Crab Meat and Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Miss Mevi's shrip and crab meat stuffed avocadoHello everyone!

Have you wondered about a great dish, but you don’t have enough time to spend hours in the kitchen? Well, today’s recipe is ideal to accomplish this. This time I give you some delicious Crab Meat and Shrimp Stuffed Avocados.

PREPARATION TIME

15 to 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium avocados, halved, pit and skin removed
  • 4 oz crab meat
  • 5 large shrimp, boiled, chilled and then chopped into small chunks
  • 1 tbsp red bell pepper, small dice
  • 1 tbsp red onion, small dice
  • 1 tbsp celery, small dice
  • ½ tbsp parsley, small dice
  • 1 ½ tbsp lite mayo
  • Fresh black pepper
  • ¼ cup lite mayo
  • 1 tsp siracha sauce (optional, but i love the extra kick and flavor it gives)
  • 2 tbsp Chili Lime Sauce

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients together and mix well.
  • Scoop the crab & shrimp mixture onto the avocado.
  • Squirt the sauce over the avocado and sprinkle with parsley.

Last but not least, take a picture of your dish and share with me! ;O)

Enjoy!

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Original source: foodwinethyme.com

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Benefits of practicing yoga

Miss Mevi recommends practicing yoga Hello everyone! Have I told you that I really love yoga? I just finished doing today’s routine, you get to meet new people when you practice on a new gym. Many people still don’t think of yoga as an exercise, but is a very complete workout that help us a lot. Let me tell you some of the benefits of practicing yoga, you will be amazed for some of them, take a very good look at numbers 3 and 4 ;O)

1) Emotional Health Boost
All exercise has been shown to help people with depression feel better, and yoga is no exception. In fact, a study from Duke University Medical Center suggested that yoga could benefit those living with depression, schizophrenia, other psychiatric conditions, and sleep problems.

2) Back Pain Treatment
Multiple studies have found yoga to be a more effective treatment for chronic back pain than usual care. In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, people living with chronic lower back pain reported better back function, though similar levels of pain, after a few months of practicing yoga.

In another study of 80 individuals with chronic lower back pain, the group that participated in just one week of yoga showed less disability and greater flexibility than patients who completed other physical exercises. Even if you don’t have chronic pain, yoga’s stretching exercises can improve your spinal flexibility.

3) Fertility Aid
In recent years, couples have increasingly turned to yoga as a means of decreasing stress and increasing their chances of conceiving a child. And though there are few studies that indicate that yoga benefits include enhancing fertility, it has been shown to reduce stress and could indeed play a role.

4) Hangover Relief
After a night of drinking, yoga may be the last thing on your mind, but Shaw says it’s exactly what you should do.

5) Heart Disease Helper
In a study of 19 patients with heart failure, adding eight weeks of yoga to the treatment of nine of the patients increased their capacity for exercise, improved their heart health, and enhanced their overall quality of life. “Yoga plays a huge role in reducing your risk of heart disease,” Shaw says. “The cardiovascular benefits of yoga also help reduce arterial plaque.”

6) Asthma Ease
In a study of 57 adults with mild to moderate asthma, adding an eight-week yoga session to their conventional care dramatically improved asthma symptoms. “Breathing practice, known as pranayama, is an essential part of yoga, and such exercises have been shown to help ease the symptoms of asthma,” McGrath says.

7) Arthritis Fighter
When it comes to the benefits of different types of yoga, a study indicated that iyengar yoga, known for its use of props like belts, blocks, and other positioning aids, might help people with rheumatoid arthritis. This pilot study of eight people with rheumatoid arthritis showed that a six-week yoga program improved pain, pain disability, mental health, depression, vitality, and self-efficacy. Other types of yoga might help arthritis symptoms, too. “Arthritis loves gentle movement and heat, so styles like bikram or gentle yoga can be very beneficial for arthritis,” McGrath says.

8) Insomnia Buster
According to a review article that looked at several complementary and alternative medicine strategies for treating insomnia, yoga was one of the most effective approaches for getting a good night’s sleep.
“When experiencing insomnia, practice relaxing asanas or postures, such as forward fold (uttanasana) or lying on your back with your feet up the wall,” says Tamal Dodge, director of the Tamal Yoga School. “This will help with circulation as well as calming your body and, most importantly, your mind.”

9) Multiple Sclerosis Help
The loss of muscle function, coordination, and other issues that come with multiple sclerosis can be frustrating, but some research indicates that yoga might help with MS by improving both physical function and mood. A study of people with multiple sclerosis found that six months of weekly yoga classes improved fatigue to the same degree as six months of weekly traditional exercise classes.

10) Memory Boost
The benefits of yoga may even extend to your brain. “I like to refer to yoga as ‘taking out the trash’ physically and mentally,” Shaw says. “By reducing mental stress and physical tension, we are able to recall easier and have more organized thoughts. Improved cognitive function happens when we are able to clear our minds and refresh. From a place of peace and calm, we are able to use our mental facilities more efficiently.”

11) PTSD Benefit
A study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress found yoga could be a beneficial adjunctive treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This pilot study evaluated the effects of 12-session Kripalu-based yoga versus no yoga intervention in 38 women with symptoms of PTSD. The women randomized to the yoga group experienced greater reduction in PTSD symptoms than women in the control group. The results of this study hold promise for people with PTSD who have found little success with traditional psychotherapy.

For 5,000 years, hardcore yoga practitioners have been touting yoga’s mental and physical powers. Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert to reap the benefits — adding just a few poses to your daily routine can help your health in all kinds of unexpected ways.

If you are still wondering if yoga works for you or not, try practicing for one day, some of these benefits can be felt immediately.

Until the next time!

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Original source: everydayhealth.com

Avocado salad for fish or sea food.

Miss Mevi recomends this avocado salad for fish or sea foodHello again!

Spring is almost here and many of us start eating fish and sea food more often. Sometimes we are trying to look for a very fancy recipe, but most of the times the most simple is the most delightful.

Today’s recipe is a side dish special for any fish or sea food dish. No matter what is the main dish, this salad goes well with almost every sea food plate.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 3-4 fresh large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Red wine vinegar (a good, strong red wine vinegar)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (the best quality)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
Place a layer of sliced tomatoes on a large serving platter. Arrange the slivers of red onions and the avocado slices over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with parsley, garlic, and oregano. Drizzle red wine vinegar and olive oil over the platter. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Do not refrigerate. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Share with all of us if you liked it.

Until the next time!

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Original source: simplyrecipes.com

Benefits of running in the night

Miss Mevi invites you to run afterdarkHello everyone! As you all might already know, I love a lot my family and spending time with them, then I love eating healthy and specially avocado dishes, and after that I love my work. But of course, I love working out, I practice yoga and running. Running is a simple and flexible form of exercise that requires little in the way of special equipment or facilities. In comparison to running, jogging is gentler on your knees, hips and ankles. You can lose weight practicing any of them.

Running late at night has certain distinct benefits from running in the evening. In terms of scheduling, running late at night allows you unrestricted time between the end of a typical work day and your bedtime.

Jogging for weight loss works best when worked into your daily routine at a consistent time, and you may have more availability to jog at night than in the mornings before the day’s commitments.

In hot climates, night-time temperatures are more favorable for jogging, and you will avoid the risks of sunburn or heatstroke associated with running during daylight.

While running in the night you won’t be thinking about the daily activities waiting for you at work, so you might feel much more relaxed.

Besides, you will burn out all the energy gathered from all your daily meals. Burning out all that energy will help you to sleep better and deeply, so say good bye to insomnia!

Runners training at night should also adhere to other common sense guidelines:

  • Run against traffic. It’s easier to avoid traffic if you can see it and they can see you.
  • Wear light colors at night. White running attire is the easiest to see at night, but orange and yellow are also appropriate. Black, brown, dark blue or green are not recommended.
  • Run behind vehicles at intersections. Even if a car or truck has stopped at a stop sign, there’s no guarantee the driver has seen you.
  • Don’t wear headphones. Wearing headphones diminishes a runner’s ability to hear a car horn, a voice or a potential attacker.
  • Wear a billed cap and clear glasses. The bill of a cap will hit an unseen tree branch or another obstacle before the obstacle hits your head. Clear glasses will protect your eyes from bugs and other unseen obstacles.
  • Vary your routes. A potential attacker can watch for runners’ patterns and loom in a particularly dark or isolated area.
  • Run with a partner. There’s strength in numbers. If you don’t know runners who enjoy working out at night, you have one more excuse to meet new friends!
  • Try to make eye contact and acknowledge a driver. The interaction, however brief, could save your life.

Please be safe while practicing any exercise. I hope you enjoy running afterdark, if you do tell me how do you like it!

Until the next time!

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Original Source: LiveStrong.com

Spicy Avocado Wedge

Miss Mevi recommends you: Spicy Avocado WedgeGood morning!

When we have very busy days we always want to eat healthy food, yet we don’t always have much time to spend in the kitchen; not when we want to spend it with our children or working. This recipe is both very simple to prepare but really delicious and healthy.

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 2 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup pico de gallo (or chunky salsa)
  • 1 cup green cabbage or lettuce, shredded
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mash avocado with lime juice and salt. Keep it chunky.
  • Cut tortillas in half and warm in oven to soften them.
  • Spread an even layer of avocado across the tortilla halves.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup salsa each piece.
  • Scatter 1/4 cup cabbage or lettuce on each, then add some pieces of cheese on each.
  • Carefully fold one side of the tortilla toward the center to make a triangle, then fold the other side over. Invert and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Warm in the oven melt the cheese, 6 to 8 minutes.

If you are not vegan or vegetarian, you can add some bacon pieces, it tastes great with all the ingredients.

Enjoy!

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Original source: theamazingavocado.com

Avocado and Strawberries with Honey Vinaigrette

MissMevi recipe of Avocados and Strawberries for Saint Valentine'sHello everyone!

If you are still looking for a great recipe for a romantic dinner for Saint Valentine’s day, here is a delightful idea, great for an appetizer or as alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Strawberries and creamy avocado mingle in a honeyed lemon dressing to create this simple and elegant salad. Serve it as a light first course or alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories 190
  • Total Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat —
  • Cholesterol —
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars —
  • Protein 2g
  • Calcium —

Yields: 6 first-course or side dish servings. Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon(s) honey
  • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1/8 sea salt teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 2 avocados , peeled, pitted and cut into wedges
  • 8 ounce(s) strawberries, halved

Directions
Whisk the lemon juice, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper together. Arrange the avocados and strawberries on 6 salad plates. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the fruit salad. Serve immediately.

Hope you have a happy and lovely Valentine’s Day.

Until the next time!

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Original source: countryliving.com

Dressed avocados as garnish

Miss Mevi presents this avocado garnishHello everyone!

If you like fish or steak, you might have wondered what you might use as a garnish. Today’s recipe is very simple yet delicious. It’s ideal as an appetizer or as a garnish as well.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 avocado per diner
  • Avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut and peal the avocado. Cut it into thin slices. Spread the slices on a plate. Squeeze the lemon juice over the avocado. Add some avocado oil (if you don’t have avocado oil you can use some olive oil extra virgen). Use it as a salad adding some tomato, as an appetizer or as a garnis, either way is great and delicious.

Enjoy!

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