Real Food Wednesday 12/26/2012

December 26, 2012 · 29 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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    1 Priscilla December 26, 2012 at 5:23 am

    I posted my recipe for Gluten Free Maple Sugar Cookies. It is one that everyone loves! Hope you can share it with your family. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    2 Emily December 26, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I didn’t post this recipe, but yesterday (we keep Xmas low-key, and I needed something to do in the afternoon) I baked some biscuits with sprouted kamut flour (we make it ourselves; the grinding is part of DHs exercise routine).

    3 Jen December 26, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Hi Kelly. I hope you had an awesome Christmas! This week I posted two recipes. A lacto-fermented Ketchup:

    And a Squid with Zucchini and Rice Noodles Dish:

    4 Joanna | WholeGreenLove December 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Sometimes it’s those simple recipes that are oh so tasty! We loved this one at our house.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Take care,


    5 Susan December 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Kelly- Those ads stating that Berkeys are now available in CA are annoying! Why? Because they are misleading! When I initially saw it, I was so excited! I immediately clicked over, only to find out that replacement filters and sports bottles are the only things available at this time. I still can’t get any of the bigger size Berkeys. I feel like a deflated balloon!

    6 KitchenKop January 10, 2013 at 12:29 am


    Sorry it took me a bit to get back with you, here’s what I found out from our sponsor:

    “So sorry for the confusion of that comment; that is not quite true. California’s regulations are difficult to navigate and we do hope to state them clearly on our website. In a nutshell, they can order any replacement filter and most units we sell–but there are exceptions. They cannot purchase the Big Berkey, Royal Berkey, or the Imperial. They can purchase the Berkey Sport, Go Berkey Kit, the Travel Berkey, and the Berkey Light (which is a countertop unit). It has to do with the ambiguous California law that basically reads “outdoor and travel” sized units…so although we can sell the countertop units like the Travel Berkey and the Berkey Light, they are the ones that are “geared” towards outdoor use and therefore, California sees them differently.”


    7 Pam@behealthybehappywellness December 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Thanks for hosting! Need something festive for New Year’s Eve? How about chocolate fondue?

    8 Peggy December 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    My beef stew will warm you up (and the house) on a cold, chilly day. And it’s the best tasting one I ever ate!

    9 High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods December 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Happy holidays to everyone and thank you for hosting.

    A little known cause of poor digestion.

    10 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook December 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Happy Holidays to all! Today I’m sharing the best (and most nutritious) meatloaf ever–it’s perfect for those chilly winter evenings. Enjoy!

    11 Linda @ Axiom at Home December 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for hosting this post holiday carnival! We were looking for something easy after all the holiday baking and cooking….

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas!


    12 Nina Jones December 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I entered my name incorrectly, I used my name instead of the name of my dish….the name of my dish is… Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells. Thanks for hosting this blog hop!!

    13 Tamara @ Oh Lardy December 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!! Hope you had a great Christmas!

    14 Melissa @ Dyno-mom December 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Today I have a post that is not food related but still worth it. I reviewed the new Ology line of personal care and household cleaners products from Walgreens for the Healthy Child, Healthy World campaign. They are BPA-free, paraban-free, pthalate-free and not tested on animals AND are half the price of competing products making a healthy option a real option for more people.

    15 GiGi Eats Celebrities December 28, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Today over at GEC, Santa dropped by for a visit and made a video! He has a very important message for everyone:


    16 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health December 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’ve linked up a post about the benefits of using an old-fashioned boar bristle hair brush.

    Happy Holiday!

    17 Emily @ Holistic Squid December 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Hi, Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up my post on Soup for Breakfast. I know it’s unconventional, but I like soup for breakfast. Here’s one of my favorite recipes…

    Have a great day and Happy New Year!

    18 Teri Gelseth December 31, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    SO glad to be back on the internet! I love these fun blog hops (esp the ones with pics) and enjoy entering my favorites when I am able… This has always been one!

    Hope you host one this week! Happy New Year!


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