A Thanksgiving inspired beef stew

I was looking up a recipe to adjust for you this week, but found that I ended up developing my own instead.  I had some leftovers to use.  No, not turkey but the other half of a beef roast from another recipe.  The recipe also called for canned cranberry sauce, which is terrible.  If I [...]

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Intro to Self Defense for Older People

I taught martial arts/self-defense for 8 years through my early to late 20s. I also boxed and kick boxed, during that time. It seems like a life time ago. And, really, it was. But, the thing I remember the most? The idea that any person could defend themselves, if the situation arose, by several different [...]

Cutting and Chopping Wood as a Workout

First, I’ve taken a break from posting and producing videos. After the arm injury, my blood pressure whacked out. Not sure why: age, genetics, too much potassium, stress, or something else? Whatever the case, I’m on a medication for the first time in my 56 years and its equal parts humbling, and maddening. Maddening - [...]

2017 Thanksgiving Leftover Lentil Stew

Ok.  So now you have that turkey carcass and a bunch of leftover turkey.  My brother and sister-in-law do not typically use the carcass (we ate at their house on Thanksgiving).  So I decided to take it home along with the rest of the leftover turkey.  We cooked a bone-in turkey breast this year, which [...]

A Your Level Best Version of Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew

Original Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens: Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew This was another interesting recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. I love Indian-inspired dishes.  This one just needed a few small changes to make it fit our diet a bit better.  Here are the original stats for the recipe which serves 8: 295 [...]