chicken Lettuce Wraps


The "Caribbean Dream" Cocktail


"Ballet, something pure in this Crazy World" --Misty Copeland


Chocolate Espresso Waffles
with Caramelized Bananas


Babylonstoren Farm, South Africa
...a 12 room boutique hotel embracing the "Farm to Table" experience, NICE!


The "Green Goddess" Sandwich


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


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



(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"

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.