Real Food Wednesday 11/30/2011

November 30, 2011 · 92 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!

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    1 Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship November 30, 2011 at 12:45 am

    It’s fun to see how many shortcuts I can take in the kitchen and still get the job done. Chime in on the comments to share what dishes you don’t wash every time, and I’d love a share on Facebook or Twitter if you think it’s worth talking about! ;)


    2 Stanley Fishman November 30, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Thanks for hosting. My post this week is about one of the questions I get asked most “What is different about grassfed beef?” In this post I talk about some of the differences and Why Grassfed Meat Is Better.


    3 Lisa @ Real Food Digest November 30, 2011 at 1:10 am

    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.


    4 KitchenKop November 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks Lisa!


    5 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish November 30, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Thank you for hosting! I shared a Celery Root Mash recipe. It’s SO delicious and better than mashed potatoes in my opinion. Thanks again.


    6 Butterpoweredbike November 30, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Who knew that high-end treats could be so easy to make? Whip up some all-homemade blini, caviar, and creme fraiche. So fast, so nutrient-dense, so elegant for entertaining!


    7 Paula November 30, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I posted about today’s creation in the kitchen.
    A gluten free pastry crust, that behaves just like it has gluten in it!


    8 Avivah @ Oceans of Joy November 30, 2011 at 4:51 am

    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!


    9 November 30, 2011 at 6:04 am

    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!


    10 Soli @ I Believe In Butter November 30, 2011 at 6:51 am

    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.


    11 mossy stone November 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

    this week -flaking oats-
    with the flaking attachment for the family grain mill


    12 Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up November 30, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I get asked a ton what fats I use – finally got around to listing them all!


    13 Melissa Boersma November 30, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I posted a recipe I learned from Wardeh at GNOWFLINS called “Sloppy Joe’s in a Bowl”. Super yummy but without the bread – it’s served over soaked brown rice instead. YUMMY!


    14 Megh November 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

    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!


    15 Megh November 30, 2011 at 8:38 am
    16 Jenna November 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Can’t wait to hop around and be inspired! This week I am linking up a recipe for Orange Coconut Muffins. My first attempt at a gf and df muffin – delicious!

    Thanks for hosting!


    17 Erin H November 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Thanks for hosting this! I love learning from everyone! I wouldn’t be where I am in my food journey without all the wonderful blogs and websites like this! Today I share about my process for making huge batches of amazing meat and bone broth. We rely a lot on broth because we do GAPS and just because it’s so yummy and nourishing!


    18 Jan's Sushi Bar November 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Happy Wednesday Kelly! I’ve posted a recipe for perfectly roasted, foolproof bison or grass-fed beef prime rib.


    19 Michelle @ November 30, 2011 at 9:13 am

    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!


    20 Lori @ Laurel of Leaves November 30, 2011 at 9:14 am

    It’s time to think about Christmas cookies! ;) I’ve shared a great recipe for Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies made with gluten-low, whole grain spelt flour and sweetened with honey. Enjoy!


    21 Joanna November 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

    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!


    22 Miz Helen November 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

    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


    23 Brenda November 30, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Hi Kelly! I shared my family’s favorite Honey Peppermint Hot Chocolate! YUM!

    Thanks for hosting! :)


    24 Joy Y. November 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Need some ideas for nourishing real food desserts for the holidays, or any day? Frugal, nourishing and tasty—my kind of dessert…and my kids love them, too!


    25 Peggy November 30, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I’ve been trying to find foods I can consider eating within 30 minutes of rising, but MAN is it tough. I think I found one in this very lightly-sweetened, full fat and filling, warm and comforting breakfast custard.


    26 France @ Beyond The Peel November 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Good morning Kelly, Thanks for hosting. I’m sharing a recipe for one pot spicy braised short ribs. Have a great rest of your week.


    27 Meg November 30, 2011 at 11:53 am

    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!


    28 Judy Tsafrir MD @ Holistic Psychiatry November 30, 2011 at 11:57 am

    This is a post about the GAPS perspective on Safe Starches a la Paul Jaminet of the Perfect Health Diet


    29 Kimberly Hartke November 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Kelly, our 15th wedding anniversary we dined at a brand new restaurant in Miami Beach, Yardbird Southern Table and Bar. Today I am sharing one of the recipes the chef made for us that night.

    Would also love folks to read my review of this restaurant, it’s definitely one you’ll want to share with anyone heading south for the winter!


    30 Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama November 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Good Morning, Kelly! This week I’m sharing my recipe for Grain Free Coconut Shrimp!

    Thank you for hosting!


    31 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food November 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my recipe for Smoked Seafood Chowder and my “how to” guide for making ghee!


    32 Vicky November 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hi! Thank you for hosting! I’m sharing my Spicy lentils recipe this week!


    33 Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva November 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I have shared an unbelievably decadent treat for those who love chocolate! Enjoy!


    34 Jen November 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Wow, totally forgot to leave a comment today . . . I posted a VERY FILLING and TASTY Cream of Mushroom Soup with Green Beans:


    35 Jen the EcoVenturer November 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    This week I am defending fruitcake. It doesn’t have to be the sickly sweet, neon fruited doorstop that you may remember. A good homemade fruitcake is a delicious slice of the holidays.


    36 Melissa @ Dyno-mom November 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I linked to my post on making homemade cheese balls for Christmas gifts. They are stupid easy. No temps, no presses, no stress and 100% raw. Check it out!


    37 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry November 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I shared my Kid Approved Green Smoothie recipe. It is delicious and great for both kids and adults.


    38 MaryAnn November 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Looking forward to checking out the recipes! I shared my Kiffle recipe!


    39 Kendahl November 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Today I have a duo of fudge recipes that are made from wholesome honey and coconut. But they aren’t ordinary! The Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is absolutely divine, and the Coconut Citrus Fudge is so light and clean. Perfect for the holidays, and perfect for getting more coconut oil into your diet.


    40 Heather November 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I have been making Kombucha at home for a while now and wanted to share my successes!


    41 Sara Shay November 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I posted some veggies I usually make for Thanksgiving, but I just made a batch of them and had to stop myself from eating them all! SO YUMMY!



    42 Kris @ Attainable Sustainable November 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    (Sorry about that misfire at #100)

    I’m sharing something that many folks have probably never seen – the process of cooking a pig in an underground pit. In Hawaii, we call it an imu. Aloha!


    43 Bibi November 30, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    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.


    44 Laurie November 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    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.


    45 Jami @ An Oregon Cottage December 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Wow, I haven’t visited in awhile- good showing for the RFW! I linked up a whole grain decorating cookie with slightly less sugar, so we can still decorate with the kids and not feel too bad about it. :-)


    46 Kendahl December 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    This week I make traditional sauerkraut as part of my ongoing series Real Food 101! Come check it out. And if you’ve never made sauerkraut before, I’m here to talk you through it and say it’s not so bad :)


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