Real Food Wednesday 3/20/2013

March 20, 2013 · 72 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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    1 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat March 20, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how the chemicals used by the food industry deceive our senses, causing us to eat the wrong type and wrong amount of food. The solution is to eat only real food!
    To Use Your Food Senses, Eat Real Food Only


    2 Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified March 20, 2013 at 3:00 am

    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!


    3 Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified March 20, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Forgot to tell you that it’s called Paprika Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy! Oops! It’s after 2:00 am. It’s obvious my poor brain has shut down. ;)


    4 Pam@behealthybehappywellness March 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m taking a slight deviation from my normal Wednesday recipe and sharing some “recipes” for using Lemon Essential Oils.


    5 Jennifer in PA March 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I left a post about lavender including how you can cook with it. I did post twice and that was a mistake. I apologize for my clumsiness on the blog hop.


    6 Lauren March 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I entered my most recent post on coconut oil (one of my dear loves lol) and 50 things it can be used for :)


    7 Little Sis March 20, 2013 at 8:59 am

    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!


    8 Peggy March 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

    High fiber and high protein pancakes that taste good too!


    9 Sara@AJoyfulMother March 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for hosting! This week I linked up a post I wrote for Modern Alternative Kitchen: “5 Easy Tips for a Smooth, Efficient Kitchen.”


    10 Eileen @ Phoenix Helix March 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

    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.


    11 Grace @ Queen Of The Red Doublewide March 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I shared DIY frozen hash browns! Good practice for harvesting all those organic potatoes from the garden this fall! Plus I share a little “potato therapy secret”. :) Thanks for hosting!


    12 Kristen @ Real Time Mama March 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

    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.


    13 Carolyn @ Real Food Houston March 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Happy first day of spring to everyone!
    Today I shared my quick and easy recipe for Eggplant Parmigiana.


    14 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles March 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week’s step for The Granny Plan is making sure we take care of ourselves. Come join us for 12 weeks of Real Food Mastery. Have you ever felt confused about statements that people used to die at about 40 years old prior to modern medicine? My post How long did people live 100 years ago helps clear up any confusion.


    15 Lauren March 20, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting again. I’m adding my Chewy No-Bake Almond Butter Bars this week. Have a great day!


    16 Beth March 20, 2013 at 11:16 am

    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’.


    17 This Woman Writes -- Carolyn Henderson March 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

    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!


    18 Rachel March 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you for hosting Kelly!

    Today I shared our all-time favorite, best-stew-you’ll-ever-eat: Boozy Irish Stew

    Also my German mother in law’s Spaetzle recipe (Spaetzle is homemade German noodles) – but changed to have no wheat or refined flour. My husband and kids said they liked it BETTER than the refined flour version!


    19 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat March 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I’m sharing a quick and wholesome cold soup that you can make in a blender. It’s called Spicy Garden Soup. Just toss ingredients into the blender, blend, and pour! Enjoy!!


    20 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul March 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Kelly. Thank you for hosting.

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for the Pastured Quiche. It’s made with pastured pork, pastured eggs, pastured cheese, and pastured cream.. and it’s delicious!

    Check it out here –>


    21 Grace March 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This week I shared a recipe for fruit tarts, using a soaked pie crust. Enjoy!


    22 Jeanne & Abby March 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    This week we made Mexican fermented veggies along with a few other treat! Come check us out…


    23 Kristen @ Smithspirations March 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I’ve gotten really into backyard foraging these last couple of years, so I am sharing a post on five spring weeds that our family truly enjoys eating. They are easy to spot and very common, too!


    24 easyrealfood March 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I shared a post for my current favorite “healthy” cookie, coconut oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, thanks for hosting!


    25 NicoleW March 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I am sharing some ideas for Easter baskets for real food kids! I’ll be sharing ideas for Easter eggs soon!


    26 Moma Chas March 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    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.


    27 Lori @ Our Heritage of Health March 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’ve shared a poem I wrote about a woman who is shunned by her community and accused of being a witch because of an herbal remedy she uses.


    28 Tiffany March 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    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.


    29 Eating 4 Balance March 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I saw a post recently about #17 and milk. So scary… And I’m so glad that I’m allergic to milk and don’t have to worry about it! ;)


    30 Felicity Doyle March 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    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!


    31 Tiffany Rudd March 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting! I just started trying to feel my family only REAL food 6 months ago, so it is great to have so many resources in one place! This week I posted my Whole Wheat Crepe & Real Maple Whipped Cream Recipes. I hope someone finds them useful! :)


    32 Carrie March 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This week I shared my Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bake…it’s easy, fast, and delicious! Hope you like it!


    33 Jeanne & Abby March 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    We’ve got a few things this week … including some pesto egg salad (not your same ‘ol egg salad) … check us out:


    34 Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat March 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Hi! I’m sharing my Beef Curry Stew – a Japanese take on beef stew


    35 Sarah @ Politically Incorrect Health March 22, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I shared a video where I demonstrate how to make raw milk yogurt. Thanks for hosting!


    36 Jeanne @soultravelers3 March 23, 2013 at 1:13 am

    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.


    37 Rashel March 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I’m sharing all my tips for creamy thick yogurt! :) I’ve also included a step-by-step how to video!


    38 Sarah @ RealFoodOutlaws April 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting! I went to a get-together with friends with food allergies so I brought along this Real Food Banana Cream Pie that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and grain-free.


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