Real Food Wednesday 2/20/2013


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. (Natural lifestyle links are ok, too, though.)  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.  If there’s a sentence that grabs our 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


    I put my name vs. the name of my recipe/post the first time I entered the recipe, which I see was wrong. Can you delete #11? That’s my first entry and I went ahead and corrected it by putting the recipe name not my blog’s name/my name for #12. It isn’t fair to have my recipe up there twice and I cannot figure out how to delete my error post (#11). THANK YOU! And, I’m SO very sorry I messed up. It is my first week posting here and I’m nervous. LOL!

    Kristine/Real Food Girl:Unmodified

  2. says

    Hi Kelly – thanks for hosting! This week we’ve featured a rundown of ways to cook fresh green beans, including my favorite with nuts, clementines, and balsamic vinegar. We also shared some tips for growing veggies from seeds and a post about how we think about (and sabotage) dietary change.

  3. says

    thanks for hosting! today I shared my favorite homemade chocolates. i add coarsely ground real salt to give them a salty/sweet flavor that i love!

    • KitchenKop says

      I was worried at first when I saw “raw vegan”, as often this means fake ingredients, but this recipe looks good! :)


  4. says

    Thanks for hosting again. This week, I shared 2 articles (1) The foundation of a healing diet: bone broth (including photos of marrow bones and oxtail for those new to sourcing bones).(2) Another dietary healing success story by Robyn, who put her Lupus into remission through the paleo protocol. Food is powerful!

  5. says

    Thank you for hosting! Today I linked up my Mom’s recipe for Gluten Free/Dairy Free/paleo option/vegan Peanut Butter Cups! I love these things!
    I also linked up my Grocery Shopping: What I Bought post!
    Have a great week!

  6. says

    Thanks! I added a link to a recipe fro “Triple Coconut Cookies,” which is from Jenny of Nourished Kitchen’s new guide to grain-free baking.

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I shared Toasted Coconut Chai Macaroons with a quick how-to video on how easy it is to make them. They’re super healthy and tasty and perfect for snacking when you don’t want to feel guilty about snacking! :) Have a really good rest of the week!

  8. says

    Hello! I have never been to this blog hop before (I am a fairly new blogger), but I know that I am going to love it here! I can’t wait to dig through these awesome posts. :)

    I posted Quinoa Carob Mini Loaves. Enjoy! :)

    Thanks so much for hosting such a hopping hop,

  9. says

    Thanks for hosting us each week. Today I am writing about B6, one of the eight B complex vitamins. I have covered three others on my blog and today I am talking all about this one. What do you know about it?

  10. says

    Hello again! I’ve been out of the kitchen for a couple months, but I’m back with some new recipes! I shared my Fructose Friendly Fresh Salsa, a Banana Ice Cream, and my gluten-dairy-egg free Salmon Patties! Hope you like them!!

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