Real Food Wednesday 2/8/2012


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!



  1. says

    Hi Kelly,
    I hope it’s ok that I linked two posts. First, we have something that’s just for laughs… laughing at ourselves, that is! Real Food Ryan Gosling and Gluten Free Ryan Gosling are our new tumblr feeds! He’s so dreamy. Anyone with ideas can send them to me and I’ll try to include them in future pictures (with linkbacks!).

    Next, I tried Wardeh’s 5 Spice Lactofermented Apple Chutney, but put my own twist on it. Boy, was it ever a hit around here! I thought you all might enjoy it, too!

    Happy Wednesday!

  2. says

    Sharing a recent post of mine…..Gluten Free Brownies using Ghirardelli’s 100% Cacao baking bar – making for a very delicious brownie. Plus the Coconut Tapioca recipe I make from my Asian cookbook.

  3. says

    I shared my video of differences between milk and water kefir grains and a recipe for grain-free, pan fried wild flounder. Lastly, an article about the new science on the dangers of sugar, simple raspberry jam made with three ingredients (no sugar) as well as a giveaway!

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting Kel!

    My post is a bit of a passionate rant in response to those that think ‘real foodies’ are legalistic zealots…………

  5. says

    Today I write about a mid week meal of pot roast and beet salad with oranges. It really wasn’t hard to do and took a week day meal and elevated it to something special. If you give it a try, let me know how it was for you!

  6. says

    Not getting into the legalistic zealot debate . . . although I will say I felt so bad for that woman who gave the demo on how to cut up a chicken at the Nourishing Traditions meeting when she was booed and hissed at for suggesting that one skim the fat off bone broth before putting it in the freezer ;-) OK so maybe I’m exaggerating . . . but not much.

    Anyhoo, I’m linking up a ground beef helper skillet recipe. It’s frugal, fast, with local ingredients. It does include potatoes so that means it’s not GAPS friendly but is gluten-free, yes?

  7. says

    I added my Coconut Butter Cake with Coconut Frosting. This is a GAPS legal treat that is so moist and delicious you will have SAD eaters asking you for the recipe! (at least I have). It is my go to birthday cake for my children’s parties as well.

  8. says

    Kelly,thanks so much for hosting.

    I shared a recipe for amazing whole grain brownies and a recipe for cherry almond baked oatmeal.

    Have a good one!


  9. says

    Happy Wednesday! This Week I’m linking up my EASY Pregnancy Tea Recipe and a snippet from my food diary at 25 weeks pregnant.

    I’m also linking an easy method for converting ANY whole grain yeast bread into a soaked recipe. It’s a great option for those who want to incorporate healthy whole grains into their diet but don’t have a sourdough starter going, or just have a regular yeast bread recipe that they don’t want to give up!

  10. says

    Hi Kelly,
    I know we are all looking to decrease the amount of processed food in our diets and a lot of times that means less ingredients. I shared a post about a recipe called 3 ingredient butterfinger. There are 3 *components* but not 3 ingredients.

  11. says

    Hi Kel,

    Today I am sharing with you a post about Nutritional Balancing. It may be the missing link for some people if they have tried everything on their healing journey, because it is designed specifically for them through testing their own hair! Enjoy!

  12. says

    Hi Kelly,

    Thank you so much for hosting. It’s great to see so many people participating in your round-up. Thanks for all you do!

    This week, I’m sharing a Tunisian Cod with Chermoula recipe. Wondering what Chermoula is? It’s a fantastically delicious Tunisian marinade.

    I’m also sharing the story of how my husband Transformed His Taste Buds To Crave Real, Whole Foods and how others can do the same. Have a fantastic Wednesday!

  13. says

    I already have three posts to share this week, wow. I’m a big blogging nerd. First is my final post on the GAPS Challenge. We are already in week four. What?! That went fast.

    Secondly I have my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on how to make a basic vinaigrette. Plus, I share my Garlic and Herb version that always makes everyone ask for the recipe and ask how I made such an amazing dressing. The secret? Come find out :D

    And finally, I just put up my latest post for a Berry Custard with Sweet Whipped Cream. It’s so delicious and versatile: perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

  14. says

    Sorry to complain, but I was looking for things to share on my fan FB and most of the stuff I was running across didn’t fit the bill. There a LOT of links with un-soaked grains, refined sugars, and cooking oils. I know not everybody is at the same place in their real food journey but I cringe when I see someone linking here (and like twenty other places, too) and then talk about their healthy (unsoaked) yeast bread. Sorry, Kel, I know it is not you and you recently crafted a sterner opener for these carnis so it is probably more frustrating for you!

  15. says

    Happy Wednesday,

    This week I am sharing a Valentine’s inspired dish (the most beautiful vibrant red color): roasted beet, cabbage and green apple. Simple, healthy and delicious.

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,

  16. says

    Hello hello! I shared my post on frugal and simple real food breakfasts and snacks for college students on the go. Much better than the organic, but nevertheless junk they serve at my college! The ideas are great for anyone, college or not.

  17. says

    I tried a chicken nugget recipe using our home-grown 4-H broilers. Better than any fast-food place, that’s for sure! I also listed a few other chicken dishes we’ve had with them. [I have some photos of the chickens uploaded from my camera now, but couldn’t bear to post pictures of our live chickens on the same post as the chicken nuggets!]

  18. says

    I shared a great soup recipe my Dad taught me growing up. He called it “cleaning out the refrigerator”. It was always so good :) Thanks for hosting.

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