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Sparkle #125: Back to School Breakfasts

September signals the start of a new school year across all of America. And for moms, this translates into an intense search for unique breakfast and lunch options to keep things interesting for their little one! If you want to ensure that your kids start their day with lots of energy and enthusiasm, you will have to plan their breakfast meals to include options which are both healthy and delicious. Smoothies are a great way to ensure your kids get the nutrition they deserve while ensuring their is little or no compromise on taste. Make that chocolate smoothie an energy booster by stealthily slipping in some chia seeds, or pack some…

September 10, 2015
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Sparkle #119: Chocolate Around the World

Would you travel for Chocolate? I know I would! Science says chocolate is a definite happiness booster, and I couldn’t agree more! It easily fits in with most menus or cuisines, is available in a variety of forms and flavors and often tops the list of comforting, indulgent and stress busting foods. There are plenty of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants across the world which celebrate chocolate in all it’s glory. Whatever your next destination, be sure to look up ‘chocolate’ and I am sure you will find at least one novel chocolate cafe in that place which you would want to try during your trip. These chocolate shops across…

August 25, 2015
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Sparkle #105: Thick Milkshakes for Summer

I just discovered this amazing website called Bitememore which features several fun recipes you can easily make at home. In summers, I prefer liquids and try to drink my meals rather than eat them. I was looking for thick milkshake recipe ideas when I stumbled upon their website. Bitememore features more than 60 original milkshake recipes with flavors ranging from the good old chocolate to something completely unusual like apple pie! The following three milkshake recipes sound so perfect for summer. Each one has a unique composition and more importantly, is super easy to whip up. I am definitely making the M&M milkshake this weekend, which one of these recipes are you going…

July 23, 2015
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Sparkle #103: Travel global, Eat local!

Hello happy travelers! What is that one activity which you love to engage in when you travel? All of us explore different interests during our trips – sightseeing tours, adventure sports, extravagant shopping or local shows and entertainment. But there is one travel experience which everyone loves – the excitement of trying local cuisines! Food is one of the top ranked travel experiences – after all, why wouldn’t one want to try authentic meals and flavors when traveling to a new destination? I personally feel that the best way to get acquainted with the culture of a place is to bond with the locals and try their native food. And if you were to combine…

July 21, 2015
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Sparkle #93: All American Cocktail

The holiday weekend is almost upon us, and what better way to welcome it than this Toby Keith Wild Shot Tequila Cocktail. The flavors are tropical, recipe is easy and the colors scream Fourth of July! Let your hair down mixing and drinking this fun cocktail over the weekend. Note – I came across this recipe on Chilled Magazine and have reproduced it as is for my readers; all credits and original rights of the recipe reside with the website.  Toby Keith’s All-American Jar Ingredients: 2.25 oz Wild Shot Silver Mezcal 1 oz Coconut Rum .25 oz Triple Sec .25 oz Pineapple Juice 1 cup Piña Colada Mix 1…

July 2, 2015