Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton’s Pizza Recipe in Honor of National Pizza Month

853October is officially National Pizza Month. In honor of this incredible month and this incredible dish, we decided to share a couple of recipes from our Celebrity Chefs, such as… 

Chef Sara Moulton

As host of Sara’s Secrets, which ran weeknights and weekends on the Food Network, Sara Moulton is one of the hardest-working women in the food biz.

Check out her recipe for Pasta Pizza below!

For each 10-inch pizza:
Kosher salt to taste
1/6 pound capellini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small green bell pepper, sliced into thin rings
1/2 cup Quick Tomato Sauce, recipe follows, or your favorite store-bought tomato sauce
2 ounces thinly sliced provolone
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, ripped into pieces
Fresh basil sprigs for garnish
 

Directions:
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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the capellini and cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain well. Heat the oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the bell pepper and cook 30 seconds per side. Transfer to a plate.

Add the capellini to the skillet, distributing evenly and pressing down hard. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, covered, until the bottom is golden, about 25 minutes. Invert the “crust” and cook the other side, covered, for 10 minutes longer.

Spread the tomato sauce over the “crust,” leaving a 1/2-inch border. Arrange the provolone on top, overlapping the slices, and top with the bell pepper rings and prosciutto. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and garnish with the basil sprigs.

Quick Tomato Sauce:
Makes about 2 cups

Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 small onion, finely chopped, and 2 garlic cloves, minced. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Empty one 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, including juice into a large bowl and use your hands or a fork to crush. Add the crushed tomatoes and juices to the saucepan. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste; simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves and 1-teaspoon hot red pepper flakes.

Interested in booking Chef Sara Moulton? Check out her profile on our website or call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1-800-345-5607.

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Doc Hendley, CNN Hero – Wine to Water

In celebration of our SoundCloud page, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau want to acknowledge our most listened to keynote speaker on SoundCloud this week….

Doc Hendley

Doc Hendley is the epitome of the individual who has made a difference. Hendley’s Wine to Water foundation aims to help the 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water. By using wine events to raise money and awareness about the lack of clean drinking water in the developing world, Doc Hendley has harnessed a powerful social force and multiplied the generosity of many. 

Listen to Doc in action!

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Announcement: Laura Schwartz, Keynote Speaker, Former White House Director of Events, Managed by Eagles Talent for Speaker Bureau Engagements

Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau, with 30 plus years in the speaking industry, is proud to partner and manage Laura Schwartz for speaker bureau engagements. Laura is a professional speaker, Former White House Director of Events (during the Clinton administration), television commentator, and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed


Unlock Hidden Opportunities with Laura Schwartz
Laura Schwartz brings style and substance to any event. She shares powerful tools to unlock the hidden opportunities all around us. She was recently a hit at the 2014 MPI WEC. 
Laura focuses on building partnerships and improving business relationships, inside and outside of the office, to produce positive, powerful results. Her talks motivate business owners, financial advisors, sales representatives, industry associations and independent consultants. 

 

The Value of Laura Schwartz
Eat, Drink and Succeed!
Laura presents her signature and popular talk, based on her book, “Eat, Drink & Succeed.”
 
Conference Kick Off
She can present a fabulous kickoff session to energize the attendees and give them the networking tools (whether a beginner or seasoned networker) to make the most out of the conference ahead. 
 
Emcee | Moderator | Interviewer
In additional to keynoting, Laura also emcees events, large and small, conducts interviews on stage with business leaders, and moderates expert-panel discussions. 

White House Presentations
Laura shares lessons from the White House: Behind the scenes of a State Dinner, and the power of the Presidential Inauguration.
 
Service/Volunteerism
A motivating address that shows how giving back can play a key role in the foundation of success for an industry, organization, and an individual (presented to groups such as YWCA and United Way).

 

 

Laura Schwartz, Networking Keynote SpeakerRAVE SPEAKING REVIEWS

 

“Your presentation was wonderful, as always, and our team was fully engaged. We received much positive feedback about you as a speaker and the absolute relevance of the subject for our team. As always, you were a big hit!” 

–HSBC

 

“… she delivers — our members loved her. She worked in association information throughout her presentation. She had studied us and knew what we were all about. And we are a tough group — as people who hire and hear speakers all the time.”
–TX Society of Association Executives 

“My favorite (speaker) was Laura Schwartz, she really had me motivated going back to work!” 
–Mercedes Women’s Conference 

 


About Laura Schwartz:

As the White House Director of Events during the Clinton Administration, Laura created events that represented a nation and inspired the world. At just 19, she arrived at the White House with no political connections and volunteered answering phones in the press office, quickly climbing her way up the ranks as a Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, the Director of Television and ultimately the White House Director of Events.

Today, as a professional speaker, respected television commentator, founder of White House Strategies and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, Laura shares the networking secrets that skyrocketed her onto the world stage along with personal anecdotes from her life and White House years as she empowers, motivates and inspires each audience to EAT, DRINK & SUCCEED!

 

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Chef Curtis Aikens Pizza Recipe in Honor of National Pizza Month

October is officially National Pizza Month. In honor of this incredible month and this incredible dish, we decided to share a couple of recipes from our Celebrity Chefs, such as… 

acf5d708b233dc56Chef Curtis Aikens

Chef Curtis Aikens regularly entertains crowds with public appearances at food festivals and events with his dynamic cooking demonstrations and motivating speeches. He has been a keynote speaker at many events including reading and literacy events, topics of great interest to Curtis. 

Check out his delicious recipe for whole wheat pizza dough below!

Ingredients:

1 package dry yeast
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey 


2011-05-09-wholewheatcrust1-500wToppings for Pizza:

Grated mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
Ricotta cheese
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced onions
Sliced mushrooms (chanterelles)
Roasted red bell peppers, peeled, seeded, sliced
Calamata olives, pitted and sliced
Japanese eggplant, sliced thin
Leeks, washed well, outer leaves trimmed, sliced into “rings”
Broccoli florets
Spinach leaves

Directions:

Proof yeast in a measuring cup with lukewarm water.

In a food processor add whole wheat and all purpose flours, proofed yeast, oil mixed with honey and salt. Pulse processor to combine all ingredients. Then process until the dough forms a ball on the blade. Remove dough to a large oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in bulk.

Punch down dough and transfer to a floured board and knead briefly. Divide dough into 4 equal portions and roll each piece into a ball. Place the balls of dough, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Bring the dough to room temperature before proceeding.

On a floured board roll and stretch each piece of dough into a 7 to 8-inch circle. Place each circle on a wooden pizza peel or pizza pan and top as desired.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and bake seven to eight minutes per pizza.

Interested in booking Chef Curtis Aikens, check out his profile on our website or call Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau at 1-800-345-5607.

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Celebrate World Food Day with Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau

As you may have heard, October 16 is International World Food Day. This day, put in place by the United Nations, aims to advocate for action against hunger. Honoring this commitment, we decided to put together some facts on why it is important to act on hunger now.

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World Food Day was first established in 1979 by the United Nations.

This day was meant to symbolize a day of action against hunger. Currently, there are around 805 million people in this world who do not have enough food to eat. World Food Day aims to cut this number drastically. 

Currently, 40 countries have already achieved the first target, to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by the year 2015. Over the past 20 years, the likelihood of a child dying before the age of five has been nearly cut in half, which means about 170,000 children are saved every day. Also, extreme poverty rates have been cut in half since 1990.

Still there is work to be done, as one in six children in the developing world are underweight. Join us in celebrating World Food Day so that we can assure that one day, no child will ever have to go hungry. 

For more information on how to promote awareness for World Food Day, visit http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/

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Top Ten Safety Speakers for National Fire Prevention Week

In honor of National Fire Prevention week, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of our Top Ten highly recommended Safety Speakers. These top10speakers topics range from several safety topics, such as natural disasters, cyber security, and fire prevention.

Check them out here!

#1. John Sileo

John Sileo’s identity was stolen from his business and used to embezzle $300,000 dollars from his clients. In response, John made it his mission to help others protect the private data that represents their wealth. John leverages his story of transforming risk into reward to evoke the skills of instinct, inquiry, and initiative that empower his clients to take control of their data exposure. 

 

#2. Chad Hymas

The Wall Street Journal calls Chad Hymas “one of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!” Chad inspires, motivates, and moves audiences, creating an experience that touches hearts for a lifetime. He helps organizations and individuals gain a purpose-driven approach to leadership and life by using himself as an example of what is possible. 

 

#3. Bruce Wilkinson

Bruce S. Wilkinson, CSP is a leadership, communication, customer service, human resources, loss prevention professional keynote speaker, trainer, consultant and implementation specialist who reinforces personalized messages with humor, passion, enthusiasm and authenticity. His presentations on management and safety are personalized, humorous, timely and informative.

 

#4. Mike Schlappi

Mike Schlappi is a four-time Paralympic Medalist and a two-time World Champion in Wheelchair Basketball. Mike knows that the most important part of any meeting or organization is the people. His engaging and inspiring story is a moving and powerful example of the importance of safety in the workplace and at home and changes the way people think about carelessness and the magnitude of their decisions in the work place. 

 

#5. Robert Siciliano

Robert Siciliano’s goal is simple – to wake up and empower people across Main Street USA and throughout the world so they can avoid becoming victims. His personal security and identity theft expertise is an asset to any program or organization that demands straight talk, common sense, and potentially life- and property-saving results right now.

 

#6. Mike Mullane

With experience in combat missions in Vietnam, to space shuttle missions, to climbing some of the highest peaks across the globe, Astronaut Mike Mullane knows what teamwork, leadership and safety are all about. His programs and inspirational life have educated and motivated tens of thousands of people around the world from every walk of business and life. 

 

#7. David Sarkus

For over 25 years, David Sarkus, MS, CSP has moved and motivated thousands of workers to become safer, healthier, and more productive. He helps improve your ability to make safety-related changes and move your organization towards its vision for an accident-free culture. He provides a high-content performance sprinkled with humor and impactful storytelling that brings people together to promote improved teamwork. 

 

#8. Bob Arno

For the past 20 years, Bob Arno has been “in the field,” tracking and filming real street thieves in action in the world’s top travel destinations. He is a sought-after authority on identity theft, con artists and scams, with an entertaining presentation. As a leading international expert on theft and risk-management solutions, Bob consults globally with police departments, security experts, and film producers.

 

#9. Captain Larry Brudnicki

Captain Larry Brudnicki retired from the Coast Guard in March 2002 after 30 years of active duty. He is the inspiring real-life captain of the Coast Guard ship that performed two dramatic rescues during the worst storm in more than 100 years, which became known as “The Perfect Storm.” With 30-years experience of assessing risks, making decisions and inspiring teamwork, his presentation will benefit individuals and groups looking to implement change.

 

#10. Ankit Fadia

Ankit Fadia manages to transform normally drab and panic-provoking subjects like hacking and security into something entertaining, engaging and immediately handy, using his simple yet impactful, captivating and articulate style of presentation that is punctuated with entertaining anecdotes and examples. With the right mix of technical descriptions and real life case studies, his presentation provides participants with real take home value that they can apply to their lives on a daily basis.

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Anne Mahlum, Social Entrepreneur

In celebration of our SoundCloud page, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau want to acknowledge our most listened to keynote speaker on SoundCloud this week….

Anne Mahlum

Anne Mahlum is a social entrepreneur who loves to create and build with purpose. Her energy is contagious as she captures her audience immediately and keeps them engaged with her story of homelessness, and learning the value of being on difficult roads.

Listen to Anne in action!

Want more? Well be sure to check out the full video here!

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Top Five Breast Cancer Awareness Speakers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In observance of this month, we 10447850_918796268148518_8122505130062943920_ndecided to put together a top five list of our Breast Cancer Awareness Speakers.

These five remarkable women overcame breast cancer, and now use their influence to spread awareness to others. Check out our top five most highly recommended breast cancer awareness speakers here.

#1. Christine Clifford

Diagnosed with breast cancer in December of ’94, Christine Clifford went on to write eight award-winning, humorous portrayals of her story and her experiences. Her experience taught her how to market and sell products, services and herself. Now, Christine shares that message with others. Christine has definitely cracked “the glass ceiling.” 

 

#2. Karen Mills

Karen Mills understands what it takes to excel. Her humor is smart, funny, and original. No one can help you “get your laugh on” better than she can. Whether you are having a convention, an awards banquet, a weekend retreat, or any other corporate or private function, Karen will bring your crowd together through the joy of laughter.

 

#3. Linda Ellerbee

Linda Ellerbee is an outspoken journalist, award-winning television documentary producer, writer and anchor, best-selling author, breast cancer survivor, mom, grandmother and one of the most sought-after speakers in America. As a popular and versatile speaker, Ellerbee travels thousands of miles each year, inspiring audiences with her insight, while filling banquet rooms and concert halls with laughter.

 

#4. Marla Lukofsky

Called “the reigning queen of comedy” by the Canadian press, Marla Lukofsky is thirty-year veteran has performed stand-up in every major North American city. Lukofsky’s skill and energy as a seasoned performer combined with her sincerity, humor and confidence fuel a hilarious, and sometimes shocking but always passionate performance. 

 

#5. Jacqueline Marcell

Jacqueline Marcell was a television executive, but barely survived as a caregiver to her (once-adoring) challenging father and sweet ailing mother, both with Alzheimer’s undiagnosed for over a year. Today, Jacqueline is a sought-after international speaker to educate on issues which unnecessarily cost years of her life.

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Top 10 Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Week

download (4)October 5th through October 11th is National Fire Prevention Week!

This week was established in to commemorate the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which countless of lives, homes, and businesses were destroyed.

In order to prevent further atrocities, every year the National Fire Protection Agency establishes a theme to combat fires. This years theme is Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month. 

Here are a few tips to help prevent fires:

#1. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

#2. Keep anything that can catch fire – oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains – away from your stovetop.

#3. Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.

#4. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn. 

#5. Keep anything that can burn at least three-feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heaters. 

#6. Never use your own oven to heat your home. 

#7. If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms, and dens or bathrooms. 

#8. Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet.

#9. Only plug one heat-producing appliance (such as coffee maker, toaster, space heater, etc.) into a receptacle outlet at a time.

#10. Major appliances (refrigerators, dryers, washers, stoves, air conditioners, etc.) should be plugged directly into a wall receptacle outlet. Extension cords and plug strips should not be used.

For more information on National Fire Prevention Week, make sure to book one of our Safety and Security Speakers, or contact us at 1.800.345.5607. For more fire prevention tips, check out www.nfpa.org. 

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SoundCloud Clip of the Week: Jack Canfield, America’s Success Coach

In celebration of our SoundCloud page, we here at Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau want to acknowledge our most listened to keynote speaker on SoundCloud this week….

Jack Canfield

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre – and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success.

Listen to Jack in action!

Want more? Be sure to check out the full video here.

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