Real Food Wednesday 2/19/2014

February 19, 2014 · 36 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.


A reader friend suggested in my little survey recently that I add a Mr. Linky thumbnail pictures option, so that is now enabled, and you have another good way to draw us in so we’ll click on your recipe. :)


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 (with things like canned bread, meat substitutes, Velveeta, margarine/vegetable oil/canola 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, share on Facebook, and stumble this post and also any sites you visit – this will get more exposure to all of us, thank you!  (You can do this easily and quickly with the share links above and below the post.)

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.  But don’t put more than one link in there, or it will get hung up in my moderation area, and you never know how long it will be ’til I get around to approving those.

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 February 19, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how a really great grassfed steak, cooked on the bone, with its natural fat, it is at its best when cooked and seasoned simply.

    A Great Simple Grassfed Steak


    2 suzyhomemaker February 19, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Morning Kelly,
    This weeks post is 7 things you didn’t know about raw milk…or maybe you did.

    Although we cannot get raw milk in NJ I just saw at the store grass-fed non homogenized milk. I was so excited I snatched it up.


    3 Samantha February 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Thanks for another week of excellent links! I tossed in my easy peasy recipe for roasted cauliflower- tastes fancy, but is super simple!


    4 Janine February 19, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. I have shard this week a recipe for orange creamsicles, my blog cast on wild orange essential oil, and a recipe for dry shampoo that seems to have helped me get rid of my gray…nothing scientific or anything.


    5 Pam@behealthybehappywellness February 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for hosting – I shared today a quick and delicious frozen treat!


    6 Karen @ Kama Fitness February 19, 2014 at 8:54 am

    HI! Thanks so much for hosting his awesome link up! <3 the fact that is it all about REAL food! I've shared my Citrus Salmon Couscous recipe! :)


    7 Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents February 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Thanks so much for hosting!


    8 Rachel February 19, 2014 at 9:39 am

    I’ve been on this Indian/Middle Eastern food kick lately, so both my entries today reflect that!

    I have a Moroccan Braised Chicken
    and a recipe for Cilantro Chutney. Also a link to the best Chicken Tikka Masala I’ve ever made! I didn’t create it so I can’t claim it, but it’s linked there for others to find!


    9 Jessica February 19, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for hosting. I’m sharing my recipe for a gluten free (can be dairy free) zucchini walmnut muffin in a mug. An easy treat for one!


    10 Jessica @ Bint Rhoda's Kitchen February 19, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Hi! I am posting my recipe for a family-friendly favorite, Stewed Green Beans with Tomatoes and Beef. A very easy, delicious recipe with a Middle Eastern flavor (check out the cinnamon and allspice flavors, yum!)

    Thanks for hosting!


    11 Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. February 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing some tasty grain-free snacks I’ve come up with. My favorite is a sweet potato with almond butter. Sounds strange, but it’s really good.

    Also featuring an amazing recipe for a Grain-Free English Muffin, made in a mug!

    Thanks as always for hosting!


    12 Emily Swezey February 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Another great blog hop, thank you for taking the time yet again, to host! I’ve been doing all sorts of interesting things with citrus, check out my lemon pepper seasoning


    13 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish February 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting. I shared Homemade Chocolate Caramels {vegan option}. They are so easy to make, just 3 ingredients and incredibly delicious. Thanks again.


    14 Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers February 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Last week was my Pixie’s birthday… and at her party we only served real food… including cupcakes with PINK frosting! This week’s post tells how we did it! :)


    15 Peggy February 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Linking up how to make your own taco seasoning. Good for if wanting to avoid msg and other additives, or if you simply run out in the middle of cooking. Thanks.


    16 I Wilkerson February 20, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for another fun link party. I just wanted to mention that I am saving all of my (organic) orange peels now. They are seriously nutritious, free (unlike the 4.95/lb I am paying for organic currants) and go great candied in baked goods (or just eating). My latest use is Orange Currant Bread (okay still uses the pricey currants, but a lot less) at


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