Real Food Wednesday 11/28/2012

November 28, 2012 · 74 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 Stanley Fishman November 28, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week was inspired by the Weston A. Price Foundation Conference. It is about how grazing animals renew the land and restore water to parched earth, even bringing water to deserts.

    Grazing Animals Are the Solution—Eat Grassfed Meat


    2 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food November 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Thanks for hosting! I have a recipe for turkey burgers that is great for using up any left over turkey from your Thanksgiving meal.


    3 Gaby @A Crafty Gourmet November 28, 2012 at 2:20 am
    4 Dawn @ November 28, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Hi Kelly! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! This week I wrote about the benefits and pitfalls of grain-free diets. Thanks for hosting…see you next week!


    5 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat November 28, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Happy week after Thanksgiving! I’m craving this Raw Creamy Garden Soup after a week of indulging. :)



    6 Rachel November 28, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Okay, this was my first time, so when I they asked “name” on Mr. Linky, I put…my name! Obviously that isn’t very informative, but now I don’t know how to go change it. So, the link titled “RACHEL” is a recipe for a RAW APPLE PIE. It’s grain- and sugar-free and is delicious! It was a huge hit among my Standard American Diet eating family at Thanksgiving!


    7 Nancy W November 28, 2012 at 7:52 am

    thanks for hosting, always love all the links to check out. If you still have any leftover turkey I shared an amazing turkey soup recipe!


    8 Sandi November 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for hosting and bring great recipes together! I shared my Chocolate Walnut Squares! Easy to make and tastes great!


    9 Peggy November 28, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Again, thanks for hosting this real food blog party! Today I linked up a healthy and fun way to serve little bites of brownies…fruit and yogurt involved and a cute single serving dish.


    10 Lauren November 28, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I shared egg and dairy free pumpkin mousse (GAPS, Paleo). Thanks for hosting!


    11 Jennifer @ 20 something allergies and counting...down November 28, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Thanks for hosting mama!

    Thanks for hosting Danielle!

    We are kicking off the holiday season by filling our home with holiday cheer without the extra calories or need to actually bake anything. Ahhh how I love shortcuts.

    I shared a sweet, spicy, and decadent simmering potpourri recipe that doesn’t fill the air with fake scents that are harmful and toxic to us and our children.

    You can also get a sneak peek at our holiday preparations.

    The Official Scent of Christmas; A Simmering Potpourri Recipe


    12 Jennifer @ 20 something allergies and counting...down November 28, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Ahem, ignore that Danielle part Miss Kelly.


    13 Melissa B. November 28, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I linked up my Cheesy Vegetable Chowder with Homemade Croutons. A great fall/winter dinner that my kids LOVE!


    14 Pam@behealthybehappywellness November 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for hosting – I’m sharing our favorite “fun” dinner – perfect for enjoying while decorating the tree!


    15 Jen November 28, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Hi Kelly, I posted two coconut recipes that go together. A grain free coconut bread:
    that can be used to make a coconut French toast:
    This would make the PERFECT Christmas morning breakfast :)


    16 Little Sis November 28, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting! This week my sister and I are featuring tricks with lentils: sweet and sour lentils and mulligatawny soup. I’m also sharing a new veggie burger I came up with that is out of this world.


    17 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles November 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Hi Kelly! I’ve written a little something on eggs this week. Eggs are great nutrition and so easy to make that sometimes I think we forget they are an option :-).


    18 Dorsey November 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I don’t have a blog but would love to share a recipe that I just created for Pumpkin Ice Cream. I have been making my own ice cream for a couple of years now and since pumpkin pie etc is big for Thanksgiving and Christmas…. or just cooler weather in general, I wanted something different. I created this ice cream and then to really rev it up, I used some of my sprouted spelt gingersnaps and grass fed butter to make a gingersnap crust to put the ice cream in…..then to really finish it off, I made “caramel” flavored whipped coconut cream. We really thought this was over the top.
    Here is the Ice Cream recipe……
    Pumpkin Ice Cream
    (small batch … 3-4 cups)
    1 box (8-9 oz) coconut cream
    2 egg yolks (from range free chickens)
    Scant 1/3 Cup xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
    2 TBL coconut palm sugar syrup ( made by bringing to boil 1 part water to 2 parts coconut palm sugar….. cooling and keep in fridge)
    1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    Dash of salt
    Dash of vanilla
    1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
    2 tsp. orange liqueur ( to keep it easy to scoop) vodka can also be used or liquor of choice…… or omitted if you choose)

    Mix all together well with hand blender. Pour into ice cream maker and process.


    19 Kelly the Kitchen Kop December 2, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Sounds great Dorsey!!


    20 Robin @ Thank Your Body November 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I’ve linked up a post with an easy way to sneak more liver into your diet.


    21 Tamara @ Oh Lardy November 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I left a yummy recipe for roasted brussels sprouts. Thanks for hosting and see you next week!


    22 Kristen November 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Hi! I’m fairly new to real food and I’ve started a blog about the chaos in my kitchen! Hopefully it will be helpful for other newbies. Thank you for hosting! I love your blog!


    23 Mishelle@LoveandButter November 28, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for hosting Real Food Wednesday! I added my most recent post on Holiday Weight Gain
    and another on how to make your own “Biscuick” to use in all of those holiday recipes!


    24 Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen November 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I linked up my steak salad. I usually put chicken on my salads because until now, I didn’t know how to cook steak that wasn’t tough! I have a great tutorial within the recipe to do that. Now I won’t be scared of ruining expensive cuts of meat!

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!


    25 Lauren November 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I’ve added my BBQ Brussels Sprouts Chips this week! Have an awesome day!


    26 Beth November 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I posted how I made a frugal and nutritious beef stew and actually took photos :). I can’t wait to go through everyone else’s recipes!


    27 Stephanie Wilson November 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Real food Wednesday is so important for spreading great recipes and ideas!


    28 Ariana {And Here We Are...} November 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Kelly! I’m sharing a link this week to a tour we took of a Victorian kitchen at a historic manor near us here in England. It was so cool!


    29 Melissa @ Dyno-mom November 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Ok, so I was MIA for a few days because we all came down with a hideous virus. But in the end it was good for you because it inspired me to post my recipe for electrolyte replacing solution made from coconut water. Stop by, though I hope you never need it.


    30 High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods November 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Are you getting the optimal levels of cobalt in your diet? Very likely not. Find out how to optimize your cobalt intake.

    Thank you for hosting, Kelly.


    31 Joanna | WholeGreenLove November 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    32 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net November 29, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Peppermint Brownies!

    Here’s the link:


    33 France @ Beyond The Peel November 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting!

    I’m sharing a Butternut Squash Apple Soup w/ Camembert, and the Perfect Holiday Popcorn to serve your guests.

    Have a great day!


    34 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish November 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting! I shared my favorite Cranberry Cherry Apple Sauce recipe. It’s delicious and wonderful this time of year. It’s even yummy as a quick snack out of the refrigerator. Thanks again.


    35 Mama November 29, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks again for sharing! I posted two things this week. First was my admitting that we give our two year old coffee, and sharing a sugar free coffee sorbet I made for him.

    The second was a post about eliminating ‘junk’ from my diet, and how I can finally hear my body talk to me, telling me what it needs, and the lessons I learned that I hope others can use from that experience.

    Hope you find them useful!


    36 GiGi Eats Celebrities November 30, 2012 at 12:59 am

    It’s time to do a little Thanksgiving DETOX! :)

    I love everyone’s blog posts BTW!


    37 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health November 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I linked up a post on ways to use sage at every time of the year and not just at Thanksgiving.


    38 Emily @ Holistic Squid December 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Hi, Thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m linking up an easy recipe for Pumpkin Ice Cream. It’s subtly spiced, full of fat-soluble vitamins, and a very unique holiday delicacy.



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