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  • ABC(NEW YORK) -- Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson shared an original, seasonal salad recipe on "Good Morning America" today.This recipe from the head chef of Red Rooster in New York City's Harlem neighborhood features deliciously complex flavors, and makes for the perfect healthy springtime lunch or dinner.It's also one of the dishes that will be served at the fourth annual Harlem EatUp Festival, organized by Samuelsson. The festival, which takes place in May, is a celebration of Harlem's culinary, culture and art communities.Here is his step-by-step guide for how to make the salad and its dressing at home.Marcus Samuelsson's lemony spring chicken salad recipeIngredients: 2 head Raddicchio lettuce, cut in half 2 heart romaine, cut in half Grilled Herb Chicken (recipe below) 4 spring onions, grilled and roughly chopped 4 carrots, grilled and roughly chopped 2 tbsp bulgar, cooked and drained 2 fresh radishes, quartered 1/2 avocado, roughly chopped 4 tbsp cilantro, chopped 4 tbsp parsley, chopped 3 oz lemon dressing (recipe below) Method: 1. In a large bowl, combine raddicchio lettuce, romaine lettuce, bulgur, radishes and toss with lemon dressing to coat. 2. Add avocado and top with grilled herb chicken, spring onions, and carrots.Grilled herb chicken recipeIngredients: 1 whole chicken, cut into eighths 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped 2 tbsp green onion, sliced 1 tsp garlic, chopped 2/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp chili flakeTo toss chicken after it’s cooked: 2 cups mole verde (recipe below)Method: Combine all marinade ingredients and place in a one-gallon freezer bag.Add the chicken pieces and massage the marinade into the pieces. Place the bag in a bowl or on a plate in the fridge and let marinade at least two hours and up to overnight.Heat a grill or grill pan over moderate high heat. Cook thighs for 5 to 10 minutes per side, and the legs, breast, and wings for 5-7 min per side until completely cooked through.Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes.In a large bowl, add mole verde sauce and grilled chicken. Toss to coat.Mole verde recipeIngredients: 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoon Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup olive oil 3 poblano peppers (or green bell peppers if cannot find) 6 cloves of garlic 1 red onion 2 jalapeno peppers 1 cup chicken stock 1 bunch Mint 1 bunch Watercress 2 bunches Cilantro 1 bunch Spinach 1 avocado 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoon salt Method: Blister poblano peppers, onions, and jalapeno peppers on a hot grill (or grill pan) until blackened.Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for five minutes. Peel off the skin and roughly chop.Add the herbs and spinach to the grill pan and char for 1-2 minutes until wilted and charred. Remove from heat and roughly chop.In a medium pan, toast cumin, oregano, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.In a large saucepan, heat chicken stock until just beginning to simmer.Add to a high powered blender with the charred peppers, garlic, and toasted spice mixture. Puree until smooth.Add herbs and greens, avocado, and olive oil and puree again until smooth.Finish with lime juice and salt to tasteLemon Caesar dressing recipeIngredients:2 egg yolks 1 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp anchovy paste 2 tsp parmesan cheese, grated 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp course black pepper 2/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup olive oil Method: Puree all ingredients except for the oils in a blender. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the oils until incorporated.Bulgar recipeIngredients: 1 cup bulgar wheat 2 cups water 1/2 tsp saltMethod: Bring water to a boil.Add bulgar and salt.Cover and turn the heat down.Simmer for 10 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.Remove from heat and serve.Recipe courtesy of Marcus Samuelsson.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --Dr. Whitney Bowe, the author of "The Beauty of Dirty Skin," shared with "Good Morning America" her top tips for clear skin from her new book. Here, the medical director of integrative dermatology, aesthetics and wellness at Advanced Dermatology, P.C., breaks down how you might be washing your skin wrong, and gives her expert recommendations for what you can do to revamp your skincare routine.Too much of a good thing? Yep, the adage applies to beauty, too.Over-cleansing, believe it or not, is the No. 1 skin care mistake people make on a regular basis. Our antiseptic-style hygiene practices -- extreme cleansing, sanitizing and scrubbing to feel squeaky clean -- harm skin by stripping away its natural oils, confusing its equilibrium and upsetting its sensitive microbial balance. And all of this contributes to the many skin disorders that are so prevalent today.We rarely think about this, so brace yourself, but our skin serves as a veritable petri dish for a wide range of microorganisms -- which I like to call a rainforest of bugs -- with upward of 1 million of these bugs occupying a single square centimeter. The vast majority of these microbes are either innocuous or advantageous. Some benefit us simply by taking up space and making it impossible for bad guys to move in. Others release antimicrobial substances to kill off pathogens. And then there are those that produce anti-inflammatory compounds to protect and preserve the skin’s barrier and microbiome.Our skin’s good bugs face a steady barrage of daily threats -- ultraviolet rays, pollution, antibiotic overuse and yes, seemingly benign skin care products. All of these things can breed inflammation, and endanger both the skin’s bacterial inhabitants—their integral diversity and abundance, in particular—and the skin’s protective barrier.Studies show that even frequent hand-washing can disturb the skin barrier, sparking irritation and unwanted changes in the local microflora. The bottom line? Gentle cleansing is an imperative part of safeguarding your skin’s barrier, microbiome and the special relationship they share.Here are my top three tips on how to get it right every time:1. Do choose a biome-friendly cleanserLeading microbiome researchers use the term “impoverished” to describe microbial communities that lack healthy numbers and diversity. And repeatedly using the wrong cleanser can contribute to this bacterial bankruptcy by dissolving the natural oils fat-friendly bacteria rely on for nourishment and wiping out good bugs altogether. On the heels of such an assault, the skin’s microbiome snaps into survival mode to restore itself. During this hours-long process, the microbiome is essentially absent, leaving skin vulnerable to colonization by undesirable bugs -- E. coli from stairwell banisters or Staphylococcus aureus from elevator buttons. To keep your community vibrant and varied, choose a gentle, low-foam, pH-balanced, soap-free cleanser that leaves skin hydrated, not taut.2. Don't sanitize your skinYour washing machine likely has a “sanitize” cycle designed to kill germs by agitating them in sudsy 150-degree water. Please don’t apply this logic to your face. While we don’t yet know the exact water temperature our skin bugs like best, err on the cool side to conserve the microbiome, as excessive heat may cause bad bacteria to proliferate.3. Don't enlist cleansing aidsLoofahs, Buf-Pufs, washcloths, gritty scrubs, scratchy mitts, cleansing brushes -- dump them all. Your own two hands are the only tools you need to emulsify, massage in and splash off a gentle cleanser. Use anything else, and you run the risk of damaging your barrier and modifying your microbiome in deleterious ways.I know that this is such a new way of thinking in our culture, which has been obsessed with sanitizing and squeaky-clean cleansing. But, if you want healthy, glowing skin, it’s
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