Real Food Wednesday 3/7/2012

March 7, 2012 · 118 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 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!

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    1 Jamie D March 7, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Linked my Almond Poppy Seed Muffin recipe!


    2 Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers March 7, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Thanks for hosting. I’m sharing my Savory Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower and Celeriac.


    3 Joy March 7, 2012 at 1:03 am

    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!


    4 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish March 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a Spiced Carob Cocoa recipe. It’s delicious warm or iced, vegan-option included. Thanks again.


    5 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat March 7, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about a traditional and frugal way to make many delicious meals out of one grassfed Sunday roast.

    Grassfed Goodness — One Roast, Many Meals


    6 Christina @ Spoonfed March 7, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Thanks, Kelly! I’m posting this week about maple sugaring season: The beauty of real maple syrup, the travesty of the fake stuff and how maple sugaring events connect kids with food. (Also: links to maple events throughout the northeastern U.S. and Canada.)

    Spoonfed: Raising kids to think about the food they eat


    7 Brandis March 7, 2012 at 1:52 am

    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!


    8 Jo @ Jo's Health Corner March 7, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for hosting!
    I’m sharing a salad with a powerful immune boosting dressing.


    9 Kathleen from Providence Farms March 7, 2012 at 3:18 am

    I’ve always had troubles peeling my chickens’ hard boiled eggs, especially the freshest ones. I discovered from another blogger how to get beautifully peeled eggs every time. And it’s so stinkin’ easy.


    10 Jen March 7, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Good Morning Kelly. I posted a gvieaway for Coconut Cream Concentrate:
    a first in a series of gardening tips (this one on buying seeds that are NOT Monsanto) and a recipe for dried cherries


    11 Vicky March 7, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Hi! Thank you for hosting! Today I shared recipes for Nut Roast and a simple Vegetable Curry. Have a lovely week!


    12 Donna Bauman March 7, 2012 at 7:18 am

    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!


    13 Kelsi March 7, 2012 at 7:18 am

    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”


    14 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) March 7, 2012 at 7:24 am

    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.


    15 Julie A March 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I’ve posted a recipe for refreshing Red Quinoa and Avocado Salad.

    Hopefully the link works! ;)


    16 HM March 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

    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!


    17 Cat@thingsmybellylikes March 7, 2012 at 8:50 am

    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


    18 Jamie Del Balso March 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Every summer my husband’s family has a camping reunion and every Saturday night we have the same delicious meal filled with family recipes. I’ve adapted the coleslaw recipe to make it a bit healthier, but it is our favorite. Hope you enjoy it too.


    19 Pam@behealthybehappywellness March 7, 2012 at 9:35 am

    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!


    20 Megh March 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted some lessons learned from my on-the-road lifestyle these past couple of months:


    21 Casey March 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

    If you like avocado, please try this pasta. I was happy with the results.


    22 Robin @ Thank Your Body March 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I’m amazed at how my tastes have changed since starting to eat real food. Instead of candy bars I want the good stuff, and this is good stuff: Creme Brulee. With a few tweaks this is a great real food recipe. And so easy to make!


    23 City Share March 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

    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.


    24 Suzy March 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

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


    25 Mellow March 7, 2012 at 10:19 am
    I had to share this one too… an ice cream recipe that’s creamy & soft even right out of the freezer.


    26 Foodsmiths General Store March 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

    We’d like to share our recipe for broccoli and beef poutine made with *fermented french fries* and chili ginger soy sauce gravy:


    27 Foodsmiths General Store March 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

    We’d also like to share our raw milk cheesecake with a salted chocolate sablé crust and cherry compote:



    28 Kendahl March 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I have had a lot of questions about how to get enough carbs on GAPS, usually because someone has gone too low carb without realizing it and/or they have had some negative health symptoms crop up after 6 months or so on (low carb) GAPS.

    GAPS is not low carb! I point out 8 ways to make sure you don’t dip too low in your carb intake on the GAPS diet!


    29 France @ Beyond The Peel March 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Happy Wednesday Kelly! It’s already looking like a great round-up of recipes and ideas!

    I’m sharing Oven Roasted Cauliflower w Lemon Tahini Dressing, 5 Whole Food Desserts That Your Family Will Love, and Homemade Chocolate Banana Power Bars!


    30 Dori March 7, 2012 at 11:29 am

    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


    31 Dori March 7, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Oh, and here’s the link
    Best Wishes,
    Dori @ Nourishing Foodways


    32 Jessica March 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted about what parents can do to help reduce the toxins their children are exposed to…


    33 Michelle K. @ Delectable Musings March 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Thank you for hosting. Today’s recipe is about an old Massachusett classic, Anadama bread. Around my house we call it molasses bread and it is terrific on these cold ‘spring’ days we are having in my part of the world.


    34 Michelle March 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I posted about the kitchen adventured that turned into Spicy Chicken


    35 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen March 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Happy Wednesday! I shared my recipe for Chicken Stew With Olives And Grapes.
    Thanks for hosting!


    36 Cindy March 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Hi! I just ‘discovered’ you last week, but today is my first time joining your link up. May I just flatter you briefly and say FABULOUS idea for a linkup. And I mean FAB.

    You probably don’t have any moments of free time, but if you scrounge some up, check out my Black Beans and Rice at

    See ya!


    37 lydia March 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm




    38 Christine March 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    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!


    39 Heather March 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    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.


    40 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food March 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    This week I’m sharing my Turkish Chicken Kebabs and Creamy Mushroom Soup. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!


    41 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! March 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    This week I’m sharing some of my favorite podcasts that I’ve listened to recently. It’s a great way to pass the time in the kitchen! I’m also continuing my organ meats series showing how I make chicken liver pate. Yum!


    42 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Just posted a delicious Spaghetti and Slow Coooker Veggie Tomato sauce with Sausages I made last night. So easy and tasty!


    43 Ashley March 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    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!


    44 Melissa @ Dyno-mom March 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    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!


    45 Melanie March 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I shared my post about Kombucha Continuous Brewing System. Thanks Kelly!


    46 Amber March 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    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,


    47 Faith @ Storms Stories March 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    What to do when you don’t have the ingredients you need on hand? Improvise! I am sharing a super easy frosting recipe today.


    48 Lissa B. March 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    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!


    49 Katherine March 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Okay, I’m nine months pregnant. That’s my excuse. I tried to link up my recipe for lentil burgers with yogurt sauce above…it asked for my name. So while everyone else’s post has the name of their MEAL mine has MY name. Oh dear. Here’s the link to the recipe though!


    50 Kendahl March 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I just put up my latest post on my real foodified Mint Brownies. They are an awesome treat!


    51 Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions March 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you for hosting Kelly! I shared my tutorial on making your own cultured butter. There is something SO rewarding about making your own butter!


    52 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen March 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Hi There, this week I’ve linked up my recipe for Cheese and Broccolini Soup. Thanks for hosting :)


    53 Linnae March 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    This week I am sharing fun facts about the herb Cumin + the BEST breakfast recipe!!


    54 Shelley Alexander March 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting! Today I posted a recipe for creamy portobello mushroom soup made with homemade chicken stock and coconut milk. Here’s the link:
    Have a great week!


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