Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Body Care (Part 8), a.k.a., “The White Article”

Originally, I had photos of a multi-cultural assortment of "Earthy Girls", dressed in white, for this next article in my well received "Color Series" of DIY Skin and Bodycare articles, "The White Article".

But I called an "audible" (football term), cuz' these photos of Australian fitness blogger and model,
Micah Gianneli, simply blew away the others, at least in my "Professional Girl Watcher's" eye…….



Home Cookin’ !!! “When Love Calls” ….I might be having Breakfast in a Farmhouse in Flinders, Australia

On the menu:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Huckleberries/Blueberries               Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
Savory French Toast Stuffed with Turkey and Cheese                    Carrot Cake Pancakes
Smoked Salmon and Egg Stuffed Avocados                                      The "Bagel Bar"
Pesto and Roasted Tomato Omlette

So here's the "stupid, irrelevant, but true" story……

Back in college, me and my boys were sitting around drinking cheap beer, eating good pizza, and smoking some, shall we say, "Bill Clinton" cigarettes (the cigarettes that are now legal in 24 states).



Heal Thyself: How I cured my Painful Knees using just my mind….

…meaning, I cured my severe knee pain by thinking the issue through, and changing my exercises.

My joint pain remedy over the past 5 years, that being eggshell membrane tablets, seemed to stop working.

Completely stopping leg exercises for 2 months in the gym didn't work….nothing was working.



“Dressed to Grill” … Sophisticated Skewers (Part 5)

Summer grilling is over for most people, but I'll be out there all winter, grilling my Oysters, a superfood I bring into my diet to 4-6 months out the year after summer for prostate health…….

[below] Pineapple Chipotle Shrimp Skewers [more info further down]pineapple-chipotle-shrimp-skewers-2

…even if those grilled oysters were not for health, they are just so damn good 🙂

And when I grab my oysters from Whole Foods every Friday after my workout, I can't resist grabbing a couple of their pre-made skewers for a late nite snack. It's gonna be a fun winter of grilling!



Body (Part 37), a.k.a., “Ascension” (…a Dancer’s Slideshow)

Break Time!!! Two months has come and gone, and I need my break from "egghead" health science.

Body (Part 37), a.k.a., "Ascension" (...a Dancer's Slideshow)



Food For Thought: Why I’m taking “a knee” against the Medical Industry

…because the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries are KNOWINGLY murdering [and otherwise destroying the lives of] thousands of times more African Americans than the Police ever possibly could.

Now that I have Your Attention……

Unlike Kap's war, my war is a silent, covert war….

…in my war, no videos exist of "hands raised" police shootings to charge up raw racial emotions.

But in the dark shadows, silently, in my war, the Medical industry is KNOWINGLY murdering and maiming untold hundreds of thousands. But, if it ain't on YouTube or CNN, I guess it ain't reality…….



“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 2) “A Family Affair”

…one nomad [myself] “non-vicariously” enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

I suppose, there was one positive thing that came out of the death of my mother this summer…..

…that being, although me and my brothers never had a great relationship, we forged a rock solid, and assumedly permanent bond, in the weeks before and after my mom's funeral.



Home Cookin’ !!! Asian eats in a Japanese Home that “Turned Away” from Traditional Design …. Nagano, Japan

On the menu:
Cardamom & Rose Iced Latte (Japanese Ice Coffee)               Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl
Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad                                        Easy Japanese Chicken Yakitori
Asian Style Chicken Cabbage Salad                                            Saikoro Steak

Being addicted to what I call "HGTV Real Estate Porn", I'm so not a fan of those "freak show" houses, you know, the house shaped like a boxing glove, or the house made from all purple coconut shells…..

Below, Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl [more info further down]

….but this unconventional crib in Nagano Japan ….. well, this one I tried not to like, but I couldn't help loving it. Nice clean flowing lines, creative open and airy layout, NICE!!!



My Top 10 Amazing Health and Healing Benefits of the Coconut

Coconut is probably second [or equal] to papaya as one of the most underrated, potent, health and healing Superfoods, sitting around in the fruit and veggie area of the supermarket……

…….. just waiting and begging for people to tap into its health and healing powers.




New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Smooth Sailing”, The “Necker Belle” Catamaran (based in the British Virgin Islands)

On the Menu:
"Smooth Sailing" Caribbean Lunch Inspirations

to go to the post, click either of the photos, or click here


The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 6): Acerola

[photo source and info acerola tree planting kits]

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

Acerola, 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 :(



Fifty+, Fit, and Fabulous !!! Pamela Bonita Jacobs, Age 53 (She lives around the corner from the Fountain of Youth)

"Coconut Oil is my secret weapon for my youthful look"
             –Pamela Bonita Jacobs 

With her clear skin, enviable figure, and thick, dark hair, Pamela Jacobs, in Leeds, England, looks every inch the "yummy mummy". But while she might look like someone in her late twenties or early thirties, Mrs Jacobs is 52 [in 2015], and has a 21-year-old son.

Much to her son's horror, she also gets attention from younger men, and embarrassingly, has been mistaken for his girlfriend in the past.



Men’s Health: New Studies Reveal Importance of Zinc In Maintaining Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men, and considered "epidemic" amongst African American men.

Researchers have uncovered data revealing that the trace mineral zinc plays an active role in maintaining prostate health. Studies reveal that the presence of zinc in the body helps suppress tumor growth, especially in the prostate.



“Vertical Harvest” in Wyoming to grow 50 tons of indoor produce a year

In cold Wyoming Winters, a new Vertical Farm keeps fresh produce local. Winters are notoriously harsh in Jackson, Wyoming, where temperatures can plunge far below zero and snowstorms regularly pummel the surrounding mountains.

The conditions make for world-class skiing, but they aren’t necessarily conducive to growing heirloom tomatoes.



Home Cookin !!! “I Got To Go” …to a Quiet Cabin, for a Quiet Breakfast, in Vastra Karup, Sweden

On the menu:
Charred Tomatoes with Fried Eggs on Garlic Toast               Yeast Molasses Pancakes with Herb Fruit 
Papaya Lox with Dairy Free Cream Cheese                              Easy Sweet Potatoes & Eggs
Baked Eggs with Ricotta, Thyme, and Chervil                          Egg White Pizza
Baked Egg Breakfast 

[below] Yeast Molasses Pancakes with Herb Fruit (more info further down)

Whether I eventually become the Modern Day, Hip-Hop Mr. Darcy, in my "Yo-MTV Cribs" style
Pimberly in the Caribbean, flying off on my private jet…..

…..or remain the current "aspiring but content" Mr. Darcy living in my Seattle studio, either way, I have to have the exact same style quiet place in the world to escape to………



Going “Deep Cover” : Exposing Whole Foods’ “Dirty Little Secrets”

I mention Whole Foods Supermarket a lot in my blog, and I still like them a lot for certain things. For example, I still think their seafood, chicken, and fresh organic fruits/veggies are second to none.

And right now, where I'm living in Seattle, it's the only supermarket in walking distance for a guy like me with no car, so Whole Foods and I are kinda married right now……

……..but my "once faithful" bride has been cheating on me 🙁



“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 1) Alberta, Canada … A Road Trip to the Rockies

…one nomad [myself] “non-vicariously” enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

Hey, I won't lie, I enjoy the many "accolades" of readers telling me I have inspired and/or motivated them in some way through my web-spot…..but hey, us bloggers need to be inspired sometimes!

I have so little time to follow anyone over the web, but I really love what Ms. Lee Litumbe is doing over at her "Spirited Pursuit" website.



Body (Part 36), a.k.a., “Summertime”

Taking my bi-monthly break from my "egghead" health and nutrition science to get this one in, in the summer heat.

It's what I do to stay "balanced" 🙂



“Dressed to Grill” : “Now that the Summer’s Here…..”


"In slow-motion I'm reborn,
  I need a week to mow the lawn,
  I eat dinner with my flip-flops on, now that the summer's here"
               -Michael Franks (from the song "Now that the Summer's Here")

As much as I enjoy my HGTV style presentations of "Cool Cribs" and Custom Outdoor Kitchens and all that, major life changing events will sometimes have one take a step back…..

…….and appreciate what you have in the here and now.

[below] Chicken "Under a Brick" with Grilled Avocado (more infor further down)[photo source and recipe]



ESPN 2016 “Body” Issue: Behind the scenes with fencer Nzingha Prescod

Age: 24
Height: 5'-4"
Weight: 138 pounds
Member: USA 2016 Olympic Fencing Team

"Yes, there are Black fencers"
Nzingha Prescod



Workout Tech: The Adrian Peterson “Driven” Workout App

Not to get all off into the philosophical, I don't like using terms such as "getting older", or even telling my age anymore.

But, at "this stage of existence", if I can put it that way, I'm moving to incorporating some new technology, and new of exercises techniques into my routine to stay youthful and healthy.



Girl Talk: Beauty Secrets from Africa

"Africa’s ancient beauty secrets are finally coming into the forefront"…….

…..says Afya  a premium organic skincare brand inspired by the healing traditions of Africa's myriad tribes, whose stories are elegantly told through the eco-friendly packaging and design.



The videos 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 (and I do end this article with a bit of multi-cultural positive energy).

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:



"Body", (Part 37)
a.k.a. "Ascension"
(....a Dancer's Slideshow)


Yeast Molasses Pancakes
with Herb Fruit


Mens Health: New Studies Reveal the Importance of Zinc in Maintaining Prostate Health


(Tropical Seafood Salad)


ESPN "Body" Issue 2016
Behind the scenes with Olympic Fencer Nzingha Prescod


Grilled Japanese Farm Style
Teriyaki Bowl


Health and Safety Tips When Deciding to get a Tattoo


My Top 10 Health and Healing Benefits of the Coconut


Food For Thought.....
Why I'm taking " A Knee"
against the Medical Industry


"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Smooth Sailing"
On the Menu: Caribbean Lunches


Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa


The New Superfood "Lucuma"
Packed with Nutrients
Powder is Great in Smoothies!!!


Easy Sweet Potato
and Egg Skillet


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


Mango, Coconut, and Lime Popsicles


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


Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers


"The Adventures of Lee Litumbe"
(Part 2)
"A Family Affair"


"Clean Eating" Mango Bread


Men's Health....
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 2)


Easy Japanese Chicken
Yakitori Skewers


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


Baked Egg Breakfast Skillet


"A Brand New Ending"
...the most inspiring 5 minutes
I ever had on the Web!!!


DIY Skin and Body Care
...a.k.a., "The Black Article"


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.