Real Food Wednesday 2/20/2013

February 20, 2013 · 79 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. (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! 

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    1 Dina-Marie @ Cultured Palate February 20, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Thanks for hosting!

    Today I shared “The 80/20 Rule” which gives a lot a freedom NOT to sweat the small stuff when it comes to healthy eating and “Coconut Oil Chocolate Treats – Regular and Spicy” which are a good for you treat and a great way to get coconut oil into your diet!

    Have a great week!


    2 Kristen @ Smithspirations February 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Dinah-Marie, I just love seeing the posts you write!


    3 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat February 20, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about why the United Nations is wrong and how we can reduce the use of artificial fertilizer by letting meat animals just eat grass. As we learned at the WAPF Conference, the Savory Institute shows how grazing animals can restore the land and reverse desertification.
    Let Them Eat Grass


    4 Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified February 20, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Hi everyone!

    Today I shared a Recipe Remake. It’s called Out of the Box Hamburger Helper.
    I took a highly processed well-known boxed dinner and I remade it with real, organic foods and non-GMO ingredients. This recipe is quick and easy to make, much healthier, made with good ingredients and it has much more flavor than the original!


    5 Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified February 20, 2013 at 2:05 am


    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


    6 KitchenKop February 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    No worries! :)



    7 Little Sis February 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

    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.


    8 Megan February 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    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!


    9 suzyhomemaker February 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Thanks for hosting. This week I linked up a post I wrote about the brand Late July organics. I would love to make everything from scratch, but it is hard, so I found this brand that I like.


    10 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat February 20, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I’m linking up a Raw Vegan dessert this week inspired by Valentine’s Day and our Raw Foods Potluck. These Strawberry Fudge Cups are delicious!

    Thanks for hosting!


    11 KitchenKop February 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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



    12 Lauren February 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I’m adding my GF Almond Apricot Muffins this week. Have a great day!


    13 Peggy February 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Add some pizazz to your green beans….


    14 Gretchen @ Cheeky Bums Blog February 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili where the secret ingredient is coffee! Yum!


    15 Pam@behealthybehappywellness February 20, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for hosting! Today I’m sharing some very yummy chocolate banana muffins – perfect with a cup of coffee for a special breakfast treat.


    16 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul February 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Thank you for hosting Kelly. Sharing this week’s Tuned-in Tuesday (1 day late! due to having a toddler running around).

    I’ve compiled a couple of interesting articles- check it out!


    17 Eileen February 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

    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!


    18 Sara@AJoyfulMother February 20, 2013 at 11:29 am

    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!


    19 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles February 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly :-) This morning I’m sharing my little learning experiment called The Granny Plan. Everyone is welcome to join me for this 12 week series where every week we’ll be working on a new real food routine for our kitchens … it’s gonna be a lot of fun! I’m also sharing my recipe for easy beef vegetable and rice soup and the third part of my series What Makes a Diet Good? Have a great week :-)


    20 Sita February 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    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.


    21 Carolyn @ Real Food Houston February 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Today I’ve shared my success using a kefir-soaked crust for pepperoni pizza. Delicious!


    22 Healthy Body February 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for hosting this. It’s really a wonderful place to find many great articles and recipes. I come over from and always like adding my gluten, corn, soy, peanut free, vegan recipes to this wonderful link party.


    23 Kristen @ Smithspirations February 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I’m sharing two posts I wrote last week on coconut oil after a reader asked a question on how I like to use it. I hope someone finds them helpful!
    Thanks a bunch!


    24 Gabriela @ Living a Renaissance Life February 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    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!


    25 Stephanie @ The Hidden Homemaker February 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting! I’m new to the blogging scene and loving it so far. Today I’m sharing a delicious Greek Salad recipe that I discovered at Have a great week!


    26 Jess February 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    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,


    27 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook February 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Today I’m sharing a quick and easy breakfast scramble that is nutrient-dense and on the table in 15 minutes. Yum!


    28 Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead February 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! Another delicious muffin recipe to add to the file! These are super filling and delicious!


    29 Melissa @ Dyno-mom February 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    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?


    30 Laura @ Stealthy Mom February 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Hi Kelly! I’m a little late to the party here… I shared Burger Assistant, a scratch-made version of that popular boxed pantry staple.

    Thank you for hosting!


    31 Mama February 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

    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!!


    32 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health February 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’ve shared a recipe for homemade dark chocolate maple cream truffles.


    33 Linda Zurich February 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

    This week I share about 5 of the most most effective and versatile natural remedies I know of that everyone should keep on hand in their holistic medicine cabinet.


    34 GiGi Eats Celebrities February 22, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Everyone gets HANGRY every so often, but these tips might help you – funny video too! :)


    35 Jamil Avdiyev @ High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods February 26, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Avocados with nutrient density much higher than mainstream organic ones, grown by one of the smartest growers in the nutrient dense farming field.


    36 Julia Visser March 10, 2013 at 9:57 am


    I just shared a post about a professional athlete’s journey to a gluten-free, dairy-free, whole foods diet.

    Thanks for hosting!


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