Real Food Wednesday 3/20/2013


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! 



  1. says

    Happy Wednesday everyone! :)

    This week I am sharing a childhood favorite that my grandmother would sometimes make for Sunday Dinner. This dish was one of my Grandfather’s childhood favorites made by his Austrian mother.

    It’s one of the few recipes that has been passed down. I hope you like it!

  2. says

    Hey there Kelly! Thanks so much for hosting. This week we’ve shared some roasted cabbage, a creamy lentil soup, and our latest Baby Step Check In – an analogy for unhealthy eating habits. Hope you have a super week!

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting again. This week, I shared an easy pot roast recipe with a thick & delicious flour-free gravy (perfect for anyone on a grain-free diet, but so delicious, I recommend it for grain lovers, too.) Have a great week.

  4. says

    My easy weeknight go-to dinner is tacos. But I hate boxed taco shells–full of GMO corn, fried in industrial oils, and tasting vaguely stale. Did you know you can make your own taco shells faster than you can grab them off the grocery store’s shelf AND turn the lowly taco shell into a star of your dinner show rather than just the vehicle that holds the rest of the ingredients.

  5. says

    Our children made the menu for this week and included “prep tasks” to keep it Real… Food that is :). The only processed item for the whole week that they’ll eat is a box of organic granola cereal for a splurge. Oh, and the gmo-free egg roll wraps, I guess, depending on your definition of ‘processed’.

  6. says

    I have been baking since I was 8. Bread and yeast products, especially, are such a joy, because I always feel connected to the many, many generations before me — as I knead the bread, I think of people worldwide who are doing the same thing now, and throughout history who did it — the gentle, repetetive motion that is conducive to thought and meditation. Somehow, a Kitchen Aid just doesn’t have the same effect, but I suppose if you washed the dishes while it was kneading the dough, you’d get the same thought processing time!

  7. says

    I posted about using our new Harsch Crock and fermenting sauerkraut and then I stumbled upon some precious memories of my kids when we first started eating the way we do now.

  8. says

    I sincerely appreciate you hosting Kelly, thank you ! :)

    Most store-bought tortillas are laden with hydrogenated oils and some even have high fructose corn syrup. I shared a recipe this week to make your own and it can be customized to white or wheat and there’s even an option to soak the grains beforehand! I also shared an article on the various types of butter and what they mean – grass-fed vs. organic vs. cultured, etc. – and how to find the best butter for your needs.

  9. says

    The Busy Mama’s Kombucha Brewing Method, is a method of brewing kombucha which is stylized from the continuous brew method, but tweaked to my lifestyle. I find it to be the easiest method for myself. I hope that others enjoy it too. Please let me know if I missed any details. Thanks!

  10. says

    Thanks for hosting and hello from a traveling real food family now in Asia!

    Yes, you can cure cavities, severe gum disease and bone loss naturally ( even in your fifties) and I have the x-rays to prove it! ;)

    I haven’t seen anyone else talking about gum disease and re-growing bone ( yet 85% of adults suffer from it) and most dentists will tell you it is impossible.

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