My deodorant dilemma…

has been going on for a long time.

It’s been a struggle to find a natural deodorant that works without causing irritation.

primally pure eliz

Baking soda formulas tend to be the most effective (at least for me) but many of them end up giving me an ugly rash under my arms…definitely not a good look.

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Total yum to these cookies…

that I threw together last week.

choc cookies eliz

Not only are they delicious, these cookies can make you prettier!  Who doesn’t want that, right?!

It was crazy hot here in PA (high 90s and high humidity) so I tinkered with my peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe to make it a little more heat resistant.  Since chocolate chips don’t hold up that well in high heat.

Love what I came up with and knew I needed to share it!

I left out the chocolate chips and added Hershey’s cocoa (since I live so close to Chocolate Town, USA) to make a cookie that is every bit as delicious and contains no added sugar at all!

Here’s what I used in these decadent cookies:

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Flounder with lemon butter and capers…

flounder eliz

and an arugula salad.

This is a dinner that I threw together in minutes after taking some time to clean out my fridge and freezer.

It was totally delicious (can’t wait to make again!) and a great mix of healthy fat, quality protein and antioxidants.

And it came together in the time it took to listen to three songs!  (“Familiar by Liam Payne, “Finesse” by Bruno Mars and “Delicate” by Taylor Swift…some of my current faves.)

I’ll tell you what I used and how I threw it together.  No measurements…this is one where you can totally wing it!

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I can’t stop talking about this Niçoise salad.

It started with a bunch of posts in my Instagram stories, from buying the ingredients to enjoying it outside on a lounge chair in the sun.

Next I took some pretty pics and posted the recipe on my regular Instagram feed.

Since I was so excited about it I made a video for IGTV.

And now I’m posting it on the blog.  Because I don’t want you to miss it!

nicoise salad eliz

This salad not only tastes delicious and comes together very quickly, it is a great mix of healthy fat, quality protein and antioxidants.

Here’s what I used:

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I’m not into heavy metal…

I like fun, upbeat music that I can dance to.  Right now I am obsessed with “Familiar” by Liam Payne and was totally dancing around the kitchen while throwing this smoothie together.

I’m also not into having heavy metal in my body.  And that’s why I’m drinking this smoothie.

cilantro pineapple eliz

Why would I have heavy metals in my body?  And how could a smoothie possibly help? Continue reading