Real Food Wednesday 1/9/2013

January 9, 2013 · 65 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 Jolene @ Yummy Inspirations January 9, 2013 at 1:20 am

    The link doesn’t seem to show! {Maybe I’m early? Well, it’s Wednesday here in Australia!} This week I’m sharing a post with all the details about my families experience of our 1st week on The GAPS Diet, including some of our favorite meals. Have a lovely week! Here’s the link –


    2 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat January 9, 2013 at 2:18 am

    This week my post is about how animal fat was traditionally used to help winter survival, providing Vitamin D and other much needed nutrients.

    Animal Fat for the Winter

    Mr Linky doesn’t seem to be up yet. So, since I’m on the West Coast I will post in the comments and check for Mr Linky in the morning.


    3 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family January 9, 2013 at 2:50 am

    This week I’ve posted all about beets. How to grow them, select them, store them, and ferment them for a delicious, super-healthy side dish.

    Happy New Year!


    4 Thyroid Blog January 9, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Many women who suffer with women health issues do not realize that they are signs of estrogen dominance. This week I posted about causes of estrogen dominance, how is it diagnosed and affect your thyroid and what can you do to protect yourself from xenoestrogen exposure.


    5 January 9, 2013 at 7:40 am
    6 Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate January 9, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Thanks for hosting I can’t see the linky this week for some reason but would like to share:

    “Gallbladder Cleanse – An Alternative to Surgery” While this may not be the most appetizing recipe, for those who have gallstones or just want to make sure there are no stones lurking – this really works!
    Have a great week!


    7 Rachel January 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I’ve done this before, and it does work! My father who was a chiropractor swore by it.


    8 Laura @ The Spinach Spot January 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I’m sharing my daughter’s birthday cake this week, a gluten and dairy free dark chocolate berry cake!


    9 Rachel January 9, 2013 at 8:37 am

    As always thanks for hosting! I can’t see the linky either. Same thing happened on Food Renegade last Friday so there must be some linky failure conspiracy! ;) Until it’s up I’ll just post it here….

    How I accidentally lost 20 pounds in 3 months without even trying, just by eating “real food.” (And I’m perfectly fine not finding them again.)


    10 Pam@behealthybehappywellness January 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Sharing my favorite flavored waters today – great way to encourage yourself (and your family) to drink more water!


    11 Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley January 9, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Kelly! Where is Mr. Linky? I’ll join the others and link here.

    Easy Peasy *Instant* Overnight Oatmeal
    (which is based on your recipe — thank you very much!) & what to make if you have any leftovers: Leftover Oatmeal Muffins. Enjoy!


    12 Susan Godfrey January 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I am forever burning rice. I hate cooking it…I really always burn it. It is so sad to admit that, but there it is. I burn rice…period. So I kind of got this idea to try cooking it in the crockpot, because I never burn anything in there. I figured I’d give it a try and the most I’d lose was two pounds of rice.


    13 Jupiter January 9, 2013 at 10:09 am
    14 Gretchen @ Cheeky Bums Market January 9, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I don’t seem to see the linky either. Here are two posts that I’m wanting to link up this week:
    1) Homemade Crock Pot Yogurt :

    2) DIY Felted Wool Dryer Balls:


    15 Dawn @ January 9, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

    Are You Ready to Go Gluten Free?


    16 Jill @ Modern Alternative Kitchen January 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am sharing a post about The Ultimate Comfort Food: Acorn Squash! Have a blessed week!


    17 Teri Gelseth January 9, 2013 at 11:13 am

    No Linky…?

    I have a great post about soup and the ingredients to my dry mix. Unlimited variations. Yumm! This will warm you up in winter :-)



    18 Aubree Cherie Davis January 9, 2013 at 11:40 am

    This week I am posting a recipe that is gluten and dairy free. It is a hybrid between a traditional tart, a fancy pizza, and a quiche, all rolled into one tasty dish!

    GF Onion Tart:


    19 Sara@AJoyfulMother January 9, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I Dnt seem to see a way to link posts :(. Thanks for the opportunity! Will check back again soon.


    20 Lori @ Health Extremist January 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I can’t see the linky for some reason.

    I wanted to share my post on the top 7 alkalizing foods.


    21 Andrea January 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    This week, I’m sharing my recipe for Organic S’mores Brownies. What could be better than that?!


    22 Mishelle@LoveandButter January 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    For all those New Year’s Resolutions to eat more salad, I am posting my Go-To Salad. It can be on the table (dressing included) in 5 minutes or so!


    23 Tamara @ Oh Lardy January 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Can’t see the linky!

    Here is my post:

    5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor (Part 2)

    Thank you for hosting, Kelly.


    24 Joanna @ plus other good stuff January 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing 5 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables…for those seasons of life when you don’t have time for complicated! Thanks for hosting. :)


    25 Rachel R. January 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    No linky showing here, either. I’d like to add:

    Are Unfermented Grains New?

    And if I can add a second, Easy Homemade Decongestant:


    26 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul January 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Hi, good afternoon. Today I’m sharing a post I wrote about a big scam that a lot of people are buying into and they just don’t know…

    so what is it?

    Organic Eggs!

    Check out the post here:


    27 Kelly January 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Hey all, sorry about the dumb Linky!! I took the kids to the museum today & just checked email.

    I’ll fix it as soon as we get home & then I’ll announce it on social media.



    28 KitchenKop January 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    OK all fixed now, sorry about that everyone!!!


    29 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook January 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I’ve seen more issues with Mr. Linky at other sites for blog hops over the past week.


    30 Erin S. January 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I hope my cinnamon rolls qualify. We love them!


    31 Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead January 9, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Egg Drop Soup – ready in 5 minutes and oh-so nourishing!


    32 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health January 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’ve linked up a post about the importance of listening to our own bodies rather than just blindly following every bit of health advice we hear.


    33 Sara@AJoyfulMother January 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Kelly, a perfectly good excuse! I hope the museum was fun!!

    Today I linked up an easy breakfast…rice cereal! Many different ways to eat it and ready in 5 minutes. Delicious!


    34 Sara@AJoyfulMother January 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    35 Melissa @ Dyno-mom January 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for hosting us every week, Kelly! This week I don’t have a recipe as much as I am talking about technique. I am explaining how to use a Dutch oven to braise a whole meal in a single pot.


    36 Laura @ Stealthy Mom January 9, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Hi Kelly! I shared a coupe of posts this week. The first is a recipe for Hummus Enchiladas, a gluten free and vegan fusion.
    Next I shared a post called “Got Tax Return?” with suggestions on purchases to help a family eat batter and save money.
    Thanks for hosting, and have a great week!


    37 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles January 10, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Hi Kelly … That LinkyTool/Wordpress bug is getting lots of folks the past week or two. I’m starting off the new year with a post about learning to view the world thru your Grandma’s eyes. And I’ve written up something on why it’s worth it to go out of your way for grassfed beef.


    38 Nina Jones January 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    This week I have linked up and easy breakfast dish…Ziploc Bag Omelet…Put everything in a ziploc bag and boil…yummy!! Thanks for hosting!!!


    39 Melodie January 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    My healthy banana muffin recipe is very versatile and easy, and includes gluten-free and dairy-free options!

    Thanks for hosting this Kelly!


    40 Jamil @ High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods January 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    41 Heather@DiaryofaSmallTownEarthMuffin January 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I left the recipe for porketta…have a good week!


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