Real Food Wednesday 2/22/2012


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

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!
    I’m sharing my homemade cream cheese (and whey) and my sugar-free Elderberry and Rosehip Syrup – great for warding off those winter colds and flus!

  2. says

    Find out how meal making can be about fun and fellowship, by sharing it with others. I share lots of Communal Cooking resources along with my experiences.

  3. says

    For Fat Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday/Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday yesterday I posted about pancakes and listed the ingredients from a box vs ingredients from a homemade recipe. I posted unsoaked for those transitioning and a soaked version that I use.

  4. says

    Today I posted a recipe for Kimchi, which is Korean sauerkraut. I followed Sally Fallon’s recipe in Nourishing Traditions and it came out delicious. It goes great with everything and is so beneficial for the digestive system.


  5. says

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting. We have been watching Downton Abby and decided to have a dinner inspired by the show. A roast with root vegetables and onion gravy is a perfect dinner for a cold winter evening whether or not you are a Downton fan.

  6. says

    hanks for hosting Kelly. I linked my post on what I am doing for Lent. I am really going to try to eat only real foods with minimum cheating. I posted my “rules” but if anyone else has any suggestions for me, please let me know.

  7. says

    This week I shared another excerpt from my pregnancy food diary: a good day and a bad day!

    I also shared my “healthy foods list”. Instead of focusing on what we shouldn’t be eating, I like to keep it positive and think about what we should be eating. Check it out and let me know what you think!

  8. says

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting again this week. To your ever-growing list, I added a recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing that is faster to make than to find one without MSG at the grocery store! I also shared a recipe for Fast and East Veggie Chowder. It is a rich and satisfying soup that uses no cans, bouillion or stock. Just veggies, and lots of them (And mushrooms, which are technically not vegetables.)

  9. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kel! Today is Ash Wednesday and that means that today we (in my house) are having one meatless meal, in that we are not eating any meat today and we are eating only once today. I made toasted sesame hummus and pita breads. Today I have the recipe for the hummus and tomorrow the recipe for the pitas. Stop by and see what I got cooking!

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