Real Food Wednesday 2/27/2013

February 27, 2013 · 75 comments

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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.

I LOVE WEDNESDAYS!

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? Kelly@KellytheKitchenKop.com. 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 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat February 27, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how the “fat tax” failed in Denmark. But now US doctors want to tax fat, including healthy traditional animal fats. I talk about how vital these traditional animal fats are.
    Tax Fat, Get Fat — and Sick

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    2 Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified February 27, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Thank you for hosting this! I love participating in the blog hops/blog carnivals.

    I posted my Holy Guacamole recipe this week. Vegetarian, non-GMO/Organic and OH so tasty! You can omit the Greek yogurt in this recipe to make it totally Vegan.

    This won’t last long when you make it, so double the recipe! :)

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    3 Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat February 27, 2013 at 4:05 am

    This is my first entry to Real Food Wednesdays! I”m excited to share about my favorite food – sweet potatoes!

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    4 Grace February 27, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Thanks very much for hosting this week after week! This week I shared a post I did on eating real food when staying in a hotel for a few weeks (with little ones in tow). Have a wonderful day!

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    5 suzyhomemaker February 27, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for hosting. I shared a dressing recipe using dyno-moms taco spice mix.

    http://www.suzyhomemaker.net/2013/02/taco-dressing.html

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    6 Rachel February 27, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. :)

    Today I shared a story about how my kids have surprised me with their internalization of my no-sugar thing, and some tips as to how I think it happened! http://holdthesugar.mcclearyfamily.com/ I also shared one of their favorite “cookies” sweetened with just 1/3 cup of dark molasses.

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    7 Little Sis February 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Thanks so much for hosting Kelly! This week we’ve shared our super fast real mac n cheese, a crazy easy egg and lettuce casserole, and a primer on buckwheat that includes tons of recipes for using the gluten free grain in raw (soaked), cooked, and flour form. http://mysisterspantry.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/great-grains-buckwheat/

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    8 Lauren February 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. I’m adding my Healthy Arby’s Steak Fries this week. Have a great day!

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    9 Pam@behealthybehappywellness February 27, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for hosting. I’m sharing a great Beef Stew that you can easily share (or keep a batch in your freezer for another meal later)! http://behealthybehappywellness.com/2013/02/make-a-meal-to-share-crock-pot-beef-stew/

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    10 Peggy February 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Want an easy crockpot meal? How about these bbq shredded pork sandwiches?
    http://wp.me/p2rqQv-jX

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    11 Laura @ Stealthy Mom February 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Hi Kelly! There is a fast food chain in the midwest called Runza. Today I shared a veggie version of their signature sandwich. Any trick to get the kids to eat more vegetables is a good one, right? The boys helped create this one so it is a hit!

    http://www.stealthymom.com/2013/02/veggie-runzabeirock-vegan.html

    Thanks for hosting, and have a great week!

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    12 Lynda B @ The Auld Grey Mare February 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for hosting – I can’t wait to see what everyone else is posting! I made tallow for the first time this week, and shared my experiences with it.

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    13 Eileen @ Phoenix Helix February 27, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I linked up to my favorite, simple way to prepare kale – a few dried cranberries transform the dish into something even picky eaters will like.

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    14 Sherri @The Well Floured Kitchen February 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Today I shared my triple seed cracker recipe. Crackers are so hard to find a with a real food ingredient label, and if you do they are so expensive. So we make our own! Thanks for hosting.

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    15 NicoleW February 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I’m excited for my first blog hop!

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    16 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles February 27, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! We’re moving on to step one of the Granny Plan with buttered carrots the first baby step on the way to cooking real food regularly. I’m also sharing my recipe for chicken cacciatore soup and the final part of what makes a diet good? Hoping you have a great week!

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    17 Kimberly Hartke February 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Why am I always the blogger bringing the tales of woe to you guys? This, by far is one of the most heart wrenching stories I have written in a long time.

    Whether you are feeling blessed or blue, you won’t be able to keep the tears from flowing.

    Please read about the Cruel Winter on Chisholm Family Farm, and let your heart lead!
    http://hartkeisonline.com/2013/02/27/cruel-winter-chisholm-family-farm/

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    18 Stephanie @ The Hidden Homemaker February 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing about the Oil Cleansing Method for beautiful skin… http://www.hiddenhomemaker.com/2013/02/27/the-oil-cleansing-method-for-naturally-beautiful-skin/

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    19 Megan @ Allergy Free Alaska February 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Hello,
    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Gluten Free Country Seed Bread. It is a hearty and dense bread, perfect for dipping in good olive oil, or enjoying along side a hot bowl of soup. Have a great week – thank you for hosting!
    Megan

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    20 Linda @ Axiom at Home February 27, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I left a recipe for Escarole and Beans, which is an incredibly frugal and delicious dish with very few ingredients. So super easy and so good – a recipe from my grandma. :)

    Thanks for hosting!

    Linda

    http://www.axiomathome.blogspot.com/2013/02/escarole-and-beans.html

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    21 Kristen @ Smithspirations February 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing link #77, a post that goes over four guidelines that help me choose healthy meals and foods for our family.

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    22 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul February 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting. I am sharing my post that I wrote about Big Dairy trying to secretly approve aspartame use in dairy products unlabeled.

    I don’t buy commercial dairy products but it’s important for people to be aware of this and to STOP it from happening!

    http://healthyrootshappysoul.blogspot.com/2013/02/when-you-think-it-couldnt-get-worse-it.html#

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    23 Jessica@ Bint Rhoda's Kitchen February 27, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Hi and thanks for hosting. I am a first time poster because I have a new food blog that features traditional, nourishing Palestinian food.

    I have a post on sourdough pita bread, which is actually the traditional way that pita bread is prepared. It’s easy and can be made on the stove top!

    http://bintrhodaskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/02/sourdough-pita-bread-or-khubiz-arabi.html

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    24 Jess, aka Scratch Mommy February 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Hello!

    Wow…last week I was overwhelmed with all of the awesome entries at this party; this week does not disappoint.

    I posted, “Calendula-Hula-Who!?? (and why YOU should know)” this week. Calendula is the “poor (wo)man’s saffron.” In this post I detail what these flowers are like and how you can use them (they are pretty, you can eat them, and they make a great remedy for many ailments). I hope you enjoy!

    http://www.scratchmommy.com/calendula-hula-who-and-why-you-should-know/

    Thanks again for hosting,
    Jess, aka Scratch Mommy

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    25 Elsie February 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I wrote about our switch to pastured meat, and a few ways that we afford it.

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    26 Heidi February 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I posted my sister’s perfect gluten-and-dairy-free pie crust recipe from our Three Cooking Sisters blog. Enjoy!

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    27 Pam O'Brien February 28, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Thanks, Kelly! You’re site is always such a great resource for good, nutritional food ideas!! It’s a regular stop of mine.

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    28 Pam O'Brien February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

    *Your* site. Don’t ya just hate when you see the typo just as you hit enter?! I do!!

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    29 Julia Visser March 3, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Hi Kelly!

    I wrote about how you can love your liver by eating it, and included a simple chicken liver and leeks (or onions) recipe.

    If I can learn to like it, others DEFINITELY can, too. Thanks!

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    30 Katja March 4, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I submitted a new link for this Real Food Wednesday…. I love seeing all these great recipes in one place. Thanks for hosting this. I finally got it together to start blogging about my REAL FOOD kitchen crafting, and it’s awesome to be able to share with each other.
    :) Katja

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    31 Katja March 4, 2013 at 12:31 am

    oops, I think my submission went through 2 times….I was trying to change the name of the post to Savory Yam and Greens Soup….. sorry… :)

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