Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quinoa Tabouli

Tabouli is my absolute favorite Lebanese dish!  Although I haven't perfected it to the way my grandmother made it,  here's my version with cucumbers, quinoa, & spinach for added health benefits:

 - 2 Bunches of parsley
 - 3 Roma tomatoes
 - 3 Scallions
 - 3 Persian cucumbers
 - 2 Romaine lettuce leaves
 - 1 Small bunch of fresh mint & baby spinach
 - 1/2 Cup of cooked & cooled quinoa

 - Olive oil
 - Salt
 - Lemon

Finely chop all ingredients, mix together, & add the olive oil dressing.  Adjust the ingredients to your liking. I prefer LOTS of lemon juice.

Enjoy ♥

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mila Kunis

Whether she's leaving the gym in old school Adidas, or dancing to Swan Lake in Black Swan, Mila Kunis is always a beauty!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

♥ The Uber Fashionable Lola Leon ♥

There is nothing I love more than keeping in touch with my students throughout the years.  I met the beautiful Lourdes "Lola" Leon when she was a tiny second grader.  She had gorgeous long, brown, wavy hair and spent many recess periods dancing on the playground.  Despite the formality of her school uniform, Lola always managed to make it look very hip, even with the slightest pop of her perfectly ironed collar.  Now a teenager in high school, Lola continues to be quite fashion savvy.  She has partnered up with her mom to create The Material Girl Collection - A junior clothing line available at Macy's.  It's always a pleasure to hear about the success of former students.  Lola will be giving a sneek peek of her Spring Collection tonight, 2/23 and tomorrow, 2/24, on Access Hollywood at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.  Please watch!

Access Hollywood  Preview: Lourdes & Kelly Osbourne

Check out Lola's blog!

Monday, February 14, 2011

♥ Valentine's Day ♥

Love is in the air .... Happy Valentine's Day!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I've had such a special birthday & Valentine's Day celebration this past weekend at the beach!

My 4th graders threw the cutest and sweetest surprise birthday party for me on Friday morning.  I walked into the classroom to 34 nine-year-olds yelling "Surprise!!!" followed by, "OK, Mrs. Young, now sit down right here because we have something special for you."  They serenaded me with the song "Just the Way You Are."  My students are the sweetest little people ever.

Ending this Valentine's evening with the film "Crazy Heart."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Pink & red hearts are everywhere & I couldn't be any happier! 

Love seeing so much cute all around!

♥ ♥ ♥