Real Food Wednesday 1/4/2012


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!



    • joanne says

      Wow – that rocks. I will have to find an herbal shop and hit it up so I’ll be ready for next year. Thank you for sharing!

  1. says

    I shared my Slow Roasted Chicken and 8 Reasons to Add Fermented Foods to Your Diet. Also the top 10 posts of the year at RFF and a post about new year resolutions and 8 actions to take.

    Join me in my Fermentation Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!
    Thanks for hosting! Happy New Year!

  2. says

    Good Morning Kelly,
    I am sharing my weekly menu with everyone today. There are several great recipes that everyone might enjoy. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  3. says

    Happy New Year and thanks for hosting!!!

    #24 – I’m back from hiatus and diving into the new year with 20 baby steps of healthy, WAPF eating. Not a bunch of “don’ts” but an awesome list of delicious “dos.”

  4. says

    Hi Kelly! I was up late with my family watching the Iowa returns come in – so I’m late linking up….Wish I could have slept more :-).

    I’m sharing my Top Recipes from 2011 and my great MYO Taco Seasoning – no more packets (well, I know your readers weren’t using them anyway :-).

    Happy New Year!

  5. says

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting the link-up. I posted my pork and veggie skillet recipe, which was born out of an excess of broccoli in my freezer and a whole lot of pork sales before New Years.

  6. says

    This looks like a great link-up! I just found you from another blog. I don’t write very many recipes on my site, but will enjoy reading what is submitted here.

    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Hom

  7. says

    Good Morning Kelly, Thank you for hosting it’s always such a pleasure to be here and see what everyone’s been working hard at. I’m sharing a recipe for a Savoy cabbage salad with grapefruit and a citrus vinaigrette which is really refreshing and who couldn’t use a little more of this powerhouse in their diet.

  8. says

    Today, my first anniversary of blogging, I shared a review of my food goals for the past year and what worked in order to achieve them. I also link back to one of my most popular posts about Kale Chips, but this post is mean more for inspiration to help you get everything you dream for in 2012.

  9. says

    Thanks for hosting! I posted a link to a book review for “Manufacturing Depression”, the first book you should read this year. It is a fascinating account of how big pharma develops illness and not drugs. Check it out.

  10. says

    Hi Kelly! To start the new year with a healthy meal I made a black bean and roasted vegetable salad! Warming, yet very fresh! Thank you for hosting and Happy New Year!

  11. says

    I left a post about why fad diets don’t work, real food diets are the answer!

    “When you lose weight too quickly, your body thinks that its because of a food scarcity. It’s response is to slow down metabolism.”

  12. says

    This week I shared about my first outing foraging since moving to Israel! I just love how no matter where you go, you’ll find wonderful organic foods growing for free that you can use to enhance your health, as food and medicine. And to share the experience with my 2 and 5 year old boys made it even more enjoyable!

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly, and I hope your holidays were wonderful!


  13. says

    Okay, I just added a second link. I quickly wrote this up because my little girls opened a bottle of cod liver oil and split 59 capsules between them. I was very worried about overdose but after talking to poison control, I feel better. So, check out my post to see just how much cod liver oil is too much.

  14. says

    Mmmm, those black bean brownies sound GOOOOD!!

    I linked up for other families who homeschool or with littles, like us, who like to read about SNACK ideas! You know, the quicker, the better. No fuss, little muss.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly, Happy New Year!

  15. says

    I’m a few days into my second 21-Day Sugar Detox. Got very creative and made up some new recipes. Turned out better than expected. All kinds of muscles that can be worked out. I got my creativity on. :)

  16. says

    I am so glad that I stopped by your site Kelly. I saw a link back to your site regarding raw eggs and I loved the article. We get our eggs from local farmers so I will be using them more in the raw form for smoothies. I’ve gotten some great ideas today after searching through some of the links, this will be a stop for me every Wednesday from now on.

  17. says

    The worst part about switching to being a vegetarian is that I have a lot less opportunities to eat horseradish! Once you try making your own you’ll never go back–have you seen the sugar, salt, and preservatives that commercial brands use??

  18. says

    Thanks for hosting this weekly real food carnival. I’m attempting to get back into bloggin on a regular basis and thought I would share a recipe for Lemon Chicken. Since I eat and blog low carb or restricted carb recipes to help maintain normal blood sugar levels in diabetics I also included suggestions of what to serve the chicken and veggies with instead of pasta.

  19. says

    First time here but not the last, your guest shared some very interesting tips and links. I’m looking forward to see what next Wednesday all about.

  20. says

    Thanks for allowing us to share our fabulous healthy dishes with you! I have shared my organic fresh milled nondairy cinnamon rolls. I also put a twist in my cooking by using essential oils. Check out more of my recipes in how I cook in unconventional ways here: You might also enjoy reading this post: 113 ways sugar can ruin your health:

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has cooked up!

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