Incorporating a Vegetarian Lifestyle into a Meat Lover's Meal Plan

Incorporating a Vegetarian Lifestyle into a Meat Lover's Meal Plan

You may be curious on what it might be like to live a vegetarian lifestyle or you just want to make healthier food choices. For me it was about I just had a baby girl and I wanted to find a way to lose the baby weight without going on any crazy diets. So, how can you incorporate your vegetarian lifestyle into your family meals? 

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Memorial Day Weekend in Puerto Rico

Memorial Day Weekend in Puerto Rico

Most recently my family and I traveled to Puerto Rico and I have to say it is an excellent place to unwind. I must admit this is not my first time to the island. I have been to Puerto Rico three times in my lifetime and I am definitely planning on going back again and again. However, this time I was able to enjoy it as a wife and mother compared to traveling with my friends. Seeing captivating scenic spots around the globe has an impact on anyone in so many ways. Experiencing adventurous activities will make you inspired and motivated to explore the world.

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A Woman’s Guide: Planning for the Perfect Road Trip

A Woman’s Guide: Planning for the Perfect Road Trip

Summer is finally here, and this is the time of year when millions of people jump into their car, SUV or RV to drive from state to state. Some people may just take a short drive from one part of a state to another, or just across the state line, while others may drive across several states to get to their final destination. This Fourth of July weekend, I was one of those people to jump into the car with my fiancé to visit his family in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since I am New York girl, I have not experienced many road trips in my life. The first thoughts that came to my mind before embarking on this eight-hour road trip were, “What am I going to wear?” and “Will I be bored?” Of course, I took to Google to search articles related to road trips. To my surprise, there were not many articles from a woman’s perspective on what to bring and what to expect on a road trip, which inspired me to write this post.

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Daily Look- Bold Colors

Daily Look- Bold Colors

Dare to be bold by coming out of your comfort zone and wearing a beautiful, bright color. Bright colors look amazing during the day and bring an extra glow to your look. You can definitely stand out from the crowd by wearing colors that are not in the traditional crayon box. This look is perfect for spending time at the beach, attending a picnic or shopping.

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Farm Living: A Day at Mackintosh Fruit Farm

Farm Living: A Day at Mackintosh Fruit Farm

Just a little over an hour away from the District of Columbia, there’s a beautiful farm nestled away in the Shenandoah Valley area. The Mackintosh Fruit Farm in Berryville, Virginia is a family owned business that grows a range of fresh fruits and vegetables for your picking. Picking season is offered year-round and provides different options each season. For example, in July you can pick peaches, peppers, cucumbers and blackberries, and in September you can pick a variety of apples, squash and pumpkins.

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Hot Spot Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria: Hank’s Oyster Bar

Hot Spot Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria: Hank’s Oyster Bar

If you’re an oyster lover like me, Hank’s Oyster Bar is the place to go in the Northern Virginia area. I came across this place after a spa appointment while I was exploring the local neighborhood.  This restaurant favorite is nestled in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Old Town Alexandria in Virginia. It’s surrounded by tons of cute shops that sell furniture, paintings, antiques, clothing and more. Once you walk into Hank’s Oyster Bar, someone will greet you at the door. Don’t be surprised if it’s pretty busy on a Friday or Saturday night. Usually, if there’s a wait, you can grab a drink at the bar. They have a wide range of reasonably priced drink selections.

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Gluten-Free Dessert: Gooey Double Chocolate Brownies

Gluten-Free Dessert: Gooey Double Chocolate Brownies

Yes, you can have dessert and still not break the calorie bank. Here’s my secret: gluten-free brownies! I’m not the type of person that likes to diet, but I do like to watch what and how much I eat. I will admit that I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so I’m always looking for creative low-carb snacks to munch on. In particular, I love chocolate, and I wanted to find a snack that I could eat without feeling guilty or like I had to jump on the treadmill right away. After a search on the Internet, I took notice that there are a million ways to make baked goods without using butter, flour or sugar. I had heard about gluten-free foods, and when I tried it at a well-known gluten-free restaurant, I was not impressed. I decided to go into my own kitchen to experiment with different recipes to see if I could add my own flavor to gluten-free dishes. I will say going completely gluten-free was short-lived; however, there is one recipe that I still use to this day. All my experimenting resulted in a gluten-free brownie recipe. Eating healthy is not about following someone else’s dieting guide to the “T,” but figuring out what works best for you. With that said, I would like to share one of my favorite go-to gluten-free snacks that’s very simple to make and tastes great.

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Perfect Valentine’s Day Recipes

Perfect Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and some of you are just now starting to make plans for your girlfriend, wife, boyfriend, or husband. It is most likely that if you have not made a reservation by now, then you won't get one. No need to panic, because you can always create a romantic dinner right in the comfort of your home without the crowds and long wait times. I know you are thinking, who wants to spend a day slaving away in the kitchen? No worries, you don't have to break a sweat to make the perfect Valentine's Day meals for your mate. You cannot go wrong by using these simple and quick Valentine's Day recipes.

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