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If you haven’t heard (which I hadn’t until last night), California Baby, a well-known and trusted provider of baby-safe body care products, has been taken to task for reformulating their calendula cream. Apparently – and I am now getting all of this fourth- and fifth-hand, because I was not paying attention when this whole thing first blew up – they added sodium benzoate to their formula. Hmm, sodium benzoate is the ingredient most of us holistic Mamas seek to avoid, and why we go and spend money on brands like California Baby in the first place. My eyebrows definitely went … Continue reading
Emboldened by my success at making almond milk last weekend, I decided to branch out and try some of the other modified recipes by Dr. Marcel. The first one I whipped up was “Blueberry Cashew Milk,” ’cause it sounded mm mm good (recipe is below). As you can tell from my title, though, it didn’t pan out too well. Not because it wasn’t delicious…it tasted GREAT! However, I couldn’t get my little girl to drink it, no matter what or how I tried. The first time I gave it to her, she took a few sips, then made a face … Continue reading
I am not one of those Moms who is talented in the kitchen. In fact, I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I have no cooking ability whatsoever, and that I could even be considered to be a food murderer. But when Dr. Ben Kim’s most recent newsletter hit my inbox the other day, the title of which was, “One Food Group That Should Be Avoided,” I knew I had to put aside my past culinary failures and do something different. By the way, if you’re not on his newsletter, I strongly suggest you sign up – it is … Continue reading