Food Reviews, Recipes

Honey Roasted Apricots with Greek Yogurt + Facts about Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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This Honey Roasted Apricots served with Greek Yogurt recipe is a light, summery and healthy dessert that is bursting with warm and inviting flavors. And if you are feeling indulgent, you can even serve the apricots with some vanilla ice cream!

Honey Roasted Apricots with Greek Yogurt - This Honey Roasted Apricots served with Greek Yogurt recipe is a light, summery and healthy dessert that is bursting with warm and inviting flavors. And if you are feeling indulgent, you can even serve the apricots with some vanilla icecream!

Summer is the time when we experiment more with fresh fruits and what better way to turn them into a dessert?! This Honey Roasted Apricot with Greek Yogurt is a healthy way to treat yourself this summer.

It has all the goodness of juicy apricots and is warped with lovely flavors of star anise, honey, and extra virgin olive oil. As we all know, using good quality extra virgin oil is key to any form of cooking – be it a savory or even a sweet dish like this one.

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Recipes

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita


This post is sponsored by Torani but the content and opinions expressed are mine. #lowcarbsummer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to bust out your grills and sip on some cool and refreshing drinks. This Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita hits just the right notes and is the perfect combo of sweet and spicy flavors while you soak in some sunshine.

With summer just around the corner, it's time to bust out your grills and sip on some cool and refreshing drinks. This Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita hits just the right notes and is the perfect combo of sweet and spicy flavors while you soak in some sunshine.

The sunny days are here again and I could not be happier. We have already started gardening (although I am just a beginner at it)  and our patio is practically where we are always hanging out every evening.

It has been a while since I posted a drinks recipe but this refreshing warm weather has inspired me to share one of my most favorite drinks with all of you.

This Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita is just what you need on a hot summer day – an easy cocktail that you can make just for yourself or for a group of friends.

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Travel

Hidden Gems in Virginia that you should not Miss

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Founder’s District. All opinions are 100% mine.

Looking for fun things to do in Virginia? Check out these hidden gems that you should definitely not miss.

hidden gems in virginia one should not miss

When we think of Virginia, one of the first things that usually come to our minds is the famous Luray or Shenandoah Caves as well as the beautiful beaches of Virginia.

But apart from these things, Virginia has so much more to offer. If you are someone who loves connecting with nature as well as history, Williamsburg in Virginia is the perfect place to visit with family or friends.

It is a city filled with the stories of women and men who made America into the country that it is known for today and can take you back in time by helping you revisit America’s history.

One of the most interesting and must-visit places while you are in Williamsburg, Virginia is James County Marina.

About James County Marina

The Marina is located on the historic Powhatan Creek, behind Jamestown Island and across the street from Jamestown Settlement and Jamestown Beach Event Park.

With tons of outdoor opportunities, it is your ultimate destination for:

  • Biking

  • Kayaking

  • Canoeing

  • Standup Paddleboard Rentals

Biking or canoeing the waterways where America’s founders once traveled is certainly a unique and fun activity to do with your loved ones.

james county marina

The marina’s close proximity to the Virginia Capital Trail and Jamestown Island makes it the perfect location for a leisurely bike ride. You can even take a long bike ride along the scenic James River.

The best part is that you can rent Trek Hybrid, Comfort, and kids bikes that are available year-round.

However, if paddling interests you more, you can also rent a kayak and paddle along the historic Powhatan Creek – the same route where Captain John Smith and others traveled as they settled on Jamestown Island.

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Another good thing to keep in mind is that the Marina Store is stocked with cold beverages, snacks, ice cream, bait, tackle, and boat supplies making it perfect for a fun family vacation that will be loved by both kids and adults.

You can find out more info on the Founders District.

Apart from James County Marina, there are a ton of amazing places to visit in Virginia that are rich in nature as well as history.

Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown is America’s first permanent English colony and you can get to experience it through film, gallery exhibits, and outdoor living history.

Colonial National Historic Park

This park protects and interprets several sites relating to the Colony of Virginia and the history of the United States.

Historic Jamestowne

This is the cultural heritage site located on Jamestown Island.

Chippokes State Park

This park is one of the oldest continuously operated plantations in the nation and is one of the Commonwealth’s most beautiful parks.

Jamestown- Scotland Ferry

The Jamestown – Scotland Ferry operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including all major holidays, and gives a unique perspective of Virginia’s first colonial capitals. It offers free transport between Surry and Jamestown

Hog Island Wildlife Management Area

Here you can experience an array of shorebirds, eagles as well as wildlife species here.

So if you are heading to Virginia any time soon, be it a day trip or a much-needed weekend getaway with your family or friends, definitely hit up James County Marina as well as the other spots mentioned above.

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Home & Lifestyle Tips

10 Mother’s Day Gifts on a Budget that she will actually Love and Use

For all the amazing things that moms relentlessly do day in and day out, here are some amazing and affordable gift ideas for Mother’s Day that they will actually love and use –

 

For all the amazing things that moms relentlessly do day in and day out, here are some amazing and affordable gift ideas for Mother's Day that they will actually love and use -

 

While Flowers or wine is something that will always remain a classic,  this year, make Mother’s day for the moms in your life extra special with these amazing gifts that are affordable yet something that they will love, use and enjoy.

After all, moms deserve a special treat for everything that they do.

Check out these amazing yet affordable things that any mom would absolutely love and appreciate. Number 2 is my absolute favorite one!

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Home & Lifestyle Tips

Storybooks Brought to life with Vooks App

Many thanks to Vooks for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. #VooksMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork #vooks #betterscreentime #vookspartner

As a parent, do you often feel guilty when you give screen time to your kids? If yes, check out this one-of-a-kind interactive and educational storytelling app for your little ones – quality screentime that you can feel good about!

There’s also a fun Giveaway at the end of the post that you don’t wanna miss!

As a parent, do you often feel guilty when you give screen time to your kids? If yes, check out VOOKS- a one-of-a-kind interactive and educational storytelling app for your little ones - quality screentime that you can feel good about! #VooksMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork #vooks #betterscreentime #vookspartner

 

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Home & Lifestyle Tips

5 Tips for Healthy & Radiant looking Skin in Winter

This post is sponsored by Moms Meet. All opinions, as always are mine.

Do you experience dry and dull skin during the Winter? Here are some tips that can help you to get radiant and healthy-looking skin this Winter –

5 Tips for Healthy & Radiant looking skin in winter

 

During winter as the weather starts getting cold and harsh, many of us experience dry and dull skin.

I am someone who has constantly struggled with dry skin and the cold harsh winter always takes a toll on my skin. Maintaining healthy and radiant skin takes up time and you have to remain consistent with it in order to see results. Here are some tips to combat dry and dull skin during winter –

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Recipes

Sugar Free Holiday Peppermint Moscow Mule

 

This post is sponsored by Torani but the content and opinions expressed are mine. #atoraniholiday

Looking for a fun festive and easy cocktail recipe to make in the comfort of your home this Holiday season? This Sugar-Free Holiday Peppermint Moscow Mule is perfect to ring in the festive season that lies ahead of us.

 

Sugar Free Holiday Peppermint Moscow Mule - Looking for a fun festive and easy cocktail recipe to make in the comfort of your home this Holiday season? This Sugar-Free Holiday Peppermint Moscow Mule is perfect to ring in the festive season that lies ahead of us.

 

Can you believe it’s almost time for the holidays? With everything that has been going on this year, I feel everyone is looking forward to getting into the festive spirit early on this time around. And hey why not? If that is something that will help to spread more joy and cheer, I am all for it.

I know many of us (including me) will be choosing to stay at home and enjoying with close family members this year. This Holiday Peppermint Moscow Mule is the most perfect festive drink as you ring in the holidays. Its crisp and refreshing peppermint taste is something that you will definitely fall in love with.

I always love crafting easy beverages and this cocktail with only four ingredients can be whipped up in under 5 minutes straight. Plus it is sugar-free so it’s a win-win recipe for sure!

So even if you are having a quieter holiday this time around, let the spirits fly high and the festivities begin with this delicious Sugar Free Peppermint Moscow mule.

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