Real Food Wednesday 12/21/2011


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

    Thanks for hosting! With so many people planning to go gluten-free after the holidays, and so many articles floating around encouraging folks to try out gluten-free diets, I’ve started a mythbusting series about gluten-free diets and celiac testing.
    Stay tuned for all the details on how to get a good diagnosis, understand results, and make sense of elimination diets!

  2. says

    I shared my no potato latkes and my grain-free holiday roll out cookies., as well as my mock cocoa fudge. Also an introduction to the new Raw Milk Institute and a fun giveaway sponsored by Cultures for Health!!

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. says

    Well, this is a post for the ages. Horrifying but yet strangely compelling… I explore the dark side of organ meat by actually trying Rocky Mountain Oysters.. aka “cowboy caviar” which turns out to be the testicles… in this case from some fresh lamb. There are some surprising health benefits like being a source of natural progesterone so this could be a fertility aid, and it is amazingly nutritious. Yet, hard to get past what is also is too. So I explore my conflicted feelings on this but yet prepare for you a rather tasty, extremely affordable and highly nutritious meal if you dare go there.

    • KitchenKop says

      My friend Chris (who tomorrow’s post is all about) first told me about this a year or so ago and I thought he was LYING, LOL!!! :)

  4. says

    I linked a recipe for a very simple hummus. It can use used as a dip for veggies or on bread or crackers. For us it was filling enough for a meal. 1/2 pound of dried garbanzos (equivalent of a 16 oz can) was enough for a family of 5.

  5. says

    Hi Kelly,
    I am sharing my newest creation for our Christmas Eve Buffet, Cranberry Turkey Tamales. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  6. says

    I linked up two posts today–one for Roasted Green Beans with Shallots & Almonds (great for holiday meals since the veggies can roast unattended in the oven while you cook the rest of the food) and another post about a really great new company that will ship delicious, raw cheese (and grass-fed beef, dark chocolate, cultured dairy, etc.) right to your door! Perfect for the people who don’t have access to raw dairy in their area. (See #s 43 & 44 above)
    Thanks for hosting!

  7. says

    Hi Kelly! I can’t believe it’s Wednesday again:) Thank you so much for hosting this link-up each week. I love reading through the posts! Today I have shared an article highlighting localism: 8 steps to encourage sustainability in our communities. I hope you enjoy!

  8. says

    Merry Christmas all! I found a grreat queso dip that I tweaked to more closely match what I would eat at many superbowl parties BEFORE I discovered real food….except this dip, of course, has real food! :)

  9. says

    Hello Real Food Wednesday-
    Wishing you all Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah for this week! Thank you for hosting us Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing a recipe for soaked grain gluten-free dinner rolls. I’ve been working on it for weeks & have developed a recipe for Gluten-Free Yeasted Buttermilk Dinner Rolls. They’re tender, moist, and versatile – good for soaking up gravy or making sandwiches!
    Best wishes-

  10. says

    I’m sharing my post about keeping up with my new real food and gluten-free lifestyle change a midst a hectic time filled with birthday parties, Christmas, farm chores, real life, homeschool, and the upcoming arrival of our fifth child.

  11. says

    Thanks again, Kel! This week I linked to my post on coconut water as an electrolyte replacer. You don’t need Pedialyte or sports drinks to prevent and correct dehydration and won’t need IVs as an intervention if you prevent it in the first place. Believe it or not, coconut water has even been successfully used as an IV fluid! See my post for details.

  12. says

    Hi Real Food Wednesday Gang!
    My post is not food related this week, instead, I’m sharing about my homebirth experience and I thought my natural living friends my be interested!

    The whole birthstory is long so this is just a part of it. The rest is to come!

    Have a great week all!

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