Real Food Wednesday 12/12/2012

December 12, 2012 · 71 comments

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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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    { 33 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Hannah Healy December 12, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week I’ve shared my recipe for healthy gingerbread latte and peppermint mocha.


    2 Jen December 12, 2012 at 12:58 am

    This week I have three recipes/tutorials:
    Sauteed Chicken with sundried tomatoes and spinach:
    Caramelized Pecans:
    How to make Roasted Garlic:


    3 Stanley Fishman December 12, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for hosting! My new post for the holidays is about traditional holiday feasts that featured grassfed or pastured meat and fat. With some photos of some of my favorites.

    Grassfed Feasts for the Holidays—an Old Tradition


    4 Janie December 12, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Hey all, hope you all had a great week!
    I’m linking up with a super yummy soup today – Spicy Parsnip with Smoked Garlic croutons! My partner even left a comment on the blog (don’t think he’s EVER done that before) saying it was the best soup he’s EVER tasted! :)
    Janie x


    5 Soli December 12, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Happy Wednesday! This week I have two posts: cough remedies without all the HFCS and industrial dyes and a recipe for caldo verde. Enjoy!


    6 Rachel December 12, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Thank you! I’m sharing a great recipe for banana bread that I can eat as much as I like – because it has absolutely zero added sugar or wheat! And the addition of browned butter just makes it that much better!


    7 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat December 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I’m sharing a twist on a great holiday dish that’s healthy, creamy, and has a touch of spice. Chili-seasoned mashed pumpkin sweet potatoes.

    Thanks for hosting!


    8 Paula @ Whole Intentions December 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for hosting! Today I shared how I go through 5 gallons of coconut oil in 10 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil.


    9 Linda @ Axiom at Home December 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Hello and thanks for hosting. I shared two posts this weekend – one about why we should send out holiday cards and the other one a recipe for lentil and rice pilaf, which is awesome to make ahead and have for lunches or dinners during the week.


    10 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles December 12, 2012 at 9:47 am
    11 Pam@behealthybehappywellness December 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my fool proof method for roasting a chicken – it’s a sure fire delicious dinner, leftovers and bones for stock!


    12 Robin @ Thank Your Body December 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for hosting!


    13 Peggy December 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I couldn’t get the linky thing to work…said I needed a &#39 before url??? So I thought I would just add my link in the comments if that is okay.
    Pork Chop Suey, plus an explanation of coconut aminos.


    14 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook December 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for simple latkes (potato pancakes), a traditional Hanukkah dish that can be enjoyed any time! Enjoy!


    15 Lorraine December 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

    There are lots of great ideas and recipes getting shared and I wanted to add my Edible Home-made gifts ideas to you Real Food Wednesdays.


    16 Anne-Marie Cain December 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing my recipe for a low-carb, grain-free fried “rice” made with cauliflower.



    17 Beth Granai December 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love Real Food Wednesdays! Just added our family favorite recipe for Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole. Make sure to use organic sweet potatoes!


    18 Laurie December 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly.

    Today I linked up a recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough truffles made with almond flour and coconut oil and sweetened with honey.

    The post also includes a chance to win a gallon of coconut oil.


    19 Mary@ Homemade Dutch Apple Pie December 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I’m sharing our experiment with a homemade go-gurt. Much more nourishing than anything you’ll find in the store. Perfect for kids.


    20 Carolyn @ Real Food Houston December 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I’m sharing raw milk news from Texas. We have an opportunity to gain more food freedom if we can pass legislation, HB 46, to allow licensed dairy farmers to deliver their milk to farmers markets and other arranged locations.


    21 High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods December 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    22 Lauren December 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you for hosting Kelly! I’m adding my Ooey Gooey S’mores this week. Have an awesome day!


    23 France @ Beyond The Peel December 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!

    I’m sharing a quick holiday appetizer: 5 Minute Sour Cream Dill Dip, and a delicious holiday dessert, Apple Blackberry Crumble w/ Hazelnut Topping (GrF, GF, DF).

    Have a great day!


    24 Melissa @ Dyno-mom December 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    People have been asking for this recipe, both from the local WAPF meeting and just people who come for dinner. So, I finally got it up. LF cinnamon beets, one of my kids favorite vegetables and a popular addition to my cheese and toast plates along side other veggies like LF red bell pepper strips. Stop by and get the recipes.


    25 Joanna | WholeGreenLove December 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks again for hosting!

    This is perfect to make ahead for quick breakfasts during the week.


    26 Sita December 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    The Top 10 staples in my real food kitchen!

    Thanks Kelly!!


    27 Gabriela @ Renaissance Woman December 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Hi Kelly!

    I linked my post “Health for the Holidays: green juice recap & video!”. In the video I share a health boosting beverage that supports cleansing, weight loss, a clear complexion, immune health – perfect for staying healthy for the holidays!

    Have a lovely week!



    28 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health December 13, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’ve shared a post on why I don’t think low-salt diets are a good idea.


    29 GiGi Eats Celebrities December 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I made a video about how unhealthy store bought salad dressings are, and easy ways to make your own! :)


    30 Nourished for Free December 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    We are hosting an echinacea tincture giveaway this week!


    31 Nourished for Free December 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    We have a gift list of ideas for natural living men on the blog this week!


    32 Nourished for Free December 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    We also have a gift list of ideas for the natural living DIY-er on our blog this week!


    33 Emily @ Holistic Squid December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Hi, Thanks for hosting! This week I’m linking up a recipe for White Chocolate Bark with Pistachios & Cranberries. Pistachios and cherries lend some Christmas cheer to this mildly sweet, homemade white chocolate bark.



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