I Accept the Challenge !!! (of creating a grain free Pizza Crust that tastes like delicious, “real pizza”)

I feel like, if I can accomplish this for myself and mankind, then this will be right up there with the invention of the wheel, man on the moon, and all the rest.

I didn't intend go "grain free", I'm not one for latching on to the latest health craze, but when I cut out the grains when healing myself from what "seemed" to be a prostate ailment (that I brought on myself I think), I felt so much better, I had to go by my own mantra of "listen to you body"

The problem? You know the problem. If I bite into the pizza, an my taste buds say "eeh, this is OK, I can probably force myself to eat it", then that is a waste of my time. This has to be  real pizza!!!! You know what I talkin' 'bout.



Ooo La La … Healthy Habits to Help Boost Fertility

It's always an honor when someone requests to write a guest article on Gaia Health blog.

I always wanted this to be a place to share wellness ideas, as I still love to learn from others.

Enter Amanda Kaestner, who has some interesting comments male and female fertility. The following text is Amanda's, word for word, so let me get out of the way, I'm gonna go check out some ESPN Sports Channel, and let her "handle her business" pertaining to this important topic.



Body, (Part 21), a.k.a., “Snap Shot” (the “Selfie” Slideshow)

I knew when I put out my first "Selfie" slideshow, Body (part 13), a.k.a. "Girls on Film", that there would be others, thanks to this endless "Selfie" craze…I just need the right song to pop into my head.

And although you probably never heart the hot track, "Snap Shot",  by the R&B/Soul Band, "Slave", it is pure "Old School Soul", from a couple of decades ago, but it is right on time today, with the modern "Selfie" craze.



Home Cookin’ !!! Lemon Seafood in a “Room with a View” – Seattle, Washington

Lemon and Ginger Pacific Perch
Lemon/Lime, Honey, Chili, Shrimp Skewers
Alaskan Halibut with Lemon Herb Salt

I only came to live in Seattle because of employment circumstances, and I don't see Seattle as my permanent home, just a temporary stop on my crazy journey.

But, give me the right "warm hearted" girl, and that never ending fresh caught, "straight off the boat" seafood from Pike Place Fish Market, and this amazing "Room With a View", designed by Balance Associates Architects, then I can actually start to see myself settling down here…………..yep :)



Food for Thought: Win or Lose, They’re Already Winners!!! …………. (a.k.a., “Boys to Men”)

Chicago South Side Boys make it to the Little League World Series championship game!!!

I'm writing this article the night before the Little League World Championship game against the South Korean team.

The team from Chicago, called Jackie Robinson West, from the Great Lake Region of the tournament, are not just throwing baseballs, but throwing out lessons all of us adults can learn from.



3,000 eggs later….my Cholesterol scores still PERFECT !!!!

F.Y.I., I'm EXCLUSIVELY eating Pasture Raised Eggs , I AVOID COMMERCIAL EGGS.

It's been almost 3 years since my my last cholesterol blood test I posted on this blog, and I calculated 150 weeks at minumum 22 eggs a week, subtracting the infrequent days where I miss my eggs, that's well over 3000 eggs, mostly fried in heart healthy coconut oil.

As my email came from the independend blood test lab in Portland Oregon, Any Lab Test Now, opening the email was akin to a kid opening a Christmas present, excited to see the what I got.

3000+ eggs later, cholesterol levels are still AMAZING!!!!



My Top 10 “Safe to Eat”, Low Mercury Seafoods (and my Top 10 High Mercury Seafoods to AVOID)

I'm not just "cutting and pasting" off the web here, I poured through dozens upon dozens, if not one or two hundred charts and research papers…….

This list is for me [and family and friends] primarily because I eat seafood almost everyday (albeit 98% Alaskan Wild Caight Salmon…occasional Crab Legs, Mussels, Restaurant Fish, Shrimp, and so forth)

I tried to make this as streamlined as I could, and now, I am even more comfortable with my seafood consumption than before (though I will stay on top of my research in years to come)……….



New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: Barefoot on the Beach………….. at Bayhouse Villa, British Virgin Islands

On the Menu
The Ultimate “Barefoot on the Beach” Caribbean Picnic Spread


Jerk Wings
Flourless/Sugarless Banana-Mango Rum Cake
Rum Punch
Mango Cucumber Salsa
Caribbean Style Rice and Peas


..to view the post, click either photo or click here


San Antonio Spurs hire Becky Hammon as first full time female NBA Assistant Coach

…a first for any major USA male professional sports team

I think it goes without saying that in a decade or two, hopefully this type of news will be "no news", a common, "ho-hum" occurrence not worth writing about.

But in the mean time, there is always a natural sense of interest and excitement about "firsts" and barriers being broken.

Enter Becky Hammon, the first full time female NBA Assistant Coach (and the first in all of the USA major pro male sports) 



Food for Thought: Becoming CEO of “Me, Inc.”

We never know what destiny holds, but August 2014 could be my last month in Corporate America!!! (and good riddance!!!).

This HP commercial by Jay-Z inspired me to ask myself, "how would I want my commercial to look for what I call, 'Me, Inc.' ?"

That is, how do I see myself in life after Corporate America? Taking control of my destiny? My livelyhood? My health? My Finances?  My Goals? My Dreams?.

If this is "my time", then I'm ready……I've been ready for a long time…..



Cuban Chicken with Mojo Marinade and Chile Roasted Yams

I ran across this AMAZING recipe (and amazing food photography) from the "Feasting at Home" blogspot.

I thought this is another amazing chicken recipe I can make use of with these Pasture Raised Chickens, straight form the farm, that I can get at my Whole Foods in Oregon.

I can't wait to try it !!!



Food for Thought: ” I wanna do it all !!! “

I LOVE this TV commercial because it sooooooo reminds me of me when I was a youngster. I even tried fencing like the guy in the video (closest thing I could find to sword fighting like a Pirate)  :)

The point is , as he says in he says video, "I wanna do it all"…….. be hungry for knowledge, for fitness, FOR LIFE!!!

The great part is, decades later, even now, I still wanna [and intend to] do it all……still hungry for knowledge, still hungry for fitness, STILL HUNGRY FOR LIFE!!!!



Cilantro shown to help remove mercury and heavy metals from the body

I try to write about the things that I do for myself….

….and those issues that concern me most, and for me, I'm gonna bring cilantro into my regiment, because of OVERWHELMING evidence that it helps to help remove mercury and other heavy metals from the body.

This is VERY important to me in that I eat salmon almost every day, for health reasons I write about in the blog. Quality, wild caught salmon, is relatively low in mercury (see chart here), but who heck knows what that really means for something I consume almost every day.



Home Cookin’ !!! Pineapple Recipes in a Hawaiian Big Island “Zen Zone”

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs
Pineapple, Cucumber, and Lime Salad (Vegetarian)
Hawaiian Tuna (or Mahi-Mahi) Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

Although "slightly" more traditionally furnished than my contemporary taste, this amazing Big Island Hawaiian Villa by Olson Kundig Architects definitely resonated with my own "Zen Vibrations", igniting that inner space of peace and tranquility within me.

And pineapples, my favorite tasting fruit, always resonate with my taste buds, so it's a match made in "Zen-heaven"…………….



Girl Talk: D.I.Y. Skin and Body Care (Part 3), a.k.a., “The Red Article”

Not sure why, but I always wanted to do a "Red" article….I suppose it's simply because I think women look so sexy in that color….aaah, blogging is such hard work  for a guy :)

REMEMBER!!  Bad skin is often a result of imbalances deep within the body, often provoked by what we eat (or don't eat). Bad skin is usually the result or the body's natural process of pushing excessive toxins to the surface.

You have to work from the inside out for good skin. To get more info on this subject, check out my article….
Ayurvedic Skin Care: "Beauty is not skin deep…it goes much deeper"



Wisdom Teeth Extraction….is it really as necessary as Dentists try to convince us?

I'm not one to "cut and paste" articles I find on the web just to fill my blog, and this one I ran across will probably have opposing opinions, but I am passionately in agreement, mainly because I felt my dentist a decade or so ago was trying to pull my wisdom teeth simply to bill my insurance.

I had a sixth sense my dentist was a scammer, and I confirmed it after he later suggested three or more procedures on my teeth that I would later find to be unnecessary.

The following is taken from a website called LA Healthy Living……..



Body, (Part 20), a.k.a., “VICTORY”, (The ESPN Magazine “Body Issue” Slideshow)

I'm not saying I'm using the ESPN Magazine "Body Issue" series as an excuse to put "societally acceptable" nude people in my blog, increase blog traffic, blog exposure, and all the rest……..

…but like in sports, when you have an "open shot", you take it :)

And, as J.T. Taylor says in the title track "Victory"…."People get ready, it's time to show what you got"



Pasture Raised Eggs, a Near “Perfect” Superfood: A Quick bit of info, Sunny Side Up…..

Before I say anything, Let me say I TOTALLY AVOID COMMERCIAL EGGS (I explain why below)

Eggs…..half of us love them, my guess is 70% of the other half don't eat them because of perceptions that eggs are bad for your yealth. I beg to differ, because, for non vegetarians, pasture raised eggs are one of the healthiest things you can put in your body.



Ray Allen’s Advice to Duane Wade on addressing his injury plagued career: NUTRITION!!!

This is more a nutrition post than a sports post, but sports sure helps make a point…..

If you are a basketball fan you need no filling in, but for the others, the short version is…Lebron James leaves the Miami Heat, Duane Wade (age 32) stays in Miami, but his body has been so "beat up" over the last couple of years, most of us wonder if he will ever survive two or three more years in the NBA.

Apparently he wonders himself, and when asking teammate Ray Allen (age 38), his advice on how to extend his NBA career, Ray Allen's advice was simple…..NUTRITION!!!!



Home Cookin’ !!! Chicken Recipes with “Personality”, in a crib with “Personality”, Fire Island, New York

Roasted Chicken with Green Sauce and Chili
Iraqi Yellow Spiced Rubbed Chicken
Roasted Chicken with Dates, Olives, and Capers

Initially, I didn't want to like this crib on Fire Island, New York, but it has such great modern design, good "Feng shui", and such great, shall we say "personality", that I had to post it (I only post the ones that move me)

….and what better in a crib with "personality", than chicken recipes with "personality" ?



“Easy Peezie” Healthy Flavored Grass Fed Butters, for “Butter Believers”

If you follow my blog, you already know that I don't touch any dairy that doesn't come from grass fed animals.

For the "eggheads" amongst you who wanna hear my theory on why grass fed is so much healthier than commercial dairy, read here.

Anyhooz, health nuts like myself know  that real butter, eggs, and dairy are not [inherently] bad for you, and once empowered with that information, you can start doing some great things with real foods from animals raised in the traditional way. These flavored butter should illustrate the point…..



My Top 10 Best (and Worst) States to Buy and Eat Local

"Strolling of the Heifers", a Vermont-based local food advocacy group, has released its third annual Locavore Index, a state-by-state ranking of commitment to local foods.

The 2014 Locavore Index incorporates four measures for which current data is available for all states…..



Popsicle Toes!!! (Part 3)…..Cool, Refreshing, Summer Adult Popsicles


Below, Irish Coffee Pops, replace powdered sugar with Ultimate Sweetener Birch Tree Xylitol – Click below for Recipe

Another batch of cool refreshing summertime popsicles for adults. F.Y.I., I prefer Stainless Steel Molds, you can get stainless steel popsicle molds at amazon (or alternately, glass molds).

For recipes with alcohol, you can omit the alcohol if that is not your thing, but a few drops for a "hint" of alcohol won't kill you….

"everything in moderation…including moderation" –author unknown  




Home Cookin’ !!! Fresh Clean Salads, in a modern Hong Kong Crib that is “So Fresh and So Clean”!!!

Fresh Green Apple Salad
Fresh Heirloom Tomato and Onion Salad
Fresh Radish and Watercress Salad

When I saw this crib situated in a lush forest in Hong Kong, it didn't say "Asia" to me. You could drop this open, airy, modern crib anywhere on the planet, and it would say "Fresh and Clean".

Imagine pulling some "fresh and clean" veggies from the garden behind the kitchen of this crib for some colorful vibrant salads.

……..sigh :)



"Body", Part 21
a.k.a. "Snap Shot"
...The 'Selfie' Slideshow


Chicken Recipes with 'Personality'
in my latest ....'Home Cookin'
(Great Homes, Great Food!!!)


Misty Copeland
The lone African American in the American Ballet Theater


Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Roasted Pepper Dip


...A Bright Brooklyn Wedding Affair
On the Menu: "Matrimonial Munchies"


Ray Allen's advice to Duane Wade on extending his career


The 'Cool School'
refreshing drink recipes
(and advice on healthy sweeteners)


"Girl Talk"
"Beauty Behind the Mask"
(D.I.Y. Facial Masks)


"The Art of Tea"
...hot and cold tea, and tea infused drink recipes


The "Wanderlust Food Diaries"
...Barefoot on the Beach
On the Menu: The Ultimate Beach Picnic


Style Points!!!
Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, Zucchini Stacks, with a Tomato Almond Pesto


"Heal Thyself"
My Website vs. A sudden illness that came after me


"Cacao Power"
(a.k.a., "Food of the Gods")


"Fifty, Fit, And Fabulous!!!"
Mary Dent, Age 53!!!


The "Gangsta Gardener"
(He plants gardens in vacant lots all over South Central L.A.)


Roasted Olive Oil Tomatoes with Manchego and Basil


Making Your Own Flavored Pink Himalayan Salts


Dinner and a Movie

Crimson Tide
On the Menu: Submarine Sandwiches Made Healthy


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"

My Simple Real Food Lifestyle
Formerly Chronicles of a Teen Foodie

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.