Saturday, May 31, 2014

Matayoshi Okinawan Weapons at Hanko Ryu Martial Arts

So fortunate to have had a weeklong seminar with Kyoshi Andrea Guarelli at Hanko Ryu Martial Arts in Trumbull, CT. We trained 5 and 6 hours a day and tested. Maria snd i are running away to Verona, Italy to train every day! 

Kyoshi Torri (owns Hanko Ryu), Lisa V., Jeremy A., Kyoshi Guarelli, James A., moi, Maria B.

Bo staff kata. 

Sai kata.

Watching. Absorbing.

Kama kata. 

Tonkuwa kata.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bakery On Main Granola Sandwich Cookies

Target had this great brand Bakery On Main  on sale so I snatched up every bag.  I made a chocolate chip cookie base (gluten free) and a peanut butter fudge protein cream filling. A new lunch for the girls this week. 

Recipe? Hmmm, I wing it but here is a try.

1 cup Spectrum butter flavor shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 Brown sugar
Mix until smooth
Add 2 eggs mix
Add 1 tsp vanilla
Combine 1 1/2 cup Pamela's Artisan GF baking mix, 1 cup GF granola, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt in bowl
Add to wet ingredients
Add walnuts, raisins, chips as desired
Bake 350 10-12 min based on size
I use either melon ball scoop for small cookies (8 - 9 minutes) or a Pampered Chef MEDIUM scoop for a 3" or so cookie 12 minutes.


1 cup natural peanut butter
1 melon scoop coconut oil
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered.sugar
Smidgen of water as needed to spreadable consistency
Mix in mixer

Make sandwiches!