Real Food Wednesday 12/07/2011

December 7, 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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    { 48 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Brenda Scott December 7, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I shared my Coconut Flour “Corn Bread” recipe that is GAPS legal and super yummy!


    2 Alea Milham December 7, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for hosting! I am linking my Baked Chicken Parmesan which is an easy one pan dinner made with wholesome ingredients including homemade croutons.


    3 Butterpoweredbike December 7, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I’m sharing my recipe for a sauce that can be used as either a braise or a bbq sauce!


    4 Katie @ Riddlelove December 7, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Hi, Kelly! This week I’m sharing our white chocolate macadamia Lara(ish) bars. They’re great, quick snacks to make and throw in the car during the hustle and bustle of this season. Thanks for hosting!


    5 Dori December 7, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Homemade Chicken Stock. It seems everyone has there own method for making stock, so I’ve shared a few notes on my particular method as well as some fun facts about the nutrition of stock.


    6 Melissa Fritcher December 7, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Thanks! I’m happy I have something to post again. I’m in the midst of a personal challenge to exorcise food demons – best gift I could think to give myself this Holiday season. :D


    7 Stanley Fishman December 7, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Thanks for hosting. My post this week is about CLA, a vital nutrient. Grassfed meat is a rich source of CLA.

    CLA—Another Great Reason to Eat Grassfed Meat


    8 Rachael Resurreccion December 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Thank you for hosting! This is my first time over here at Real Food Wednesday and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I put a link up for Lacto-Fermented Pearl Onions.


    9 Avivah @ Oceans of Joy December 7, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Hi, Kelly!

    People keep asking me to share about how our diet has changed since moving overseas. We’ve had to navigate issues of availability and cost, and our diet has shifted along the way but we’re pretty happy with what we’ve managed to work out until now. So I finally sat down to detail all of this and shared about it today!

    Thanks for hosting!


    10 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish December 7, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie recipe (w/ vegan-option). Creamy, spicy and sweet, it’s wonderful for breakfast, a snack or dessert. Thanks again :)


    11 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom December 7, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Hi Kelly!
    I’ve got 2 posts to share:
    1. DIY Powdered Egg Substitute (great for if you’ve run out of eggs or have an allergy)
    2. Really Yummy Grain Free Chocolate Chip Coconut Macadamia Cookies w/ lots of allergy options.



    12 December 7, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I shared my amazing grain-free carrot cake and my holiday butternut squash. I also shared an article with a great short video from the conference. Lastly, I shared an article about the 3 Super Foods for Bone and Joint Health.
    Thanks for hosting!


    13 Kristia {Family Balance Sheet} December 7, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Thanks for the linky. I submitted a hearty soup recipe:


    14 Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation December 7, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I finally posted my full fluoroderma resource page. It includes the questionnaire to help figure out if your acne is caused by fluoride, a pocket guide to fluoride sources, and a free e-book on everything you need to know about fluoride and acne. I hope people find it useful. I can’t wait to hear the fluoroderma success stories start rolling in!


    15 Jenn December 7, 2011 at 7:53 am

    This cranberry sauce is easy to make, bright and cheery to accompany any holiday meal – and it is GAPS legal, too!


    16 Michelle @ December 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Thanks for hosting! I linked up Prisciutto-Wrapped Heart of Palm today. It’s a surprisingly delicious and easy appetizer, not to mention healthy. It’s part of a 12 Days of Christmas allergy-friendly recipe series. Hop on over to my website to check out all the recipes in this series.


    17 Megh December 7, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted a bit of a rant about supporting small farmers, and also a related giveaway.


    18 Megh December 7, 2011 at 8:28 am
    19 Jen December 7, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Kelly, I posted a recipe for marinated and grilled pork belly:
    A pt 1 in our series on body image:
    And a scary bit of information that i found on Nanotechnology IN OUR FOOD CLOTHES TOYS AND MORE:


    20 Jan's Sushi Bar December 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Good morning, Kelly! I’ve linked to my Glazed Barbecue Meatball recipe – part of my kid-friendly series this week! My 2-year-old grandson gobbled them up, and the grown-ups enjoyed it so much I’m making them as cocktail meatballs for our annual holiday party this Saturday.


    21 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom December 7, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hi kelly – the “Candy Cane Parfaits” aren’t really a good real food post. I like her blog for allergy folks but needs less sugar. :(


    22 Lisa December 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Sharing our chocolate gingerbread muffins — enjoy!


    23 Carrie Raab December 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Great recipes! Great fun! I enjoy coming here week after week. Such inspiring ideas! I posted a recipe on Pumpkin Spice Waffles. Hope you like them! Such a nice added flavor this time of year! Blessings!


    24 Amanda @ Traditional Foods December 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe for quinoa pomegranate salad and roasted butternut squash.


    25 Heather December 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I am sharing a Hot ‘n Sour Soup that is nourishing. Chinese restaurant versions are often loaded with MSG, not make with homemade chicken stock, and rich with unsprouted tofu. This is a Hot ‘n Sour that actually will nourish your body and add health, not take away from it!


    26 Jill Nienhiser December 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

    My Pumpkin Berbere Soup is warm and spicy and good for this time of year!


    27 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker December 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I left a recipe for some super easy raw coconut-cranberry peanut butter truffles–perfect for sharing this season! Thanks for the linky, Kelly!


    28 Emily December 7, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I don’t have a post to share, but wanted to mention I had an insight this morning: DS will not eat meat, but loves broth. So, instead of engaging in a food power struggle…


    I’m glad I know of that alternative to help him get protein and minerals, and wonder why I didn’t think of it several months ago.


    29 Laurie December 7, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly.

    Today I linked up a post that’s a little unusual, but I hope it’s okay. It a poem titled “Twas the Night Before Christmas – When the SWAT Team Arrived”


    This post is dedicated to:

    Quail Hollow Farm, who had their Farm-to-table meal raided by a government goon who forced them to destroy the food by pouring bleach all over it, including the meat that wasn’t UDSA labeled.

    The Stower Family who had their food club raided (they spent six hours – with their children – held at gunpoint) and their private food stores confiscated – while the owner’s husband was serving active duty in Iraq.

    The folks at Rawsome (and other raw milk sellers), who have been repeatedly harassed (sometimes at gunpoint), for selling clean, safe food.

    And all people who are fighting for the right to eat real food.


    30 Melissa @ Dyno-mom December 7, 2011 at 11:16 am

    This is always a good read, thanks for hosting, Kelly! I shared a link to my current post about figuring out what to eat at a party and some great ideas (with recipe links) for real-food items to bring that won’t be rejected by the hostess. I hope you can check it out!


    31 Kristi December 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Hi all,
    Love the wonderful posts and can’t wait to try them all out. This holiday season, give a new mother the gift of real food…(and there are plenty of women delivering babies this season)….they will love you for it!!!! I know I certain do when I have a new baby arriving :)


    32 Vicky December 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Kelly! I linked my Lentil Pie today! Have a lovely week!


    33 Ilana December 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Kelly,
    I shared a list of a ideas about how to make eating Real Food more cost effective. Thanks again for hosting!



    34 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food December 7, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my Celery Root and Carrot soup recipe, and I also did a post on the great variety of produce in the farmers market this time of year….a reminder to support your farmers over winter!


    35 Lisa December 7, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I love this idea!! My obsession with Weston A. Price & GAPs diet has me diving deep into the blogosphere looking for inspiration & tips.

    Trying to muster up the confidence to blog more about my kitchen creations.


    36 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! December 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I’m sharing how handle giving treats to my students, my 14-day boot camp with T-Tapp, and my new favorite veggie side dish.


    37 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry December 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I shared my Grain-Free Honey Almond Cookies this week. Looking forward to checking out all of the other great recipes!


    38 Melissa Boersma December 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Sharing a great recipe for Garden Chowder that I have made for a couple yrs after finding it on Lindsay Edmond’s “Passionate Homemaking” blog. Yummy, creamy soup that works great with broccoli/cauliflower/carrot/potato combination – or make up your own combo of whatever you have around!


    39 Kendahl December 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    This Crispy Almond-Crusted Mahi Mahi recipe is one that I have been making regularly for over a year now since it is so popular at my house. I used to make it with sprouted flour, but now I do almond flour to make it GAPS-legal. Either way is scrumptious!


    40 Judy T @ Adventures in Holistic Adult and Child Psychiatry December 7, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    This is a nutritious breakfast with ingredients to modify the insulin response as well as fermented foods.


    41 brittany December 7, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Talking about wanting chickens in a “chicken free” zone


    42 Sara Shay December 7, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I linked the stock I finally made from our turkey. SUPER easy and gets a whole lot of nutrients out!


    43 Sheena Cucina December 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting Real Food Wednesdays! I have linked up my Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes. A super easy and quick recipe that can even be made in advance – great for saving time with your holiday cooking!


    44 Connie December 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    #67 (Maraschino Cherry Bread) has Crisco..


    45 KitchenKop December 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    YIKES! It’s gone now, THANK YOU!


    46 Kendahl December 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I shared another post, my take on 10 ideas/gifts for those new to real food. These are my tried and true items that I have personally used in my real food transition. I hope they help anyone who is interested!


    47 Jodi December 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    The list looks great once again, Kelly! Thanks for hosting.



    48 Kendahl December 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Okay, here’s another :) I just love Real Food Wednesdays too much to stay away! I wrote up this post about my perspective on antibiotic use. What do you think?


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