Real Food Wednesday 1/11/2012

January 11, 2012 · 120 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 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!

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    1 Jen January 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Kelly, I found another way to make liver – using a curry! I posted a curried goat liver:
    and I also posted a separate recipe for a curry mix that I gaveaway in my Christmas baskets this year.


    2 Alea Milham January 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I used to add cheese to egg dishes to add/mask the flavor for my kids. We have gone completely dairy-free so I am having to find new ways to flavor egg dishes. This time I combined Asian veggies and seasonings to make a gf df frittata. Thanks for hosting.


    3 Katie @ Riddlelove January 11, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Hi Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing our Late Harvest, Fruit Medley Crisp. They grains are soaked, of course. :) Have a lovely week and thanks for hosting!


    4 Joy January 11, 2012 at 1:01 am

    My 11 year old boy has been gluten-free for over a year. He doesn’t like his health to be the center of attention, he just wants to be one of the guys. But a couple weeks ago he decided to do a radio piece explaining celiac disease and how he protects himself from gluten cross-contamination! I am so proud of him :)


    5 Avivah @ Oceans of Joy January 11, 2012 at 1:14 am

    This week I shared about my thoughts on the real food concept of ideal child spacing – is this issue as black and white as is generally presented?

    As always, thanks for being such a great host, Kelly, and have a wonderful week!


    6 Paula @ Whole Intentions January 11, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Hi Kelly,

    Today I linked easy directions and lots of pictures to #9 Why Whey & How to Make It.

    Thanks for hosting!


    7 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family January 11, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I linked up my recipe for homemade coconut milk. Most canned milk has toxic BPA, and most boxed milk has additives. Making your own is cheaper, more nutritious and delicious!


    8 Kendahl January 11, 2012 at 1:39 am

    In preparation for the GAPS Challenge starting January 15, I am sharing my version of beef stock. It’s also my latest in my REAL FOOD 101 series!


    9 Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama January 11, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Hi Kelly! This week I’m sharing a recipe for Grain Free Flat Bread. This bread works great for sandwiches and hamburgers!

    Thanks for hosting ;)


    10 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat January 11, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about a simple alternative to weight loss surgery, which used to be common before World War II—a low-carb, high-fat diet for weight loss. This diet would have been full of nutrients from the fat of grassfed animals.

    Before Weight Loss Surgery—Try Grassfed Fat


    11 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food January 11, 2012 at 4:22 am

    I linked to a post on how to relate to bad bathroom smells (hint: the answer isn’t to mask the smell), a tutorial on how to make mango chutney, and one on a special little trick to give vegetable soup a special rich taste.

    Thanks for hosting.


    12 peachkins January 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I’m linking and sharing a great appetizer!


    13 Lori January 11, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I linked up an article about raw food and how important they are to being healthy. I haven’t linked my post back here yet but I will later when I have access to a computer. Ipad’s won’t let me do it!


    14 Judy Tsafrir MD @ Holistic Psychiatry January 11, 2012 at 6:02 am

    One of my favorite recipes that my guests love.


    15 Soli @ I Believe in Butter January 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

    HI Kelly, this week I sharing an essential traditional food skill: how to get whey from raw milk. It’s easy and helps to justify the higher cost. If you’re not throwing it away when it goes sour and finding a way to use it, that’s money well spent.


    16 Jen @ TheUnProcessed Kitchen January 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Hi! My blog is really an entry level real food blog for parents who are trying to improve the diets of their kids with Sensory Processing Disorder and/or are on the Autism spectrum, so if there are no food dyes and no neurotoxins it’s a good step! This week is home made chicken noodle soup – easy, healthy, and inexpensive. Love it when I can help move the needle a little for folks!


    17 Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie January 11, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Thank you for hosting! I posted a healthy version of Hot Apple Cider for the colder weather! Toss out the conventional stuff and enjoy…


    18 January 11, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I shared my Curried Chicken Salad and One New Compelling Reason to Avoid Trans Fats . Also a video for making coconut water kefir.

    Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!

    And link up your cultured and fermented foods here!
    Thanks for hosting!


    19 Kristi January 11, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for hosting!!! I finally created a soaked/cultured granola bar recipe which the entire family loves. Great for pregnancy, easy to make, and tastes yummy!! Enjoy!!


    20 Priscilla January 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I posted a delicious gluten free pumpkin cake roll I made fresh milled sprouted and fermented millet and raw whipped cream. A new Favorite for our family. Hope you enjoy it~!


    21 Elena January 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I shared a recipe for chicken casserole. Thanks for hosting!


    22 Carolyn @ Nourishing Charlotte January 11, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!
    Representing the Charlotte NC Weston A. Price Foundation chapter, we posted Part 2 of our Raw Milk Q&A including info on safety of raw milk and the low-fat/skim scam. Hope it is a helpful resource for your readers!


    23 Jenna January 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

    This week I am linking up:
    A verse from the Bible that spoke to me about the importance of meal planning:

    And a yummy recipe for Lemon Tuna and Rice:


    24 Jan's Sushi Bar January 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Good morning, Kelly! Today I’m posting a sort of spahetti-less spaghetti casserole. :) Gluten, dairy, sugar and nut free!


    25 A Peaceful Plate January 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for hosting!

    My post today highlights some of the weird ingredients companies use in processed food.


    26 Miz Helen January 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Good Morning Kelly,
    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!


    27 Meagan January 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Hi kelly, thanks for hosting!

    Today I am sharing my recipe for spicy roasted pumpkin seeds. They are SO easy, just a little bit of hot sauce, olive oil, spices and a hot oven! A great SUGAR free snack


    28 Megh January 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Thanks for hosting!

    I put up a commentary on a recent NY Times article on yoga…


    29 Susan January 11, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Thanks for hosting! It’s busy this week. I’ve linked up a paleo beef stew that really hit the spot and tangy meatballs that would be great for a Super Bowl party in a few weeks.


    30 Lauren Hairston Collado January 11, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I’ve linked two recipes this week: my no white flour/no white sugar Twelfth Night Cake and Filets de poisson cardinal, a recipe adapted from La Tour d’Argent in Paris.

    Thanks for hosting!


    31 Sarah C January 11, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I shared a few posts this week!

    How I organize my pantry to save money (it’s porn for Type A people)

    Honey-sweetened homemade jello:

    And the ins and outs of ordering from Azure Standard:


    32 Tiffany January 11, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I “healthified” my chicken enchilada recipe using greek yogurt. Next time I am going to make my own whole wheat tortillas to make them even healthier. :)


    33 France @ Beyond The Peel January 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. I’m sharing a recipe for a lentil soup with an added twist.


    34 Jessica January 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for hosting! Today I posted about how to properly prepare an herbal tea for the maximum benefits.


    35 Jennifer @ How to Peel an Onion January 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    I shared my post on preparing for quick vegetable sides – it includes a yummy recipe for honey-cinnamon butternut squash mash! Thanks for hosting, have a great rest of your week!


    36 Michelle January 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Just shared my New Year New Me post


    37 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food January 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Good morning, I’ve linked up my Creamy Tomato, Kale and Sausage Soup, and a post about my adventures with homemade ferments. Thanks for hosting!


    38 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry January 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Kelly! I shared my Chicken Curry Spaghetti Squash recipe today. Have a great week!


    39 Leah January 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I left a post on carbohydrates and a discussion on whether or not they’re part of a balanced diet. Check it out!


    40 Kelly @ The Nourishing Home January 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Hi, Kelly! I shared my yummy chocolate chip cookie recipe this week. Hope you’re having a blessed New Year! :) kel


    41 Joanna January 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I’m posting our favorite yeast bread recipe – Honey Oatmeal Bread. We do a lot of sourdough bread around here but sometimes a regular yeast bread is a nice change of pace! I adapted the recipe quite successfully to be soaked and contain more whole grains. It’s delicious!


    42 Kresha at Nourishing Joy January 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    We’ve been eating lots of borscht in our family this week, so I couldn’t resist posting our family’s favorite recipe. We love the sweetness of beets, especially at this time of year. (Heck, at any time of year! :-) )

    Thanks as always, everyone, for some great recipes and needed inspiration!


    43 Kresha @ Nourishing Joy January 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Sorry, I forgot to link to the recipe for the borscht… Here it is!


    44 Melissa @ Dyno-mom January 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I linked to my post on just what good cod liver oil is and just what vitamins A and D do for the body. Hope you all can stop by!


    45 Stealthy Mom January 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Happy Wednesday! Today I shared a recipe for Raspberry Custard Pie, made with Omega Crust.

    (I feel bad that I shared the link a few hours before I posted your link back… life with our kids is never dull. The Cadet (20 months) opened every program with an icon and the poor little imac gave me the lollipop. Meanwhile, G-man (3 and a half) was throwing a fit because he could not find a piece to his train set. The mail lady came by and the dog barked, Stealthy Dad came home for lunch… )


    46 Justine @The Lone Home Ranger January 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I am challenging myself to cook recipes out of the Beekman 1802 Heirloom cookbook. I adapted their mac & cheese with mushrooms and kale, which made me a 1st-time mushroom lover!


    47 Carrie- young living oil lady January 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Hey Kelly! Glad to be back this week linking up and seeing what everyone has cooked up for the week. This week I am sharing my non-dairy version of homemade peanut butter bars. You can alter the ingredients! Here is the link:


    48 Lissa B. January 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for hosting this. I’ve posted a recipe for gravlax with enhanced flavors that’s great to have with lunch, dinner or as a snack.


    49 Amber January 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Hello There,

    This week I am submitting two recipes. First, a creamy dairy-free mushroom soup (that takes about 10 minutes!) and a fun granola (coconut ginger). I made some fun parfaits with my vegan, sugar-free pudding and the granola. Super yummy!!

    Have a wonderful week.


    Mushroom Soup:

    Granola (and parfaits):


    50 Beck January 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I added my favorite cheesecake recipe, because it has so little sugar and lots of cream cheese! If anyone tries it, let me know what you think! :)


    51 Vicky January 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Hi! Thank you for hosting! I shared my first post about herbs and spices – Parsley – with a recipe for Parsley & Lemon Butter.


    52 Emily Bartlett January 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Hi Kelly – Thanks for hosting! I’ve shared my favorite 10 Grain-Free Dinners on a Budget. Hope you have a good week!


    53 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish January 12, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Thank you so much for hosting! I shared a Chai Tea recipe. My version does not have black tea and has a few uncommon herbs in it (for extra nourishment). It’s absolutely delicious. Thanks again.


    54 LIB January 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

    sharing a non-food recipe this week:: MYO dishwashing detergent:: great alternative to expensive organic options…


    55 Kimberly Hartke January 12, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I am posting a day late, but just had to get this story out to your followers!

    Raw Pet Food, Homemade, WAPF style can save you tons of money on vet bills, meds and pet illnesses!

    Check this out and share with anyone who has a sick animal!


    56 Tessa Domestic Diva January 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I shared a new invention: my version of the Hail Merry Choco Macaroons, way too easy to make, and delish! I truly love coconut oil!


    57 Melanie January 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Kelly! This week I’m sharing my strawberry fig muffins. Thanks for hosting! :)


    58 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat January 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

    This is my first time visiting! What a wonderful resource! I was attracted to the carnival, because real food is the ONLY way to go! I’ve linked up my Fennel Orange and Sesame Salad Thanks for hosting!


    59 Jamie January 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Just noticed this today. Added my Date Ball recipe (that I happened to post on Wednesday) – an awesome and easy snack idea with ingredients you probably already have on hand.


    60 Vicky January 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Kelly! This week I’ve shared my Apple and Cardamom Muffin recipe as well as the Apple Sauce recipe which is part of the mixture! Have a lovely week!


    61 Amber February 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm


    This week I am sharing a fun double chocolate hazelnut coconut cookie. GrainF, V & SF.

    Be Well,


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