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

"Smooth Sailing"
(...Sir Richard Branson's "Necker Belle" .... British Virgin Islands)

On the Menu:   "Smooth Sailing" Caribbean Lunch Inspirations
Video:   Sir Richard Branson, on the "Necker Belle" Catamaran
Music:  The song, "Smooth Sailing", by artist "Maysa"

"For the first time in my life, things are just working out,
problems are disappearing, and life is feeling good,
and while the good times last, I'm gonna take my time,
keep a positive mind, cause from here on out, it's gonna be Smooth Sailing"

    --Maysa (from the song "Smooth Sailing")


I'm a Hypocrite......

I mean, lets be honest here. As much as I write on this website about "Zen-Thinking", "Zen Living in the Present", "Zen taking one day at a time", "Zen Bla-Bla-Bla", my mind is totally lost and immersed into thinking 7 or 8 months into the future, when I make my long anticipated return trip to British Virgin Islands.

I lost even more "Zen-Focus" after seeing the photo shoot of billionaire Sir Richard Branson's Catamaran Yacht, the 105 foot "Necker Belle". It propelled me back into time, to one of my boyhood fascinations, that being tall sailing ships. (every boy has 2-3 boyhood fascinations that never leave us, mine were tall ships, horses, and fire trucks)

I caught a glimpse of the Necker Belle on the horizon during my last trip to
Oil Nut Bay in the Virgin Islands, and that same boyish fascination overtook me, I could only gasp and say "A Fine Ship She-Be", her trademark red sail seemed to catch the breath of heaven itself, and smoothly propel her through the aqua blue Caribbean waters.


"Smooth Sailing" Caribbean Lunch Inspirations


Grilled Jerk Chicken Skewers                                                                                                                                       Caribbean Mango-Cabbage Slaw
(click photo for recipe)                                                                                                                                                             (click photo below for recipe)


The Famous Virgin Islands "Painkiller"                                                                                      Sugarcane Chicken with Pineapple and Coconut Salad
(chick photo below for instructions)                                                                                                              (click photo below for recipe)



Grilled Tropical Tuna Steaks                                                                                                                                                       Lump Crab & Avocado Salad
(chick photo below for instructions)                                                                                                                                                        (click photo below for recipe)


                                                                                                                                                                                   Simple Ceviche
Tropical Style Grilled Citrus Chicken                                                                                                            (Ceviche is a seafood infused Tropical Salad originating in Central America,
(click photo for recipe)                                                                                                                                                  with variations in Cuba and the Caribbean)               (click photo below for recipe)


Mango, Coconut, and Lime Popsicles                                                                                                        
(click photo for recipe)


Ok, I think I got my "Zen" back..... Bloggin is kinda like "self-thereapy" for me, to process out whatever is in my "warped" mind. It's a Sunday nite, I'm geting my mind back ready for a hectic workweek, but that's OK, it ain't so bad, those huge annual bonus checks allow me to take the type of Wanderlust vacations I desire these days.

And now that I'm finally TOTALLY DEBT FREE [#DebtFreeMe], from so many perspectives, my mind is free and clear. Life may bring some rough waters, sure ... but my spirit is like Necker Belle's sail, vibrant and open, and ready to catch the breath of heaven's winds, and sail uncharted waters. It's gonna be "Smooth Sailing"....yep!!!

~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


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