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Friday, February 18, 2011

Black Bean Soup

I am currently testing a new diet called a Slow Carb Diet. The diet calls for adding beans to each meal. After getting tired of eating plain beans for a week, I decided it was time to cook some recipes.

A reader, Yoga School Owner, and hardcore vegetarian, Karen Flagg, sent me a great cookbook called “Stretching the Bean” that she self-published. I suggest everyone get a copy of her book.

For more information go to…

Or on Facebook at…!/pages/Stretching-the-Bean/243726181841?v=info

By the way, I notice that a diet with a lot of beans is very inexpensive.

I am a cook from scratch type of guy so I used dried black beans. If you want the easy method with canned beans, get a copy of the book.

1 ½ Cups Dried Black Beans
3 cups Water
2 medium onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ½ tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
2 bay leaves
1 tsp celery seeds
1 tsp dry mustard
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp honey
2 tomatoes, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
Soy sour cream (Optional) – I didn’t use because the slow carb diet doesn’t allow dairy

Soak dried beans in 6 cups of cold water overnight. Drain and rinse beans. Simmer beans in 3 cups of water for 1 ½ hours. Add the rest of the ingredients to pot except soy sour cream. Simmer for 30 minutes more. Remove Bay leaves and serve with a dollop of soy sour cream.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
(215) 249-3532

Friday, February 11, 2011

FAST Defense - How to Be a Bad Victim

In my opinion, Bill Kipp is a genius of self-defense and his program, Fast Defense is top-notch. I took the Fast Defense course a few years ago and integrated the verbal part and the self-defense stance into our curriculum as our verbal self-defense.

Last year, I had numerous parents tell me that their child got bullied at school and they used the Verbal Self-defense to stop the bullying without fighting. In fact, the parents usually find out about the bullying attempt because the teachers were so impressed of how their child handled the situation and ask where they learned it from.

In this video, Bill Kipp explains why it's so effective and how to use it in a self-defense situation. 

Watch this video so that you and your child can learn how to be a bad victim.

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
(215) 249-3532

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

National Stalking Awareness Month
January 2011 marks the eighth observance of National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). I’m proud to welcome you to the NSAM Web site, presented by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice. These

Sensei Tim Rosanelli
Maximum Impact Karate
(215) 249-3532