Misty Copeland: “Its Time”

Misty Copeland, whose openness about race in ballet helped to make her one of the most famous ballerinas in the United States, was promoted on Tuesday by American Ballet Theater…

……becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history. 

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The “Cool School” (Part 3) …. Refreshing Summertime Adult Drinks

Photo Above and 2 Photos Below: Sotol Swizzle
(click photo above and next 2 photos below for recipe)

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries” …. A “Groovy Little Thing”, Steele Point Estate, British Virgin Islands

On the menu: A "Groovy Little" Caribbean Lunch

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

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“Dressed to Grill” (….Sophisticated Skewers!!!!)

Back for another year on the Grill!!! And back for more "Dressed to Grill" recipes and Healthy Grilling Tips. And in case you haven't noticed, another year of what I call "Culinary Porn", that being Custom Outdoor Kitchens.

My collection of blog recipes are my own online cookbook, and when cookin' for others, I always like to have some sophisticated recipes on standy, on my laptop that sits on the counter, as I am whipping something up (if nothing else, it looks kinda cool, as  one "at home" dinner date once told me) :)

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Body, (Part 27), a.k.a., “The Way You Move” (The Dancer’s Slideshow)

This collage of Ballerina Misty Copeland and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Dancers came to me totally spontaneously, but immediately become my fav' of all my slideshows.

….and HipHop crew OutKast, bumping the title track, add a pinch of "flava' and spice" to this batch of Sophisticated, Sexy, Soul, Sista, Silhouettes.

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The Garden of Eatin’ … (Episode 4, Swiss Chard, “Beauty and Brains”)

Beauty is obvious, but also a nutrient dense "Brain Food", and a "No Brainer" choice for my beginner's edible garden.

from my garden, a "bug's eye view" of my Rainbow Swiss Chard

To use the perfect sports analogy, Rainbow Swiss Chard definitely was the perfect first round draft choice, as the "Face of the Franchise", the perfect starting quarterback of my "Garden of Eatin" team.

It is definitely earning its keep for me, the "Urban Soul Farmer", as pure Garden Graffiti, with its vibrant, somewhat "macho" decor, loves bad Seattle weather, and is plain old "good eats".

And, most importantly, easy to grow, for the guy that killed a cactus back in college…………..

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Home Cookin’ !!! Breakfast in Bulgaria (…. in “Apartment 311, at the Top of the Stairs”)

On the Menu:
Buckwheat Pancakes
Shakshauka Eggs
Poached Eggs with Sweet Pepper Piperade
Eggs in Onion, Bell Pepper, and Avocado

Metaphorically speaking (you know how I am by now), "Apartment 311" came from a song I loved after college (and still love 25 years later), that represents my "Ultimate Bachelor Pad", a bit of Vintage (exposed brick mandatory), a bit of Eclectic, a bit of Contemporary.

I never got that "next level" apartment after college, and back then, I only had a vague vision of what it would look like.

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Health Wisdom from the Ancients: Alternative Medicine

….by guest writer Amanda Kaestner

Benefits of Alternative Medicines
(….by Amanda Kaestner)

Despite the widespread availability of traditional Western medical options, people now are turning to alternative medicines with increased vigor than in the past.

Chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture are perhaps the most popular choices, but other techniques, such as cupping, are coming into their own, too. Each of these methods holds its own benefits. 

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New in “Dinner and a Movie”: Serendipity

On the Menu: The "Serendipitous Supper"

click either photo for article, or click here

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Coconut Palm Sugar: Maybe, just maybe, my quest for a healthy sweetener ends here

I freely admitted in my updated article about my fiasco of my bogus stevia product I was using, NaturAmerica Dul-C stevia, that was tested and found to contain cyclamate (a know carcinogen) and Saccharin (a known toxic poison)

But maybe, just maybe, the "Nutrition Gods" have toyed with me enough and led me to the right product for my purposes. I only use sweetener in my smoothies, and in my Green Tea, but I drink A LOT of smoothies and green tea………I mean, A LOT!!!

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“Do The Funky Chicken” !!! (Part 5) …more Creative Chicken Recipes (and healthy cooking tips)

Above and Below: Roast Chicken with Brussels Sprouts
(click above or below for recipe)

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Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Bodycare (Part 6) … a.k.a., “The Orange Article”

Wow!!! A couple of women actually wrote me and said they can't wait for the next "Color" article in my DIY series. Started out as just something "fun to do" (my excuse to thumb through dozens of photos of lovely ladies :) ), but now, it is a full blown well received series of articles for the blog.

….and of course, I'm always trying to make health and wellness "hip and trendy".

Anyhooz, it seems, with so many beautiful women's photos, so many DIY formulas from so many great bloggers, and so many colors left in the rainbow, this series can go on for a while……..

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Chipotle first to go 100% GMO Free!!!

The free market victories against the biotech industry are coming at a rapid pace now, and the latest announcement is a real game changer: Chipotle Mexican Grill has outright rejected all GMOs and, as of today, is now serving all non-GMO ingredients in its foods.

"When it comes to our food, genetically modified ingredients don't make the cut," says an official announcement on the Chipotle website. "The food we serve should be made with ingredients raised with care for animals, farmers, and the environment. We're doubtful that the GMO ingredients that used to be in our food meet these criteria."

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Food for Thought: “I don’t wanna be part of the ‘Cellphone Culture’ “

How do I write this while sticking to my mantras of "don't judge" and "to each his or her own" ?

In general, I've always felt like I was "flying solo" and out on an "Island" with so many things all my life (I call myself a "Species of One"), but it truly feels like the whole world I see in public is on the cellphone.

When I say [no exaggeration] a line of 12 people waiting at the bus stop in front of Whole Foods Seattle,  looking down at their phones, I wanted to scream out "What the hell is wrong with you people?". But instead, I figured I better go home and first take a look at myself…….and if necessary, do any screaming in an article on my blog.

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The Garden of Eatin’ … (Episode 3, “Coming to Life…Like a Symphony”)

 

"April is not the cruelest month, if I may disagree with the eloquent gloom, of the poet of doom "

–Michael Franks (from the song "Coming to Life")

 

I always post my favorite spring time song by my boy Michael Franks on the blog every spring, and I'll let the song "Coming to Life" walk us through this episode of "The Garden of Eatin' ".

Anyhooz…a month and some change after I started the "Garden of Eatin' ", everything is growing!!! What a Gardner I've become!!! OR shall I say, and "Urban Soul Farmer".

Other than that Italian Oregano starter plant that was killed in action (not sure if it was "friendly fire" or not) everything is "Coming to Life"…..

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Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 5)

This latest batch of nutrients and foods for Male Vitality is the first batch I have not extensively tried yet, but I do want to bring them into my regiment, because every superfood consistently taken in helps with overall male vitality.

After that scary prostate ailment from which I healed myself only with the nutritionally based superfoods I am listing in this series of Men's Health articles, my ongoing research is turning up a few more promising ones, such as this batch.

And Denzel is gonna help me break up all this scientific "mumbo jumbo" into a digestible article…..

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“Freestyle” Baked Veggie Stacks

I apologize in advance because this recipe is not perfected, but I just wanna throw it in my "Healthy Chef's Cookbook" as I do with everything, and update the recipe as I master it for myself.

Besides, everybody's version will be different, you know. I'm not even sure if this is Ratatouille or not, let's not split hairs, but when I finish perfecting it, it will be something totally new.

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Body (Part 26), a.k.a., “Alligator Woman” (The “Tatted Ladies” Slideshow)

Nobody but me remembers the Old School track "Alligator Woman" by my boys Cameo, but it was so wild, different, crazy, and "out of control", I couldn't resist posting it.

Perfect for this batch of tatted females flaunting their body art, all of them a little [or a lot] wild and out of control, a little dangerous……..like an alligator……..

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The Garden of Eatin’, (Episode 2 …… “Growing Pains”)

….sorting through the "Information Overload", to get my first edible garden started

Geez, I'm not one that often becomes a victim of information overload, but for a beginning gardener, there is a lot of information to cover to get this project going.

But, I already purchased over $1000 of planters and gardening equipment, so there's no turning back now. I gotta sort all this "fertilizer" out.

Potting soil, garden soil, compost, mulch, fertilizer, perennials, annuals, bolting ……….its all fun but, at the same time………………..GROWING PAINS!!! ……sigh

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Innuendo” (a Cyber Coffee shop for “Clever Conversation”)

On the Menu: Coffee, Tea, and "Crumpets"

to view post, click either photo or click here

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Home Cookin’ !!! Coconut Recipes while “Living in the Golden Age”, in Kona, Hawaii

Not to get too philosophical, but the same Chinese symbol that represents "chaos and emergency" also represents "hope and opportunity".

Although it seems we're at a chaotic crisis point on planet Earth, looked at from another point of view, we are at a point of "opportunity" to begin living holistically and in tune with nature, to find ourselves again, if you feel me……

….And this crib in Kona Hawaii definitely expressed that principle.

A feeling of "back to nature", and a hint of looking forward, to living in a new "Golden Age"…….. what I call "Holistic Modernism".

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Nike Training Club: The Skylar Diggins “Metabolic Meltdown” Workout

Skylar Diggins comes strong to Nike Training Club on 4/1/2015 with her second N+TC app, the
Nike Training Club, "Metabolic Meltdown" Workout

Following up on her 2014, Nike Training Club Zoom in 5 workout, Skylar once again perfects a high intensity, high agility routine.

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Checking in ….on Bernando LaPallo, age 113 (his 5 foods for a long healthy life, and a few simple anti-aging secrets!!!)

Just checking in to see how Bernando LaPallo, now age 113 as of August 2013,  is doing since I wrote on him almost 3 years ago, when he was a young man of 110 years old.

He's still going strong, getting a lot of notoriety, and publishing good information on how to stay young and healthy (which seems to be a double edged sword, as the critics, doubters, and haters are coming after him).

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My Top 10 Hidden Toxins in some of our “Supposedly” Healthy Vitamins, Supplements, and Health Foods

This is a VERY, VERY good top 10 list I ran across on Natural News, I'm sure they would have no problem with me re-posting it………..

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"Body", (Part 27)
a.k.a. "The Way You Move"
...the Dancer's Slideshow

 

The "Cool School" (Part 3)
More Refreshing Summertime Drinks

 

Girl Talk:
Skin and Bodycare (Part 6)
......a.k.a., "The Orange Article"

 

"Dressed to Grill"
....Sophisticated Skewers!!!!

 

Men's Health
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 4)

 

Seafood Salad
(or stuffed with 'whatever')
Tomato Appetizers

 

Nike Training Club
Skylar Diggins
"Metabolic Meltdown Workout"

 

"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Groovy Little Thing"
....at a Virgin Islands Villa
On the Menu: A Groovy Caribbean Lunch

 

"Do the 'Funky Chicken' " (Part 4)
Creative chicken recipes made healthy

 

My Top 10 Hidden Toxins in our "Supposedly" Healthy Vitamins, Supplements, and Health Foods

 

My Top 10 Breast Cancer Prevention Superfoods (Part 2)

 

Dinner and a Movie
'Serendipity'
On the Menu:
The 'Serendipitous Supper'

 

"Fifty, Fit, And Fabulous!!!"
Gervel Sampson, Age 55!!!
(Breakin' that Age 55 Speed Limit!!)

 

Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 2)

 

The "Garden of Eatin' "
Episode 1... 'Style Points'
...planning my stylish edible garden

 

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"





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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.



 

 

 

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