by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 26 of the 100 Day Challenge! Jumping Pull Ups are a great way to build your upper body strength and work your way up to Unassisted or Kipping Pull Ups! And by incorporating the ‘jumping’ factor, you’ve got yourself a full body work out! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Feeling ambitious today? Try this unique, palo approved recipe for Duck Breast!  
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SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.  ~ Author Unknown

Essential Element: When our actions are at odds with this internal guidance system, we sense disconnect, anxiety and restlessness.  [click here to read Spark Insight: Living in Alignment]

Journal:  How much disconnect, anxiety or restlessness would you say are present in your life right now? How much of a role do your spending habits play in this? In your journal, answer the question: How much of a role do finances play in my levels of chronic stress?  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Duck Breast

by admin

10 (6 oz.) boneless duck breasts with skin
2 tablespoons water
sea salt, black pepper

  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F. Score duck skin in a crosshatch pattern with a small sharp knife and season duck all over with salt and pepper.
  • Heat water in an ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over low heat until hot, then add duck, skin side down. Cook duck, uncovered, over low heat, without turning, until most of fat is rendered (melted) and skin is golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  • Transfer duck to a plate and discard all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet.
  • Roast duck in oven until thermometer registers 135°F, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Holding a sharp knife at a 45-degree angle, cut duck into slices. Serve with preferred chutney. Garnish with fresh fruits and vegetables.