FUEL ~ Dish of the Day: Nothing says summer like seafood! There are two options for cooking the scallops in our Scallops Provencal: put them in the sauce at the end to cook, or grill them and serve with the sauce. Either way, be careful not to overcook the scallops – they only take a couple of minutes! [Click here for additional Recipes]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu
Journal: Think back to an instance or season of life where those around you lifted you up – enabling you to do more than you could have on your own. Then think back to an effort you made to achieve something you wouldn’t otherwise have tried for, had your love for someone not been present. Recount both of these instances your journal today. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Muscle Ups are certainly one of the harder exercises we recommend, but it is vital to your physical health to have goals to be working towards. Put muscle ups on your bucket list today and commit to achieving things you once thought were out of your reach. [Click here for additional Workouts]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment… then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be… Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today, that I shall be tomorrow. ~ Louis L’Amour Essential Element: Become deliberate in the allocation of your most precious assets. Do not leave it to chance or resort to living in response to the world’s beckon call. Pro-active management of these precious gifts is the surest way to enjoy a balanced life in an un-balanced world. [click here to read Spark Insight: 'Balance'] Journal: Our lives are shaped the by the choices we make. Take one day this week – even one morning or afternoon – and take account of your life. Write out the seven life time value accounts in your journal. Then write down your highest value / top priority in each. Consider how you are living these priorities out loud in your everyday, extraordinary life. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
There are two options for cooking the scallops themselves: put them in the sauce at the end to cook, or grill them and serve with the sauce. Either way, be careful not to overcook the scallops – they only take a couple of minutes to cook.
3-5 large sea scallops per person, fresh or thawed
3 cloves garlic per person, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes per person, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, per person
1/2 Tablespoon organic butter, per person (optional)
Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
White wine (optional)
Crushed red pepper (optional)
Fresh basil, chopped (optional)
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over low-medium heat; add garlic and cook for 45 seconds.
Add chopped tomatoes and white wine; simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season to taste with Italian seasoning, sea salt and fresh ground pepper, and optional red pepper.
When tomatoes have begun to break down somewhat, add butter, then scallops (if cooking them in the sauce); cook for approximately 2-3 minutes.
The scallops can be grilled and then served with sauce under them.
To grill scallops: warm grill up on medium; in a mixing bowl, coat scallops with olive oil; season with chopped garlic, crushed red pepper, sea salt, ?? – you decide.