Seen on Sunday morning: August 10th

August 10, 2008 7:29:05 AM PDT
Segments seen on Eyewitness News Sunday morning.Home Pedicures
Keeping your toes beautiful this summer can cost you. So, why not skip the salon pedicure and do it yourself? Joining us on Eyewitness News Sunday morning with tips was Kim Martin", Senior fashion and beauty editor of

Tweezerman Pedicure Solution Kit, $50, (a One time investment that you can use for years to come)

  • Step 1: Clip and file
    First cut nail corners at a 50 percent angle and then file for a round shape. A kit that has all your equipment easily at hand will make it easier to do it yourself at home.
    2) Sally Hansen products run about $6-$10 at drug stores, and you can reuse this. The others here all run about $10-$25.
  • Step 2: Soak for soft skin
    Use bath salts in warm water to soften skin. Peppermint and lavender scents will control odor control, while tea tree and jojoba oils disinfect and moisturise.
    Make a scrub with sugar, hand cream, pretty plate or wooden container to display mixture, and/or pumice stone. This can be done for pennies with lotion and sugar you already have on hand.
  • Step 3: Luxe foot scrub for pennies
    Mix sugar into your regular hand cream to create a homemade scrub. Concentrate on calluses with a diamond file instead of a pumice stone since pumice is porous and can harbor harmful bacteria.
    Solar Oil cuticle oil/wooden manicure sticks. The oil is only about $7 and the wooden sticks are less than $2 for a bog of them.
  • Step 4: Push back cuticles
    Massage in a vitamin-rich cuticle oil to soften the skin around nails, before pushing back cuticles with a wooden stick. Never cut your cuticles. You risk infection as well as thicker skin. CND Solar Oil, $7,
    Acetone polish remover can get the yellow out. You can get this at the drugstore for anywhere from $3-7, depending on the size.
  • Step 5: Get the yellow out
    "It's a myth that acetone polish remover is bad. Truth is, only the acetone can remove the pigments stains on nails," says Valinoti. The trick is to gently buff away a very thin layer of nail first.
    You can use a variety of nail polishes and top/base coats from Opi (including the new 90210 line of colors) to Essie to Nars to Sally Hansen. Nail polishes are priced anywhere from $2-8, and again, you will have this for multiple uses.
  • Step 6: Paint like a pro
    After cleaning the nail bed with polish remover, apply a basecoat to prevent future staining and then two layers of color. Rolling the bottle will help thin polish (important for dark colors). Finish with clear top coat once color is dry to the touch.
  • Step 7: Quick fix smudges
    You can correct small mistakes. Just dab polish remover on your finger and drag very lightly over a smudge to smooth. Count to 10 before reapplying clear top coat.
  • Step 8: The newest way to wear a neutral
    An ultra thin line of metallic polish on the edge of a neutral pale color feels fresh. And color combinations are endless. Try soft pink with gold or a sheer white shade with silver.

    Chefs Diet
    Eating healthy and enjoying it this summer. Joining us on Eyewitness News Sunday morning with a healthy recipe for grilled skirt steak and potatoes was Chef Phil Andriano, The executive chef for chef's diet.

    Grilled NY Shell Steak with Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes & Beef Steak Tomato in Worcestershire BBQ Sauce
    By Chef Philip Andriano
    Corporate Executive Chef - Chefs Diet
    Yield 1
    Blocks 4
    30% Protein: 6oz. NY Shell Steak (Boneless/ Defatted)
    40% Carbohydrate: 2ea. Md. Red Bliss Potatoes (Boiled/Sliced)
    1ea. Lg. Beefsteak Tomato (1/4" Sliced)
    2oz. Beef Demi Glace (Espagnol)
    1tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
    1tsp. BBQ Sauce
    1tsp. Shallots (Minced)
    Salt & Pepper
    ¼ tsp. Granulated Garlic
    30% Fat: 2tsp. Olive Oil

  • Season the steak with the S&P and garlic, grill to a doneness of (MR).
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl with 1tsp. oil and toss, roast or grill on both sides until golden.
  • Repeat with the tomato slices.
  • Combine the demi-glace with the shallots and other sauce, simmer over low heat.
    1) Arrange the potatoes and tomatoes on a plate; slice the steak and spoon on the sauce.

    Catalina Chicken salad with Mango and Cranraisins
    Yield 1
    Blocks 4
    Protein: 4oz. Chicken Breast
    Carbohydrate: 4 cups. Mesclun greens
    2Tbsp. Cranraisins
    ¼ cup. Fresh Mango (Diced)
    1oz. Celery (Diced)
    1oz. Catalina Dressing (Reduced Fat)
    1oz. Red Onion (Diced)
    ¼ cup. Grape Tomatoes
    ¼ cup. Cucumber (Coin Cut)
    2oz. Raspberry Vinegar
    Fat: 2tsp. Canola Oil
  • Marinate the chicken breast in half the Catalina dressing and then grill.
  • Dice the chicken and combine with the mango, onions, celery and the remaining dressing.
  • Combine the vinegar with the oil to make vinaigrette.
  • Place the greens in a bowl and top with the Catalina chicken combination.
  • Surround with tomatoes and cucumbers.
  • Place vinaigrette in separate soufflé container on side.
  • Garnish with the cranraisins.

    Summer Snacks
    Make your next summer get-together a fun fiesta without emptying out your wallet. Joining Eyewitness News Sunday morning with some summer snack ideas was Hallmark Magazine Associate Editor Amy Palanjian.

    Chips & Dips
    Blue cheese Dip + Sweet Potato Chips
    With a fiery kick and real blue cheese flavor, this creamy concoction puts other bottled cheese dips to shame. Uses subtle-ly sweet Sweet Potato Chips for a perfectly balanced flavor base.
    Chipotle Bleu Cheese Dip & Spread, $5,;
    Sweet Potato Chips, $3,
    Guacamole Mix + Blue Corn Chips
    It can be a challenge to get the right flavor balance in a homemade guacamole. Enter this mix: Just add it to avocado for perfect guac, every time.
    Guacamole Mix, $4,;
    Native Kjalii Foods Fresh Cut Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, $4.89,
    Delectable Delights
    Brie + Cherry Graham Crackers
    The cherry graham crackers are a seasonal offering and when paired with creamy Brie - at room temperature or slightly warmed - this is one sophisticated appetizer.
    Cherry Graham Crackers,
    Blood Orange Spread + Sweet Crostata
    One box gives you 16 mini sweet and buttery tartlet crusts that are ready to be filled with a range of fillings -mascarpone and fresh berries, chocolate pudding or this luscious blood orange spread from Bella Cucina.
    Sweet Pastry Crostata, $20
    Blood Orange Spread, $12,
    Thirst Quenchers
    Target's Wine Cubes
    Unbreakable, easy to pack and excellent quality for the price. There are several varieties available, like Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet/Shiraz.
    3 liter cubes are $16 and available at Super Target stores
    Planet Green
    We've heard our whole lives to eat our fruits and veggies but do we really know the nutritional value they provide, and what does organic really mean?

    Joining us on Eyewitness News Sunday morning to clear up some of this was Stephen Brooks, co-founder of Kopali Organics and G-word correspondent on the new planet green network.

    Mulberries are high in iron and Calcium and Goldenberries are high in Vitamin A in the form of carotinoids, like what you find in carrots, which are great for your eyes and lungs.

    Many studies prove that the nutritional content of organic foods far surpasses that of the same foods grown conventionally. And not only are they better for you, but they are better for the farmers that grow these foods and of course way better for the Earth.

    The foods we eat have way more than just fats, proteins and carbohydrates; there are properties that scientists have yet to define. When food is grown and prepared with love, the foods we eat are way more nutritious than when they are not.

    There is also a huge difference between organic/non-organic milk and organic/non-organic bananas.