Real Food Wednesday 12/14/2011

December 14, 2011 · 111 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 Alea Milham December 14, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Thanks for hosting! I am sharing my quick and easy crouton recipe. I make homemade croutons this time of year to use in stuffings.


    2 Butterpoweredbike December 14, 2011 at 12:25 am

    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.


    3 Paula @ Whole Intentions December 14, 2011 at 12:28 am

    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!


    4 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish December 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Thank so much for hosting! I shared a Chocolate Pumpkin Cake recipe (sprouted gluten-free flour & egg-free). It’s super moist and chocolaty. Thanks again!


    5 Katie @ Riddlelove December 14, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Hi there! This week I’m sharing our butternut squash soup. Thanks for hosting!


    6 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat December 14, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about truly celebrating with real food. Feasting is traditional, and eating a feast of delicious, traditional, nutrient-dense, real food is good, and should not be feared.

    Feast Without Fear — on Real Food


    7 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food December 14, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I’m sharing my Curried Pumpkin Soup and a Winter Fruit Salad recipe. Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    8 Amanda @ Traditional Foods December 14, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted a profile of butternut squash, including how to buy it and ideas on cooking with it and a recipe for butternut squash custard.


    9 hännah December 14, 2011 at 3:52 am

    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 :)


    10 lodyjoz December 14, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I like to eat strawberry, and milk shake, it looks very good


    11 Jen December 14, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Kelly, I posted a recipe for Caesar dressing:
    PT 2 in our body Image series- Letting It All Hang Out:
    and a video about a doctor asking us to demand good science and expose the lies:


    12 December 14, 2011 at 6:08 am

    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!


    13 Debbi Does Dinner Healthy December 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I just tweeted and shared, thanks for all the links each week, I love looking through them, thanks!


    14 Soli @ I Believe In Butter December 14, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Thanks for hosting, as always!
    this week’s post is my taking apart a list of what’s supposed to be healthy eating from one source. What do they value? What made my blood boil?


    15 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom December 14, 2011 at 7:04 am

    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!


    16 Yolanda December 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Merry Christmas! This week I’ve posted a healthy Gingerbread House!


    17 Peggy December 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

    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.


    18 Tracee December 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

    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.


    19 Donna Bauman December 14, 2011 at 8:04 am

    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.


    20 Miz Helen December 14, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Good Morning Kelly,
    I am sharing my Green Chili Chicken Enchilada’s today. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
    Miz Helen


    21 Beth December 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    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]


    22 Megan December 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Thanks for hosting! I am new to blogging, but not real foods. :) I posted on dehydrated apple chips.


    23 Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable December 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Good Morning Kelly! Today I have shared a post featuring 33 simple one-pot-wonder meals and another one for my Turmeric Chai Tea. The benefits of turmeric are amazing and this is an excellent way to get it in your diet. I hope you enjoy:)


    24 Shar December 14, 2011 at 9:57 am

    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. :)


    25 Primal Toad December 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Christmas is upon us which means its the perfect time for egg nog!

    Why not give an egg nog smoothie made with coconut milk a try? It truly tastes exactly like egg nog with a hint of coconut!


    26 Heather December 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I posted a Skillet recipe- this one is Italian but also includes variations for Mexican, Irish, and Cajun!


    27 a peaceful plate December 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

    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.


    28 Christine December 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Hi Kel,

    Today I am sharing a post about Cheeseslave’s newly released menu mailer plus a sample recipe for her real food coconut cream pie!


    29 Ashley December 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

    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 :).


    30 Jenna December 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I am linking up two posts this week:

    One about dehydrating for storage and snacks, and giving away a book about everything you ever wanted to know about what and how to dehydrate:…and-a-giveaway

    The other is my Top 9 Easy Wheat-free Lunch Ideas:…prefer-lunches


    31 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry December 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I linked up my Extraordinary Egg Scramble this week made with a secret ingredient :) Happy Wednesday!


    32 Andrea (From Seed to Stomach) December 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I rounded up my most popular recipes from 2011 into my latest post and added my favorites as well. I also linked to a new recipe for a vegan split pea soup that is easy, delicious, and nutritious!


    33 Leah December 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

    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!


    34 Joy December 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    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!


    35 Meghan December 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    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!


    36 Melissa @ Dyno-mom December 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    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!


    37 Melissa Fritcher December 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    My experiment on eating cleaner for the holidays is continuing and showing exciting results. Come check it out!


    38 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker December 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks again for the linky! I left a recipe for allergen-free graham crackers! No eggs, dairy or gluten!


    39 Michelle December 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Well I ended up linking twice and both have the wrong post title :) My post is actually called What’s In Your Side Dish?


    40 Megh December 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I shared my newest delicious soup creation — Fennel Chicken Sausage Soup, Nightshade and Onion/Garlic-Free!


    41 Vicky December 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Hi! I shared my Chestnut Stuffing recipe today adapted from my Grandma’s recipe we’ve eaten since I can remember! Have a lovely week!


    42 Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama December 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting Real Food Wednesday! This week I’m sharing my Pregnancy Superfood Smoothie – WITH SALMON ROE! And My Wordless Wednesday: Food From The Coconut Mama’s Table.


    43 Jill Nienhiser December 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Hi, I visited Sally Fallon Morell’s farm over the weekend and have three blog posts about it this week, with lots of photos and more on my Flickr account.


    44 Kendahl December 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    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!)


    45 Therese - Artistta December 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Chiming in late today, but I wanted to share my recipe for sourdough fruitcake. Nothing like the store stuff. Fabulous tasting and a wonderful gift. Make it now to enjoy sometime in the next couple of weeks. It only gets better as it ages. All real food ingredients and takes advantage of an overnight fermenting for the flour.


    46 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family December 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’ve posted my recipe for homemade laundry detergent. Did you know that name brand detergents contain carcinogens and volatile organic compounds that can make you very ill? Here’s a solution that actually works better than a lot of eco-friendly brands.


    47 Tracey @ ControlTheChaos December 15, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Hi! Thanks for the link up. This week I shared a recipe for Dutch Babies. Enjoy1


    48 Kristi December 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    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!


    49 Kendahl December 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Today I am sharing a decadent wintertime snack: Grain-Free Shortbread Wedges and Coconut Milk Peppermint Hot Cocoa. It is GAPS-friendly for those who need a holiday treat that won’t give them a sugar headache.


    50 Heba @ My Life in a Pyramid December 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    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 :)


    51 Rachael Resurreccion December 16, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I love looking at all the posts! Here is my little contribution. Yukhoe Raw Korean Beef. It was a big hit in our house!

    Thank you so much for hosting, and all of your great blog work!!!


    52 Amy Love @ Real Food Whole Health December 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I’m posting late, but wanted to share our BIG giveaway- it’s for for a 3 month nutritional therapy consultation package…and we’re giving TWO away!

    PS I hope this ok to share, if not I’m sorry and please delete :)


    53 Diana December 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    This meme has been added to the list of Wednesday food linkies at Link Rink.


    54 Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie December 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you for this hosting idea! Here is a healthy organic and yummy salad. It is a huge hit for the Holidays. Eating real clean wholesome food is key in preventing disease in the body. This salad is my signature and it is full of roasted veggies and goodness. Enjoy and check out my website for more healthy and happy living ideas too.


    55 Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie December 19, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I posted twice by mistake. I am sorry! I am new at this and put my name in instead of the name of the post! I got the hang of it now! :)


    56 Jessica January 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for hosting! Today I posted my cultured ginger root recipe. Easy to make and yummy!


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