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Real Food Wednesday 12/5/2012

December 5, 2012 · 77 comments

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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.

I LOVE WEDNESDAYS!

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? Kelly@KellytheKitchenKop.com. 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 Jen December 5, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Hi Kelly! This week I posted three:
    A story about my hubs semi-conversion to real food and reducing refined sugars http://realfoodfreaks.com/2012/11/29/real-food-and-a-ha-moments/
    A creamed spinach recipe that’s dairy free: http://realfoodfreaks.com/2012/12/04/simple-creamed-spinach-dairy-free/
    And a homemade coconut vanilla sugar scrub to make for the holidays: http://realfoodfreaks.com/2012/12/02/homemade-vanilla-coconut-sugar-scrub/

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    2 Stanley Fishman December 5, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how our ancestors used traditional foods to prepare for a healthy winter.

    Real Foods for a Healthy Winter

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    3 Hannah Healy December 5, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting! I’ve been inspired by your blog and many other real food blogs, so, I just started my own blog! My first recipe is ‘gluten free and sugar free coconut flour cupcakes’. Enjoy! https://healyrealfoodvegetarian.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/coconutflourcupcakes/

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    4 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat December 5, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Thank you for hosting! I’ve linked up a few dishes, but my favorite is probably the Vegan Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I’m a sucker for all things pumpkin and chocolate!

    http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2012/12/vegan-pumpkin-spice-chocolate-chunk-cookies/

    It’s also Paleo Week at Gluten-Free Cat, so I’ve linked up two meat recipes as well.

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    5 Rachel December 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Thank you Kelly! I shared two recipes today – both of these are my “go to” quick foods. I always keep them on hand. One is for homemade “nutella” – a chocolate nut butter with NO ADDED SUGARS!! I put it on a puffed spelt cake with bananas for a quick lunch. http://holdthesugar.mcclearyfamily.com/better-homemade-nutella/

    The other is for stewed apples with cinnamon nut streusel. I always have a large batch of these on hand, as both the kids and I snack on it regularly and have it for quick breakfasts. http://holdthesugar.mcclearyfamily.com/stewed-apples-with-cinnamon-nut-streusel/

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    6 Tessa@The Domestic Diva December 5, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Good for you for trying the gf thing with your son. Most people are surprised at how much better they feel! It is always worth a shot! It certainly made a huge difference in our family..m daughter’s ADD goes crazy bad when she eats it, we did a month long rail last year (of gluten) without telling the school…and boy oh boy, it was dramatic! they were pretty shocked too when we removed it again, the difference in her and the discovering the cause. I am just not sure if a grain free thing might be even better if she has some leaky gut that this is all stemming from. You are right///grain free breads and muffins are a different beast…but when you cut it out…it’s strange how you eventually don’t miss it )I never thought I wouldn’t, but going Paleo changed that!) Anyways, good luck…if you need any help with a a makeover recipe…I am happy to help!

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    7 Linda @ Axiom at Home December 5, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Hello and thanks for hosting! Today I shared a recipe for a simple bean soup, but don’t let the simplicity fool you. It is so delicious!

    http://axiomathome.blogspot.com/2011/03/basic-bean-soup.html

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    8 Pam@behealthybehappywellness December 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Thanks for hosting. This week I shared my homemade pumpkin latte mix – all real food ingredients! http://behealthybehappywellness.com/2012/12/homemade-pumpkin-spice-latte/

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    9 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles December 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Hi Kelly! Today I’m sharing my love of vintage pyrex dishes!

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    10 Peggy December 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Want to make mashed potato bake, but have milk allergies or know someone who does? Here is a recipe that can be made “regular” or allergy free!
    http://wp.me/p2rqQv-bj

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    11 Beth December 5, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I submitted a really easy, nutritious Dutch recipe with my own twist – Hutspot.

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    12 Dawn @ peelingbacktheonionlayers.com December 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I wrote about excitotoxicity from foods in susceptible people. See you next week!

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    13 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net December 5, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of tasty and delicious
    Roasted Maple Nuts!

    Here’s the link:
    http://www.momessentials.net/roasted-maple-nuts/

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    14 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook December 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Today I’m sharing my review of Diane Sanfilippo’s Practical Paleo and offering a copy to give away. This book is an amazing resource–nutrition information, cooking tips, meal plans, and recipes! Read here to find out more: http://halfindiancook.com/practical-paleo-review-and-giveaway/

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    15 Andrea December 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Check out my No Carb French Toast for a quick and delicious breakfast option! It also makes a great snack if you need something a little sweet.

    http://www.divagoesorganic.com/no-carb-french-toast/

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    16 Kimberly December 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    If you know someone suffering from osteoporosis, you MUST send them today’s entry. This young man helped his mother improve her health simply through dietary changes!

    http://hartkeisonline.com/natural-health/osteoporosis-can-be-conquered-by-diet/

    Kimberly

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    17 France @ Beyond The Peel December 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!

    I’m sharing a quick holiday appetizer: 5 Minute Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates, and a delicious holiday dessert, Poached Pears w/ Hazelnut Shortbread.

    http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/12/poached-pears-with-hazelnut-shortbread.html

    Have a great day!

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    18 Melanie December 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my Dandelion mocha today. A natural coffee alternative.

    http://thegreciangarden.com/2012/12/05/dandelion-mocha-a-homemade-natural-coffee-alternative/

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    19 Sita December 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    A roundup of resources about fermented foods. Hopefully this will be useful and provide some inspiration to folks to get fermenting!

    http://realfoodsuomi.com/get-inspired-to-make-fermented-foods/

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    20 Megan December 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Kelly, thanks for hosting! Today I shared my daughter’s first birthday “cake” made entirely out of fresh fruit with a little freshly whipped cream to decorate. It was a huge hit!

    http://whiteandyellowmusings.blogspot.com/2012/12/fresh-fruit-birthday-cake.html

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    21 Heather@DiaryofaSmallTownEarthMuffin December 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I left the recipe for Minty GAPS Hot Chocolate (dairy free)-
    Heather

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    22 jenna @kidappeal December 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    this week i’m sharing how i get FCLO down the hatch with no complaints. at least one, maybe two of my secrets will surprise you. hint: this will be part of a larger guest post i’m working on for Kelly. stay tuned for more real food GAPS foods i got my kids to eat.

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    23 Ariana {And Here We Are...} December 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Kelly! This week I’m sharing about learning to break down a pig from my local English butcher: http://and-here-we-are.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/lessons-from-my-butcher-breaking-down.html

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    24 Joanna | WholeGreenLove December 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks again for hosting!

    We did a recent post as an intro to GMO foods regarding their dangers to our health and planet.

    http://wholegreenlove.com/2012/12/02/the-dangers-of-consuming-gmo-foods/

    Take care,
    Joanna

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    25 Melissa @ Dyno-mom December 5, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    It’s always great to be here, thanks Kelly! This week I have the nitty gritty on all grain/nut/legume/bean prep and how to accomplish the processes to reduce the phytic acid and WHY you should do it all in the first place.

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    26 GiGi Eats Celebrities December 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    THis week is ALL about how those Victoria’s Secret Models get in shape! (Oh and Gwen Paltrow too…)

    http://gigieatscelebrities.com/2012/12/04/strike-a-pose/

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    27 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health December 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I’ve linked up a post with a recipe for oven-roasted spiced chestnuts for the holiday season.
    http://www.ourheritageofhealth.com/2012/12/oven-roasted-spiced-chestnuts.html

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    28 Emily @ Holistic Squid December 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Hi, Thanks for hosting! This week I’m linking up my post How to Make Salted Caramels with Real Food Ingredients. Aside from a small learning curve of manning a candy thermometer, these caramels are super easy to make – and they’re not as sinful as you may think!

    Have a great day!

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