DSC03289Sorry about missing out on Explore More last week.  It was the last day of school for my kiddos and madness ensued.

Have you read my post about Daphne’s Cafe and Market on Hilton Head Island?  It’s a Paleo / Primal eater’s vacation mecca … homemade bone broth, grassfed cream, and now she is brewing her own kombucha!  Last time I was on the island I frantically searched for some ‘buch, but this time I was thrilled to get some Pomegranate Kombucha from the lovely Daphne.  Plus, she’s made her occasional chicken salad – with which my son is completely obsessed – a regular menu item.  If you’re headed to HHI this summer, go and see her at 1000 William Hilton Parkway at The Village at Wexford , Unit J-7C.  Bring a cooler and stock up on soup!

Speaking of soup, here’s a recipe to make your own onion soup mix.  The store versions often have loads of nasties in them.

And speaking of kombucha, I am dying to brew my own.  This post on starting a SCOBY should help.  And I may just have to  get[amazon_link id=”B000KKI7GY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] this[/amazon_link] to contain it.

Nutrition myths debunked here.  If you’re convinced a calorie = a calorie, then give it a read.

You know, you can eat the most nutritious foods in the world, but if you don’t digest them well, your body won’t benefit from them.  Here are some tips for improving digestion.

Are you screaming for ice cream yet?  This is a really interesting recipe for a machine-free version.

You know I love my cloth diapers, but it’s possible that the thick dipes may hinder my baby’s walking a bit. 

Grain free Chocolate Walnut Brownies.

Dairy free Caramel Sauce.

Are superfoods really all that super?  The true value in this Mother Jones piece is the reminder of why foods get marketed in the first place.

Going camping this summer?  41 Camping Hacks that are Borderline Genius.  (But seriously, please don’t roast Starburst.)

Speaking of travel, I love the way this blogger laid out her family’s eats for their Disneyland trip.  It’s how a real-foodist does Disney, and it should provide all moms and dads some great ideas for the summer treks.

Splenda / sucralose may affect your body’s insulin response.  More research is surely to follow but if you’re consuming it and you think it’s consequence-free, you will want to read this.

Have heartburn problems?  Did you know your problem may well actually be low stomach acid, and not too much?  Here’s an interesting piece on the subject.

Do you cringe when your kid digs in the dirt?  Cry when he kisses the dog?  Wipe her (or your) hands down with an antibacterial wipe whenever you go out?  Take a few minutes to read why it’s important your kid be allowed to get dirty. 

That’ll do it for this week.  Just to let you know, I may be a little spotty with the blog posts while the kids are home from school this summer.  Bear with me and thanks for reading.

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