Real Food Wednesday 10/17/2012

October 17, 2012 · 97 comments


Welcome and PLEASE read below before you link up as this is a REAL FOOD carnival, and very different from others you may have joined in on.


It’s that crazy time of the week when you entice us with your links and comments to go check out your blogs and your great REAL FOOD WEDNESDAY tips and ideas or recipes! (Visit that link if you’re new and want to learn more about this blog carnival.) Remember, if you’re a blogger, you’ll draw some good traffic to your site by participating! (This is how I built up my traffic in the beginning, and don’t miss my tips below.)

CAN YOU HELP? (6 rules and tips!) (Note: here’s where those of you who are new will want to read carefully, thank you!)

1. It’s not easy for me to catch them all on my own, and I’d really like everyone to play fair, so if you see any posts that don’t link back to this post (blog carnival etiquette you know!), can you email me please? If you don’t know how, I explain it at this REAL FOOD WEDNESDAY link. (I hate playing hardball and removing links, so let’s all be good to the others who are bringing more traffic to your blogs with their links by doing the same, OK?)

2. Also, PLEASE let me know if you see a recipe posted that is blatantly not Real Food. Someone who is striving and on the journey is one thing (as we all are), but if it’s really bad (canned bread, meat substitutes, Velveeta, margarine/vegetable oil, Egg Beaters, unfermented soy/tofu or any other fake food), please tell me so I can remove it. (If I’ve removed your post, I hope there are no hard feelings, but people come to this post for Real Food ideas, and I don’t want to disappoint.)

3. I hope you’ll retweet and stumble this post and also any sites you visit – this will get more exposure to all of us, thank you!

4. Please don’t link up to your post where you’re writing about something as an affiliate if I’m already an affiliate for the same thing, OK? That includes giveaway posts. (Thank you for understanding!)

5. Want more traffic at your blog? if you’re linking up and hoping for more traffic to your blog, can I make a suggestion for how to boost your traffic? Besides just adding your link to the Mr. Linky doohicky, if you also comment and include just ONE interesting sentence to grab the readers attention AND a link to that specific post, you’ll get more hits for sure, at least from me anyway. I don’t often have time to go through every single link (although I know a lot of people do), but one thing I always do is read the comments. If there’s a sentence that grabs my interest AND a link to get me there easily, I’m much more apt to visit!

6. Don’t have a blog? We still want to hear from you! Please leave your tips or recipes in the comments.

Thank you!

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    1 Lindsey Gremont October 17, 2012 at 12:59 am

    I posted something near and dear to my heart – it is how we talk to our 3 year old daughter about real food:

    I also posted about sourcing locally raised veal – is it good or bad?


    2 Lauren October 17, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting! I’ve added my No-Bread Oatmeal French Toast. Have a great week!


    3 Stanley Fishman October 17, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how real food can improve school lunches. Real food, especially nutrient-dense animal fat from pastured animals, is vital for brains to function and for children’s brains to develop properly.

    Real Food—The Best Way to Improve Schools


    4 Dori Oliver October 17, 2012 at 1:51 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing my Gluten-Free and Gum-Free Quick Bread; It’s adaptable for the season or whatever you have on-hand in your pantry!
    Best wishes,


    5 Janie October 17, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Hi all! Thank you for hosting, and hope you enjoy my Hot Mulled Scrumpy Cider. it’s just the thing to warm you up on a cold autumnal evening!
    Janie x


    6 Diane October 17, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Good morning Kelly, Today I am sharing my chicken soup recipe just in time for the flu season :) Enjoy your day and thanks for hosting.


    7 Denise @WholemadeGoodness October 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Morning Kelly and everyone! If you enjoy Indian food, hop on over to check out my post for Saag Paneer which is a tasty mix of spinach, ginger, tomatoes and cubes of freshly made cheese — you can learn how to make the cheese on my blog as well. Hope to see you there.

    Saag Paneer (Spinach with Fresh Cheese)


    8 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles October 17, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Morning! Must be sleepy ’cause I accidentally pasted the wrong link for my first entry. I’ll fix it with a second one … I’m sharing my next post in the series Real Food at Walmart meat and bones. Sorry for the mixup!


    9 Paula @ Whole Intentions October 17, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Good Morning – Today I’m sharing Sourdough Pumpkin Bread, a quick and moist quick-bread made with 100% sourdough starter.


    10 jenna @kidappeal October 17, 2012 at 8:28 am

    this week i’m sharing the most amazing mashed potato recipe known to my family. mr fwka likes them better than restaurant taters. why? the kefir of course :) plus a scoop on how i eventually got my kids to eat mashed potatoes.


    11 Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance October 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I shared Crockpot Roasted Chicken. Do you know the technique for cooking a whole chicken in your crockpot?


    12 Linda @ Axiom at Home October 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I shared a post for breaded chicken breasts, which sounds so “ho hum”, but is really a rock star recipe – everyone loves it, it’s so easy to make, very versatile, etc etc. Hope you’ll give it a try…


    13 Paige @ Not Missing a Thing! October 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Sharing a yummy pumpkin muffin recipe which has no gluten, dairy or eggs.


    14 Joanna @ plus other good stuff October 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing a review and giveaway of the eBook Real {Fast} Food by Trina Holden. I’ve found it to be a valuable resource in my real food journey! Thanks for hosting. :)


    15 Jen October 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Hi Kelly, this week I posted three:
    10 Reasons I’m not going to stop eating my Arsenic Rice –
    15 Soups and Stews Recipes –
    And an end of season recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Pesto –


    16 Robin @ Thank Your Body October 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked up a YUMMY baked chicken kiev recipe.


    17 Halle @ Whole Lifestyle Nutrition October 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Thanks so much for hosting! Today I am sharing some of my favorite sweet treats! A healthier caramel apple, caramel corn made without refined sugars or HFCS, and a viewers recipe contest and pumpkin cheesecake! Have a great week!


    18 Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs October 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for letting us collaborate each week. :)

    This week I shared a recipe for oat bread that requires VERY little effort. I also experimented with homemade yogurt and my “for dummies” version using a heating pad puts all excuses not to make your own to shame!


    19 Anne-Marie Cain October 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I shared my recipe for Carrot Straws, a great little gluten-free snack.


    20 Pam@behealthybehappywellness October 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I shared how I’ll often make one meal and divvy it up so everyone will eat it.


    21 Suzy October 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for hosting. I linked up a post on flavoring plain cereal o’s (I used organic, not the leading brand) in order to introduce new flavors to my daughter.


    22 Peggy October 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    So I messed up and put my name in instead of the name of my dish. It’s supposed to be named “Black Bean and Squash Chili.”


    23 Jill @ Modern Alternative Kitchen October 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I posted two links-one about how to color foods without using artificial highlights, and one about the benefits of ginger (including a great ginger soup recipe)! See you next Wednesday!


    24 Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures October 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I shared my Kefired Applesauce recipe.


    25 France @ Beyond The Peel October 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!

    I’m sharing a Beet Salad That Will Blow Your Mind and a 5 Minute Date Night Chocolate Dessert with an Insane Giveaway.

    Have a great day!


    26 Dani October 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I shared my tomato basil mussels recipe!


    27 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook October 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for Baigan Bhaji, a delicious Indian dish with spinach, eggplant and tomatoes.…ant-and-tomato/


    28 Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z October 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I shared a black bean Latin salad made with avocado and butternut squash.


    29 Roseann @ The Wholesome Life October 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Kelly
    Thanks for hosting!! This week I’m sharing a recipe for Low Carb Pumpkin Pie. It’s sugar free and gluten free and contains pure Stevia as a sweetener, so there’s nothing artificial.


    30 Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free October 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting! This week I’ve shared a recipe for Gluten Free Spiced butternut squash scones, also free of sugar, nuts, eggs and with a dairy free option.

    I’d also like to invite you to check out the new link up on my blog for sharing recipes and posts on living frugally and sustainably, called Waste Not Want Not Wednesday :)


    31 Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free October 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Kelly — On this beautiful fall day I’m sharing a quick and healthy recipe for Kale, Onion and Peppers that can be a good addition to a cook’s 30 minute meals list.


    32 Shari Reeves October 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Hi! I linked up but accidentally put my name in instead of the title of my post… :/ Oops! I linked up a recipe for whole grain pumpkin muffins that are gluten free and dairy free! I’m enjoying checking out everyone’s posts!


    33 Mama October 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks again for hosting this! I started a series on my blog about Being Prepared for Winter (With Food Allergies) that I thought you might find interesting. I’ve linked up Part I and Part II today!

    Hope you like it!


    34 Mama October 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Oh! And I also linked to my latest breakfast creation: Hamburger Hash! Hope you enjoy it – it’s REALLY easy!


    35 LittleOwlCrunchyMomma October 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    Linnked up my recipe for RAINBOW SAUERKRAUT. Yumm! Enjoy.


    36 Our Small Hours October 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I shared how I make sprouted wheat flour at home.


    37 Tamara @ Oh Lardy October 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Kelly! Just linked up a post on everything you need to know to make cultured fruits and veggies at home! It is post # 3 in a series I am doing on gut bacteria and fermented foods! Thanks for hosting!


    38 elle October 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Hi! I love this link up!

    I posted a dairy free, sugar free treat: Pumpkin Spice Latte! It’s easy and so indulgent. Hope it’s a cozy fall treat for you!


    39 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat October 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Happy Wednesday! I shared how to make your own almond milk and a sugar-free recipe for Chocolate Almond Milk. Have a great rest of the week!



    40 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker October 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I left a link for a rice flour fried chicken that’s both gluten and dairy free!


    41 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health October 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I linked up a post on why I don’t ever bother with counting calories any more – I count nutrients instead!


    42 Shannon @ Enjoying Gluten-Free Life October 19, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I added my Super Simple Date Cashew Butter Balls. They’re just three main ingredients with your choice of additions – mine were coconut and toasted pecans.


    43 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net October 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Essentially Healthy Lemon Bars!

    Here’s the link:


    44 Shannon @ Enjoying Gluten-Free Life October 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I just added a second post, my Butternut Squash Apple Saute. It’s a great seasonal side dish. Thank you again for hosting.


    45 Nourished for Free February 2, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a recipe for a delicious Chocolate Chess Pie that is GAPS friendly, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free!


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