Real Food Wednesday 3/13/2013

March 13, 2013 · 63 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 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? 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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    { 26 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Pam@behealthybehappywellness March 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing our favorite St. Patrick’s Day dinner – easy and yummy crock pot Corn Beef and Cabbage:


    2 Little Sis March 13, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Thanks so much for hosting Kelly. This week we’ve shared a great vegetable curry, a recipe for GF sweet potato dark chocolate chip cookies, and a tutorial on how to cold compost with a blender.


    3 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat March 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Thanks for hosting the event! I’m sharing a recipe called Living Pad Thai that a friend brought to our last raw foods potluck. She was sweet enough to share the recipe with us!


    4 Katja March 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    thanks for hosting. I shared the recipe for Honey-Kissed Lemon Tart (gluten and grain-free, paleo). I also made this with tangerine juice and it was fabulous….. :)


    5 Peggy March 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Think you can’t have a chocolate shake and it be healthy at the same time? Wrong! Check out this chocolate shake with hidden power house nutrients!


    6 Jess March 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Another fine link-up. Thanks, Kelly!

    I posted a recipe for cooking a whole crock pot chicken. I hope that you and your readers enjoy!



    7 Grace March 13, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week I shared some ways to use root vegetables! Enjoy!


    8 Jessica@ Bint Rhoda's Kitchen March 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    Do you love eggplant? How about an eggplant baked with a rich tomato and meat sauce? This is a traditional Palestinian recipe, spiced with cinammon and allspice.

    I also did a nourishing makeover of my favorite oatmeal cookie, now made with soaked oatmeal. It has a bit of salt-sweet play with sea salt, coconut, chocolate, and pecans.


    9 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles March 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Morning Kelly :) This week we’re working on making cooking easier thru efficient cleaning in The Granny Plan … it makes a really big difference. Drop to join us for 12 weeks of real food mastery. I’m also sharing my recipe for easy pizza rollups a quick way to get that pizza craving satisfied.


    10 Nicole March 13, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I’m sharing my Perfect Non-sticky Nutrient Dense Rice recipe that takes 15 minutes-FLAT or less! You’ll never have mushy, sticky, overcooked rice by following this method. Thanks again!


    11 Tiffany March 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Thank you for hosting Kelly! :)

    As if the taste alone wasn’t enough, this week I shared 13 reasons to eat more butter… plus a post on how to bake with healthy fats, including – you guessed it – butter!


    12 Lauren March 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I added my No-Pasta Mac and Cheese Cupcakes. :-)


    13 Grace @ Queen Of The Red Doublewide March 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a post on how to cook and EASILY peel hard boiled farm fresh eggs.


    14 Eileen @ Phoenix Helix March 13, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for hosting! I linked up to 2 articles this week (1) An inspiring story of a mother who stopped her son’s seizures through diet instead of meds, and (2) An update on olive oil fraud – why it’s happening & how to be sure yours is the real thing. Have a great week, everyone!


    15 kathryn M March 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Salmon cakes are a fast meal for busy nights. My recipe is paleo and egg free. They are packed with salmon and veggies for a filling meal.


    16 Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified March 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hello Kelly, and Everyone!

    Thank you for hosting! :)

    This week I am sharing my Real & Easy Shrimp and Grits recipe.

    Flavorful, juicy shrimp enrobed in a spicy sauce, with bacon and cheesy grits. Yum!


    17 Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat March 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve submitted my recipe for Lamb in Coconut sauce, which is super elegant and super simple!


    18 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul March 14, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Kelly. Thank you for hosting.

    Today I shared my post on the lengths that people go to get clean food. My cousin shared an inspiring video with me and thought it would be great to share with other people.

    Check it out here:


    19 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul March 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    My tuned-in tuesday series is changing to something different and it may benefit you as a blogger.. check it out!


    20 Hannah March 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you for hosting the link up. I love seeing other peoples great ideas, information and recipes. Kelly great blog! I can’t wait to sift through all of the information. Check out my probiotic pops at, only 3 ingredients and no sweetener, except for a ripe banana!


    21 Mama March 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I added several recipes this week! I made a delicious Cilantro-Lime Chicken in the crockpot, some Chocolate Avocado Banana Pudding – and even froze and dehydrated it to see how that would work (it did!), Banana-Quinoa Pancakes, some Homemade Breakfast Sausage, and I did a little investigative research into Olive Oil and Honey, trying to find out what is actually IN those things. Scary stuff, I think.

    Once again, thank you for hosting this linkup!!


    22 GiGi Eats Celebrities March 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Don’t have a blog post about food or health this week – I know, I know!! But that doesn’t mean I cannot check out everyone else’s posts!! They look amazing! :)
    If you are curious about my latest blog post though, you can find it here:

    I’ll be back to health next week :)


    23 April March 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Natural Easter recipes, jelly beans, cookies and more!

    I’ve cruised all over the world wide web and stumbled upon these ideas for a soy free, corn free, HFCS free, GMO free Easter for my little guy. Check out what I’ve rounded up here:

    PLUS !!! I’ve finally figured out what we’re using for Easter egg fillers… we’re going with Money & Raisins

    Easy and GMO free! Yippie!


    24 Sarah @ Politically Incorrect Health March 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Check out my latest post on healthy snacks and healthy body care on the road! I have a few other posts related to healthy eating while traveling. I do this for a living and am on the GAPS diet, so I have a lot of useful tips to offer :)


    25 Jamil Avdiyev @ High Brix Nutrient Dense Foods March 18, 2013 at 3:23 am

    How nutrient dense is the soil of the farms where you get your food from?


    26 easyrealfood March 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I just linked up to a coconut oatmeal chocolate chip cookie that will rock your world! I’ve been on the search for a “healthy” cookie recipe and this is it. Whole wheat flour, butter, coconut oil, oats, nuts, coconut sugar, sucanat…so much better than your average chocolate chip cookie recipe or Chips Ahoy!


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