Real Food Wednesday 11/16/2011

November 16, 2011 · 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!

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

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    1 Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship November 16, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I’m honored to host a guest post today from whom I think I figured out my stock gel problem, which has to do with my bad habit of forgetting I’ve started something on the stove…

    Thanks for hosting, Kel!
    :) Katie


    2 Butterpoweredbike November 16, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Thanks for hosting. I’m still playing with acorn flour. This week, I came up with a very simple tart made from acorn, which I think will make a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving day.


    3 Stanley Fishman November 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Thanks for hosting. My post this week is about how in the DVD, The Oiling of America, Sally Fallon Morell and Dr. Mary Enig expose myths about cholesterol and grassfed animal fat. It’s a great video!

    Another Great Benefit from Grassfed Animal Fat


    4 lydia November 16, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Stan – I have this DVD, can’t wait to watch it!!


    5 Stanley Fishman November 16, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Lydia, it is beyond good! It is so comforting to know that our way of eating is solidly supported by real science, while the official view is supported only by junk science, fraud, deception, and greed. The genius of this video is that Sally makes it so easy to understand, so clear.


    6 Dori November 16, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thank you for hosting us Kelly. This week I’m sharing a recipe for Gluten- Free Sourdough Sticky Buns – topped with a mixture of butter, whole cane sugar, maple syrup, and pecans. They’re so indulgent that I only serve them on the most special occasions!


    7 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food November 16, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I shared three a post about a very dubious ingredient in our food supply, another about how I almost killed myself
    eating something in the wild , and finally one on why it’s a great idea to start making homemade yogurt .
    Thanks for hosting!


    8 Jen November 16, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Hi Kelly. I posted an interview and review with a food based skin care company that I found. I guess they are the only one in the world that is 100% food based. The owner/founder has an awesome story about how she got started. My second post is pt 3 in our series on Fat Lies (this one is about conspiracy theories)


    9 Kendahl November 16, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for Lettuce Wraps with Herbed Chicken Salad & Pecans. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, and this is coming from a girl who use to HATE chicken salad. It’s amazing how the real food version of something can totally change your mind and win you over to it’s deliciousness! :)


    10 jill November 16, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I shared my amazing GF Cocoa Butter Layer Cake with a how to video. I also shared an article about the disturbing Runaway GM Canola Plants found on the side of roads and a report about the FANTASTIC Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund Dinner at the Wise Traditions Conference in Dallas last weekend!. Thanks for hosting!

    Wasn’t the conference awesome?


    11 Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation November 16, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I finally posted a comprehensive page about fluoride and acne (aka fluoroderma). It contains a fluoroderma questionnaire, a pocket guide to fluoride sources, a fluoroderma fact sheet for healthcare providers, and more. I’ll be posting my free e-book there in a few days, too. I hope people find it useful!


    12 Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation November 16, 2011 at 6:24 am
    13 Miz Helen November 16, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I am sharing my Cauliflower Goat Cheese Gratin, a great side dish for the season. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen


    14 Katie @ This Chick Cooks November 16, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Thank you for hosting, Kelly! I shared my post about different natural sweeteners, what cooking application they are best for, and what makes them good. I also shared some info on why agave is NOT good.


    15 Jodi November 16, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Kelly — my first ever recipe that I have created . . . and actually written down! Yahoo! Thanks for linking up! Hope many try my Sweet Meat-Za! out!


    16 Kristia {Family Balance Sheet} November 16, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for the linkup. I submitted a hearty fall soup:


    17 laxsupermom November 16, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Thanks for hosting this recipe swap. I’m always looking for new real food ideas. I linked up my pumpkin biscotti this week.


    18 lydia November 16, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Hey Kel! Can’t wait to hear all about the conference!

    I posted my beet kvass recipe along with the health benefits it contains – it’s a great beverage for overall healing of digestive ailments and good liver/gallbladder cleanser!!


    19 Kelly @ Blue Jeans & Coffee Beans November 16, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

    I posted a simple (and delicious!) Homemade Graham Cracker Recipe that my kids absolutely love.


    20 mossy stone November 16, 2011 at 8:24 am
    21 Hannah November 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I posted GingerSnap Pancakes or Waffles. It’s a fun recipe, hope you enjoy!


    22 Megh November 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted some thoughts about the Eucharist/Communion, and a breakdown of GAPS Intro-friendly recipes in an e-cookbook that I did a giveaway for.


    23 Jan's Sushi Bar November 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Good morning, Kelly! I’ve posted a grain and dairy-free version of my grandmother’s holiday stuffing recipe!


    24 Shanon Hilton November 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Linking up a dairy-free mousse recipe and a couple of posts on allergies. Thanks again for hosting!


    25 Heather November 16, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I shared an authentic Enchilada Suizas recipe, made with a creamy green salsa!


    26 Heather November 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I shared an authentic Enchilada Suizas recipe, made with a creamy green salsa!


    27 Sarah Smith November 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I linked to a recipe for grain-free, nut-free granola (GAPS-legal)!

    I also linked to a recipe for grain-free pumpkin spice bread ((GAPS-legal):

    And the easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree:


    28 Peggy November 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Welcome back from the conference, Kel. Can’t wait to hear all about what you learned!

    I’ve linked to a recipe for Turkey Cutlets on Kale with Mushroom Sauce. It’s seasonal, easy, delicious and I made the whole thing in less than 30 minutes.


    29 Andrea (From Seed to Stomach) November 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I posted a link to a reinvented CRANBERRY Sauce recipe right in time for Thanksgiving! I used maple syrup instead of the white sugar I see in every recipe and ginger instead of citrus, another popular ingredient. It’s a simple and delicious spin on a seasonal staple and I hope you’ll give it a try for your Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce! Thanks for hosting, Kelly.


    30 Pamela November 16, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Hi, Kelly! Noticing my daughter / son in law didn’t leave a comment for their link up I thought I would mention it here myself. “Liver and onions….and Bacon!”
    Check out their Alaskan style nutrient dense blog along with gluten free.


    31 leah November 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I linked to a couple of my favorite grain-free recipes, and posted one of my own for a simple butternut squash soup that I could eat every. single. day. Thanks for hosting!


    32 Heather @ Nourishing the Heart November 16, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for hosting!
    I love being able to easily use the leftovers from one meal to create another later in the week. Making Cream of Potato Soup allows me to later make a Turkey Pot Pie.


    33 Pamela November 16, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Hi Kelly, Opps, enter my info wrong above, so a redo / duplication of sorts.
    Been some time participating here or blogging.
    My last post was on fish stock how nutrient rich it is for us. And with the flu / cold season upon us a good stock to sip on.


    34 Judy Tsafrir MD @ Holistic Psychiatry November 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

    This week’s post on my Holistic Psychiatry blog is about a 6.5 year old boy, Ganesh, with severe autism. This post is the beginning of a series of posts about GAPS and autism and Ganesh’s treatment and progress, as well as issues raised by his case.


    35 Kendahl November 16, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Yesterday I shared my Lettuce Wraps with Herbed Chicken Salad & Pecans. Today, I am sharing my Real Food 101 lesson on how to make mayonnaise (so you can make the chicken salad even better!


    36 Priscilla November 16, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I love seeing so many great people making great food. thanks!


    37 Amanda @ Traditional Foods November 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I posted a profile for elderberries, an immune boosting food.


    38 Sarah C November 16, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I shared a honey sweetened cranberry sauce recipe and a contest I’m running on my blog for the best soup recipe!


    39 Laura @ GFPantry November 16, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I shared my Immune Boosting Smoothie. Thanks for another great Wednesday!


    40 Susan November 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Bloggers- Please show sympathy to Californians and don’t post recipes this week with milk or cream! The state has taken away our raw milk!! :(

    I usually LOVE Wednesdays and the chance to discover your blogs and amazing recipes, but today anything with milk or cream in it just makes me sad. I have three half gallon containers of milk left and I am doling it out like a prison warden. And if someone should spill their portion, even though your not supposed to cry over spilt milk, I probably would. Really. I would!!

    If you want to read what happened, see Mark McAfee’s facebook page….


    41 Tessa Simpson November 16, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I submitted a healthier alternative to nasty boxed family favorite: Hamburger Helper! I know we all like easy, so I wanted to recreate it as something I would put into my family’s bodies!


    42 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food November 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for hosting again Kelly! This week I’m sharing a recipe for Asian Dumpling Soup and Tacos on Rice.


    43 Melissa @ Dyno-mom November 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks again, Kelly! I am always glad to come here and see what everybody is working on! This week I linked to my post on make ahead biscuits made with sprouted flour and heavy cream. They are perfect for Thanksgiving because they are fast, easy (no butter to cut in), can be made the day before, and best of all they taste great. As I put the post together THREE kids dropped by the computer to ask if I would make these tonight because they liked testing them so much!


    44 Cuisinart Elite Food Processor | toolsforkitchens November 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Hi, Kelly! I shared a Pennsylvania Dutch hog maw recipe and a candied sweet potatoes recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!


    45 Marissa November 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for hosting, once again!

    I linked to a Pear and Cabot Cheddar Omelet with Rosemary. I only cook with lactose-free cheeses. – Marissa


    46 Vicky November 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you for hosting! I shared my grain-free cannelloni recipe today!


    47 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! November 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Having trouble keeping track of online recipes that you want to try out? I’m sharing how I use Evernote to do just that!


    48 Lisa November 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting!
    I’m sharing tips for what to look for when buying packaged foods, and a list of foods found in my pantry, fridge, and freezer to use as a guide.


    49 Debra November 17, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I read this when it came through the other day and last on the list was an item on olive leaf extract, so I saved it and went back to read it again and it wasant there? or was I dreaming I saw it? where did it go?


    50 Paula @ Whole Intentions November 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for a great Wednesday link up. I linked to “Chase Away Colds & Flus this Thanksgiving with Broth-Based Soup” but my link just says Paula @ Whole Intentions :)

    Thanks again!


    51 Jill Nienhiser November 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Oops, I’m behind since being gone at WAPF conference last weekend! I just posted my latest blog on celery root!



    52 Primal Toad November 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Would you ever try a smoothie with coffee, coconut oil, avocado, and egg yolks? Sweet! You’ll love my Buttery Coffee Smoothie!!


    53 Kendahl November 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! Today I’m sharing a warm, savory quiche for these colder days. It’s my Crustless Savory Quiche with Caramelized Leeks.


    54 TyKes Mom November 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I just found your site and am super excited to check out all the real food links! I always focus on cutting out all the fake stuff and am constantly on the lookout for new recipe ideas. Thanks for the link-up!


    55 Anita Husevåg @ Self-sufficient the simple way November 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    This week I have been posting about Rose Hips and how to make tea from them. I love the taste of this local and free resource.


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