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.



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™‚



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.



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 …..



“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…..



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……."



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…)


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.



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" !!!



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.



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"……



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


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

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


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™‚



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



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™‚ )



Home Cookin’ !!! “Tell Me What I Gotta Do … To Get To Your House”…. in Costa Rica, For Some “Sweet Treats” Made Healthy

(below) Orange Sherbet Cake  (more info further down)

Desserts to me are like Making Romance….

…in that for me, it may only come around every Blue Moon, but when it does, I savor every morsel, with no guilt, and no regrets πŸ™‚

Sorry if TMI πŸ™‚



Steph Curry: The Secret to his Success? Brain Training…..

It just hit me,  wouldn't a cool nick-name for Steph Curry be …. "The Boy Wonder" ?

….you know, Robin's nick-name in the old Batman and Robin TV show?

Anyway, one of the main secrets to Steph Curry's success is the "Brain Training" he gets at Accelerate Basketball, Charlotte company devoted to honing basketball player's skills.

Brandon Payne, founder of Accelerate Basketball, says "We use tools to help our players use their brain and body connections better".



My Top 30 Super Food “Power Rankings” (…numbers 21-30)

The more I got into this project, the more interesting it got!!!

Every health blogger should do this, so people can compare and which superfoods always seem to "bubble" to the top, but this task is hard……



Body (Part 39), a.k.a., “It’s Your Life” (….The “Body Paint” Slideshow)

In case you wanna run off and so some "Googling", the painter is "Ed the Artist".  Great job if you can get it, the one job where I wouldn't mind working overtime and through lunch. πŸ™‚

But, don't even bother writing me asking where I'm going with this one, it just comes out of me like it comes out of me, my mind has a mind of it's own….



My Top 30 Superfood “Power Rankings” (….numbers 11 thru 20)

Man!!! This project is harder than I thought,  but that's a good thing…..

Any of the these Superfoods in my 11-20 "Power Rankings" could actually be in the Top 10, but I can't squeeze them in, because I can't drop any of my Top 10 Superfoods down!!!



Misty Copeland: Five Ways She Eats, Trains, and Lives Healthy

…text in this article I'm reposting from Self Magazine. Self's final print edition will be Feb/2017.

Ballerina Misty Copeland spends hours every day dancing and training to make sure she's performance-ready. SELF's December cover girl…..

……who is the first African-American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theater (ABT), has picked up a few tricks over the years to keep herself happy and healthy.



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

There is no absolute truth here, just my opinion on which superfoods offer the most overall wellness benefits when taken consistently. Every health blogger will have a different list, and different body chemistries may react differently to different superfoods.

I'm going by my OPINION of superfoods I've extensively researched, and personally used, therefore,  there may be others that should be on the lists that I haven't tried yet (like "maybe" wheatgrass, quinoa, and bee pollen..there are probably 30 more just as great that I'll never get to….).



Girl Talk: Beauty Behind the Mask (Part 3) ……more DIY Facial Masks

Another batch of "Masks"……and another batch of "Masks",   ENJOY!!!!


[below] Strawberries and Yogurt Brightening DIY Facial Mask   (click photo for formula)



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

Chocolate Waffles

Steph Curry
The Secret to his Success?
Brain Training!!!

Portuguese Style
Chicken Skewers

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

Persimmon Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

Men’s Health:
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 3)

Chili Lime
Beer Shrimp Skewers

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

Black Women more likely to be marketed beauty products containing Toxic Chemicals (…a recent study says)

Cucumber Roll Appetizers
…with Creamy Avocado

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

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Men’s Health: African-American Men at Higher Risk of False Positives in Prostate Testing

Salmon Skewers
with Chili Lime Butter

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

Melon Caprese Skewers

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa

The AMAZING Superfood
“Black Seeds” (…and Black Seed Oil)
..one of the most powerful Superfoods

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

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

Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

Food Based Hair Treaments
Part II
(….a “Boho” inspired 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.