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

…one blogger [myself] enjoying the travel adventures of another blogger [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 video 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:



Home Cookin’ !!! “Take Me With You” to a Gig Harbor, Washington State getaway home , for some West Coast Seafood

On the menu
Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus and Basil Butter Sauce           Grill Salmon with Blueberry Sauce  
Shrimp Po' Boy Sliders with Remoulade                           Tarragon Crab Cakes 
One Pan Lemon Roasted Salmon                                        Shrimp Rolls
Salmon Souvlaki Bowls  

[Below, Shrimp Rolls, more info further down]

I live in downtown Seattle, Washington, and when I saw this amazing photo shoot of this "out in the forest, by the lake" getaway in Gig Harbour Washington, I had no clue where that was.

But, after a little "Google Earth-ing", I could see getting there would be one those mega-pleasant, Great Northwest rides a ways from Seattle, though all this amazing forest and mountain scenery.



The New [Superfood] Kids on the Block (Part 5): Lucuma

This ancient superfood, now available in the USA, has the nickname of "The Gold of the Incas".

To the Peruvian people, Lucuma is a symbol of both longevity and fertility. Lucuma is full of essential nutrients and can be used as a healthier substitute for sugar.



PATIENTS’ LIVES MATTER!!! Doctor caught making millions from false Cancer Diagnoses and unnecessary Cancer Treatments

I'm not sure why this story has not made national news…….

For years, Dr. Farid Fata of Detroit, Michigan, gave patients [almost all African Americans]  harmful and painful cancer treatments they did not need, all so he could bill insurance companies for the services, and in turn, put money in his pocket.



Goodbye Mom … Barbara Wallace 1939-2016

I wasn't planning to put anything on my blog after mom's passing, not really my thing, and it didn't seem like it would have been her thing……..

She was proud of my work on my blog, but complained about too many "Shake Girls" on my website (whatever that means) :)



New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Seven Days” (…a.k.a., The Jane Restaurant, Antwerp, Belgium)

On the Menu:
"Seven Days" of Brunch in Belgium

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

(below) Green Onion and Salmon "Dutch Baby"


The “Cool School” (Part 4) …. Refreshing Summertime Adult Drinks

  (1 above and next 4 photos below)  lavender kumquat shrub drink   
(click photo above or any of next 4 photos for recipe)



Body (Part 35), a.k.a., “Smooth” (…..a “Caliente” Slideshow)

"Caliente" (kah-len'-tay): (adjective: Spanish) from Latin calēnte, singular ablative of calēns, present participle of caleō.
hot, warm (exhibiting heat or warmth),  sexually aroused  (slang)

I'll eventually be doing a feature article on the Dominican born fitness "phenom" that is Massy Arias, and her story of going from near death depression, an abusive relationship, and many other obstacles……..

…to where she is now, which is, inspiring a lot of people towards better health, and getting that ultimate "Hard-Body".



New in “Dinner and a Movie”: “The Walk”

On the Menu:
Dinners for a Frenchman in New York

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

(below) Homard en Croute (Lobster Pot Pie) 


Home Cookin’ !!! “Love Me Down” in St. Barts, French West Indies (…and I love me some breakfast down in St. Barts, French West Indies)

On the Menu:
Avocado Breakfast Toast 6 Ways                                                      "Clean Eating" Mango Bread
Smoky Chorizo, Haloumi and Spinach Breakfast Waffles            Tropical Breakfast Muffins
Dairy Free Rum Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Syrup                   Breakfast Egg Wraps
Chocolate Espresso Waffles with Caramelized Bananas  

[Below] Chocolate Espresso Waffles with Caramelized Bananas (more info further down)



My Top 10 Myths and Falsehoods they Hardwired and Programmed into People’s Brains About Cancer (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the 20 item great list I ran across on NaturalNews.com,  which I had to post because I am in TOTAL agreement to their perspective on how the public has been brainwashed about how to look at cancer.

Hardwired Myth #20)   Cancer is an "enemy" that has "invaded" your body, and it should be eliminated by attacking the body with chemical weapons.

TRUTH: Cancer is actually just your body's own cells multiplying out of control. It's not something you "catch" or something that "infects" your body. Modern medicine's makes a huge mistake in treating cancer like an infectious disease, bombarding the body with chemicals to try to eradicate the cancer. But the cancer is your body's own cells gone haywire, so to kill the cancer, they have to very nearly kill YOU at the same time!



Health and Safety Tips When Deciding to Get a Tattoo

If getting a tattoo is still a sign of rebellion, then a lot of Americans are rebels: 29% of adults now have at least one tattoo, up from 21% in 2012 and 16% in 2003, a recent Harris Poll found.

Millennials are especially tat-happy: 47% of people ages 18 to 35 are inked, according to the poll. But that increase in popularity has occurred despite what some doctors say are under-appreciated and understudied risks.



“Dressed to Grill” …. Sophisticated Skewers (Part 4)

THEY'RE BACK!!!!! I'm talking about me, and all those like me.

All of us that worship the "Grill  Gods" :)

[below] Grilled Chicken, Burst Tomato, and Artichoke Skewers (more info further down)



Garden Graffiti (Part 5) “It’s a Small World” (Small Space Garden Ideas)

…just a "Made for Browsing" article of some small space garden inspirations I ran across, ENJOY!!!!

(above) Location Unknown (…and if it were mine, would still be "location unknown", cuz' I wouldn't tell a soul!!!!) [photo source]

(below) Somewhere in Sweden, from the portfolio of Sarah Weidman



The Wanderlust Food Diaries: Remembering: “The Greatest” (1942-2016)

On the menu: The Endurance Athlete's Hi Carb, High Protein Lasagna

Half of us loved him, half of us hated him, as I note in the repost of my article from a few years back. But no one can argue, when he came on the scene, the sporting world, and the world as a whole……..would never be the same

to go to article, click on any of the photos, or click here


Food for Thought: “A Brand New Ending” (….. a.k.a., “the most inspiring 5 minutes I ever spent on the Internet” !!!)

No exaggeration, my most inspiring 5 minutes on the internet…….

I heard this amazing 5 minute video by one who calls himself Prince Ea, and I'm still "intoxicated" by his words, Prince Ea is a poet, rapper, humanitarian, an amongst other things, an Anthropology Major who graduated at the top of his class (..the kid kinda reminds me of me :) ).



My Top 10 Myths and Falsehoods they Hardwired and Programmed into People’s Brains About Cancer (Part 1)

This is a great list I ran across on NaturalNews.com,  which I had to post because I am in TOTAL agreement to their perspective on how the public has been brainwashed about how to look at cancer.

Hardwired Myth #10) Cancer is caused by spontaneous bad luck, not cause and effect.

TRUTH: Cancer always has a cause. There is no such thing as "spontaneous" cancer without cause, and the cancer doctors who claim such phenomena exist are practicing nothing but "cancer voodoo" or pushing anti-science "disease magic" rooted in mysticism rather than reality.



"Body", (Part 36)
a.k.a. "Summertime"


Grilled Chicken, Burst Tomato,
and Artichoke Skewers


Health and Safety Tips When Deciding to get a Tattoo


Shrimp Roll Sandwiches


Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
Many Tampons and feminine products contain Monsanto's toxic Glyphosate


"Croque Madame" Breakfast
(....with spinach, egg, and salmon)


Ray Allen's Advice to Duane Wade on His Injury Plagued Career: NUTRITION!!!


Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs


"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Seven Days"
(...The Jane Restaurant, Belgium)
On the Menu: Brunch in Belgium


Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa


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


The Prostate Cancer Fighting
(Pomegranate, Green Tea, Turmeric, and Broccoli)


Dinner and a Movie: "The Walk"
On the Menu:
Dinner for a Frenchman in New York



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


Dairy Free Rum Pancakes
with Vanilla Maple Syrup


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


Green Onion and Smoked Salmon "Dutch Baby"


Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 5)


"Clean Eating" Mango Bread


Food Based Hair Treatments (Part 2)
....a "Boho" Inspired Article


Tarragon Crab Cakes


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


Chocolate Espresso Waffles
with Caramelized Bananas


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


Shrimp Po' Boy Sliders
...with Remoulade


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.