Showing posts from April, 2017

The Secrets of Afghan Women and the Art of Shaolin

During the time when Afghanistan's Buddhists were carving out massive sandstone statues in Bamiyan around 500 A.D., Chinese Buddhists were crafting martial arts in the Shaolin temple in Henan Province. Fast forward 1,500 years and we find ten stunning Hazara women and young girls who are practicing the same martial art of Shaolin. Set on a hilltop just west of Kabul, these inspiring ladies are prepping their bodies and minds for the day when Afghanistan can officially send their female team to the Shaolin world championship's that take place in China.

Twenty-year-old, Sima Azimi trains nine other female students in martial arts to get them ready for Olympic competition, while additionally teaching them to protect themselves on the strikingly dangerous streets of Kabul, where women and girls are incessantly harassed. Azimi often recalls a run-in with a thief who attempted to steal her purse. However, thanks to her impressive martial arts background, she fought back and save no…

BBQ Mushroom Sliders

With summer grilling season just around the corner, these incredibly yummy BBQ mushroom sliders are sure to be a hit at your next backyard bash! Ingredients: Pimento Cheese 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese 4 oz. jarred pimento peppers, drained 1 tsp. hot sauce ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. vegan Worcester