My husband got a Big Green Egg for his *ahem* 40th birthday that has not yet happened but the BGEs were on sale so we snagged one.  I’ve been all over that bad boy since we got it.  Check out this lovely smoked chicken.

But here’s my question for you BGErs: What’s the best way to clean out the ashes?  I’ve been kind of scraping them out.  But I feel like there’s an outdoor-vac-kind-of-option that’s just out there waiting for me to discover it.



Y’all make me giggle.  The most clicked on link from Wednesday’s post?  The one about the controversy surrounding Professor Geoffrey Miller.  By a landslide.

You folks like things spicy, no?

I’ve got tons for you because I skipped Explore More last week.  And, I am all over the board this week.

So, hold on tight.

It’s Back-to-School for everyone except for the post-Labor Day crowd, and this post features gobs and gobs of terrific real food lunch ideas.  (Not to mention a recipe for Chocolate Pudding.)

It’s almost time for those fall apples, and I’ve been saving this nut-free apple crisp recipe to share with you.

Craving lemon squares but don’t have the time or energy to bake?  These Lemon and Coconut Truffles may satisfy you.

It’s Me Charlotte serves up this lovely (and nut-free) Blueberry Peach Breakfast Cake.

My big takeaway from the Ancestral Health Symposium was that I need to eat more fish, and Julie and Charles from Paleo Comfort Foods make that easy with this amazing looking Fish Stew.

The Paleo and Gluten Free parts of the internet got rocked this week when the wildly talented Zenbelly tossed these Plantain Tortillas out into the world.  #gamechanger

For my gluten free, vegan friend, D … a “Perfect Chocolate Cake” from Primally Inspired.

Chocolate Icebox Cake.  And Soft Chewy Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Speaking of rocking the worldwide web, this piece on health versus weight loss and the whole philosophy behind eating lifestyles like Paleo, WAPF, etc. got lots of attention.  I love it.

I’ve had people gasp when I tell them how infrequently we bathe our children.  (Actually, we decreased per our fab pediatrician’s advice.)  I feel vindicated here.

You’re not still wearing high heels, are you?

I’ve got lots of concerns about the proliferation of barre and ballet-based “fitness” programs that I will share with you when I can get them out of my head and onto the computer.  Joel Minden starts the dialogue beautifully with his piece “Are Ballet Dancers Fit?”

Do you live in one of the six best cities in the U.S. for locavores?  (I don’t, but I sure could make a compelling case that Atlanta belongs on that list.)

I explained to a client last week how maintaining an internally rotated shoulder position day-in and day-out could cause shoulder pain and limit mobility, so I was super excited to see this great piece from Breaking Muscle on the subject.

Americans and postpartum moms.  So much to say.

Speaking of babies and moms, here’s an interesting piece on how a woman’s personality correlates with her likelihood of initiating and maintaining a breastfeeding relationship.

If you were as prone to motion-sickness as I am, you too would be fascinated by this read on “somatosensation.”

That’s it for this week.  Make the weekend great!

3 Responses to “Explore More : August 23rd”

  1. on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:05 amhot Nai Nai

    Just want you to know how much I appreciate “Explore More” I know it takes you alot of time to find all these great things and I look forward to Fridays because of it.
    Cannot wait to explore todays adventures!!! Thank you

  2. on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:16 amSandi

    My husband is pretty obsessive about his BGE and uses an ash removal tool. I think it’s an L-shaped metal thing.

  3. on 23 Aug 2013 at 11:27 amKristine Rudolph

    That’s what I’ve been using, too. Works okay but I know there’s stuff in there I can’t see. With the moist summer we’ve had, air flow has been important.

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