Monthly Archives: February 2013

Harry Potter should have practiced BJJ or my review of The Order Of the Phoenix Book #5


With Book 5 under my belt, I have to say that the story is getting darker and more sinister. I loved the ending and it definitely left me eager to read the next books. However, I believe Harry should have … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #3


Drill, Baby Drill!!! Wednesdays is a drill day. It is 1 hour of drilling and today we worked X-Guard entries and sweeps. Being a part of a school that is full of X-Guard and Butterfly guard masters, it is rather … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Booksforever1blog. BarkUpToday! Claudia Bensimoun:
January 2013 – “Denmark has one of the most strict dog breed bans in the world. 12 breeds were already banned and 13 more are lined up, making a total of 25 breeds…

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Tandoori Chicken with Indian basmati rice and riata recipe


Here I go again into the Indian food bliss. I must say this one was an exceptional success. The meal was delicious and light. I am not a big fan of rice as it usually tends to be heavy, but in … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Booksforever1blog. BarkUpToday! Claudia Bensimoun:
“Switzerland’s only recorded wild bear has been culled after fears that it could pose a threat to humans, the authorities announced on Wednesday.” The male bear, known as “M13”, was shot dead…

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Hound Roll #2


Bow and Arrow choke… this effective technique claims a highest percentage of people being choked out at tournaments. Today I had a pleasure of having it taught by Marcelo Garcia and drilling it with a competition level black belt. It … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #1


I began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu about 12 years ago. There was a 4 year break, but I returned to this beautiful art in 2007. I trained in North Brunswick at http://www.advancedbjj.com where I received Purple Belt from Brian Katz … Continue reading

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Chicken Tikka Masala


I love Indian food, it’s spice and complexity. Here is another of my ventures into Indian cooking. Tikka Masal is one of my favorite dishes and I was very excited to have it for a cooking night with my girlfriend. I … Continue reading

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The taste of the mountains … Soup Kharcho


This is one of my favorite soups. It is hearty, spicy and satisfying. I have been wanting to make it for a long time and finally gave it a shot. The recipe that was used provided for beef, however I … Continue reading

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