Real Food Wednesday 11/30/2011


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!



  1. says

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting!
    I posted my family’s weekday breakfast schedule. I sat down with my kids a few weeks ago to create it together and no longer have to do the daily ” what do you want for breakfast” routine.
    Many families find it hard to break out of the “cereal and milk” box – but there are much better ways for kids to start their day.

    I linked to your breakfast post as well, Kelly – if anyone wants to share their posts or ideas please feel free to link in my post’s comments.

  2. says

    Hi, Kelly!

    So often we know what’s ideal, but what to do when ideal isn’t available?? I’m being faced with that a lot since our move overseas, and this week I’m sharing about what we’re doing without access to raw milk.

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. says

    I shared my video for making Grain-Free, DF Coconut Date Linzer Cookies and my Roasted Beet Salad. Lastly, I shared an article about the impending Nutrition legislation and what you can do to help.
    Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    Oh goodness, it feels so good to be posting and entering blog carnivals again!

    This week is an update on my personal gift challenge as well as some sources for buying gifts to support smaller artisans. I’m encouraging people to come over and share their wares as well.

  5. says

    I posted about health improvements — the specific things I did to get rid of my GERD, and also a post about how I know my mental health is so much better than it was just a year ago!

  6. says

    I linked up a post for pumpkin cookies that has 2 recipes. Recipe 1 uses whole-wheat flour & chocolate chips, and is free of dairy, soy, egg, peanut/nut. Recipe 2 is free of gluten, soy, egg, dairy, corn, peanut/nut. They were a big hit in our home and they should be in your home too. Thanks so much for hosting!

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting again Kelly! I’m submitting a recipe for a delicious one-pot meal: Baked Fish Provencal. Easy meals with few dirtied dishes are helping us stay sane in a busy season of life!

  8. says

    Hi Kelly,
    I am sharing my families answer to the Green Bean Casserole,Green Beans with Onion and Bacon Vinaigrette. Thanks for hosting and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  9. says

    This week, I’m sharing a recipe I created for a delicious turkey chili. It also works with beef. This is what we ate for Thanksgiving, and since it was just the two of us, this was a tasty and creative way to have our Thanksgiving turkey. I got the turkey through our CSA, which means it was local and organic. Delicious!

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

  10. says

    I love recipe carnivals, especially during holidays. There is so much inspiration and so many different and delicious treats and recipes.

    Thank you so much for hosting. I am linking up today my Spanish Rice. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.

  11. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly. As crazy as it might sound, today I’ve linked up a post on the “Coconut Oil, Bacon Grease, Sugar Cookie Diet”, which explains how I got started eating healthy fats – and lost over 30 pounds – the first ten of which came off during the holiday season.

    I hope your readers will find the post helpful when facing the holidays, so they, too, can relax and enjoy real food without fear.

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