Today on Home & Family Monday, July 21st, 2014
Paralympian Amy Purdy talks about inspiring others with her positive attitude and zest for life. Since having both her legs amputated at the age of 19 due to contracting bacterial meningitis, Amy has gone on to win a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Sochi and finish second on "Dancing With the Stars" with partner Derek Hough. She shares intimate details of her medical condition and adjusting to her new center of balance with custom prosthetic limbs that enable her to hit the slopes and dance floor. Find out how Amy became part of the "DWTS" cast and which choreography she struggled with the most. Then, she takes Mark salsa dancing!
"Dancing With the Stars" returns Monday, September 15 at 8/7c on ABC.
Amy's clothing line, called Amy Purdy Collection, will be available later this year at us.elementeden.com.
Actor Erik Valdez describes the premise of his show "Graceland." Based on a true story, "Graceland" follows FBI and DEA agents who sieze the Malibu home of an Elvis-fan druglord. The creator of the show went to the real site to hear stories of actual events that occured there. Erik tells us how he researched his character. Then, he shares childhood family photos and remembers growing up in Texas near the Mexican border. Plus, Erik gets busy in the kitchen to make ricotta and strawberries while Christina whips up lemon thyme shortbread.
Follow him on Twitter @erikvaldez.
Dr. Linda Papadopoulos
Psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos reveals that the number one issue in relationships is miscommunication. She shares tips on how men and women can become better communicators, while taking gender differences into account. Then, she teaches us to navigate specific real life scenarios. Dr. Papadopoulos also shares details of her books "What Men Say, What Women Hear" and "Whose Life Is It Anyway?". Learn more at at drlinda.co.uk and follow her on Twitter @DrLinda_P.
Chef Rick Moonen Cooks Hot Smoking Salmon on the Grill
Chef/owner of Rick Moonen's RM Seafood and Rxboiler Room in Las Vegas, NV, Rick Moonen explains how smoking differs from grilling. Then, he first brines the fish before slapping it on the grill to cook his hot smoking salmon. This delicious seafood dish is full of those healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
Head on over to
rickmoonen.com for more with the chef.
DIY Gummy Vitamins with Sophie Uliano
Yabba dabba do! Kids and adults alike love those "Flintstones" vitamins. Sophie Uliano is here to teach us to make an entire month's supply of gummy vitamins for only $2. This DIY version is not only cost effective, but free of additives and dyes. Sophie makes a mixture including ingredients such as elderberry juice and gelatine to pour into candy molds or a glass pyrex dish. Once it's set in the fridge, you've got yourself a healthy daily dose of Vitamin C.
Pupsicles with Laura Nativo
Contrary to popular belief, some people food is actually very beneficial for dogs. Laura Nativo makes frozen peanut butter banana pupsicles with a little splash of coconut. The recipe's ingredients contain high levels of protein, Vitamins A, C, & E, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Plus, learn all about a chocolate alternative that is canine safe.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.
Makeover recipient Michelle Law is often mistaken for actress Anna Faris. Today, the beauty team makes her look even more like her celebrity doppelganger. After Michelle's all gussied up with a red carpet look, volumizing hair extensions, and dazzling jewelry, the resemblance to the Hollywood star is uncanny. Meet the Glam Squad:
Trey Cameron, Celebrity Stylist, @Trey_Cameron
Marcia Hamilton, Celebrity Hair Artist, MarciaHamilton.com
Steven Aturo, Celebrity Makeup Artist, @StevenAturo
Debbie Matenopoulos, TV host and personality, @iamdebbiem. Her new cookbook, "It's All Greek To Me," is available here.
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