Author: Jack

Scallops and Chorizo Sauce For Your Pasta

Scallops and Chorizo Sauce, I made this dish which can be served with pasta of your choice or potatoes or rice. The Scallops and Chorizo Sauce uses fresh healthy ingredients and tastes really good.

Ingredients per person

  • 4 large scallops per person
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped fine
  • 1 inch of chorizo sliced fine
  • 4 mushrooms sliced per person
  • 5 sticks of fresh asparagus cut into bite sized pieces
  • 5 green beans cut into bite sized pieces
  • olive oil to fry
  • juice of half a lemon per person
  • zest of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • Dried or Fresh pasta of your choice

Method

If using dry pasta place in a pan.Cover with boiling water and a pinch of salt. Place asparagus and green beans in a steamer or metal sieve over the boiling pasta and steam.

Sauce

Heat some olive oil in a frying pan to a medium heat. Add garlic and onion and fry for about 3 mins until soft add the mushrooms and chorizo and cook on medium for 5 mins. Add some salt and pepper. REMOVE from the frying pan. Now make sure your pasta and veg are ready. You can use pasta maker to do that (read pasta maker reviews here). Heat some olive oil in the frying pan. Add the scallops( if cooking a lot do in batches and remove). Cook on high for about 1 min on each side. Do not over cook they will go hard. I was doing this for 2 so my pan was OK. Add the mushroom, onion, chorizo and garlic sauce. Add the lemon juice. Add the asparagus and green beans and stir together.Put pasta in pasta dishes top with the scallop and chorizo sauce. Garnish with the zest of lemon

Variations

Add some white wine to the sauce.Add some fresh single or double cream to the sauce Add fresh herbs such as basil, lemon verbena, lemon thyme. Use bacon instead of chorizo.

Well we really enjoyed this .Has anyone any variations or suggestions for scallops and pasta to share? Please put in comments. Wanted lots of inspiration for pasta it must be out there!

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive? – The Term Of Addiction‘is marijuana addictive?’ this very question can be revealed once we have defined what the term ‘addictive’ is actually meant. Literally, addictive means something that cannot be stopped once you firstly do it. again, ‘is marijuana addictive?’, likely to this term, it can be related to marijuana in that once you take marijuana, you exactly will not be able to stop consuming it. Despite some others also believe that they actually just get in the habit of consuming marijuana, the term ‘habit’ and ‘addicted’ is actually distinct. As stated in the preceding, ‘is marijuana addictive?’, addicted means that you cannot stop, while ‘habituating’ tends to be doing something repeatedly yet it is not necessarily meant to not be able to stop. As the instance, once people get addicted to marijuana, they probably can be hospitalized or entered rehabilitation in case they are no longer consuming it.

 

It is because the blood circulation in the body has been contaminated most by the substances contained in marijuana. The question ‘is marijuana addictive?’ here can be suitable with this case. On the contrary, once people only tend to consume marijuana frequently, they in fact cannot be categorized to be addicted since they only get habituated. Another example is such the case when people stay fine despite they stop consuming marijuana in some times. However, it is often that people start to consume marijuana again and again due to the reason of their desire. Thus, the basic fact here is that marijuana addiction is merely caused by people’s psychological need. ‘Is marijuana addictive?’ let us take a look at our own thought then.

 

Is Marijuana Addictive? – Bad Effect Of Marijuana Addiction

 

Is marijuana addictive?’ this issue can be rebutted by some people who think that marijuana contains no effect and continue smoking their portable vaporizers everywhere. This argument actually tends to support the legalization of marijuana as they think marijuana seems to be not addictive at all. Nonetheless, what if the question such ‘is marijuana addictive?’ is being brought to those who determine marijuana have both healthy and social impacts? Indeed, those people will point disagreement and support the issue of ‘is marijuana addictive?’ Overall, based on some medical research, marijuana actually affects the mind and the body of users. Even it has exertion towards the body effects such as lung cancer, heart diseases, fatal addiction, high heart and blood pressure, depression, and still some others.


Due to this, it’d better to define the term of addiction formerly and recognize the impacts being brought by marijuana before we consider the issue of ‘is marijuana addictive?’

The Myths of Making

I realised something about my non-consumerist pledge since I got my results from the Kolbe Index. So I’m ceasing it.

Let me explain.

I got a 4 on the Implementor scale, which goes up to 10. High numbers mean you like to solve problems by making or building them with your hands. Low numbers mean you don’t really need to turn ideas into tangible form to feel satisfied, you’re happy to work out the ideas and then let someone else build it.

During my Heidi & Seek workdays I would constantly set goals for myself that usually went something like “Stop looking for new ideas and info, it’s just getting in the way. Spend this entire day making clothes, just stopping for short breaks.” And I had immense difficulty with this goal, because researching and coming up with new ideas is what I do best. I kept looking for ways to fix myself. I kept pushing and trying and ended up so burnt out that I had to halt the business.

I didn’t make or sew anything for months after that.

So skip forward to me making my non-consumerist pledge. I put the same pressure on myself to make things with my hands steadily for a big chunk of time. Although, of course, it’s not as stressful now because my livelihood isn’t at stake. I’ve happily made things, yes, but an hour or two of it a few times a week is plenty for me. A full day is too much. And 38 hours of it per week obviously makes me insane.

When I made the non-consumerist pledge I’d made up my mind that the computer is causing me damage and not making way for me to make things. Without realising what I was doing, I assumed that offline is better, doing things with your hands is better. But there’s no ‘better’. The part of me that likes to research and come up with new ideas thinks the computer is an awesome resource. And there’s nothing inherently wrong with that.

I gotta stop fighting myself.

Some stuff I need to remember:

  • I can respect the ways someone else works without feeling like a failure for not being the same. I’m good at other things.
  • Take notice of the reasons behind what I’m thinking. Am I assuming something is better because something external says it?
  • Making with your hands is not the mark of a creative person. Creativity manifests in many different ways, and all of these are equal.
  • Quit forcing myself into things and thinking that’s what I want. If I have to force myself, that’s a good sign it’s not what I want.
  • Work on finding what challenges me in ways that don’t go against my grain.

I found this awesome quote from Kelly at Copylicious.

“Work less by focusing on the really important stuff. Accomplish more because I’m working on projects that FEED energy instead of projects that TAKE it away.”

She’s talking about her business, but I think it’s equally true for the productive things you do in your spare time.

The other day I converted this notebook into a home of articles and quotes and things that inspire me to pursue the things that feed my energy.