Real Food Wednesday 4/4/2012

April 4, 2012 · 102 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 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!

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    1 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways April 4, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    In preparation for celebrating the good news of Easter I’m sharing a recipe for a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free Raisin Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Glaze I think you’re going to love it!

    Best wishes,


    2 Foodsmiths General Store April 4, 2012 at 12:58 am

    We’re sharing a recipe for a savory sprouted kamut porridge to use up the delicious leftovers we all have in the fridge:



    3 Katie @ Riddlelove April 4, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Hi Kelly! I’m back to sharing our weekly menu plan with recipes. I’m also sharing our raw apple pie kefir smoothie recipe. Thanks for hosting!


    4 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food April 4, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Hi Kelly, this week I’m sharing my Split Pea and Spinach Stew, Italian Chicken and Sausage Casserole, and a sweet treats edition of my new weekly feature Menu Inspirations! Thanks for hosting!


    5 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen April 4, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Happy Wednesday Kelly! Today I shared my recipe for Pork and Vegetable Stew. I have beeen making one version or another of this recipe for many years and it always seems to taste great.
    Thanks for hosting!


    6 Butterpoweredbike April 4, 2012 at 1:58 am
    7 Jen April 4, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Hi Kelly, I posted two recipes. One is a roasted ‘Easter’ Bunny (I know a little twisted, right?)
    The other is a spinach and artichoke dip:


    8 Debbi Does Dinner Healthy April 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Thanks for hosting each week! Love the new menu ideas, thanks!


    9 Miz Helen April 4, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I am sharing my Garden Fresh Green Peas and Potatoes with Lemon Mint Sauce for today’s party. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day!
    Miz Helen


    10 Paula @ Whole Intentions April 4, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Hi Kelly,

    There are so many great ideas on the link up this week! I added my link to extensive tips on Treating Candida Naturally with herbs, tinctures, and natural supplements. Thanks so much for hosting!


    11 Halle @ Whole Lifestyle Nutrition April 4, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Thanks for hosting! Today I am linking two post. One is an organic veggie dip that is kid approved (well at least it is for my kids, they love this stuff!) :)

    The second post is how to naturally make your stainless steel pans non stick! If you have stainless steel pans or if you are thinking of purchasing these pans, this post/video is a must see!


    12 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) April 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Hi Kelly … This week I’m sharing my take on Mrs Dull’s pot roast recipe. Her cookbook was published in the 30′s. Pretty much all beef was grassfed back then! Also, do you ever feel that your kitchen just doesn’t cut the mustard? I know I do sometimes. My kitchen post is all about that feeling.


    13 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 4, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I linked up recipes for my Rosemary Balsamic Roast Chicken, and a wonderful Grilled Chicken Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans, and a Blueberry Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette.


    14 Joanna April 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week I’m sharing a recipe for a homemade Strawberry Orange Julius, made with simple, real food ingredients. A great way to use of the rest of last season’s frozen strawberries!


    15 Pam@behealthybehappywellness April 4, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Sharing my favorite green smoothie today – this is the one I’ve had every morning while on vacation this week – YUMMY!


    16 France @ Beyond The Peel April 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hi Kelly,

    I’m sharing a Giveaway for my new favorite cooking resource – The Flavor Bible, a video on How To Turn Forgotten Fridge Items Into An Amazing Meal, and, because we all need to laugh at ourselves, 20 Reasons You Might Be Crunchy. I’d love to hear what you’d add to the list :)


    17 Raising Isabella April 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for hosting!


    18 Jamie April 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Hi Kelly, this morning I’m sharing a use for left-over rice = BREAKFAST Bibimbap! I am excited to add this to my list of breakfast ideas – very different from the usual, not to mention nutritious! Hope you enjoy it too.


    19 Amanda @ Traditional Foods April 4, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for cream of broccoli soup, a great cold weather food and a post on growing onions, A to Z.


    20 Suzy April 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for hosting. This week I am sharing a chicken recipe with some Mexican spices. I seem to always overcook me and it dries out. But this dish was so moist and juicy. And it was so easy. I can’t wait to do it again.


    21 A Sweet & Salty Life April 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

    This is my first time linking to your carnival! Thank you for hosting it :). I made some delicious gluten-free and vegan brownies for this week!


    22 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! April 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This week I’m sharing a couple of recipes just in time for Easter. If you have a fresh ham that you don’t know what to do with, there’s still time to cure it yourself with just 3 additional ingredients. Once it’s cured, you can use my citrus honey glaze recipe for baking it!


    23 Sonja @ April 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you so much for hosting! I am sharing a Green Ginger Parsley Smoothie.


    24 Michelle April 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    25 Laura @ Stealthy Mom April 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting this link-up. You’ll be at a hundred links by the end of the day… crazy! I shared a simple recipe to make All-Purpose Tomato Sauce from scratch, to portion and freeze for future recipes. I could not resist a fun experiment I tried last week… Potato Pudding.

    Have a great week!


    26 Michelle K. @ Delectable Musings April 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I am focused on seasonal eating and for my area of the world it is rhubarb time. I shared a recipe using rhubarb in a savory dish.


    27 Erika Wright April 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I posted the easiest recipe ever for breakfast: Breakfast in a Cup.


    28 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat April 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I’m sharing a creamy, whole foods smoothie that has only 3 ingredients…Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie. It’s my new favorite breakfast!


    29 Felicity April 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    My recipe was for “Breakfast” Granola Bars! I’m on a quest for making the perfect Granola Bar for my family and I to nosh on. Here is my second attempt and perfection. While they were a bit soft, my husband still thought they were “crack.”


    30 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish April 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you so much for hosting! I shared a Oven-Baked Burgers recipe. They are so simple to make and packed with veggies (kale, cilantro and carrots). Thanks again.


    31 Melissa @ Dyno-mom April 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am linking to my post which is a rambling reflection on what is wrong with some of the people who shop at farmers markets. I met a woman at the market last Saturday who actually thought it should be illegal to pick-up raw milk at the market. Whoa.


    32 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat April 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I just finished a new post about how nutritious and nutrient-dense bone marrow is, with an easy and delicious way to make it.

    The Most Paleo Food, Bone Marrow, Easy and Delicious


    33 Jill Nienhiser April 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    34 Amber April 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Hello There,

    This week I am sharing a roasted asparagus soup complimented with lemon and thyme. Vegan and SCD friendly.

    Have a great week!

    Be Well,


    35 Jen April 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Today I shared a puffed grain granola bar recipe. It is puffy and crunchy and really yummy!


    36 The Intentional Minimalist April 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared raw honey skin care recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition.

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist


    37 Chara April 5, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Thank you for hosting! :) I’ve linked to my all natural, real food Easter Egg dyeing experience. :) Great fun! I also included a reference to my hardboiled egg plan that really works well for us!


    38 Lacy April 5, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I made a wonderful copycat recipe of the pasta with lemon cream at Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation, swapping organic ingredients, whole wheat pasta, and half-and-half for the cream, and adding organic spinach to increase the nutrition. It’s CRAZY good, and easy enough for weeknights!


    39 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker April 5, 2012 at 10:43 am
    40 Kendahl April 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Perfect for Easter baskets, it’s my version of honey-sweetened Almond Roca. You can make it as is, with a honey-sweetened chocolate layer, or you can make it with a white chocolate layer (if you are on GAPS and can only digest the cocoa butter).


    41 Kendahl April 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Also, I finally put up my tried and true recipe for Bacon, Egg, and Cheese “Muffins”. It’s one of my favorite bulk/make-ahead meals, especially since breakfast can get in a rut sometimes and it’s nice to spice it up!


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