Chocolate is one of the world’s favorite treats. Indulge in this sweet treat with these simple recipes

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Did you know that chocolate is so awesome that there’s an entire day devoted to celebrating it? It’s true: Chocolate Day is celebrated yearly every 7th of July! But before you start worrying about ruining your summer figure, read on as Treetopia shares with you three easy to make, delectable, and guilt-free chocolate recipes to help you stay fit and fab this season!
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Barbecue on the grill and fireworks in the sky! Host an awesome party this 4th of July!

You’ve probably attended some awesome 4th of July celebrations that are just packed. Attending big Independence Day parties is great for meeting new people and celebrating without the fuss of preparing and cleaning up. However, if you don’t want to be surrounded by a big crowd this year but still want to celebrate with good food and good people, you can just host your own 4th of July party. Here’s how:

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Fun facts and easy recipes for a more appetizing National Donut Day

Did you know that 2013 marks the 75th year of celebrating National Donut Day? This little holiday began in 1938 when a fundraiser was held to honor the women from the Salvation Army who mothered deployed soldiers and served them this tasty treat in social centers called “huts” during World War I (1917).


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Who doesn’t like donuts? They are one of the easiest pastries to make and are available in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes. From the basic donut to one with filling, glaze, and sprinkles, donuts are an absolute treat for lovers of sweets!

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Commercial donuts, however, are full of sugar and may lead to unwanted sugar rush and the inevitable sugar crash. Instead of just purchasing your usual sugar-filled donut, try out a few easy donut recipes in your own kitchen.

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Have your fill of delicious pizza without losing the battle of the bulge

It’s National Pizza Party Day on May 17th and what could be a better celebration of this popular, topping-filled dish than having your own pizza party! Don’t hold yourself back from enjoying a pizza party because Treetopia’s got your back: we’re sharing ways on how to enjoy pizza without jeopardizing your healthy diet.
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April is National Poetry Month and that gives you and your friends another reason to get together and celebrate in style

Poetry may be a cause of headache for some, but for others who appreciate the wondrous way words work, it is a luxury, a foray into the unfathomable depths of the human mind and emotions.

While it may not be the most action-packed activity, holding a food- and fun-filled poetry night is one way to create a shared experience among friends and gain a higher level of awareness as a person. If you’re thinking of how to go about organizing one since it is National Poetry Month, here are a few ideas to get you started:

 
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Ask yourself what you would like to accomplish for your poetry night. Do you want to have a poetry reading? Do you want to analyze poems or focus on a particular poet? Maybe you prefer to watch movies inspired by poetry. Spice things up a bit by decorating your home with images of poets or your favorite poetic lines. A simple choice makes all the difference.

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Jumpstart your way to healthy living by having delicious & filling vegetable meals

Are you on your way to fit and fab yet? Treetopia’s two previous posts, Fabulously Slim & Trim and Soy Wonderful: Quick & Easy Tofu Recipes, shows two different but complementing ways to get in or back to the fitness wagon: exercise and food. Our Soy Wonderful entry focused on tofu, that wonderful soy product that has been used as meat substitute. Now, it’s time to enjoy the greens in season with these quick and easy recipes of spring vegetables:
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Whether you’re a beginner vegan or on a diet, or you just want to try out new food, we’ve got some tofu dishes that will tickle your palate


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More and more people are becoming health-conscious nowadays, and we have witnessed the rise of various processed meat alternatives, the most popular of which is tofu. If you have just begun dieting and you want to make a switch, want to try out a new dish without stressing out on the preparations, or simply want to make a dish that you can make in a flash, try out these simple tofu recipes:

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As part of National Beer Day on April 7, here are awesome ways to make use of beer other than drinking

alcohol-2101_640According to history, beer is the oldest drink enjoyed by civilization and may even be as old as civilization itself. Beer’s history can be traced in history and literature, and the oldest proven record of beer is between 4,000 to 6,000 years ago in the poem to honor Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of brewing. However, as humans evolved, so did beer and its uses. Here are some awesome ways to use beer today:

Bake It With Cake and Eat It Too!

Nowadays, there are recipes for almost everything that can be ingested by the human body. One of the fantastic creations of the beer-loving culture is the beer bread. Making beer bread isn’t as difficult as you’d imagine. You will need the following to get started with this classic beer bread recipe shared by Bridget from Bake at 350:
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Get a kick out of these tips and tricks for hosting an April Fool’s Day Party

Now is the chance to call out your inner child and host an all-out April Fool’s Day party for you and your prankster friends. Check out some of the things you could do to prepare for the ultimate fun and funny party this year!


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Channel your inner Irish and bring the Emerald Isles into your home

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every 17th of March, the feast day of St. Patrick himself. Aside from the parade and parties where pints and quarts of beer are passed around, this day holds a greater significance for the people of the Emerald Isles. Here are some tidbits and fun suggestions on how to bring out your inner Irish.

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