Real Food Wednesday 1/25/2012

January 25, 2012 · 112 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 January 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I shared my video for dripping yogurt for whey and yogurt cheese and a guest post about gluten-free sourdough baking. Also a video for making sauerkraut. Lastly, as article about the benefits of sourdough leavening., as well as a giveaway!

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!

    And link up your cultured and fermented foods here!
    Thanks for hosting!


    2 Maria January 25, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I am linking up my delicious Tiramisu, my post includes step-by step photos, check it out! Thanks for hosting


    3 Katie @ Riddlelove January 25, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Hi Kelly! I’m back with a real food weekly menu plan, complete with recipe links and 2 snack ideas per day. Happy Wednesday!


    4 Butterpoweredbike January 25, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I’m sharing my favorite recipe for winter tea. It contains nettles and elderberries for nourishment, and orange peel and cinnamon for warmth. This post also contains a bunch of sentimental mush about my Gran, who is a part of every recipe I make.


    5 Joy January 25, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Farm direct shopping and bulk buying are a great way to save money – but dropping an entire month’s food budget on single ingredients can cause a real financial strain at first! We’re launching this new series on bulk buying and farm direct shopping with a post about how to make the transition make financial sense!


    6 Mooberry Farmwife January 25, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I love cooking up a big pot of healthy homemade bean soup on our wood stove. It is a frugal, real food meal that our family of 10 really enjoys!

    Thank you for hosting a healthy link party!


    7 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family January 25, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Hi! I posted on the dangers of Canola oil this week. Thanks for hosting!


    8 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat January 25, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I was inspired by a list of foods that could improve health to offer my own list of seven grassfed foods that greatly improve the natural functions of the body.

    7 Grassfed Foods that Can Really Improve Your Natural Functions


    9 caroline January 25, 2012 at 12:44 am

    hello! i am new to blogging and i just created my new blog. This is also my first post, GAPS pancakes :) i hope to do a lot of GAPS posts to help new GAPSters out! i am open to any questions and new ideas and am willing to try out recipes for people too- I want to be as much help as possible! please stop by my new blog and leave a comment- thanks


    10 Jewel January 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Hello! Thanks for hosting this great link-up. I’m linking my Spinach salad with avocado and glazed pecans recipe (and strawberries and feta too). Yum! The picture doesn’t do it justice but it’s my favorite lunch time meal.

    Have a great week. :)


    11 Jessica January 25, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for hosting. Today I posted an easy cultured mustard recipe full of healthy probiotics.


    12 Kathryn January 25, 2012 at 1:32 am

    If you want a really easy and healthy recipe for gf bread that uses whole grains, you can find it on my blog. I also explain why it’s important to soak grains to get rid of phytic acid.


    13 Leslie @ Real Food Freaks January 25, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I posted about 2 media attacks on saturated fat: The (well known) attack on butter as the culprit of Paula Deen’s diabetes and the PCRM’s attack on cheese.


    14 Becky @ Pure Vitality January 25, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Thanks for letting me share a delicious dairy-free ice cream recipe. It is great for kids of all ages! :)


    15 Wendy January 25, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up a post to herb-infused bone broth. A decoction of nourishing herbs is a great addition to add even more minerals to bone broth.


    16 Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie January 25, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Thanks for hosting! I look forward to this party! I posted some easy and healthy Mexican food today! Black Bean Soup and Easy Chicken Fajitas Crock Pot Style. These are a huge hit with guests and they beg for the recipe! lol


    17 Debbi Does Dinner Healthy January 25, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I’ve been trying to cook better with real food, it’s amazing how my blog and recipes have changed over the years. Much is because of your blog and what I have learned. Thank you!


    18 Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama January 25, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I came up with a super neat way to make your own vitamin liquid from herbs. It’s a great alternative to yucky store-bought supplements!


    19 Miz Helen January 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Good Morning Kelly,
    I am sharing my Herb Crusted Ribs with Orange Sauce. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen


    20 Beth January 25, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I posted a yeast-free soaked pizza crust; an adjusted recipe from what dc used to make.

    [Kelly, My finger hit the enter button too soon the first try – do you need to remove #41? Sorry!]


    21 Jill Nienhiser January 25, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I like spaghetti squash better than spaghetti!


    22 Hannah January 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

    HI Kelly, I was wondering could you please delete addition number 47? I accidentally pressed enter before I was finished so it has the wrong name and goes to the wrong place. Oops.



    23 Amanda @ Traditional Foods January 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a coconut oil review and a post on how to use coconut flour.


    24 Katie January 25, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Thank you so much for hosting.

    I shared a post about the surprising secret ingredient in OJ and a photo tutorial on how to make your own sourdough starter.

    Have a blessed week!



    25 Viv January 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Oops, I accidentally put my name as the title when I first tried to link up and I don’t know if I can delete it :-s. Can you tell I’m new to this, lol?

    I am in process of trying to switch our family’s diet to one based more on real food. I have written about some books that are helping us, a trip to the farmers market and making stock in my post here:

    I would love encouragement and support from other real foodies!


    26 Justine @The Lone Home Ranger January 25, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Hi! I’m posting a technique to creating a good crust on steak that I learned from America’s Test Kitchen, along with a great flank steak marinade and how to make fried shallots (all toward the end of the post):


    27 Lisa January 25, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I shared two of my favorite uses for leftover oatmeal :) My daughter doesn’t really enjoy oatmeal as a porridge, but she loves the spin I took on regular steel cut oats!


    28 Jen January 25, 2012 at 9:18 am
    29 Marcia January 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for this link-up. I find a lot of great, healthy food options on here!


    30 Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva January 25, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Hi Kelly! I’ve shared a slow simmered Indian dish that my husband and I adore! BTW, made my own mayo yesterday…fabulous! It’s SO easy with a few good instructions and then you control everything that goes in it…it’s amazing they get so many ingredients in the commercial varieties….won’t work for my vegan and egg avoiding readers, but everyone else can enjoy it! What do you recommend for a lighter tasting oil that isn’t as scary as canola oil? Olive oil has a distinct taste….not sure there are any vegetable oils out there that aren’t scary!


    31 Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva January 25, 2012 at 9:40 am
    32 Tiffany January 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Linked up about my new favorite hobby-FLASH FREEZING :)


    33 Leah January 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I left a post about the importance of dietary fat intake and its impact on our body’s production of cholesterol.


    34 Sara Shay January 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Thanks Kelly!!!


    35 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish January 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for hosting. I shared a Fettuccine Alfredo recipe. It’s so yummy! Fresh lemon juice and zest add an extra special flavor to this dish, they help cut the richness too. Thanks again.


    36 Lissa B. January 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Thank you for allowing us to post. This week, I decided to focus on gluten free recipes for the Chinese New Year and what the dishes mean such as egg rolls symbolizing wealth? What a great way to gain another understanding of food!


    37 Ashley January 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Hi all!
    Today I’m sharing the third and final part of my homebirth experience. :) I finally got to meet my (surprise!) daughter.


    38 Tracey @ ControlTheChaos January 25, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Hi, I just really love this link up. Today I’ve shared a laughably easy way to make your own dipping chocolate.


    39 France @ Beyond The Peel January 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. I wanted to share a vegetable tagine that is gluten free, grain free, and even can be dairy free. I hope you have a great rest of your week.


    40 Michelle January 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I just posted about the Chicken That Just Keeps Going.


    41 Stealthy Mom January 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Good morning! I really enjoy your link-ups and am learning lots of things… Today I shared an easy, easy, easy recipe to make potato soup in under an hour, without using cream, roux, or soup stock. Our three year old can make it (if I do the chopping.)


    42 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker January 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Thanks for the link up! I left my recipe for cream of chicken soup. I use this in all recipes that call for it! Say goodbye to store-bought yucky condensed soups! Good riddance to MSG, soy, BPA and sodium!


    43 Outlaw Farmer January 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hey there,
    I am including one of my favorite recipes that is a modified version of an egg dish I used to serve at this great breakfast joint in Atlanta. I love it because the ingredients are simple and its quick and easy to make and the flavors are amazing together!


    44 Meghan January 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I shared a tip for labeling food that saves me a lot of time and frustration. I also shared my post on reading food labels when on GAPS. Thanks for hosting!


    45 Susan January 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Hi Kelly and thanks for hosting. Looks like some great ideas this week. I’ve included a nut based zucchini muffin that’s sure to please the whole family.


    46 Vicky January 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I wrote a piece about Thyme this week with a recipe for Swede and Apple Soup! Have a lovely week!


    47 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry January 25, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Hi Kelly! I shared my Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting (Grain and Dairy Free) this week.


    48 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food January 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Hi, thanks for hosting another great link up! I’m sharing my Split Pea and Ham Soup recipe, and my slightly indulgent rice pudding for breakfast :)


    49 Christine January 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    This week I am sharing a super simple recipe for making your own bacon at home without the nasty chemicals and preservatives! Enjoy!


    50 Amanda T. January 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    This week I’ve shared my recipe for homemade taco seasoning! Thanks for hosting!


    51 Jaime @ Like a Bubbling Brook January 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Today, I shared an older post, but it’s a classic: how I make my creamy homemade yogurt.


    52 Kendahl January 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    This week I am sharing my recipe for GAPS Chocolate Chips (honey-sweetened), which work perfectly in chocolate chip cookies, I am happy to say!

    I am also sharing my Week Two of the GAPS Challenge, and my 5 Recipe Resources for GAPS post. There’s a grain-free theme here!


    53 Joanna January 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Happy Wednesday! This week I’m sharing a simple kitchen tip that will help real-food bakers succeed – especially those of you who, like me, have a cheap, unreliable oven! Find out how just a few dollars will save you from underdone and burnt loaves!

    Thanks for hosting, as always, Kelly!


    54 Dr. Kate Hazlitt ND January 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for hosting Real Food Wednesday blog carnival! I posted my new favourite breakfast smoothie – full of friendly fat, powerful probiotic kefir and yummy goodness.
    – Dr Kate


    55 Dr. Kate Hazlitt ND January 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Thank you for hosting Real Food Wednesday blog carnival! I posted my new favourite breakfast smoothie – full of friendly fat, powerful probiotic kefir and oh-so yummy goodness.


    56 Kimberly Hartke January 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Since most bloggers post recipes in this carnival, and I have my own Weekend Gourmet recipe carnival on Mondays, I have lately been sharing Real Food Stories! This is yet another AMAZING testimony of a teenaged boy who read about and followed the Weston Price Foundation dietary guidelines and he reversed acne, allergies, and asthma!


    57 Amber J January 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I posted a recipe today that my husband taught me to make. Its a beef cabbage fry and its quick and easy and so yummy.


    58 Melissa @ Dyno-mom January 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks as always! This week I am linking to my post on planning for snacks! Hope to see you there!


    59 Sheena Cucina January 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting! I have linked my recipe for an Herbed Goat Cheese Ball: This takes just a minute to whip up and has impressed everyone I have served it to, so far :) I hope you try it out.


    60 Kendahl January 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I just put up my recipe for homemade white chocolate, which I sweetened with honey to make it GAPS legal. Plus, unlike my chocolate chip recipe that contains cocoa powder, this recipe is completely GAPS-legal for even those who cannot tolerate the cocoa powder. Enjoy!


    61 Penny January 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a recipe for Kale and Eggs. I’ve been eating it for breakfast for the past few days. Also made it with Linguica which is a Portuguese sausage. Tastes great both ways!


    62 Katie May 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Paleo muffin recipe! No grains, no nuts! Delicious!!


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