Achieve Your Resolution at Daphne’s Cafe and Market in Hilton Head

Every new year rings in with high hopes of achieving self-improvement goals. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, this New Year the average American pledged one of the following top 10 resolutions:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Get organized
  3. Spend less, save more
  4. Enjoy life to the fullest
  5. Stay fit and healthy
  6. Learn something exciting
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Help others in their dreams
  9. Fall in love
  10. Spend more time with family

Eating a crisp cucumber salad with kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, and a splash of lime juice, EVOO and fennel at Daphne’s Cafe and Market, it dawned on me:  This restaurant satisfies each resolution.

Daphne’s soups of the day

Whether you dine in or take out, the gourmet soups, salads and sandwiches are delicious and nutritious and Daphne’s market offers specialized, socially conscious, hand-selected treats like local honey and Columbus Pinot Noir Salame and supplements like Rainbow Light Kids One Multivitamin/Mineral (which my kids love!).

Owner Daphne Frazier says she has wanted to open a cafe for 17 years. “I have pages of notes I took over years of idealizing my dream—I envisioned the lights, music, artwork, atmosphere, food.”

Frazier, who studied with macrobiotic guru Michio Kushi of the Kushi Institute outside of Boston, MA, says her food “reflects her unique experience of life and the timeless moments she spent in her grandmother’s (a Belgium born, world-traveling model turned Parisian chef named Gisele) kitchen.”

Frazier also draws inspiration from her four-year old daughter, Emilie. “My daughter inspires me. My love for her and the experience of being a mother, finally pushed me to tell myself, ‘I’m going to do it! I’m going to do it for her,’” says Frazier.

Chances are, you have committed to one or more of the top 10 resolutions of 2013.  So here’s how you make it happen. If you eat Daphne’s food you will:

Daphne’s fresh beet salad with goat cheese, arugula, walnuts, cranberries, red onion and Gisele’s vinaigrette

  1. Lose weight.
  2. Get organized with a freezer full of her 3-minute microwaveable soups.
  3. Invest in your health by eating right and therefore spend less on doctor’s visits, weight loss programs, anti-aging products, etc.
  4. Feel full—physically, socially and maybe spiritually—by consuming sustainable, local, organic and grass-fed food.
  5. Have the energy to stick with an exercise program and therefore stay fit.
  6. Learn something exciting about eating clean foods.
  7. Be motivated to stop smoking.
  8. Help Daphne fulfill her dream of having a successful café.
  9. Fall in love with some healthier options, like Blue Sky’s Natural Cola—a nutritious version of Coke that isn’t like battery acid on your stomach—and realize that healthy living is attainable.
  10. Spend more time with your family because the new and improved you feels amazing (and now you don’t have to slave over the stove to have healthy meals!).

Be well, Becca