Some Healthy Food Fun:    The Wanderlust Food Diaries (of a chronic daydreamer)

"Spread My Wings" and fly away....
(....to Katitche House,   British Virgin Islands)

On the Menu:   A Tropical Style Spread Featuring Caribbean Style Wings
Video:   Making Caribbean Style Wings,    The song "Spread My Wings", by "Troop"



"The sky is calm, the stars are bright, what better than to be in flight?
I'll relax my mind and be at ease..........and let this journey set me free"

    --Troop (from the song 'Spread My Wings')

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As I remember, my mother was the first to diagnose me with the "Wanderlust Disease"........

Rewind almost 50 years, I'm in the yard, pretending to be an airplane, arms outstretched to the sides, running around,  lips "sputtering" to make propeller sounds.
Mama said, "Boy, good thing those wings ain't real, you'd have flown away from here by now".

Fast forward a "Fifty-Burger" in time, and all I can say is, I got lucky. Well, I know it's not luck, but Divine Blessing, in that, I feel as youthful as ever, and I still feel that same emotion, to wanna fly away to wherever... like Walt Whitman said, "Strong and content, I travel the Open Road...healthy and free, the world in front of me"

Luckily, my mother is boycotting my blog, she's protesting what she says is "too many naked women" (though I call it artistic expression {chuckle}), but I gotta make an "Island Run" back to the Virgin Islands after Hurricane season, and mama would faint if she knew what I'll pay to rent a villa. I don't do Hotel Rooms, I need my space :)

Anyhooz,  The "Katitche House"  will make "acceptable lodgings" {chuckle} when I go visit my future home, Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda, and Katitche house is both a vacation rental, and for sale for a cool 8 million. I said, "Hmmm, nice, and in case all the lots are sold at Oil Nut Bay by the time I move, might be "forced" to move here....

......would just need to build an outdoor kitchen, so I can "Throw Down" true Caribbean Style :)

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a Tropical Style Spread featuring some of   My fav' recipes for Caribbean styleWings

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"Garlicky" Lemon Cuban Chicken Wings   with a Pasture raised chicken from Whole                                Fresh Mango Salsa with Jalapeno  with organic ingredients and
Foods, and organic ingredients this recipe I found is perfectly healthy as is (click photo for recipe)                    swapping in
Pink Himalayan Salt, perfectly healthy as is (Click photo below for recipe)
 

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Raw Coconut Mango Cheesecake (GREAT RECIPE!!!)   As decadent as this looks, I really LOVE this recipe that I ran across. I'm gonna work hard to perfect it for my own
Tropical Food specialties. One of the rare times someone on the web is sweetening with the mineral and vitamin rich,
VERY HEALTHY Coconut Palm Sugar
(Click photo below for recipe  ***scroll down past the German version, the English recipe is at bottom***)

Turmeric Wings   I'll be throwing a little of the Mango Salsa above over these                                          "Ceviche" a Central American Inspired Appetizer/Teaser with Seafood, Avocado , Lime,
(click photo below for recipe)                                                                                                                                           and more!!! (In an optional Coconut Bowl)    (click Photo below for recipe)

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Persimmons Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate   (Click photo below for recipe)

"Caribbean Dream" Blueberry Rum, Creme Cocktails                                                              Haitian Hot Wings
(click photo below for recipe)                                                                                                                           (click photo below for recipe)

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Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings  (I like this recipe, but forget the corn syrup if you are eating for health)        (below) A good Basic Video on how to "Jerk Up" some wings 
(click photo below for recipe)                                                                                                                                                                      One comment is to stick to Olive or Coconut Oil  (click photo below for recipe)

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If you follow my blog, you know I keep it real, everything here is honest expression......saying that to say, if I have to be honest with myself, my whole adult life up to a couple of years ago has been basically a "dud", like a bird or plane that never seemed to get off the ground (in spite of all my optimism and potential).

Dead end jobs, excessive debt, endless years dating women who had no sense of passion (a joke played on me by the "Love Gods" I guess), but like I said, I got lucky, cause it seems like this crazy ass world is closing in on everyone around me, but for me, it seems to be easing up, I seem to be aging more slowly than most, never been sick, and that "energetic kid", pretending to be a plane, is still here...

.....it's finally time to "Spread My Wings"

~stay healthy~


"Sail Forth. Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all." --Walt Whitman





...that's me below, Spreading my Wings (and acting stupid)
down in the British Virgin Islands :)

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