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About This Episode
Just in case you want to celebrate Mom all month long, we brought back personal chef and owner of Remarkable Cuisine, LLC, Mark McLean to demonstrate one more tasty dish for us to prepare for Mom. With the help from our host, Karyn Parsons and father and daughter, Luis and Yuri, Chef Mark prepares Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with a bonus Creme Brulee desert. Yummy!
About Chef Mark McLean
Mark McLean is a personal chef and owner of Remarkable Cuisine, LLC. Remarkable Cuisine is the culmination of Chef Marks 4 years of private chef services and experience in catering over 200 events. Through Remarkable Cuisine, Chef Mark displays his skill set and passion in the kitchen. ”I am not here to present a standard or ordinary fare that is “good” or a “decent option”. I attack an ingredient, menu, and dish like the rest of things in my life — with a strong knowledge base and hard work that will make that dish shine,” as quoted by Chef Mark on his company’s website. Chef Mark is committed to creating a unique and tasty experience in all his dishes, so you’re definitely in for another treat with his Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict.
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
1 8oz. package smoked salmon
3 tbsp. olive oil
¼ bunch fresh parsley, chopped fine
3 tsp. white balsamic (or white) vinegar
4 slices wheat bread
2 tsp. capers, chopped fine
1 tbsp. butter, soft
Let’s prepare our components of the benedict:
Fill a small sauce pan with about 4 inches of water and set over medium heat.
Cut the crust off the wheat bread slices to make a perfect square.
Spread the softened butter lightly on one side and set aside.
Open the package of salmon and take out 8 pieces, or enough to cover each piece of toast completely.
Set aside in the fridge until ready to use.
In a shallow bowl, add the olive oil, minced capers, parsley, and a pinch of salt.
Stir to combine and set aside.
Check that water is boiling. If it is, turn off the heat. If it is about to (gentle simmer) reduce heat as much
as possible. Add vinegar to the water. Crack an egg into a shallow dish, like a tea-cup. Using a spoon or
spatula, swirl the water in one direction, then add the egg from the shallow dish. We are going to let the
egg poach for about 4 minutes for a runny yolk (3 minutes longer for a tight yolk). Use a slotted spoon to
remove each egg and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
In a sauté pan set over medium heat, add our toast butter side down and let a crust form, about 2 minutes.
Let’s build our benedict. Remove toast from pan and set in the middle of the plate, toasted side down. On
top of that place our salmon in a flat layer. Grab a small bunch of arugula and place on top of the arugula.
Using a spoon, nestle a poached egg in the middle of the arugula. Salt and pepper the egg and arugula, then
spoon the caper oil over the egg and surrounding arugula.
Stand back and take a picture. Serve to Mom with fresh orange juice, the French toast and enjoy!
About Karyn Parsons
Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom. While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter. A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.
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- Episode 2: The Truth About Breastfeeding
- Episode 3: Delivery Debate: Natural Birth Vs. C-Section
- Episode 4: The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift
- Episode 1: Are You A Good Enough Mother?
- Episode 2: New Motherhood and Balancing A Busy Work Life
- Episode 3: How to Decorate an Eco-Friendly Baby Nursery
- Episode 4: Foodie, Nicole Friday on Kids and Career
- Episode 5: Melissa Beck, From Hollywood to Stay At Home Mom
- Episode 6: Single Mom in The City
- Episode 7: Mommy Mogul and Marketing Wiz Monique Jackson at Home With Her Boys
- Episode 8: Beauty Maven Jodie Patterson Talks Four-Day Work Week for Moms
- Episode 9: Tonya Lewis Lee on Motherhood and the Importance of Women’s Health
- Episode 1: Back 2 School
- Episode 2: Happy Halloween
- Episode 3: Socially Responsible Kids
- Episode 4: Money Talks
- Episode 5: Keeping Families Healthy
- Episode 6: Thanksgiving Madness
- Episode 7: Highlights and Best Moments
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- Episode 9: Best Apps for Moms
- Episode 10: Socialite Kids
- Episode 11: Hair Talk with AfroBella
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The first time I really peeped Mehcad Brooks, he was playing Alfre Woodard’s son on “Desperate Housewives.” It’s safe to say that wasn’t a “hot” role for him (as his family was crazy), but when he popped back up on shows like “True Blood” and “The Game,” he was the ultimate eye candy. And it helped that we finally received a better look at that body. His star has risen big time since he had recurring roles on those shows, but the swag and the sex this guy shows off hasn’t changed. See for yourself!
Healthy hair is a product of healthy eating. And while some women can get away with eating unhealthy foods without their hair suffering, others aren’t as lucky. It’s almost a no-brainer which foods are probably detrimental to healthy hair (think the same foods that are unhealthy for your figure). Still, just as there are foods bad for your hair there are plenty that are proven to prevent split ends, retain growth, add luster, and improve texture.
So before you re-up on your monthly hair vitamins try adding these foods to your grocery list and begin implementing them into your diet. They naturally provide all the ingredients of hair vitamins, and usually more.
Ultimately when you increase your intake of these healthy foods, you should try to decrease your intake of those tasty, but unhealthy foods full of sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fats. While there are a variety of foods that provide you with the extra nutrients needed for healthy hair, here are seven key foods to get you started.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which aid in hair and scalp health (amongst other things), Salmon is a magic fish for hair growth. While there are other fish that are also good for hair growth, salmon proves to be one of the best, according to dieticians.
“Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and proteins that help keep your scalp healthy and your hair shiny, said Andrea Giancoli, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, in a recent article on LiveStrong.Com.
Besides our traditional church celebration we can’t ignore the fact that we love Easter for all the colorful goodies we get. So for fun I put together a list of Easter Sunday must haves.
Enjoy and Happy Easter Everyone!
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, so why do so many of us skip it? We fill up on bitter office coffee and donuts, then by 11-12, we’re ravenous, so any thought of a healthy salad is overridden by cravings for a big, juicy barbecue-bacon cheeseburger with an old-fashioned malt shake to wash it down.
Black ladies–and yes, I’m talking to you–we can not continue to dismiss the dangerous obesity rates we’ve got going on, for two simple reasons: 1.) Do you really want to lose your breath going up a flight of stairs, or poke yourself with insulin everyday? How’s a stroke going to affect your concentration? #justsaying. 2.) Black women are so, so beautiful–the skin, the hair, the lips, the hips, the booty, the eyes–all uniquely exquisite. But when you’re 20,50,100 pounds overweight, your entire body–from the face to the feet–are distorted, and the REAL, fit you is buried under all that cellulite.
So back to breakfast. The goal is to have a good amount of protein, vitamins and fiber to hold you through until lunch time so you’re not so ravenous that you make unhealthy food choices just to satiate your hunger.
By JoNel Aleccia of MSNBC
An outbreak of salmonella illnesses linked to shell eggs has prompted a nationwide recall of 13 brands of eggs produced by an Iowa company and triggered a multi-state investigation that is expected to grow.
The Associated Press estimated the total recalled at 228 million eggs, although the company in question, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, wouldn’t confirm it.