Be sure to check out The Select 7‘s feature on me! Everyday this week, I’ll share something new. We’ll be covering everything from favorite charities to my weekly work-out routine to my shopping secrets. See below the Monday-Wednesday recap below!
My best friend Kelly started Baby2Baby with Norah Weinstein, in 2012. Their main mission is to help low-income children in Los Angeles, provide them with all the essentials such as diapers and clothing. It’s pretty incredibly what they’ve accomplished in just four years, they’ve served over 200,000 children in Los Angeles. I think many of us forget how many people are suffering in our own backyards. Baby2Baby has opened my eyes to the many ways you can help people locally.
Another organization and school close to my heart is the Baltimore School For The Arts. I actually went here before the high school. The TWIGS classes introduce so many children to the arts, many of whom have never seen a play or had the opportunity to take an art class. The Arts are so important in today’s society. Not just for the artists like me, one never knows what one can discover in a creative class, especially at a young age! It breaks my heart to think of the funding cuts that might be happening in the not so distant future. I’ve begun working with them on a program that we hope to introduce in Baltimore, very soon!
Sushi Park is HEAVEN ON EARTH! It’s by far the best sushi in Los Angeles, it’s located in a tiny strip mall off of Sunset and there’s a sign out front that says “No trendy sushi!” It’s really for the true sushi lover. But be warned — the prices are high!
If I’m dining in however, one of my favorite things to make is my Spaghetti Arrabiata Turkey Bolognese.
WHAT YOU NEED
1 lb.Fresh Spaghetti
4 Fresh Red Chillies (or you can use red pepper flakes)
1 lb ground Turkey
Salt + Pepper
2 cloves of garlic
1 can of fresh plum tomatoes
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
WHAT YOU DO
Season the turkey with a generous amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook over medium heat in a frying pan. I use grapeseed oil spray, but olive oil works too. You can add spices to the meat while cooking, Local Spicery has so many wonderful spices.
While the turkey is cooking, peel the chills and place in another frying pan, on low heat with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 8 minutes.
When the turkey meat starts to brown turn off the heat. Then add your garlic and tomatoes to the pan with the chilliesbring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and add the turkey to the pan.
Cook your pasta, whatever you’ve chosen and then add it all together and voila! You have a spicy, yummy dish that really only takes 10 minutes.
I’ve been working out at Tracy Anderson for almost ten years now. Before it became the hottest workout trend. I love reminding everyone that, LOL! It really is the best workout for me. I love to dance versus getting on a machine for cardio. Maria Kelling is the BEST trainer there is. We have so much fun together. Thank God laughing burns calories.