Thursday, June 14, 2012

Red Quinoa Tabouli Salad

Red Quinoa Tabouli Salad
With summer upon us heirloom tomatoes are coming into season. This means salads, salads, and more deLISH summer salads including this favorite of mine, Red Quinoa Tabouli. It’s the perfect combo of veggies and complex carbs. Pair this with a piece of your favorite grilled skinless protein and you’ve made yourself a fast and healthy summer meal.

   3 cups water
   2 cups red quinoa
   1 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
   1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
   ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
   2 medium size fresh tomatoes, diced
   2 medium size Persian cucumbers, diced
   3 T. best quality olive oil
   3 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice, or to taste
   2 tsp. sea salt
   ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1. Combine quinoa and water together in a medium size pot. Season with ½ tsp. salt. Bring to rolling boil and then cover with a lid. Reduce heat to simmer for ~20 minutes until all water has disappeared. Remove from stove and let cool for 15 minutes.
2. Add the chopped herbs and vegetables and toss in a large plastic storage container.
3. Combine olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a separate small bowl. Whisk together until dressing mixture is well emulsified.
4. Add cooled quinoa to chopped herb and vegetables. Gently mix together with large spoon.
5. Drizzle salad dressing mixture over herb, vegetable and quinoa. Gently mix together with large spoon. Store in refrigerator for up to five days.

Makes: About 10 to 12 servings. Suggested serving size: ¾ cups

Friday, June 8, 2012

New Core Transformer 3-D Matrix Group Exercise Class at Up Dog Studio in West Hollywood

Linda LaRue Up Dog Fitness Studio Core Transformer Class

Hey All-I am so excited to be teaching a new Core Transformer 3-D Matrix total body core workout at Up Dog Fitness Studio in West Hollywood. It’ll be nice to have a place to teach a class regularly or “door” as they call it in PR to hang my hat and torture clients while getting paid..LOL.

Here’s our press release: Celebrity trainer and core guru, Linda LaRue brings her 3-D Matrix total body core performance workout to Up Dog Fitness Studio in West Hollywood. So, if you want a banging, blockbuster body in 3-D, then kick it to the core with the Core Transformer® classes, beginning Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. The Core Transformer® total body core workout burns mega calories — up to 1,000 calories — and builds muscle too, giving you flatter, fitter abs and a ripped toned physique.

Every Saturday, beginning June 16, 2012
Up Dog Fitness Studio
8599 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069

Up Dog Fitness Core Transformer 3-D Matrix Class
Class Info: 
Core Transformer 3-D Matrix This class is a dual, mega-watt, calorie-burning and muscle-building workout. It uses super-long, engineered specialty resistance bands combined with athletes’ performance, Pilate’s and yoga progressive movement sequences. This workout will engage all your major anatomical muscle slings or planes of motion. You’ll target and train every muscle in your body from the inside out — beginning first and always from your core — to truly transform your entire body … fast!

Note: To reserve your space and get pricing, call Up Dog Fitness Studio at 310-360-7200. First class is complimentary.

Certified athletic trainer, Linda LaRue LaRue, RN MEd, ATC, is one of the leading females in the health and fitness industry, specializing in a core performance training. She’s worked with a plethora of celebrities; plus, she’s a registered nurse and athletic trainer with a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia (UVA). She is the creator of the Core Transformer® kit, which features an abdominal workout DVD and specialty resistance exercise bands. Search engine Yahoo! Shine and Cooking Light magazine named the Core Transformer kit as “One of the Best New Workouts of 2011.” Recently, LA fitness gear reporter, Roy Wallack, of the LA Times gave the kit a positive review with no dislikes, which is virtually unheard of. 

Visit to learn more and order a Core Transformer kit today.