Today is National Coffee Day…

but really, isn’t every day?!

eliz coffee cup

Coffee is a big part of my life.  It’s not just the caffeine…I’m actually pretty mindful of that.  It’s the taste, the smell, the whole ritual of it.

I enjoy coffee in the am during my quiet journaling time just as much as I enjoy going out and meeting a friend at a cute coffee shop.

And coffee is not such a bad thing.  It’s packed with antioxidants and studies have shown it can help with mental alertness and retention as well as athletic performance. Continue reading


I am completely obsessed…

with red cabbage lately.

red cabbage eliz

Also “Friends” by Justin Bieber.  Which I may have mentioned once or twice already.  Because it’s that good.  And my new white pleather jacket…it is sooooo cute!  I just need the weather to cool down a bit.

So about the cabbage…it makes me a little crazy that it’s called red.  Sure looks purple to me.

But it’s that bright color that makes this cruciferous veggie extra special.  You see… Continue reading

Citrus ginger shrimp should make everyone happy…

because it is totally delicious.  And no matter how you are eating…paleo, primal, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy free, Whole30…it fits right in.

Like everything I make, it was really easy to throw together.  The only thing that really took any time was mincing the garlic and ginger.  Just put on some music and you’re good to go!  I’m really into “Fetish” by Selena Gomez.  And “Sorry, Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato.  And of course “Strip that Down” never gets old.

Here’s what I used…

shrimp and bok choy eliz

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