Body (Part 42), a.k.a., “The Glamorous Life” (…The Diva’s Slideshow)

"She wears a long fur coat of mink, even in the summertime….."

"….everybody knows from the coy little wink, the girl's got a lot on her mind."

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The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 13): Rooibos Tea

[photo source and place to order gourmet Flavored Rooibos Teas]

A year ago, after I "deep dived" into Rooibos (a.k.a., South African Red Tea),  Green Tea was immediately "fired" from my regiment, to make way for "The New Superfood Kid on the Block".

Not only because Green Tea has caffeine and Rooibos is caffeine free, but when comparing the nutrient profiles of Rooibos vs. Green Tea, I found that Rooibos blows green tea away……

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Girl Talk: DIY Skin and Body Care (Part 9), a.k.a., “The Blue Article”

Because fashion blogger, fashion model, fashion Diva "Extraordinaire", Micah Gianneli, simply killed the "Cyber-Runway" in my well received,  Girl Talk: "The White Article"

…I thought I'd sign her to a "Two Album Deal", as they say in the music industry, because she is "Bringing the High Heat" [baseball term], to my Professional Girl Watcher's eye, in her Blue outfits.

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Home Cookin’ !!! Comfort Food in a Key West “Comfort Zone”

    

[below] Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs (…more info further down)

I was trying to track down some info on how this cozy home of author Judy Blume, in Key West Florida, fared as Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean, Florida Keys, and Florida proper…….

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Luxurious Korean Tent Pods Expand the New Trend of “Glamping” (a.k.a., “Glamorous Camping”)

Some like to experience nature by getting up close and personal to the grit and grime, but for the rest of the population the answer lies in the trend of glamorous camping or “glamping” …

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Yoga Instructor Carmella Rackham turns NFL Players on to Yoga…

……as a way to prevent injuries, stay in shape, recover from injuries, and extend careers.

Defensive Back, Adam (a.k.a., "Packman") Jones of the Bengals was Carmella's first N.F.L. client. At the outset, Carmella Rackham (instagram @brazilyoga), had no intention of working with athletes…..

…but Packman Jones began recommending her to other athletes. Within six months, Carmella Rackham said she had more clients than she could handle.

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Food for Thought: “You can be whomever you aspire to be…” !!!

….Photographer Marc Bushelle shoots his 5 year old daughter, Lily, as Trailblazing Women

Lily as Bessie ColemanAbout Bessie Coleman: Bessie Coleman (1892-1926), was first African American to hold an international pilot license and the first African American woman to pilot a plane in the US. Unable to become a pilot in the US, she studied French and went to Europe. When she returned to the US she became a sensation for her ability to do barrel rolls, wing walks and her loop-de-loop trick aviation.

 

"My wife and I really wanted to make sure that our daughter felt fearless," said Brooklyn based photographer, Marc Bushelle.

So, Bushelle and his wife to create their own photo series with their daughter dressed as inspiring women.

 

Lily as Ballerina Misty CopelandAbout Misty Copeland: Misty Copeland is an American Ballet Theater soloist. She once made the statement that "Ballet is something pure in this crazy world". Her start in dance, at 13, was late by ballet standards but she was a true prodigy. She went from knowing nothing to dancing en pointe in three months. Ballet was very structured but her home life was complicated. Her parents divorced when she was three and there was a lot of instability. At one point she was living with her mother in a  motel. Ignoring criticism that she was the wrong shade and shape to be a ballerina she focused on technical excellence. In 2015, she became the first Black Principal dancer in the 75 year history of the ABT. In an interview with “The Washington Post”, she reminds people, “you want to feel accepted, but you don’t have to look like everyone around you, you don’t have to follow the exact same path as someone before you.”

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Fifteen Creative, 5-Ingredient Smoothies….

…that you can "gradually" add other superfoods to, to create you own healthy/tasty smoothie!!!

I keep saying over and over on this site, seldom do I tell readers specifically what to eat or do……

…but, to really get into healthy eating, YOU GOTTA GET INTO DAILY SMOOTHIES!!!

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Men’s Health: Nutrients for Male Vitality and Well Being (Part 7)

I guess my whole "catch phrase" theme of this website being the "Hip and Trendy" cyber-spot to go to for health and wellness might be a fraud. In reality, I might actually be out of touch…

…because I didn't know my boy, Malik Yoba, was on that show "Empire"…I haven't watched 5 seconds of that show {chuckling and "SMH" while typing, but I won't say why 🙂 }.

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New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Diggin’ the Scene” (…at the Villingili Resort, Maldives Islands)

On the Menu:

I'm Diggin' these Tropical Lunch Inspirations…..

 

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

[below] Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Girl Talk: A Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne with Essential Oils

I thought these "Flower Bombs", as the lady whose Pinterest page I "lifted" these awesome photos from called them, is the perfect batch of photos for how wanted to present this post…..

….that being, a "Soulful, Earthy" kinda vibe, to break up the "egghead", health science text, in this post on fighting acne with essential oils.

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The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 12): Incan Golden Berry

Maybe, Incan Golden Berries [Botanical name "Physalis peruviana"] have not got their proper "airtime" in the superfood world because of so many different and confusing names……

…….. i.e., Inca Berries, Incan Golden Berries, Cape Gooseberries, Barbados Gooseberries, Aztec Cherry, Peruvian Cherry, and simply "Goose Berries" and "Golden Berries"

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Body (Part 41), a.k.a., “Tricky”

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Garden Graffiti (Part 8): “Zen Zones”

…just a "made for browsing" batch of "Zenned Out" garden inspirations I ran across…..ENJOY!!!

[below] "Sleek and Zen" at  Villa Kipas, Bali
My favorite over used "Garden Graffiti" quote:  "Dude , that is soooooo like My Style" !!!  🙂

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Food for Thought: NFL Football’s John Urschel walks away from NFL, to pursue passion of “Making Mathematics Cool”

"Math isn't just about solving problems in class, it's training to solve the problems we face in life" 
      – John Urschel

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel surprisingly retired from the NFL on in 2017 at the age of 26. 

A source told ESPN's Jamison Hensley that the results of a recent chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) study played a role in Urschel's retirement.

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Home Cookin’ !!! “Never Too Far to Fall” from a Creative Cliffside “Concept Home” (….or fall for some Creative Chicken Recipes)

On the menu:
Avocado Chicken Salad                
       Lemongrass Spatchcocks w/Zucchini Slaw        Sumac-Rosemary Spatchcocks

Sweet Potato Chicken Hash               Lemon and Olive Oil Roasted Chicken                  Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad
Dutch Oven Chicken "Carnitas"        Honey/Mustard Chicken and Potatoes               

[first 8 house photos] Slated to be built in Lebanon, called "Casa Brutale"

[below] Char Grilled Lemon Spatchcocks with Zucchini Slaw [click photo for recipe]

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Escapade!!! “Cyber Traveling” with Teri Johnson, aka, “Travelista Teri” (Episode 4) Costa Rica

One "Wanderlust" traveler [myself], "non-vicariously" 🙂 enjoying the travel adventures of another Wanderlust traveler [Teri Johnson, a.k.a., "Travelista Teri"]

I was down in Central America a couple of decades back, specifically Belize, and I have always told people that some areas of Central America are underrated travel destinations.

[below] Travelista Teri "in the zone" at Villa Caletas Hotel.  I'll be at that exact spot in that resort, minus a bathing suit….

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“Dressed to Grill” … Sophisticated Skewers (Part 7)

If summer were a time of day, then it's "High Noon" up here in Seattle, as the temperature got to 95 today and will be pushing 100 this weekend.

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Girl Talk: Beauty Secrets from Africa (Part 2)

As I predicted in my well received Beauty Secrets from Africa (Part I) article, I knew I'd be coming out with a Part II….

…because, as I said in Part I, there are too many Beautiful Black Women's photos, and too many holistic African Skin and Bodycare secrets, plants, and products for just one article.

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Men’s Skin and Body Care: Going All Natural (Part 3) ……..becoming an All Natural “GQ Smooth Operator”

Various skin problems affect all different ethnicities in different degrees, however, some problems, such as shaving, can be no less than a pain in the butt for African-American men.

But, "Knowledge is Power", and there are a few holistic secrets, mixed in with a little modern science, to tackle some of these things in our grooming routine, as you will soon see.

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The Coconut Oil Project (…Advanced Level, Coconut Oil Education)

I am in no way affiliated with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, just re-posting their VERY GOOD info on a product I swear by, as I think their Gold Label Coconut Oil is "second to none".

Today, consumers desiring to purchase coconut oil have a wide variety of choices. On this page we will break down the various types of coconut oils currently available in the U.S. market……

……. and define how "virgin coconut oil" is being used in the marketplace, as well as what peer-reviewed scientific studies have discovered in recent years about the different methods of producing virgin coconut oil.

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“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 4), The Lompoul Desert, Africa

…one "Nomad" [myself] "non-vicariously" 🙂 enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

I've turned down perhaps 30 people and organizations trying to do some sort of advertising and/or promotion on my website, I'll keep saying, this website will be forever Ad-Free, because I'll never let anyone control the style and imagery I present (those "Pop-up Ads" mess up my artistic expression 🙂 )

……though I find ways to give a "plug" to someone when I'm inspired.

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“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 3), Saint Louis, Senegal

…one "Nomad" [myself] "non-vicariously" 🙂 enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

I have to admit, my interest in taking a trip to rediscover my roots in Senegal, was only ignited six months ago by, shall I say, for lack of better words, and for shock effect, "The White Guy".

I'm speaking of Anthony Bourdain as he visits Senegal, on his Travel/Food, "Parts Unknown" on CNN. Even Lee Litumbe acknowledges Anthony in her Senegal article on her site from which these photos come, it was a great show.

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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.

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“Body”, (Part 42)
a.k.a. “The Glamorous Life”
(…The Diva’s Slideshow)

Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs

Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 2)

Grilled Japanese Farm Style Teriyaki Bowl

Food for Thought:
Why Steph Curry Deleted
all his Social Media

“Crazy-Sexy-Cool”
Vegan Smoothies

“Short Story Long…”
(….The Travel Adventures
of Lee Litumbe)

Grilled Lemongrass Spatchcocks with Zucchini Slaw

My Top 10
“Fountain of Youth”
Superfoods (Part 2)

Mango Lettuce Chicken Wraps

One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

Smothered Skillet Chicken w/Thyme and Butter Mushrooms

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

Portuguese Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Men’s Natural Body Care
(…becoming an all-natural, GQ “Smooth Operator”)

Shrimp Salad with Mango and Avocado

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

“Skinny” Spinach Lasagna

The Prostate Cancer Fighting “Fantastic Four” : Broccoli, Turmeric, Green Tea, Pomegranate

Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers

Toxin Levels in women drop sharply  just 3 after switching to natural makeupdays  (…a recent study says)

Cucumber Roll Appetizers
…with Creamy Avocado

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

The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

Ray Allen’s advice to Dwyane Wade on addressing Wade’s injury plagued career: NUTRITION!!!

Salmon Skewers
with Chili Lime Butter

“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“Diggin’ the Scene….”
…at the Villingili Resort, Maldives
Menu: Tropical Lunch Inspirations

Sriracha Honey and Sesame Beef Skewers

Photographer shoots photos of his daughter as famous inspirational Women!!!

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

One Pot Greek Chicken with Lemon Rice

Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

Healthy Oat Banana Waffles

DIY Skin and BodyCare
Part 6
(a.k.a., The “Orange Article”)

See all articles in “The Healthy Chef’s Cookbook”
(The Art of Food)

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

The GAIA Health Blog
Ranked in Top 100 Health Blogs!!!

(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ”Raging Against the Machine”
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

One Bold Soul: Artist and Writer

(…”Healthy but Smart” is one of the best websites I’ve found, if you want to find unbiased, informative, and understandable research and info on superfoods and so forth, to aid in taking your health back!!)

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim’s “Nutritionally Well”

THE PAST ON A PLATE
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.

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