Real Food Wednesday 3/7/2012


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

    Hi Kelly,
    This week I did something scary for the first time – I was interviewed by Andrew Cordova of the Gluten-Free Recipes for Celiacs facebook page. He had been intrigued by our family’s transition to a gluten-free diet, and the way our kids embraced not only the gluten-free diet, but eventually the GAPS diet as well.

    So I’ve shared a post linking to the audio interview (which comes with a discount on my coaching services), as well as Part 4 in my series on Empowering Kids on Special Diets.

    I hope you enjoy them!

  2. says

    I made the most amazing lamb and green pepper dish in the crock pot last night- a lot like pepper steak, only nothing processed and I used Arrowroot starch instead of a grain based thickener. Yum!

  3. says

    If you eat and drink fermented food long enough… even the tonics like beet kvass start tasting good! I fancied up my beet kvass in a nice wine glass and sat down to savor the taste of the beets as if they were a fine wine!

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting! This morning, I left links for : “A Peek Inside My Herbal Medicine Cabinet”, “Beef, Barley + Lentil Soup”, and “Meal Plans + Perpetual Soup”

  5. says

    Hi Kelly! Today I’m sharing two posts. The first one is about raw milk and it’s vast wholesome goodness :-) and the second one is an argument for traditional diets based on history observed from your own personal past.

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I’ve posted my recipe for slow cooker pork with onions, apples, and sage. Very quick to prepare and very delicious!

  7. says

    Hi Kelly,

    I’ve posted my blue cheese guacamole which is pretty zesty and yummy. I slathered it over some sprouted grain toast last night as an after dinner snack and it was fantastic.

    Thanks for hosting – this is such a great resource

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting! I’m talking this month about water – ways to boost consumption, why we need it, ways to use it, etc. Of course there will plenty of other content on healthy lifestyle (and some recipes I’m sure). Come check it out!

  9. says

    Thanks so much for hosting. This week I’m sharing my story of nursing our daughter. It was tough going for a long time, but I stuck with it and I’m so happy I did. Wanted to share my experience with other new moms and moms-to-be.

  10. says

    Thanks for hosting. I added a recipe for warm bacon dressing that only has 3 components. Really easy and who doesn’t love bacon!

  11. says

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thank you for hosting us Kelly!
    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Nutrient-Dense Brown Rice – a method for preparing rice to maximize the nutritional benefits

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  13. says

    Hi Kelly,

    This week I am sharing another part of my Nutritional Balancing program – sauna therapy! I love it and it is a great way to de-stress and detoxify at the same time. Anyone can benefit from it!

  14. says

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a few ideas for popcorn toppings that are healthier than average! Included in that post is a link to my recipe for DIY Healthier Microwave Popcorn.

  15. says

    Hi everyone! Since having my first child, I’ve certainly had to modify the way I cook and plan meals. This week I talk about my simplified post-baby meal planning strategy.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

  16. says

    Wow, this is getting to be quite the busy place! Anyway, I linked to my post all about a new way of sneaking liver into meals that passed the test. My grumpiest test taster ate it, and loved it. Check it out!

  17. says

    Happy Wednesday!

    This week I am sharing a creamy vegan broccoli soup. Also, sharing a little about my recent Crohn’s flare, with some helpful links in the comments. And finally, at the end of this rather serious post, a funny video from one of my favorite ladies!

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,

  18. says

    I hope you enjoy my Spiced Deviled Eggs. I like how a large batch can be made and stored for several days to have as a snack, breakfast or as part of lunch or dinner!

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