Real Food Wednesday 2/15/2012

February 15, 2012 · 98 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 PattyLA February 15, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I shared my GAPS Oopsie Buns recipe. It is a classic low carb recipe modified to be GAPS legal. It works great as a hamburger bun or anywhere a bun is appropriate. My family loves them.


    2 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat February 15, 2012 at 12:30 am

    My post this week suggests that grassfed meat is much better present for Valentine’s Day than sugar-drenched candy and gives examples of some of the ways I have given the gift of grassfed meat, with a special Valentine’s touch.

    Give the Gift of Grassfed Meat–Not Candy–for Valentine’s Day!


    3 Dori February 15, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thank you for hosting us Kelly – this week I’m sharing a recipe for gluten-free, refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate & Cognac Ganache Bars with Fleur de Sel. Enjoy!
    Best wishes-


    4 Katie @ Riddlelove February 15, 2012 at 12:57 am

    HI Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing our weekly menu for Valentine’s week, including links for menus and 2 snack ideas a day. I’m also sharing a recipe for a 20-minute enchilada sauce. Thanks for hosting!


    5 Avivah @ Oceans of Joy February 15, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Hi, Kelly,

    Though most of my readers live in the US, since I moved to Israel a few months ago I’ve been getting questions about the real food scene here. This week I try to answer some of these questions!

    Thanks for hosting!


    6 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish February 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a Mini Warm Chocolate Cakes recipe. They are incredibly delicious! Thanks again.


    7 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family February 15, 2012 at 4:57 am

    With all the Valentine’s sweets around, I’ve posted on sugar: the latest science and a breakdown of 25 different types of sugar and sweetener on the market today. Thanks for hosting!


    8 Michelle February 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I just linked up my quick lunch post.


    9 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) February 15, 2012 at 7:34 am

    My post this week is a continuation of the Pantry Principle series on what you’ll need to get started with cooking from a pantry rather than planned grocery runs.


    10 Donna Bauman February 15, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Today just a quick post on how to make sweet potato chips… super easy and a great alternative to store bought chips! All the benefits of sweet potatoes and none of the badness of commercial chips PLUS you get your crunchy on!


    11 Justine @The Lone Home Ranger February 15, 2012 at 7:51 am

    This week I’m sharing great winter braising recipes for brined pork chops with apple and onion and sweet and sour red cabbage:

    Hope you enjoy and thanks as always for hosting!


    12 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat February 15, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Thanks, Kelly! I’m linking up heart-shaped vegan burgers called Curried Lentil Love Burgers. Enjoy!!


    13 Katie February 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly.

    I shared 5 tips for whole foods on a budget and a delicious recipe for pastured pork chops that is so easy!


    14 HM February 15, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I shared a recipe for a lovely English Watercress Soup. It’s quick and easy, and a great way to celebrate the first watercress of the season, with it’s peppery tang.


    15 Amanda T. February 15, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Today I shared two posts about herbal medicine. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for hosting!


    16 Miz Helen February 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Good Morning Kelly,
    I am sharing the Surprise Baby Shower that we gave Amy Green of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, lots of good food and I made Cranberry Chicken Salad on Endive Spears. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen


    17 Mali Korsten @ The Korsten Chronicle February 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Hi Kelly – thanks for allowing us the opportunity to link up!

    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge, which incorporates lots of raw butter and is suitable for people on the GAPS diet (but can be enjoyed by anyone who loves real food!).


    18 Mali Korsten @ The Korsten Chronicle February 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

    P.S. As you can see, I’m new to this! I got confused when it asked for “name” and put my actual name the first time, rather than the name of the post! Apologies!


    19 Elisabeth @ Old Thyme Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    It happens all the time. Aren’t you glad there’s grace?


    20 Jill @ The Prairie Homestead February 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hey Kelly!
    Shared a quick and easy tutorial for my homemade bread crumbs today. I find they are a must-have when you are learning how to make homemade bread. ;) Have a great day!

    DIY Homemade Bread Crumbs:


    21 City Share February 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly. This week I’m sharing a recipe for a quick roasted cauliflower (slice it thin) with some Indian spices. Have a great day.


    22 Amber February 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Happy Wednesday!

    This week I am sharing a Valentine’s treat I made for my family: pink peppermint ice cream sandwiches! Grain free, vegan and cane-sugar free.

    Have a wonderful week.



    23 Kendahl February 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

    This week I’m sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post, all about how I make sprouted flour from whole grains. It’s all a part of my transition back to grains after doing GAPS.

    I’m also sharing my first sprouted flour recipe which is my recipe for HEART TARTS. They are little heart-shaped hand pies, a Valentine’s Day tradition around here :)


    24 Melanie @ Pickle Me Too February 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Added my recipes for Chocolate Covered Bacon (mmmm!) and Fermented Bean Dip. Thanks!


    25 Jessica February 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Thanks so much for hosting! I posted my fish sauce free cultured ketchup, full of healthy probiotics!


    26 Millie February 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve started a weekly guest post at Homestead Host. I’m sharing from that post a video and recipe (plus links to variations) for Spicy Pickled Carrots. These are one of my childrens favorites!


    27 Pam@behealthybehappywellness February 15, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Smoothies (and green juice) is such a trend right now – I’ve shared my favorite recipe – yummy!


    28 Erin D. February 15, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Whoops! I left *my* name (Erin D) instead of my post’s name on number 71 – so sorry about that, it’s my first time. :) I’m going to add another with the actual post name, if you’d like to remove #71. Sorry for the trouble!


    29 Elisabeth @ Old Thyme Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Glad you’re here. Those mistakes happen all the time.


    30 Erin D. February 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks, Elisabeth – love your grain-free lasagna recipe!


    31 Christine February 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Hi Kelly,

    This week I am sharing an ice cream recipe that is perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any other time you decide to celebrate! It is nourishing and good enough to be eaten for breakfast!



    32 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry February 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Hi Kelly,

    I shared my Creamy Kale Salad recipe this week. Be well!


    33 Carrie February 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    Sorry this is off topic, but I was wondering if you saw this recent outrageous news story. Apparently a preschooler brought a lunch from home (which included a turkey and cheese sandwich and a banana, among other things). Some food inspector came in, INSPECTED THE CHILD’S PACKED LUNCH, and decided it wasn’t nutritious enough. They then gave the child a cafeteria lunch with chicken nuggets instead! Not only that, but they had the gall to send the child’s mother a bill for the cafeteria lunch! Is this a free country anymore?!


    34 Diane February 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I shared my first victory with baking. Thanks for hosting!


    35 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food February 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I’m sharing my Cranberry, Carrot and Celery Slaw, and a Sausage Noodle Soup! Thanks for hosting :)


    36 Stealthy Mom February 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Happy Wednesday. Thank you for hosting this awesome link-up.

    Today I shared Veggie Poutine, a healthy version of a French Canadian dish. (Poutine is french fires smothered in cheese curds and gravy.) I made our version with a rich mushroom gravy and fresh-cut oven fries from organic russet potatoes. It is low in sodium, gluten-free, and tastes every bit as sinful as the original.


    37 France @ Beyond The Peel February 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting another great week of RFW!

    I’m sharing two posts today. First, an article on 10 Whole Food Blogs You Need To Follow.

    And second, a delicious Black Bean, Broccoli & Quinoa Salad with a Blackberry Serrano Sauce.

    Have a great day!


    38 Rachael @ GratefullyNourished February 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    With all the sugar, sweets and fuss over Valentine’s Day I decided to post a non-food craft that the kids can help with.


    39 Melissa @ Dyno-mom February 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for hosting! All this week I have been talking about the varieties of wheat, the other six grains and now edible seeds which are sometimes mistaken for grains. Stop by and learn what they are and how to bake with them!


    40 Chara S February 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I linked my Chocolate (black bean) Cake & Strawberry Sorbet. Cake is Grain & Gluten Free (and really moist and yummy). Sorbet is GAPS legal and super easy- no ice cream maker needed!

    Have fun and thank you Kelly for hosting!


    41 Ashley February 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Hi RFW gang,
    After discovering that my hypothyroidism left me with a low milk supply, I tried the baby formula recipe in Nourishing Traditions with great success.

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!


    42 Erin H February 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I shared an incredibly easy brisket/short ribs recipe with a GAPS and Paleo friendly barbeque sauce. I am all about super easy dinners!


    43 Susan February 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I’ve shared a super simple sweetened baby carrot recipe.


    44 Amber February 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Happy Wednesday!

    This week I am sharing a Valentine’s treat I made for my family: pink peppermint ice cream sandwiches! Grain free, vegan and cane-sugar free.

    Have a wonderful week.



    45 Meghan February 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I’m sharing my post on six foods I skip making from scratch. Thanks for hosting!


    46 Elisabeth @ Old Thyme Kitchen February 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I shared a recipe for Grain-Free Lasagna and a wealth of ideas on how to sleep better.


    47 Jamie February 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    This week I am sharing a tantalizing recipe for a Creamy Honey Drizzled Walnut Lasagna – that is AMAZING! With links for making your own mascarpone, ricotta and pasta. Enjoy!


    48 Vicky February 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you for hosting! This week I shared a post about cinnamon with a recipe for grain-free, SCD legal cinnamon and raisin bread rolls. Have a lovely week!


    49 Candice February 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    This is my go-to recipe when I need something sweet. It’s a vegan “milk shake” without sugar. It’s so sweet and delicious!


    50 Lisa February 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Sharing our recipe for homemade peanut butter made with coconut oil! Blessings, ~Lisa


    51 Susan February 15, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    You may be interested to know that those annoying stickers on fruits and vegetables contain useful information!


    52 Marcy February 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    sharing my purple smoothie recipe!


    53 Meagan February 16, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Hey Kelly! I am sharing my spiced nuts recipe :) A GREAT way to use leftover egg whites and make a great snack that’s kid and husband friendly!


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