Today on Home & Family Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Chef and author Wolfgang Puck has a new lease on life after pledging to eat a healthier diet. In his latest cookbook, "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy," the father of two commits to using less butter, oil, and fats in the recipes. Today, he cooks sweet potato gnocchi with onion-garlic-raisin sauce, sauteed wild mushrooms, and peas. Plus, Wolfgang grills chicken with homemade bbq sauce.
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Order "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy" at wolfgangpuck.com.
New Baby Food Allergy Guidelines with Dr. JJ Levenstein
Board certified pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP assesses the findings of recent studies conducted to determine when it's best for parents to introduce high risk foods to their baby's diet. The latest data suggests babies should test foods such as eggs, dairy, peanuts, seafood, and soy prior to their first birthday. This "tolerance window" may even prevent potential allergies from developing. But, Dr. Levenstein does caution parents about high risk groups if there is a specific food allergy that runs in the family.
Take parenting classes instructed by Dr. Levenstein online by visiting www.momassembly.com. To learn more about parent's concerns with kids go to her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMDMoms. Also, find helpful parenting products at www.mdmoms.com.
Essential Oils 101 with Sophie Uliano
You asked, she answers. In response to an outpouring of requests from "Home & Family" viewers, Sophie Uliano comes equipped with all the essential info on the origin of essential oils. She breaks down the price levels of various aromas, explaining why the rose scent is so expensive. The investment is well worth your money because essential oils are long-lasting and used therapeutically and medicinally. Plus, essential oils can also be found in skincare and perfume. Sophie warns consumers to be aware that not all essentials oils are edible or pure and recommends doing a patch test to see if you're allergic. Then, Sophie shares what's inside her basic home remedy kit. For more from natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano go to: Website: www.gorgeouslygreen.com
Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro
Maria Menounos and her boyfriend of 16 years, Keven Undergaro, sit down to tell us about the unconventional family dynamic that is documented on their new reality series, "Chasing Maria Menounos." They discuss why they decided the pros outweighed the cons before agreeing to film the show. Maria also shares a conversation she recently had with Chelsea Clinton about the pressure their parents are putting on them for grandchildren. "Chasing Maria Menounos" airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on Oxygen.
Author and wellness expert Lissa Coffey opens up about living in harmony with nature by following ayurveda. She explains how to determine which of three doshas best fit you. Lissa elaborates on how lifestyle, food, diet, and exercise keep you in balance along with daily meditation, using massage oils before showering, and drinking herbal teas. Learn more at whatsyourdosha.com.
Cristina Cooks Spring Watercress Salad with Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette
Raspberries are in season right now, so it's the prime time for Cristina to make a fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing to go along with this spring watercress salad. She explains each ingredient she adds to the salad bowl, including purple carrots and all the final garnishings.
Picking the Right Collar & Leash for Your Dog
There are so many collars on the market for pet owners to choose from. Based on your dog's training level and size, animal advocate Lisa Arturo is here to break down which style is designed for your needs. First, she demonstrates the proper way to use the somewhat controversial prong collar. Lisa highly recommends have your animal's id and vaccine info on its standard collar, which should be worn at all times. She also goes over the details of a training collar, the halter style for small breeds, and martingale for well-trained dogs. Lastly, Lisa shares her concerns over the dangers of retractable leashes. For information on pet adoption, please visit hopeforpaws.org and spotlosangeles.com.
To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject. Visit Lisa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LisaArturoLA.
Planting Kiwis with Shirley Bovshow
Shirley Bovshow demonstrates how to get seeds and pulp out of a kiwi to grow an entire plant of our own. She shows us how to prep the seeds for sprouting, which takes 1-3 weeks. Then, Shirley tells us how to tell blossomed female and male plants apart.
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