Real Food Wednesday 1/2/2013

January 2, 2013 · 59 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 even 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 (palm or coconut are ok though!), 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. (That’s just not cool.)

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 KitchenKop January 2, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Sorry everyone, we had a little glitch, the link box is up now and ready for your recipes and tips! :)


    2 Dani January 2, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I added my top 10 foods for a healthy pregnancy, which coincidentally (not really) also heal infertility. Thanks for hosting!

    3 Hannah Healy @ Healy Real Food Vegetarian January 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I shared my recipe for peanut butter and chocolate layers. They’re sort of like peanut butter cups, but easier!

    4 Carolyn @ Real Food Houston January 2, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I’ve shared my recipe for Banana Cocoa Smoothie. I have a raw kefir smoothie most mornings and this is one of my favorite recipes.

    5 Tamara @ Oh Lardy January 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Hi Kelly! Happy New Year! I left two posts this week…one is Oh Lardy’s Top 10 Posts of 2012 and the other is a guest post entitled 5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor (Part 1). Enjoy and see you next week!!

    6 Linda @ Axiom at Home January 2, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Hello and Happy New Year! I shared a simple little recipe for potato soup. Great for cold days and something easy to make after all that holiday fare.

    Thanks for hosting!

    7 Pamela @ TraditionalFNH January 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Sharing my DIY to make your own All Glass Airlock Fermentation Jars at the fraction of the cost of purchasing ready made ones. Between using my DIY’s and Fido Jars with no airlock,Fermenting foods has never been easier or more fool proof. Results lacto fermented veggies etc. are richer in the probiotics our guts need to be healthy.

    8 Our Small Hours January 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Today I shared my top five tips for meeting health and weight loss resolutions this year. :)

    9 Rachel January 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Happy New Year Kelly! I’ve been thinking of you and your family….

    I shared today my family’s favorite comfort food meal of creamed chicken over mashed potatoes, as well as my all-time, absolute, no-need-to-look-further, best sweet potatoes recipe – Buttery Maple-Cider Sweet Potatoes.

    10 Nancy W January 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Glad the link is fixed, thanks for hosting and all the best for 2013!

    11 Mishelle@LoveandButter January 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Happy New Year!

    I am leaving my recipe for Winter Detox Soup and some Grain-Free Sugar-Free Banana Nut Muffins that will get your year off to a great start!!

    12 Pamela @ TraditionalFNH January 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Back again, got to thinking I should share this recent post since it’s the Cold and Flu season. “GARLIC IS OUR FRIEND during / before and after illness”

    13 Gabriela January 2, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Happy New Year Kelly! Thank you for being our hostess! Today I shared some trendy and healthy party snacks. ;) Have a lovely week!

    14 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul January 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Kelly, Happy new Year!

    Today I shared my highlights as a new blogger in 2012. Have a great day!

    15 Lori @ Health Extremist January 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I shared my post on the Top alkalizing foods and information about alkalizing your body.

    16 High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods January 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Happy New Year to everyone. In my recent post I analyzed the nutrient density of nutrient dense farmed heirloom rye. I discuss the strong points and comment on things to improve upon to make the nutrition even better.

    17 Loving Praying Eating January 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I am sharing my post on Real Food White Sugar Substitutes!

    18 Loving Praying Eating January 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I am sharing the beginning of my personal story and journey with Reactive Hypoglycemia!

    19 Joanna | WholeGreenLove January 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm


    I shared a recent DIY project that is great for your own house or to give as gift to a loved one. A fun creative project!

    Happy New Year!


    20 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook January 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Today I’m sharing some stories about old and new holiday traditions. Happy New Year, everyone!

    21 Melissa @ Dyno-mom January 3, 2013 at 12:14 am

    This week is not about food, but it is about being healthy. My link this time is all about the major players in the homemade laundry soap game and what their ingredients are and whether they are compatible with cloth diapers.

    22 Felicity Doyle January 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I left some of my ponderings on Kefir Bread and how that will be my next attempt at healthful baking…. :)

    23 Emily @ Holistic Squid January 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Hi, Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up a recipe for Tomato Soup From Scratch. It’s an Oh-so-delicious, warm and comforting taste of summer.

    Have a great day!

    24 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health January 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’ve linked up a post about using herbal bitters to help with indigestion and bloating.

    25 Sara@AJoyfulMother January 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Roasted Butternut Squash that tastes like buttery pumpkin pie…my toddler loved it!

    26 Chef Mary January 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! Even though it is already Saturday, I’m contributing my first link to Real Food Wednesdays! It’s a scrumptious salmon with crispy skin and a balsamic glaze. I made it for breakfast yesterday, and we loved it so much I’ll probably make it again tomorrow!

    27 Chef Mary January 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I have a technical question: In the list of links above, instead of my post title, I see my name. Why did that happen, and how do I fix it? Thanks!

    28 KitchenKop January 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Because where it says “your name”, you actually need to put the name of your POST. :)


    29 Katie P. January 9, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for linking! :)


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