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 πŸ™‚ }.

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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" !!!  πŸ™‚

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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" πŸ™‚ 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" πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ )

……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" πŸ™‚ 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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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™‚

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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.

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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 …..

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“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…..

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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……."

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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…)

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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.

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“Body”, (Part 41)
a.k.a. “Tricky” !!!

Grilled Lemongrass Spatchcocks with Zucchini Slaw

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)

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

Mango Lettuce Chicken Wraps

One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

Blackened Salmon Caprese Skewers

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)

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

Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers

Toxin Levels in women drop sharplyΒ  just 3 after switching to natural makeupdaysΒ  (…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

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

Sriracha Honey and Sesame Beef Skewers

Escapade!!!
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

Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad

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

(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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