Real Food Wednesday 3/21/2012


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, thanks for hosting. I had a hard time picking which post I wanted to link up. I chose a post I wrote about a great quote in Joel Salatin’s new book. Hope people stop by and pin it.

  2. says

    This mornining I linked up 2 posts: “Living Simply can Easily become Complicated” and Snacks: When Tough Love Meets Vegetables”. Thanks!

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly.

    I shared a black bean dip with ACV that is awesome with veggies or chips and a recipe for guacamole that is quick to make and a family favorite :)

  4. says

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing two posts on butter. The first on is about finding the best butter that fits in your family budget. The next one is about how to make butter yourself. My instructions use the Bosch Universal but I have lots of links to other methods.

  5. says

    Hi Kelly!
    I shared my post on Herbs for Fertility (and how to properly prepare them!) as well as my recipe for Sardines in a Mediterranean vinaigrette.

    Thanks for hosting!

  6. M. Lillian Hughes says

    I shared my “That’s Amore Pasta e Fagioli” but I made a slight error – where Mr Linky says name, I put my name instead of the recipe. Is here a way I can fix this? >embarassed grin from someone who THOUGHT she knew how to operate a computer!< (Computers are great for getting rid of pride!)

  7. says

    This week I’m continuing my series on organ meats by sharing how I use already prepared items, such as liverwurst. I include my new favorite tip on how to serve it. Yum! I’m also sharing how to make your own whey so that you’re not left wondering what the rhyme about Little Miss Muffet is all about anymore!

  8. says

    Hi there, it’s my first time posting in this blog carnival – thanks for hosting!

    I’m sharing a few different posts – a couple from my healthy living blog ( and a couple from my other blog focused on healthy and traditional Middle Eastern recipes ( Hope you get to check them out!

  9. says

    Thanks again for hosting Kelly!

    My post is a break down of what can go wrong in the body during digestion – a helpful look into our gut troubles!

  10. says

    Thanks for hosting every week, Kelly! This week I am linking to my post on using your sourdough starter to make beer. If you have some whole rye or (not pearled) barley and some sourdough starter, you can make it along side me. It should be fun!

  11. says

    This week I’m sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post about how to make whey and “cream cheese” from dripped yogurt. So multi-purpose!

    Second, I have a dual recipe for my tried and true pie crusts. I make an excellent sprouted flour version, but while I was on GAPS I also honed my favorite GAPS-legal one using coconut flour.

    I’m also giving my recipe for the best breakfast I have had in a while: Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Waffles with Blackberry Sauce. Oh my, these nearly put me in a food coma this morning, and then about an hour later I was burning with energy. Yum :)

  12. says

    My sister told me about your blog a few months ago and I haven’t been able to stay away. I’ve spent countless hours reading past posts and catching up. I find your posts well informed and fun to read. And I completely admire that you focus on real foods. It’s nice to know there are others out there on this food journey of life!

    • KitchenKop says

      Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for such sweet comments! I look forward to hearing from you a lot in the future and chatting with you more. :)

  13. says

    Thank you for hosting! I forgot to put the name of the post the first time (get fit naturally) i relinked with “Put some spice in your life”. An article on the benefits of spices.

  14. says

    This week I’m linking to Hungry for Change, a great new documentary on real food with a different angle that is available to watch online for free until March 31. It’s my favorite of all I’ve so far seen so far and plan to watch it a second time!

  15. says

    I shared Cream of Anything Soup. You can use it to make the homemade version without the mystery ingredients of canned soup. It is also grain-free.
    You can use any vegetables your family likes or use it to disguise ones they don’t ;o) It was originally shared with me for vegetables, but I think it would work with seafood if you subbed in some seafood broth and some seafood/shellfish.

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