Real Food Wednesday 12/19/2012

December 19, 2012 · 82 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!

You’re up, and we can’t wait to see your stuff!

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    { 29 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Hannah Healy @ Healy Real Food Vegetarian December 19, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared “How to Stay Full in the Morning: Power Breakfast Parfait”


    2 Stanley Fishman December 19, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about the many benefits of real lard made from pastured pigs. Real lard was the world’s favorite cooking fat before it was demonized so people would buy factory fats.

    Real Lard, Great Food


    3 Tamara @ Oh Lardy December 19, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I posted a roundup of natural cold and flu remedies.


    4 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family December 19, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Last week I posted on Can Organic Farming Feed the World. As a follow up, this week I’ve posted on How Much Land Do You Need to Be Self Sufficient? I think you will be surprised by the answer!

    Thanks for hosting!


    5 Laureen @FoxKitchen December 19, 2012 at 3:37 am

    This week I’m sharing recipes for Easy Sunflower Sesame Seed Crackers Three Ways and GF Cornbread Dressing (Stuffing) And Roast Turkey Half.

    Have a good week and Happy Holidays!


    6 Pam@behealthybehappywellness December 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Thanks for hosting – I shared my simple chicken stock recipe – it’s great to have on time during the winter and takes so little work it is crazy!


    7 Hayley Vince December 19, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Hi there, I’ve just added my post on ‘My Daily Kefir Routine’. I accidently titled it ‘Hayley Vince’ oooops, so please somehow delete that one, thanks Kelly. The children and I drink kefir daily in a smoothie with banana, strawberries or raspberries… whatever’s in season, vanilla extract and honey – delicious!! And it’s a great CHEAP way to get lots of probiotics into us!! Thanks for your great sites everyone, and for Kelly pulling it all together!!!……… I hope I’ve done this right, I’m new at this blogging thing…


    8 Hayley @ Hills Homestead December 19, 2012 at 8:07 am
    9 Rachel December 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. :)
    My husband had his wisdom teeth out, and in my quest for soft food to give him I made this ice cream that seriously tastes like frozen chocolate pudding. Sweetened with maple syrup and honey – I’ve never, ever tasted ice cream this good!


    10 Mishelle@LoveandButter December 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Merry Christmas! Thank you for hosting. I am leaving my two most recent posts, one for freezer meals to keep easy meals for the non-party nights during the holidays and a quick pizza sauce that will not disappoint!


    11 Peggy December 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Want a fruity holiday drink without added sugar?


    12 Peggy December 19, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Decadent, creamy, chocalate fudge with secret ingredient.


    13 Peggy December 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! Have a great holiday season!


    14 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles December 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Morning Kelly! I’ve got a recipe for scratch made mashed potatoes this week plus a link to my vintage cast iron skillet giveaway!


    15 Little Sis December 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Hey Kelly! Thanks for hosting again! This week we’ve shared the latest in our series of healthy treat recipes – trying to institute some new, and healthier holiday traditions.


    16 Kris December 19, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Thank you so much for this Hop. I decided to do some “magic” in the Kitchen and came up with a Frugal Variation of Chicken Cordon Bleu that even my kids loved!


    17 Cery December 19, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for hosting! Christmas can be hard when you are starting your real food journey. Today I shared my favorite Biscotti recipe with some real food tweeks.…me-is-biscotti/


    18 Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate December 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for hosting!

    Today I shared “Salmon Ball” which is a holiday favorite at our house, “Is Margarine Harmful? – 6 Secrets They Don’t Tell You!” and “Pork Loin Roast”.
    Have a great week!


    19 Linda @ Axiom at Home December 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    This week I shared a post about using three natural oils for skin care – grapeseed, kukui nut, and olive oil.

    Thanks for hosting and happy holidays!!



    20 Jen December 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Hi Kelly, this week I posted my fermented curry hummus recipe:


    21 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook December 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Bacon-wrapped Dates–and easy and delicious way to liven up any holiday get together.


    22 Sita December 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I am an American living in Finland and I cannot find any traditional foods here! I wrote a post about it:

    Traditional foods in Europe are disappearing


    23 Lori @ Health Extremist December 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I shared a delicious Avocado Salad Recipe.


    24 France @ Beyond The Peel December 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!

    I’m sharing 9 Healthy Whole Food Appetizers For The Holidays, and a video on Endives: The Perfect Grain Free Holiday Cracker?

    Have a great day!


    25 High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods December 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you for hosting. I wish everyone holidays filled with joy.

    Why is high brix nutrient dense farmed farro nutritionally better than mainstream organically grown einkorn, kamut, spelt, emmer, and other types of wheat? Read my recent post to find out.


    26 Melissa @ Dyno-mom December 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    So, this post is all about how I try to explain just what it is that we eat. Not the why, just the what, because sometimes relatives just don’t get it.


    27 Lauren December 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Kelly! I’m adding my Single Serve Peanut Butter Granola Bar this week. Have a Merry Christmas!! Thank you for hosting.


    28 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health December 20, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’ve shared an old-fashioned Christmas fruitcake recipe from 1833.


    29 GiGi Eats Celebrities December 20, 2012 at 12:54 am

    This week I got the HONOR to work out with Jennifer Aniston’s yoga instructor on NATIONAL TELEVISION (E! News)… Check it out! The best part is that the poses we do help detoxify and calm you prior to the hectic holidays!


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