Real Food Wednesday 2/15/2012


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!
    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-

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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.


  7. says

    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!

  8. Carrie says

    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?!

  9. says

    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.

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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!

  12. says

    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!

  13. says

    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.


  14. says

    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!

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