Shrimp Avocado Salad

shrimp and avocado saladShrimp Avocado Salad

Ingredients
2 pounds boiled or steamed shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 avocados, cut into large pieces
2 tablespoons diced red onion
For the Dressing
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste

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Never Give Up

control your mind“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Imagine

imagine-copyMorning Inspiration….Waking up every morning thanking GOD for his Grace and Mercy!!

From the words of Iamrennyren…Imagine you having that one person you can count on in every situation, never judging you for your past mistakes or short comings. Never talking down on you or telling you what you should or should not do. That one person that loves you no matter what. The one person you can call on anytime of the day and they answer!!! YOU DO!!! He is your Father, your Friend, your Comforter, your Therapist. He is my/your Lord and Savior and I thank him for never turning his back on me/us.

Know that he is all I/we need then..Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong and may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is-Ephesians 3:17-18

Wendy’s Chili

chili~ Wendy’s Chili ~
Ingredients

2 pounds fresh ground turkey
1 quart tomato juice
1 (29-ounce) can tomato purée
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
1 medium-large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup chili powder (use less for milder chili)
1 teaspoon ground cumin (use more for real flavor)
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain off the fat. Put the beef and the remaining ingredients in a 6-quart pot. Cover the pot and let the chili simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. You can also cook this in a slow cooker on low for 3 to 4 hours.

Why Sex is Important

Hello Everyone, I usually don’t talk about sex because it could be a very raunchy  subject but considering that I am all about healthy living…it is a must for me to talk about sex in I/your relationships. Hope you all enjoy this article I came across on Everyday Health.

Intimacy1Why a Healthy Sex Life Is Important to Your Relationship

Many couples wake up one day and realize that sex has ended up on the relationship’s back burner. While sex is usually exciting early on, “life” often gets in the way and some couples become sexually disconnected. This disconnect is especially common in older couples, when physical changes can also become an issue. Women may not feel as sexy as they used to because their body and physical appearance change with age. Men may become stressed about sex if they worry about declining sexual stamina. Because a healthy sex life is an integral part of a strong romantic relationship, it is important to keep the lines of communication open and talk about any sexual problems you may be having as you and your partner grow and change.

3 Ways to Spice Things Up

Even couples with a healthy sex life may find that the excitement or interest lessens over time. Here are a few ideas to keep your sex life exciting:

  • Learn to love who you are. Part of having a healthy sex life is being comfortable with your own body. Practicing positive self-talk about your body and engaging in sexual self-exploration can help you become more at ease.
  • Practice intimacy without sex. Couples who have been together for a long time sometimes forget the importance of intimacy and foreplay. Instead of jumping right into sex, spend time hugging, kissing, and touching your partner — it can help you become more aroused and let you get to know each other all over again.
  • Mix things up. Just changing the time or place that you have sex can make it more exciting. If you usually have sex at night, try it on a weekend morning. If sex is confined to your bedroom, get creative and see if new surroundings excite you.

Recapturing the intimacy you once had may take a little work, but rekindling intimacy and reclaiming sexual satisfaction will be well worth the effort.

Reference: Everyday Health

Discipline

disciplineMorning Inspiration…I am working on discipline…it is easy to control somethings while hard to get started on others. I am challenging all of you to do something that has been so hard to accomplished for the next 21 days, so we can work on our disciplines

In the words of Iamrennyren…

Discipline is a form of controlling your thoughts. Sometimes you find yourself in situations and wonder how you’ve gotten yourself into a particular situation. If only you wold have taken a moment/few seconds to think about it all before the fact, things would have turned out different. God gives us things that we should and shouldn’t do, some are easy to follow and some are hard. Just as a parent tells a kid not to do something, God tells us for a great reason, we won’t understand until later. He tells us no lies and only has our best interest.

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.-Proverbs 1:7

Mexican Pizza

mexican pizzaIngredients
1/2 pound Ground Turkey
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 15-oz can Traditional Style Fat Free Re-fried Black Beans
4 9-inch flour tortillas
1/2 cup Chunky Salsa
2 cups low fat 3 Cheese Blend
2 green onions, chopped
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup Extra Large Black Pitted Olives, sliced

Instructions
1.Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.Place meat, onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until turkey is evenly browned. Season the meat with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
3.Coat 2 pie plates with non-stick cooking spray. Place one tortilla in each pie plate and cover with a layer of refried black beans. Spread half of the seasoned meat over each tortilla and then cover with a second tortilla. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
4.Spread half of the salsa over the top tortillas. Top each pizza with half of the cheese, tomatoes, green onions, and olives. Return the pizzas to the oven, bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Slice each pizza into 4 pieces and serve.