Real Food Wednesday 2/29/2012


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

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    Today I’m sharing a recipe for simple, savory, and sweet Winter Squash & Apple Soup.Today I’m sharing a recipe for simple, savory, and sweet Winter Squash & Apple Soup.

    Also, I’m announcing the Nourishing Foodways Facebook page. I’d appreciate you all becoming my Facebook fans – and look forward to connecting!

    Lastly, a reminder for those in Portland, Oregon next Monday’s free class:
    How to Make Gluten-Free Bread: Three Techniques for Baking Delicious Bread.

    Best wishes-

    • says

      nonni and poppi – wow this kids are darling pics are awoesme .they look like something that you would find in a magazine. Diane and Ron should love these. Fantastic shots, Mel and Adam.

  2. says

    Hi all! I linked up a fantastic recipe for grain free cereal – so easy and delicious! Also, I am in no way an affiliate, but I found a fantastic company and want to spread the word. Steve’s Originals makes nitrate free, grass fed beef jerky products, as well as grain free cereals and bars. Go check out my review for more information:

    Again, I am not an affiliate, I just think they make fantastic, real food products and want to support them in their endeavor.

  3. says

    I have shared a post about how to do a healthy pantry and kitchen makeover. I’ve created an eBook that will guide you through a complete kitchen and pantry makeover, which can be downloaded for FREE on my website. It’s kinda like taking a personal tour of my kitchen and pantry! It is really good for newbies, but you may find tips there as well.


  4. says

    Happy Leap Day! I feel like I need to do something special in honor of our extra day. ;) Today I’m sharing two posts one on feeding babies and the other on a versatile mushroom sauce that we love that can be grain-free and dairy-free (as needed). Thanks so much for hosting. Always love to read the posts included in your hop.

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

    Today I’m sharing my Seared Liver with Rosemary Butter recipe. It’s my favourite way to get my offal :)

  6. says

    Thanks again for hosting. I find such good stuff on this linky party. I linked my post on an Asian sesame dressing I made. It is so good I could drink it. And the ratios are so easy to remember. I have made it three times since I came up with the recipe the other day.

  7. says

    Hi Kelly! I’m sharing my recipe for Garnet Yam Crisp with Dried Cherries and Coconut. We eat this crisp often for breakfast because it is filling and really healthy. The only sweetener is 2 tablespoons of grade B maple syrup in the yams and 2 tablespoons of it in the topping plus 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
    Thanks for hosting!

  8. says

    When I started cooking with real food, I loved the idea that I could make cheesecake with so many healthy ingredients – but I always got stuck on the crust! So when I found this really easy recipe for a nut crumb crust (no pre-bake, with only 3 ingredients!) you can imagine the cartwheels I turned (in my head, of course – my kitchen isn’t that big . . .)

    Thanks again for hosting, Kelly!

  9. says

    Happy Wednesday,

    This week I am sharing two recipes: (1) a very sweet, decadent, vegan, cane-sugar free treat that will seriously knock your socks off! Coffee flavored, maple sweetened coconut whipped cream (or mousse). Everyone that has tried this claims it tastes like a mousse or pudding, but it can also be used as a whipped cream or icing for cake/cupcakes, and (2) a super easy, basic marinara sauce (creating no kitchen waste).

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,

    Coffee Mousse:

  10. says

    Hi Kelly,

    This week I am sharing about the health benefits of coffee enemas! I believe it is the only good use for coffee – and don’t be grossed out, it’s amazing!

  11. says

    I shared a few great recipes this week: Black Bean Veggie Burgers (my favorite recipe – super easy & chock full of veggies), Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa (again – ridiculously easy & so delicious), and Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage & Browned Butter (admittedly a bit more involved, but so delicious and sure to impress!)

  12. says

    Happy Leap Year! Thank you for hosting this link-up.

    Today I shared two things. The first is Quinoa Pudding, sweetened with maple syrup and slow-baked in the oven.

    The second is Potato Lasagna. On hand, I had a couple pounds of cottage cheese (made from past due milk since I’m cheap like that) and oodles of organic russet potatoes because the store only orders them for me if I’ll take fifty pounds worth. Cottage cheese, potatoes… Lasagna!

  13. says

    Hello, again! This week I am linking to my current post on how easy it is to properly prepare pork to prevent increase blood coagulation. So, if you read the WAPF journal article, heard about it at the conference, or saw it on the website it is totally doable! I have ten kids and am mad busy. If I can do it, so can you!

  14. says

    Hi! It’s so nice to be linking here! I love real food! Today I published about salsas, they transform any meal into something amazing! Using all fresh veggies, like tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, cilantro on a salsa verde or tomatoes, avocado, serrano peppers, onion and cilantro for a delicious Pico de Gallo, you will have the perfect finishing touch for whaetver you are grilling or pan searing. Check out the picture of the grilled skirt steak with fresh salsa verde. It’s as tasty as it looks!

  15. says

    So many links this week!! I shared an easy homemade mayo…so easy and so easy ans so few ingredients (as it should be!), and some delicious and versatile Vietnamese Salad Rolls! Thanks for having us all back!

  16. says

    Hey there! My first time linking up here I think. This week I have a mongolian beef real food make over. It was a hit even with my picky 3 year old.

  17. says

    I love your blog. A friend of mine introduced me to you about a year ago, and I continually find myself coming back to see what Kelly has to say about that. :-) I posted a link to my blog about how all our raw almonds are pasteurized and some friends and I linked arms and bought almost 200 lbs of unpasteurized almonds directly from an Almond Farmer.

    Thanks, for all you do.

  18. says

    Thanks for this great opportunity to share Kelly!

    I am sharing a video of my husband making Irish Colcannon Fish Cakes. We believe that eating in line with your ancestry (an evolutionary step or two beyond Paleo) and in line with WAPF is best for health – although we do still avoid grains.

    These were so delicious and we discovered Napa cabbage for the first time and it has become our favorite ‘wrap’ because it stays nice and crunchy even if you put hot food on it.


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