Home Cookin’ !!! It’s “Just and Illusion”, that Breakfast Can’t be Both Healthy and Tasty (…in a California Crib)

Next 5 food photos : Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash (more info further down)

I hate to break my standing rule of no “egghead” nutrition science in these “made for browsing”, HGTV style articles…

But don’t be afraid of quality eggs, specifically pasture raised eggs

I eat 25+ eggs a week and my cholesterol scores are perfect!!!

So crack those eggs!! It’s “Just an Illusion” that they’re unhealthy….

And take a “cyber-tour” of this amazing Bay Area Cali crib. I mean, since living there is “Just an Illusion” for most of us, might as well dream big ….. right 🙂

[4 food photos above and 1 below] Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: Love to see recipes that still use Olive Oil!!! Stay away from Crisco, Wesson and my arch enemy Toxic-Poison Canola Oil!!! I might have to throw some Whole Foods Chorizo spiced Turkey Sausage up in there!!!

(click any of 4 food photos above or one below for recipe)

[below] Almond Banana Pancakes

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: I eat so little sugar throughout the year, a little syrup ain’t gonna kill me. But I ALWAYS make it “Real Maple Syrup”, most of the better ones are closer to the stuff that comes out out the tree, close to its natural state, without a lot of commercial processing.

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] California Breakfast Egg Scramble

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: I always replace milk in these types of recipes with Organic Coconut Milk, but that’s just me…..

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] Avocado Egg Breakfast Toast

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: I eat 4 eggs a day almost every day and my cholesterol scores are perfect!!!!

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[below] Eggs Fried In Bell Peppers

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: I’m such a “Style Points” kinda dude when cooking breakfast for a cutie who spent the night. (Not only do you gotta “perform” on Saturday night in the bed, but you gotta “perform” on Sunday Morning with Breakfast in Bed !!!!) 🙂

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] Pumpkin Spiced Waffles

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: I will have to try this with Coconut milk replacing the Buttermilk, we’ll see how it turns out. Also, I make sure all my dairy is grass fed, Whole Foods always has a few brands, you may have to ask them for help, the Grass Fed dairy is often from Europe and often not marked “Grass Fed”.

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] Sheet Pan Roasted Spring Veggies with Eggs

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: With Organic Ingredients, a five-star healthy recipe as it is (though I might have to throw some Whole Foods Turkey Sausage up in there if I want it a little more “hearty”.

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] …I always add this photo to my Breakfast articles (always trying to “set my scene” 🙂 ) . If you love the aroma of morning coffee, you know where I’m coming from!!


[below] Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: It seems like Sourdough Bread is one of the “go to” healthy breads. I always see other “health nuts” going to Sourdough Bread in their recipes.

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] Green Shakshuka

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: Not sure what it is, but greens and eggs for breakfast always give me a lot of energy throughout the day, especially when the greens are fresh picked from the herb garden.

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] Strawberry Mascarpone Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Toast

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: No disrespect to the creator of this recipe, but I’d have to put a fried egg on top of that thing (I can put a fried egg over just about anything 🙂 ). Also I’ll replace the white sugar in the recipe with Healthy Coconut Palm Sugar.

(click photos below for recipe)

[below] Cheesy Avocado Toast

The Healthy Chef’s “healthy morsel”: I totally avoid commercial cheese and ALWAYS go with grass fed (Whole Foods always has a few brands). Recipe says salt, but use Pink Himalayan Salt, a very nutrition and mineral balanced salt! Once again, I’d have to get a fried egg on that thing 🙂

(click photos below for recipe)

about the crib….

Envisioned as a singular continuous, flowing expression, this family estate designed by Jim Olson links architecture, interior design, art and landscape into an integrated whole.

Unified around the central “home base” living area, views radiate from this core in four directions across several reflecting pools to vistas into gardens and the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains.

Creating spaces between the home’s various structures helps engage the landscape, resulting in a quietly elegant family complex where life extends out of doors into the temperate California Bay Area climate.

Along the entry to the property, rows of old-growth olive trees, a small vineyard and a succulent garden suggest a human touch upon the landscape.

 Trellises weave over these spaces, providing shade from the California sun and further blending the home into the landscape.

 Designed to produce as much energy as it uses, the home incorporates several high-performance systems, including solar panels covering over half of the roof area, and geothermal and hydronic heating and cooling systems.

The result is a home integrated with nature, not only philosophically and visually, but from a practical perspective as well. Looking for a home in California?

home photos and description from homeadore.com (See Copyright disclaimer at bottom of post)

 

Najee:

“Just an Illusion”

(…always loved the groove of this song, had to get into my “Cyber-Spot” somewhere. ENJOY!!!
…while you take a tour of the Crib)





~stay healthy~

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“Body”, (Part 48)
a.k.a. “Watching You”
(…a “Locked Down” Summertime Slideshow)

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Duke University tests and ranks the effectiveness of 14 different facial masks for COVID-19 protection

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Bento Box Turkey Club
Roll Ups

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Pinterest shuts down my Pinterest Page because of my Kolin Kaepernick article

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“Dressed to Grill”
…Sophisticated Skewers (Part 11)

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken Wings

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“Music is the Best Medicine”
My “Sade Medley”

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Jamaican Jerk Skewers

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Ms. Rashidat Owe, Vegan, talks Detox, Fitness and how Yoga saved her life from Drug Abuse

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Chicken and Avocado Sandwich Bento Box

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“It’s a Beautiful Day”
(…for Ziggy Marley’s Pancakes)

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Shrimp Kabobs with
Pistachio-Tarragon Pesto

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Michael B. Jordan Reveals his Body Transformation Secrets for “Creed” and “Black Panther”

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Cheesy Avocado Toast

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Black Owned “Foot Print Farms” in Mississippi Gets Meals to Children During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Healthy Herb Fries

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Girl Talk:
Beauty Secrets from Africa
(Part 3)

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Orange and Avocado Salad

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Cool Fitness Gear!!!
(Part 4)

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Fifteen Creative Five Ingredient Smoothies

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Fifty+, Fit and Fabulous!!!
Angelique Miles, Age 53 !!!
Wellness “Influencer”

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Pan Fried Cod in a Citrus Basil Butter Sauce

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African American Men are at High Risk of ‘False Positives’ in Prostate Cancer Screening

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Sheet Pan Roasted Spring Veggies with Eggs

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Planning the Perfect “Picnic Date” at an Esparanza Spalding Concert

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Chocolate Espresso Waffles

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“Sustainable Lenny” !!!
(…a sneak peek inside Lenny Kravitz’s Farm and Ranch)

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Chicken Souvlaki Bowls
with Garlic Fries

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Beauty products marketed to Black Women more likely to contain toxic chemicals (…says a recent study)

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Spicy Chicken Meal Prep

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One Woman’s Journey into Fighting Acne With Essential Oils

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Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes

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Black Sesame Seeds help fight Prostate Cancer (…easy to add to daily Smoothies!!)

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Eggs Fried in Bell Peppers

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

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Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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

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Farmer’s Market Salad

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Girl Talk: Natural Contraceptive Methods

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

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Rainbow Veggie Skewers

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“Loves Times Love”
(..a Bright Brooklyn Wedding Affair)

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Turmeric Fruit Salad

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Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

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Mango Chicken

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

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Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash

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

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Simple Baked Italian Oregano Meatballs

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

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The “Green Goddess” Sandwich

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

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Chicken, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

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“The Wanderlust Food Diaries”
“Grab Your Hat, Here We Go”
…to Bajacu Villa, Turks and Caicos
Menu: another Tropical Lunch

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“Hanging” With India Arie
…On St. Lucia Island, Caribbean
Menu: Vegetarian Kabobs

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“Clean Eating” Bento Boxes

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Potato, Pepper, and Egg Skillet

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New Study Reveals Importance of Zinc in Prostate Health

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Summer Glow
“Buddha Bowl”

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Dinner and a Movie:
“Creed”
On the Menu: Healthy Philly Cheesesteak

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Almond Banana Pancakes

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Health and Safety Tips When Getting a Tattoo

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Moroccan Chicken Skewers

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

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

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

…and top 100 Natural Food Blogs for 2018

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(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!!)

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(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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