Real Food Wednesday 1/30/2013

January 30, 2013 · 73 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 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat January 30, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about traditional animal fats. Contrary to food industry propaganda, animal fats from grass fed and pastured animals are some of the best foods we can eat, full of nutrients.

    Great Traditional Animal Fats


    2 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food January 30, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my recipe for Moroccan Ground Beef – a tasty alternative way of cooking ground beef.


    3 Brenda Scott January 30, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Kelly, Thanks for hosting! I shared my Grain-Free Chicken Enchilada Casserole that is oh-so-yummy! Hope everyone enjoys it! :)


    4 Britney January 30, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Thanks for hosting this linkup! I found it through googling real food and added my attempt at making Kombucha.


    5 Hayley @ Hills Homestead January 30, 2013 at 5:06 am

    I have linked you to my delicious Honey Baked Granola recipe – kids love it by the handful, husband loves it for breakfast with icy cold raw milk, I love it with a dollop of raw natural yoghurt and milk. See full recipe and step by step photos here….


    6 Victory Lynette January 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Happy Wednesday! Today I get to share a fabulous and easy recipe for Maple Candied Walnuts. They are a yummy salad topper and snack.

    Also, I want you to know about a Giveaway sponsored by the wonderful people at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

    Thanks so much for being a great host, Kelly!


    7 Mishelle@LoveandButter January 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for hosting. I’m leaving some help for beginners and those who might be overwhelmed with the transition into real food. Also, an older post of mine that got a lot of hits this week on Milk Kefir Trouble Shooting.


    8 Gretchen @ Cheeky Bums Blog January 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Thanks for hosting! I always love seeing what others are sharing. Helps with planning meals for the week. I am sharing a great chicken crepe recipe.


    9 Beth January 30, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I posted about my enchiladas; more of a method than a recipe. Be inspired by what you already have at home!


    10 Tamara @ Oh Lardy January 30, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I left my post on fermented OJ. It is a deliciously refreshing drink. My daughter loves it!


    11 Pam@behealthybehappywellness January 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing one of my favorite comfort foods: Baked Potato Soup.


    12 Little Sis January 30, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. This week we’ve shared some tips for preparing broccoli and sweet potatoes, some thoughts about “convenience” foods, and a recipe for a super yummy wild rice and mushroom soup.


    13 Anne-Marie Cain January 30, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up my ode to the Samoa Girl Scout cookie: Samoa Cookie Pudding. It’s grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and low carb:



    14 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles January 30, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week I’m sharing my recipe for chicken nuggets and some gratitude for the humble refrigerator. ;-)


    15 Eileen January 30, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting. Last week, I wrote a detailed comparison of 3 healing diets. This week, I have sample meal plans, to give people an idea of how to cook this way:


    16 Lauren January 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I’m adding my Oatmeal ‘No-Bread’ Pudding this week. Have a great day! :)


    17 The Healthivist January 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I added my sugar free strawberry pudding, made only out of fruit!

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!


    18 Sara@AJoyfulMother January 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Hello and thank you for hosting! I love your link up!

    Today I shared a post I wrote for Modern Alternative Health called “Caring for the Family: Biblical Womanhood and Health” to encourage wives and mothers in raising healthy families.
    I also shared a post about my last shopping trip :). Gotta love food!!


    19 Sarah Ealey @ Sense of Wander January 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for hosting!

    I have a new post about using up leftovers so they don’t get wasted. 2 ways to redefine leftovers, with leftovers phyllo pie and leftovers pot pie.


    20 Alison January 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    With the flu running rampant I thought I’d share an old home remedy that was noted during the Pandemic Flu of 1918- Keeping an onion on your nightstand. The story along with other natural remedies using the amazing onion are found in my full post. Thanks for the carnival!


    21 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health January 30, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you for hosting! This week I’ve shared a post about why I think it’s more important to focus on adding in all of the good foods rather than stressing about taking away all of the bad ones.


    22 Nourished for Free January 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks for hosting!


    23 Shelley Alexander January 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for hosting! I hope your doing good! I’m a fellow member of VGN and I wanted to share my free 5 day healing whole foods detox cleanse for the carnival today. It has tons of yummy healing foods recipes, detox tips, healing affirmations, and a workout video to do after the cleanse. I hope you stop by to visit my site and please spread the word!

    Have a fantastic week!


    24 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat January 30, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Kelly, I’m sharing a green salad that I love because of its dressing and the crunchy, healthy ingredients. It’s called Crunchy Ginger Orange Salad. Thanks for hosting!


    25 GiGi Eats Celebrities January 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    This week I am posting about… WHAT ELSE – THE SUPERBOWL! How original right? LOL. Well you are def. going to want to check this out because I have a special treat for you in my post… WELL two of them ;)


    26 Nourished for Free January 31, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Left a link with a tutorial on making raw grassfed butter! Thanks for hosting!


    27 Avivah @ Oceans of Joy February 1, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Hi, Kelly!

    This week I’m sharing a new breakfast idea that was a hit with my family – breakfast fruit bowls topped with creamy avocado mousse.

    Thanks for hosting!



    28 Melodie February 1, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Wake up to this delicious grain-free strawberries ‘n cream porridge!


    29 Micheline February 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Hi Kelly & thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing an all-natural simple recipe for homemade chicken lo-mein (chinese noodles) It can easily be made gluten-free (GF) or vegetarian with a few substitutions. It is also quite simple to make – which I love :)

    Homemade Chicken Lo-Mein

    Micheline @ Holistic Chick


    30 Nourished for Free February 2, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a recipe for a delicious Chocolate Chess Pie that is GAPS friendly, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free!


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