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Center Gravity is the premiere physical training program, nutrition coaching, and events planning service for movement arts located in Los Angeles.

Classes, Nutrition, and Leadership training programs for children and adults offered that pull together all practices of tumbling, dance, acrobatics, warrior, obstacle, strength, yoga, physical theater, and stunts that progress the beginner to professional.

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Center Gravity is the premiere training facility, nutrition center, and events space for movement arts located on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Nutrition and training programs offered for children and adults that bring together all practices of tumbling, dance, acrobatics, martial arts, strength/obstacle training, aerial arts, yoga, physical theater, and Parkour, that progress the beginner to professional.

Recipe of the Week: Paprika Salmon and Garlic Sesame Green Beans

Anthony Amatucci

Paprika Salmon and Garlic Sesame Green Beans

 

1 large filet of wild caught salmon

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 oz. Paprika

salt to taste

 

10 cloves minced garlic

4 tbsp. sesame oil

1 lb. trimmed green beans

1 cup soy sauce

3 tbsp. sesame seeds

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Smother the salmon in olive oil and place skin side down on a baking sheet, add the salt and paprika to the top of the salmon until fully red from the paprika.  Bake for about 30 min.  Meanwhile sauté garlic on low heat in a large pot or wok until light brown. Add green beans and stir in soy sauce, cover and cook for 10 minutes.  Stir periodically to get the beans soaking in the garlic and soy sauce.  Add sesame seeds at the end, you want the beans cooked but not too soft, a little bit crunchy still.

Chicken Tikka Masala with Mushroom Cabbage

Anthony Amatucci

Chicken Tikka Masala

 

1 small minced onion

10 cloves of minced garlic

2 oz. minced ginger

1 cup Plain yogurt

1 cup Coconut cream

3 tbsp. Turmeric powder

3 tbsp. Paprika powder

2 tsp. Chili powder or minced chilies

2 tbsp. Coriander powder

2 tbsp. Salt

1 16 oz. can tomato sauce

1 6 oz. can tomato paste

2 lbs. organic pastured chicken thighs, or chopped breast

 

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pour over chicken in a deep tin or cake baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 min, the sauce will start to thicken and get darker on the top, but not form a crust.  Serve over quinoa or brown rice.

 

 

Mushroom Cabbage

 

6 tbsp. olive oil or butter

1 large sliced onion

5 cloves minced garlic

1 lb. sliced mushrooms

1 head of chopped cabbage

salt & pepper to taste

 

Sauté onions and garlic in a large pot until caramelized. Add mushrooms, and let sit for another 5 minutes.  Add cabbage, salt and pepper, and cover for 10-15 minutes.  Stir regularly until cabbage is soft, but a little bit crunchy.

Quote of the Week

Anthony Amatucci

We decided to look for wisdom from history this week.  Hopefully Ghandi's words will help you realize the fullest extent of your abilities.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. 
-Mahatma Gandhi

Turkey Patty Tacos

Anthony Amatucci

Turkey Patty Tacos

 

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 lb. lean ground turkey or turkey patties

1 oz. chili powder

salt & pepper to taste

1 bunch chopped cilantro

balsamic glaze to top

small package corn tortillas

 

Heat a large skillet with the olive oil. Mash the ground turkey with the chili powder into golf-ball sized handfuls and smash onto skillet until flat, add salt and pepper to taste.  Cook about 8-10 minutes per side or until nicely browned.  Rinse and chop cilantro.

 

After turkey patties are done cooking, remove any excess grease and place corn tortillas on skillet one at a time for about 10-15 seconds per side to warm before serving.  Sprinkle cilantro onto 2 tortillas, add a turkey patty, and drizzle on the balsamic glaze.

Quote of the Week

Anthony Amatucci

This week Will Smith has some more words of wisdom for us.

I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.
-Will Smith

 

Penne ala Salsiccia

Anthony Amatucci

Penne ala Salsiccia

1 lb ground pork

1 lb penne

1.5 tsp fresh minced garlic

2 splashes of a dry red wine (I think something like a malbec would be fantastic)

3 tbsp sriracha sauce

olive oil

italian seasoning to taste

 

Pour a small amount of olive oil into a skillet on medium high heat.  Add the garlic to the skillet and let cook for a minute.  Add the ground pork and begin let brown stirring often.  Add the italian seasoning to taste.  Just before the pork is done browning turn the heat to high and add the wine.  Let reduce for 1 minute.  Add the cooked pasta and sriracha sauce to the skillet and stir.  I like to start with 3 tbsp and then depending on my mood that day will add more if desired.  Let cook until the wine has been absorbed

Sausage and Bell Peppers

Anthony Amatucci

Sausage and Bell Peppers

 

4 tbsp. olive oil

2 lb. Italian or Bratwurst Sausages

1 large sliced onion

5 cloves minced garlic

1 sliced orange bell pepper

1 sliced red bell pepper

1 sliced yellow bell pepper

salt & pepper to taste

 

Sauté onions and garlic in a large skillet or wok until caramelized. Add peppers and sausages, stir regularly and turn sausages until all sides are cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Quote of the Week

Anthony Amatucci

It's that time of the week again!  This week's quote is from a sports star who has had great success.  Hopefully his words of wisdom will inspire everyone to keep working towards their goals.

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

– Derek Jeter

Asian Vegetarian Protein Salad

Anthony Amatucci

1 bundle of kale

1 pound package of firm tofu

1 can red kidney beans

4 oz. chopped tamari almonds

2 oz. sesame oil

2 oz. soy sauce

1 oz. white rice vinegar

1 oz. sesame seeds

salt and pepper to taste

 

Tear or chop kale into small pieces in a large bowl.  Slice tofu into cubes, rinse cooked kidney beans, chop almonds and sprinkle all on top.  Mix dressing separately or just add to the top in this order: sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.

Quote of the Week

Anthony Amatucci

It's Wednesday which means that we have another quote for everyone!

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”

-          Marv Levy

Miso Sesame Baked Chicken with Daikon Radish and Ginger Lime Kale

Anthony Amatucci

Miso Sesame Baked Chicken with Daikon Radish

Organic Free Range Pastured Chicken

1 Large Daikon Radish Cubed

4 Tbs Sesame Oil

2 Tbs Soy Sauce

Sesame Seeds 

Salt to taste

1 1/2 Cups Miso Soup

 

Pour 1 Tbs oil into the bottom of a large baking pan or cake tin. Place chicken in the pan, spread out evenly. Place cubed daikon radish around the chicken in the pan.  Add the rest of the oil, spread over chicken and vegetables. Pour on the soy sauce, sesame seeds, and salt.  Pour in Miso soup to fill the bottom of the pan about 1/4 inch.  Set oven to 300 degrees after placing chicken in the oven.  Slowly bake for about one hour, use a meat thermometer placed in the breast or thigh (not touching bone) to measure 160 degrees to not over cook or undercook. Serve with quinoa and veggies.

Ginger Lime Kale

1 Large Onion Chopped

4 Cloves Garlic Minced

1 Small Piece of Ginger Minced

5 Tbs. Olive Oil

1 lb Tuscan Kale Chopped

Salt to taste

2 Limes

 

In a large skillet or wok, simmer chopped onions, garlic and ginger in olive oil until caramelized.  Add the chopped kale and salt, cover and cook until kale is soft, stirring often. Remove from heat and add squeezed limes. Serve with meat and quinoa.

Quote of the Week

Anthony Amatucci

In order to help motivate everyone to be their own superhero we wanted to post an inspirational quote every week.  Here is the first one from the always fantastic, Will Smith.

"The first step is you have to say that you can."

          - Will Smith

Egg White and Vegetable Calzones

Anthony Amatucci

Ingredients

1 quart egg whites

1 onion

1 garlic clove

kale bundle

Trader Joes raw pizza dough

 

Dice onions and garlic, mince kale and combine all in a large bowl with egg whites. Prepare pizza dough on a greased baking pan, splitting off pieces about the size of a golf ball, then flattening to the size of your palm, so that it looks like a bowl.  Pour a scoop of the egg and vegi mix into the dough bowl and then seal the edges around it, place vertically on the greased pan.  Bake at 300 degrees in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Salmon with Pumpkin Maple Crust

Anthony Amatucci

Ingredients List

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp dijon mustard

2-3 tbsp of maple syrup

2 salmon fillets

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Crush the pumpkin seeds or place then in a food processor for 20-30 secs.  Combine with the mustard, seeds, and maple syrup.  Place the salmon filets into a baking dish and cover the top with the mixture.  Bake the salmon for 20 minutes or to your desired cooking time (i.e. medium or well done_.

Once the salmon is cooked, place on a bed of rice with some vegetables.  Real food is such a beautiful thing isn't it?

Enjoy!!