Real Food Wednesday 12/14/2011


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

    I had a craving for steamed bbq pork buns, char sui bao, but because I eat gluten-free, I had to get a little creative. I came up with a steamed rice dumpling that evokes the same satisfying flavors.

  2. says

    Hi Kelly,

    Today I shared my favorite “secret” ice cream (#4). I wanted to call it: The Lose Weight with Candida-Diet Friendly, Low-Carb, Sugar-Free, Healthy-Fat, Protein-Filled, Delicious, Filling, Good For You Vanilla Ice Cream. . . but you know. . .

    Thanks for hosting real food!

  3. says

    I added my chocolate energy bars this week. They’re made with all real food and will save you a bundle of money if you’re a chronic energy bar purchaser (like me!). They’re so good, you may even want one for dessert :)

  4. says

    I shared my famous grain-free party franks and an action alert for supplements at risk in congress now. Please sign the petition!

    I also shared an article about an ethical debate about whether or not pediatricians should treat their vaccinated patients. Lastly, a list of my favorite holiday gift ideas

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. says

    Hi Kelly!

    Today I’m sharing:
    1. 6 Tips for Whole Health @ Christmas – We all need this (and there’s one tip from mice :-))
    2. My new recipe – Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. Gluten Free w/ all the other allergy-free options
    3. A recipe for the secret ingredient for our popcorn topping that we get requests for everywhere we take our popcorn (which is almost everywhere :-)!

    Thanks for hosting!

  6. says

    More struggles with my Mom and her diet this holiday, but I’m sharing the pate recipe that tempted her to eat organ meat even after the scare tactics drilled into her by her doctor.

  7. says

    I believe this is my first time participating, but I’ve been reading your blog for years. I guess it’s never too late to join in. I posted Roasted Carrot Hummus. Thanks for hosting this regularly.

  8. says

    I’m back this week with tips for a breakfast that will make YOU HEALTHIER! I made a salad of grapefruit, avacados, cinnamon, paprika and drizzled with olive oil on top and sprinkled also with dehydrated kale chips. Add a protein of your choice and you have a great breakfast full of powerhouse nutritional ingredients.

  9. says

    I linked a simple soaked banana pancake recipe. Scroll down to What’s Cookin’? [at the bottom of the post I also linked Kelly’s post about the Stielers]

  10. says

    New to real food and/or gluten free? Yeah, me too. I’m inviting others to check out my new blog and new blog series called, Define & Dine. It’s a series of posts to help other real food and gluten-free newbies broaden their real food knowledge as well as some recipes to put that new knowledge to use. Because what good is all this real food knowledge if you’re not going to do something about it? Thanks for the opportunity to share my crazy quest. :)

  11. says

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    I accidentally posted my actual name as a link (you’ll see it… “Katy”) before correctly posting my blog title and can’t delete it – please feel free to get rid of the erroneous one!

    My whole family (me, boy, and dog) LOVES pizza and making it from scratch is so much more rewarding and fun (and healthy!!) than answering the door to a delivery man. It’s really simple, too, but there are a few tricks and pieces of equipment to help you get it right.

  12. says

    Hi everyone, it’s great to be a part of Real Food Wednesday again after my baby blogging break. This week I have a pretty colossal food flop for your education and enjoyment :).

  13. says

    I left my recipe for Chicken soup, and some of the research that proves Grandma knew what she was talking about when she recommended it for colds!

  14. says

    Hi! Thanks for hosting. I accidentally typed my name instead of the name of the post on number 92 – number 93 is correct. Sorry about that!

  15. says

    I shared my recipe for homemade mint chocolates as well as a post about my (very positive!) experience using reusable menstrual products. I wish I’d known about these years ago. Thanks for hosting!

  16. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I linked to a real food butterscotch tapioca pudding to feed a crowd (like 16-20) for the holidays. I use sucanat and I’ve found that by telling people it is butterscotch flavored, they are way more receptive!

  17. says

    Today I am sharing two posts, the first of which is my next post in my REAL FOOD 101 series: Lacto-fermented Ketchup. Perfect for dipping or for putting on hash browns and eggs in the morning!

    The next post is one I just finished today. It’s my 15 Wish List Items for the Seasoned Foodie. I put a LOT of thought into this, and I hope that you can benefit from my recommendations in some cases, and my musings int others (as I decide what I want too!)

  18. says

    Thanks for hosting!! I posted a recipe for my water kefir–it’s yummy, bubbly, fermented and dairy free, and I can drink this any day of the week instead of pop!!! Enjoy!

  19. says

    Hello there, thanks for hosting this! I have two blogs, one focused on traditional Middle Eastern foods (I co-author that): midEATS (, and one on healthy living and other recipes that don’t qualify as Middle Eastern: My Life in a Pyramid ( I linked two recent recipes from midEATS above: Homemade Mango-Coconut Juice and Baked Kofta (Four-ingredient, Gluten-free meatloaf) – both SUPER simple to make, and nutritious :)

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