Real Food Wednesday 1/18/2012

January 18, 2012 · 70 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!

You’re up, and we can’t wait to see your stuff!

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    1 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom January 18, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Hi Kelly! I’m up late sharing my
    – Top 10 Health Posts of 2011 and also..

    – my DIY Coffee Substitute. I finally got off coffee and this really helped.

    Take care,
    – Adrienne


    2 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat January 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how I wish more restaurants served real food. Real food is good quality food, and it tastes better and makes you feel good when you eat it. I have made nine suggestions for how restaurants could improve. I remember when many restaurants used to be better.

    We Need Real Restaurants Serving Real Food


    3 Paula @ Whole Intentions January 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Today I shared #4 Want to Stay Healthy? – Bring on the Heat! This is my family of seven’s entire medicine cabinet in a jar. We take it with us everywhere!

    Thanks for hosting!


    4 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish January 18, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a Baked Chili Meatballs recipe. They are so easy to make and bake quickly. Thanks again.


    5 Rachel @ Surviving The Stores January 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Thanks so much for the link up!

    I just finished 2 weeks of very low carbs to help get rid of my carb/sugar addiction. It was hard, but I made it though and shared my top tips for surviving a “carb fast”.

    I also am fairly certain after being off gluten for 2 weeks, and now introducing just a little bit back that I have at least a gluten sensitivity. :(

    I would love any tips that y’all have for going gluten free… especially when the rest of your family is not.


    6 Dori January 18, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Hi Real Food Wednesday & thank you for hosting us Kellly!
    This week I’m sharing an allergen friendly recipe for Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins – they’re free from gluten, dairy, eggs, & gums. Plus, how to make your own baking cups!
    Best wishes-


    7 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family January 18, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Real food can be expensive, especially when it is organic or grass-fed. But you’ll never have to pay retail for natural products again if you start a buying club. My post this week tells you how. :)


    8 Jo @ Jo's Health Corner January 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing about the indigenous Sami people of northern Scandinavia. The more I get into real food the more I want to learn about the natives of my home country Sweden. They are the only ones that are allowed reindeer husbandry and they use every bit of the animal. There’s a link at the bottom of the page to a reindeer soup recipe. It is the heavy mix of protein and fat that keeps the Sami people healthy and warm in the cold winters. I hope to be able to go up north and visit one day.


    9 Katie @ Riddlelove January 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Hello again!
    This week I’m sharing our homemade taco seasoning recipe and a weekly planner, including two snacks a day and recipes. Thanks for hosting!


    10 Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie January 18, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Thanks for hosting! Today I shared an awesome recipe Squash Enchiladas! They are a huge hit! Can’t wait to check out other posts! :)


    11 Soli @ I Believe in Butter January 18, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks as always for hosting! My post this week is about a potential (non-food) way to save money and look awesome: sewing your own clothes.


    12 Donna Bauman January 18, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Today I talk about why eating food grown or harvested from sustainable producers feeds not just our bodies well, but also feeds our souls. I feel good eating food that I know was grown or harvested by people who want to be good stewards of the resources of this Earth. When you find great food like this…. don’t do too much to it….just get out of the way and let the food itself be the star!


    13 Melissa B. January 18, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Just posted a recipe for a sprouted lentil salad! SUPER easy, nutritious and full of protein (and veggies!). Sprouting lentils only takes a couple days on your counter and only involves soaking and then rinsing twice a day. Enjoy!


    14 Michelle January 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I forgot to change the title of the post in my name, but I actually linked up Italian Chicken Skillet, or Italian Skillet Chicken, I call it both :)


    15 Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva January 18, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I posted a super yummy snack/treat you can feel good about eating: Fig Newton Bars!! Regular ole fig newtons just can’t compete…!


    16 Miz Helen January 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Good Morning Kelly,
    I am sharing my Herb Roasted Chicken with Winter Vegetables that is a part of my weekly meal plan. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen


    17 Elena January 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I shared a recipe for bacon, egg, and cheese ravioli soup. Thanks again for hosting!


    18 Meagan January 18, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Hi KELLY! Sharing my grain-free lemon biscuit cookies.
    They are full of lemon zest and butter – delish!!


    19 Justine @The Lone Home Ranger January 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Hi Kelly,
    With encouragement from posts on Real Food Wednesday, I embarked on a real food, no-sugar or refined carbohydrates diet, and I’m sharing some of the meals I am making this week:

    Thanks as always for hosting!


    20 Sandra @creativebug January 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

    As the temps dip again this week reminding me that it is actually winter here in Nebraska, I made a fun discovery of Grass-Fed Beef Soup Bones in my deep freeze during a recent move. I used what I had in my pantry, but you could truly use any veggies for this recipe. Enjoy!


    21 Mooberry Farmwife January 18, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I added my method for making natural peanut butter! We are a family of 10, so we eat a lot of peanut butter–I often buy it in bulk, but it is fun and easy to make-your-own, too.


    22 January 18, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I shared my video for making homemade yogurt (SCD/GAPS) and a guest post about getting started with cultured foods. Also an interview with the author of “Could It Be B12? “ and a video for making Lacto-Fermented Beet Kvass. Lastly, as article about the benefits of sourdough leavening.

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!

    And link up your cultured and fermented foods here!
    Thanks for hosting!


    23 Susan January 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. I love Wednesdays! I linked a super simple vegetable hamburger soup and equally simple, yet very tasty red curry chicken. Both are perfect for busy nights.


    24 Joanna @ plus other good stuff January 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I’m posting a recipe for Garlic Sesame naan that I adapted for soaking and more whole grains. It’s surprisingly light and fluffy – the perfect accompaniment to any Indian dish!


    25 Stealthy Mom January 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Happy Wednesday! Today I shared a recipe for veggie enchiladas. To keep the sodium content down, each component- the tortillas, sauce, cheese, and beans- is made fresh. It’s a lot of prep work, but each part can be made ahead and the effort is well worth it. (There’s a link to homemade GF tortillas as well)


    26 Jeanmarie January 18, 2012 at 11:17 am

    HI Kelly, I’m participating for the first time, finally! I don’t publish many recipes, but this ice cream is awesome. I also linked the post back to the carnival.


    27 Jeanmarie January 18, 2012 at 11:19 am

    OK I just redid it, as I didn’t realize “name” was not asking for my name, but the name of the post. Please delete “Jeanmarie” as it’s a duplicate of “Best Ice Cream Ever.” Thanks!


    28 Jen January 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Oops Kelly – forgot to comment again . . . I posted an e-book review for Frugally Sustainable called Simply Clean, A quick option for jarred spaghetti using rice noodles, and an article from a guest blogger Ruth about whether our ‘incurable diseases are curable’. Have a great day


    29 France @ Beyond The Peel January 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Hi Kelly, Thank you for hosting. I wanted to share a fairly simple salad that packs a bunch of flavor. THe Roasted fennel is such delight!


    30 Amber January 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Hello Kelly,

    This week I shared a dairy-free & cane-sugar free chocolate pumpkin pudding.

    Have a beautiful, health-full week,


    31 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food January 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    This week I’m sharing my Spiced Broccoli and Coconut Milk Soup recipe and how to make homemade sauerkraut. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


    32 Melanie January 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Added my recipe for Curtido, a South American sauerkraut. If you’re bored with regular old sauerkraut, give this a try!


    33 Amy Johnson January 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    First time participating – I have a duplicate post above. “Where do you Start?”(post title) and “Amy Johnson.” I’m working on getting the trackback, as well.


    34 Kendahl January 18, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Today I’m sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on how to make shellfish stock. You can make it in only an hour or two, and use the leftover shells from any shrimp, prawn, lobster, or crab that you might get your hands on. Yum! And perfect for GAPS!

    I’m also sharing my exciting Day One of the GAPS Challenge post. Come join us in a 30-Day challenge to go grain/gluten-free, on the Full GAPS diet, or on GAPS Intro Diet. You’ll feel great at the end, cleansed and energized.


    35 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food January 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for hosting!


    36 Christine January 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    Today I am sharing a post for my personal goals for 2012. Rather than making unrealistic resolutions and failing, like most people do, I am sharing what I hope are realistic goals for myself, and I am encouraging others to do the same!


    37 Vicky January 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting! This week I’ve shared an apple sauce recipe and Apple & Cardamom Muffins which use the apple sauce in them! Hope you have a lovely week!


    38 Jenna January 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I am sharing a delicious recipe for gluten-free and dairy-free Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins. Enjoy!


    39 Amanda T. January 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Looking for the perfect chicken soup recipe? Look no further! Even your taste buds will applaud you for making this delicious soup.


    40 Kristi January 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I posted my vegetarian chili–hearty, warming, and comfort food at it’s best.


    41 Penny January 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week I’m sharing a low carb coffe cake recipe that makes 2 servings. To keep it low carb the flour is replaced with a blend of almond and coconut flour.


    42 Against All Grain February 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Thank you for hosting another fabulous week! I shared my breakfast burrito made with homemade turkey chorizo sausage and a grain-free tortilla made with coconut flour! It uses the leftover sauce from my grain-free chicken chili verde enchiladas. Hope you like it!


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