Real Food Wednesday 3/28/2012


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

    This week I shared a recipe for perfect pot roast and potatoes, one of my Dad’s favorites. Inexpensive cuts of meat can be turned into delicious and amazing sit-down dinner for the whole family.

  2. says

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks again for hosting!

    Sharing a GAPS recipe, gluten/grain free for Strawberry Shortcakes – it’ll soon be strawberry season in my neck of the woods!

  3. says

    Today I’m sharing my recipe for Stovetop Beef Tallow French Fries, Yummmm! I’m also sharing my post on honey. Did you know that there is widespread dilution of honey with cheap sweeteners?

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting.

    I shared a post on how to dye your own eggs using foods you probably have around the house and a post about how to start seeds to get ready for your spring garden and save some money.

  5. mina says

    I am sharing this CBC news article:

    I used to buy Applegate Farms’ organic bacon and grass-fed beef hot dogs but after I read the article I stopped buying them. I wrote a review on the Applegate Farms website asking them to comment on this CBC news article. They removed my review and didn’t answer my concerns at all.

    Sodium nitrate is a naturally occurring mineral and is actually present in most vegetables. Even still, the nitrate present are not a cause of concern because due to the vitamin C and antioxidants present the negative effects are eliminated.

    BUT… cultured celery extract (also called celery powder or celery juice) is rich in nitrates which the microbial culture converts to nitrites in levels specified by the law. A Consumer Reports investigation of hot dogs found that brands that boasted that they contain “no added nitrates,” but listed celery juice among their ingredients, contained levels of nitrates and nitrites comparable to the cured brands.

    Celery extract is just as bad as the other man made nitrates and nitrites. By stating on their label they have no added preservatives or that they use only natural ingredients, the processed meat manufacturers using cultured celery extract have been deliberately misleading. Just because they have cultured a “natural” ingredient to create a certain chemical does not make that chemical less harmful.

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting. I linked up my post on old fashioned cookbooks and why I like them. I am sure many people here would agree that they are much more real food friendly.

  7. says

    I posted a (very) simple recipe for Olive Hummus sans tahini for those of you like us that don’t keep it around the house (but would be good with a bit of that too!).

  8. says

    Hi Kelly! This week I posted a recipe for grain free chocolate chip cookies with an option for cacao nibs for anyone who doesn’t eat chocolate.

    Have a lovely week!

  9. says

    I added a link to my frozen chocolate banana desert, which is the easiest and most wonderfully creamy ice cream – like desert… and you’ll love it!

  10. says

    Thanks, Kelly! This week I have a non-food post. I wrote about “harmless mold” in Kotex tampons and how to contribute to the legal defense of parents who had their baby taken into state custody and vaccinated with Hep B after they declined it. Hope you can contribute!

  11. says

    Happy Wednesday!

    This week I am sharing 2 fun recipes…

    (1) A fun and healthy way eat pasta: but GRAIN FREE! Sun dried tomato and artichoke heart “zoodle” pasta (made with zucchini noodles). Sooo yum! (Also Vegan, Dairy Free, and Gluten Free).

    (2) Super delicious sautéed lemon pepper Brussels Sprouts. My kids LOVE this and eat it up. The perfect spring dish.

    Have a great week!

  12. says

    I’m going to do a 10 day real food challenge starting April 1st. I’m excited I’ve got my friends and family to join me. I hope to have some onlinefriends join me too. This is a regular stop for inspiration, thanks!

  13. says

    Hi and thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing a recipe for Raw Liver Shooters. As daunting as it may sound, consuming raw liver just takes a little creativity and courage. This is an easy way to start enjoying one of the most nutrient-dense, utterly energizing super foods on the planet!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

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