Holiday weekends are a time to have fun and indulge, but you can balance out the heavy foods with some light and flavorful dishes. Franci Cohen, a certified nutritionist, personal trainer and exercise physiologist offers up a few of her favorite dishes for your Memorial Day eating pleasure. OK! News: Patriotic Fashion Finds For Your Memorial Day Weekend Healthy Mediterranean Potato Salad 2 dozen small red potatoes (approx. 1 1/2 pounds) 4 T finely chopped dill 1 bunch finely chopped scallions 1 red onion, diced small 2-3 tsp cumin Juice & zest of 4-6 large fresh lemons (approx. 1/3 cup juice) 3 T kosher salt 2-3 T extra virgin olive oil 1. Boil potatoes in covered saucepan filled with water and 1 T kosher salt, and bring to a simmer. 2. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender but not too soft (about 10 minutes) 3. Remove potatoes from saucepan and put into a bowl of ice water, to shock potatoes and stop the cooking process. 4. Remove potatoes from ice water bath, and chop into big 2" cubes. 5. Place cubed potatoes into large bowl. 6. To create the dressing, mix remaining ingredients together and whisk to incorporate all. 7. Pour dressing over potatoes 8. Mix well and serve OK! News: Gorgeous Beauty Looks From the Billboard Music Awards Colorful Fiesta Veggie Salad Salad: 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 4 ears fresh corn on the cob, cooked and shucked 1 red onion, diced 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded & finely chopped 2 hass avocado, cubed 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped 2 cups mesculin greens Dressing: 1/4 cup lowfat mayonnaise 1/4 cup water 2 T Dijon mustard 2 T balsamic vinegar 1 T finely minced thyme salt and pepper to taste 1. Mix all salad ingredients together 2. Whisk dressing ingredients together until well-incorporated. 3. Pour dressing on salad and serve on a bed of mesculin greens. OK! News: Want Abs Like Nina Dobrev’s? Exercises To Get You There Yummy Fish Tacos with Slaw Salad Tacos: 1 pound mahi mahi or tilapia (this is more common and much cheaper), cut in quarters 1/4 cup canola oil 1 lime, juiced and zested 1 tablespoons ancho chili powder 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro 8 6" flour tortillas Slaw Salad: 1 cup shredded red cabbage. 1 cup shredded white cabbage. 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced 2 carrots, grated. 2 T fresh cilantro, finely chopped Juice and zest of 3 limes 2 T red wine vinegar Chipotle Cream Sauce: 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt or sour cream (strained in mesh cloth) 2 tablespoons lowfat mayonnaise 2 teaspoons chipotle pepper, in adobo sauce 1. Whisk together oil, lime juice and zest, ancho chili powder, & jalapeno to create fish marinade. 2. Arrange fish in single layer in a pyrex. 3. Pour fish marinade over fish, and let marinate for about 10 minutes. 4. Remove the fish from the marinade, and place onto a hot grill. 5. Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side, and then flip for 30 seconds and remove. 6. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork. 7. Place the tortillas on the grill, and grill for 10-20 seconds on each side. 8. Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish with slaw and chipotle sauce What are your barbecue must-haves? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @OKMagazine. Photo credit: Google Images
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This is “a new, developing phenomenon,” AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan told investors this morning at the Barclays’ Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference. Although advertisers still crave ratings points, they also increasingly want to reach people who say that “there are only two or three shows I watch and I live and die for them.” The trend is gaining momentum as viewers discover opportunities to binge view shows on pay TV video on demand and streaming services including Netflix and Amazon Prime. In addition, young viewers become obsessive about programs when social networks such as Facebook and Twitter help to connect them with others who share their passion. As a result, “that favorite stuff in media is emerging as the most important [driver] of value,” Sapan says. That’s encouraging for networks such as AMC — which has high-engagement hits with dramas including Mad Men, Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad. But it’s hard to build a business around the trend: “Good dramatic TV shows aren’t known until they’re on,” he says. And nobody has perfect pitch. “There are many shows that have spectacular television pedigree and the show doesn’t work” while others from untested producers or stars “take off like crazy.” Sapan says’s he’s encouraged by his upcoming shows including Low Winter Sun (a police drama), Turn (about Revolutionary War spies), Halt & Catch Fire (about the computing boom in the 1980s), and Line Of Sight (a sci-fi drama the ... Read More »
The longest writing project of Kyle Dake's Cornell career spanned 144 pages and exhausted two ballpoint ink cartridges, but it earned him zero credits toward his status as an academic All-America. This was a voluntary thesis, on the subject of making wrestling history. It took 3 1/2 years to complete and consisted mostly of variations on one line, handwritten 2,978 times in a spiral notebook with the university logo embossed in gold on its red cover. Once in the morning and once at night as a freshman Dake wrote, 2010 141 lb DI NCAA National Champion. Twice in the morning and twice at night as a sophomore he wrote, 2011 149 lb DI National Champion. Thrice in the morning and thrice at night as a junior he wrote, 2012 157 lb DI National Champion. Four times in the morning and four times at night as a senior he wrote, 2013 165 lb DI National Champion. Early on March 23, the day Dake would become the first wrestler to have won an NCAA title in four weight classes, he sat in a Des Moines hotel room and filled four full pages of the notebook with his final affirmation. He didn't want to risk losing sight of his goal, and he had nothing better to do.
MASINLOC, Philippines (AP) — Along the northwestern Philippine coast, poor children with claw hammers clamber aboard an abandoned fishing vessel to pry loose and steal rusty nails from its deck. It's become a familiar sight in villages where some fishermen have been forced to give up their livelihoods since China took control of their fishing haven last year.
Bill Klein and Jen Arnold have endured a very long struggle to become parents, so not surprisingly now they've achieved their dream they are happier than anybody could possibly imagine! The proud parents recently completed the adoption of their son, Will—an adorable three-year-old from China who, like his famous folks, is a little person—now the reality stars are opening up about their joy at adding to their family, and in an exclusive interview with OKMagazine.com they critique each other's parenting skills and talk about work/family balance. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein are loving every minute of being mom and dad to adorable son Will Fans of TLC's The Little Couple will not be shocked to learn that easy going, big hearted Bill is an amazing dad, and according to wife Jen he has already earned the title of "fun dad!" Photos: Meet Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold's Son Will! "I knew Bill was going to be an awesome dad," Jen says. "He's wanted to be a dad as long as I've known him and you know, he is just that… and to be honest, one of the best things I love to see is Bill having fun and just horsing around with Will. Will made his TV debut on the Katie Couric show last month alongside his proud parents! "As you can imagine, Bill is a big kid himself—he's perfectly content to be the fun dad, and that's officially Bill's name.. he is fun dad.. and he always knows how to find the tickle spot on Will and he can always make him laugh. In fact, when Will is angry and trying to throw a temper tantrum—and all 3-year-olds have their moments—Bill starts laughing at him and then all of a sudden Will can't decide if he wants to laugh or cry, trying to hold back from laughing while he's trying to throw a temper tantrum which i think is great! But anyway, Bill is definitely fun dad and I am the mean maintenance mom!" Photos: The Little Couple Stars Show off Their New Son However, according to Bill, it's not all about "mean maintenance" there's plenty of fun mom in Jen too, and he's quick to give his 3'2" wife plenty of props when it comes to her juggling her devotion to work—Jen's a neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital—with her obvious devotion to their son. Bill and Jen adopted three-year-old Will from China, he has a form of dwarfism just like his famous folks "Everybody that's watched the show knows that Jen's selfless," Bill says. "She's devoted to her family, she's devoted to her job—and you know, she's as cute as a button! But you know, what she's impressed me the most is with her ability to be.. what's the word… I mean, she's a patient and loving mom, and I really don't understand how she's able to do it the way she does! The Little Couple Hear Heartbreaking News Of Their Children's Possible Health Issues "But she does, she's able to juggle professional stuff—and stress from work—and when she comes home she somehow, she's able to shrug that stuff off and say 'you know what, this is mommy time and time with my son and I'm not going to be thinking about that stuff… I'm going to focus on my son, and when she does, it's like everything else, you know, with a laser beam and she's really, really good at everything. Not surprisingly, when Bill and Jen met Will for the first time it was love at first sight! "Jen's really good at getting Will to do those things, those things that most three-year-old's don't like to do, like, you know, brush your teeth, get ready for bed, and all that fun stuff.. and you know, just having fun with him. Because when he runs around laughing hysterically like his head is going to pop off, its because she's messing around with him, and he just… it's fun to watch, and I love being a part of it, but I'm almost just as happy, just as content to hide in the corner and let those two go at it!" Adding To The Family! The Little Couple Announce They Are Also Adopting A Girl! Meanwhile, the new parents are still working at finding the perfect balance between family life and work time, something Jen—as many working mothers know only too well, is finding a real challenge—whereas Bill, with his more flexible schedule, is adapting quickly to. Look at that smile! Bill and Jen say little Will is a super happy boy who charms everyone he meets! "For my part, you know, I run the pet shop, I have people that work of me, so for the most part my job is to make sure there's money in the bank, and orders are being placed and you know, we have product to sell and the employees are happy, so I have stress but I also have the flexibility to check out my son," Bill explains. "So I check on him during the day and I work sometimes from my home office, sometimes from the shop.. and when I have to go into the shop, it just sucks! The Little Couple's Emotional And Long Journey To Parenthood "I don't like leaving at all, I like hanging out with Will, he's like my buddy, we do a lot of stupid stuff together, you know, we play with the blocks, we play with the cars—we both have an issue with cars—you know, so we're having a lot of fun. But for Jen, because she's got more of the nine to five job, or the six to see you sometime tomorrow.. you know, I imagine it's more difficult, but she can probably speak for that better than I can!" Just like daddy! Jen tweeted a super cute pic of Will on the plane during his journey to his new home "I think it's about balance and I haven't achieved that balance yet, i'm working it out" Jen says. "Obviously, I love my job, the work that I do, but it's also very demanding and I now have a new priority, I have a son and I love him to death and I hate leaving for work in the evening and I love coming home at night, so i think it definitely makes me appreciate the time I do have with him because i've gone back to work but at the same time I find it a challenge to go to work. Watch Will Make His World Debut On Katie Couric's Show! "If i was independently wealthy would I work? Probably not, I'd stay home all the time being with Will, but we've found a wonderful nanny who is helping us out and you know, thankfully, i'm trying to do less thirty hour shifts as much as my work can allow it and it's just taking it day by day. You know, it could be three months from now I change everything and go part time, or maybe not, i think I'm just trying to play it by ear right now… there are no rule books, there are no guides, I wish someone could tell me the right thing to do because its definitely a challenge! Bill and Jen have struggled for years in their bid to become parents—now they have Will and are waiting for their little girl too! "I'm just trying to go with the flow until it doesn't feel right, and as long as he's OK and I still get as much time as possible with him, then i'm just going to go with the flow." Tune in to The Little Couple on TLC Tuesday 10/9 c to watch Bill and Jen head to China to finally pick up Will—you can watch an exclusive sneak peek right here on OKMagazine.com! Do you have any advice for the happy new parents? Sound off in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine Photo credit: TLC/Splash/Twitter
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