Real Food Wednesday 3/14/2012

March 14, 2012 · 96 comments

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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.

I LOVE WEDNESDAYS!

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? Kelly@KellytheKitchenKop.com. 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!

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    1 Foodsmiths General Store March 14, 2012 at 12:40 am

    We’d like to share our delicious soft tacos made with slow-roasted pulled pork, raw jack cheese, avocado and pickled ginger carrots:
    http://foodsmithsgeneralstore.com/blog/a-taco-by-any-other-name/

    We’re also sharing our recipe for dutch baby pancakes made with sprouted (kamut) flour, with sauteed cinnamon apples and whipped cultured maple cream:
    http://foodsmithsgeneralstore.com/blog/all-hail-the-dutch-baby/

    Lastly, we’d like to share our latest post in retaliation against the recent red meat fearmongering:
    http://foodsmithsgeneralstore.com/blog/the-red-meat-death-scare-just-say-no-to-spoonfed-garbage/

    Thank you!

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    2 Butterpoweredbike March 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Hi everyone. Even here in the Rockies, tiny little plants are starting to emerge from the ground. Time to clean out the pantry, get rid of the old to make way for the new! I’m sharing some advice for taking a smart and efficient approach to canning and preserving this year. Don’t miss my tip for avoiding canner’s rage.

    http://hungerandthirstforlife.blogspot.com/2012/03/pantry-lessons.html

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    3 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family March 14, 2012 at 12:56 am

    This week I wrote on the exceptionally high costs of importing specialty foods and “superfoods” from developing countries, and how even “fair trade” contributes to the total displacement of traditional food systems and ecosystems. I also included an updated post on my ten favorite DOMESTIC superfoods from the archives.

    http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/the-environmental-impact-of-imported-superfoods/

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    4 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways March 14, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Gluten-Free Third Bread – a 100% whole grain bread made from brown rice flour, millet flour, and sorghum flour. It’s free from all gums and calls for soaking the flours – I think you’re going to love it!
    http://nourishingfoodways.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/gluten-free-third-bread-recipe/
    Thank You for Hosting Us Kelly!
    Best wishes,
    Dori

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    5 Katie @ Riddlelove March 14, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Hi Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing our muhammara recipe. It’s an Arabic dip made with walnuts and roasted red bell peppers. Thanks for hosting!
    http://www.riddlelove.com/2012/01/muhammara-walnut-bell-pepper-dip-recipe.html

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    6 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food March 14, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Hi Kelly, I’ve linked up my Apple and Raisin Pancakes, Tomato Beef and Vegetable Soup and Basic Meatloaf recipe. Thanks for hosting another great Wednesday!

    http://easynaturalfood.com/2012/03/08/apple-and-raisin-pancakes/
    http://easynaturalfood.com/2012/03/10/tomato-beef-veg-soup/
    http://easynaturalfood.com/2012/03/13/basic-meatloaf/

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    7 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen March 14, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Hi there,
    In honour of St Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing a healthier version of a Guinness-type Cake Gluten Free Dubbel Dark Chocolate Cake & Ganache.
    Have a great week!

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    8 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) March 14, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Hi Kelly!
    Today I’m sharing my post on prioritizing healthy fats first in your family’s food budget. Thanks for hosting!

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    9 Suzy March 14, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Hi Kelly, This week I have another recipe. I am sharing a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette with a kick. Thanks for hosting.

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    10 Jen March 14, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I posted pt 2 in our series about Gardening discussing ways to start your seeds indoors: http://www.realfoodfreaks.com/2012/03/11/is-dr-mercola-trustworthy/
    I also have begun to mistrust what comes from Dr. Mercola and wrote an article explaining why: http://www.realfoodfreaks.com/2012/03/11/is-dr-mercola-trustworthy/

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    11 Katherine March 14, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Hi Kelly, I’m trying to make quick, interesting and healthy meals…all during nap time. This week I wrote about a recipe from our grocery store of all places; it was a hit with my husband and I think the two-year-old even ate some chicken! http://www.auroraspitfire.blogspot.com/2012/03/tasty-tuesday.html

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    12 Soli @ I Believe in Butter March 14, 2012 at 6:49 am

    HI Kelly, and everyone! This week I am sharing my first video, a tutorial on making your own wild sourdough starter!

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    13 Kelsi March 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

    g’morning! I left links for “safely + naturally eliminate mold and mildew”, “health + kids; when its hard to be different”, and “decision management + weekly menu plan”. enjoy! and thanks for hosting!

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    14 Mary @ Homemade Dutch Apple Pie March 14, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I shared my first attempt at homemade blue moon ice cream.

    http://voogtrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/03/not-so-blue-moon-ice-cream.html

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    15 Michelle March 14, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I just linked up my attempt at Hoisin Sauce

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    16 lydia March 14, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Thanks for hosting! Sharing a post on dealing with low stomach acid, it’s effects and how I am resolving it!

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    17 TastefullyJulie March 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I shared my super healthy Banana Nut Bread featuring whole wheat flour and flax seed.

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    18 Susan March 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

    For better digestion, sprouted wheat is superior!
    http://learningandyearning.wordpress.com/

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    19 Roseann @ The Wholesome Life March 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

    With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I’m posting a recipe for corned beef, with a new twist. I got the recipe from my Nourishing Traditions cookbook, by Sally Fallon.
    Try it!

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    20 Jill Nienhiser March 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I compiled some resources for a friend whose 14 year old daughter has ulcerative colitis.

    Healing Digestive Disorders
    http://farmfoodblog.com/healing-digestive-disorders/

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    21 Chara S March 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Today I’m sharing my favorite Irish meal- HOME CURED (and yes it’s so easy) corned beef. I have many people who don’t like store bought corned beef LOVE this recipe- it tastes like real food, no chemicals and you can adjust the seasonings to your tastes. Enjoy!!

    http://stitchingheartstogether.blogspot.com/2012/03/home-cured-corned-beef.html

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    22 Chara S March 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I also linked up some homemade beeswax candles (that are SUPER easy) I know they aren’t edible… Well actually I guess they would be but I don’t recommend it, many of us that are concerned about real food are also concerned about removing environmental toxins in which candles can be a player- so take 30 minutes and make some of your own candles from all natural beeswax…

    http://stitchingheartstogether.blogspot.com/2012/03/beeswax-candles-version-1-super-simple.html

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    23 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! March 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

    This week I’m continuing my series on organ meats with a look at how to easily incorporate beef heart & liver in ground meat dishes. Your family will never know it’s there! I also had a bit of fun coming up with 7 signs that you’re on the GAPS Diet. I’d love to hear from any other GAPSters who have some additional signs to add!

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    24 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I just left a quick and easy and decadent, but guilt free breakfast, Cocoa Banana Almond Oatmeal.

    http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/2012/03/13/chocolate-almond-banana-oatmeal_recip/

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    25 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen March 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Hi Kelly! I shared my recipe for Carrot Cake Muffins. My recipe is gluten free, but these can be made with “regular” flour if you don’t have issues with gluten. These muffins are incredibly moist with 3 cups of shredded carrots plus pineapple, raisins and coconut.
    Thanks for hosting!

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    26 Robin @ Thank Your Body March 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I’m giving away a copy of the awesome book Deep Nutrition! Come on over and enter! http://thankyourbody.com/give-away-deep-nutrition/

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    27 Erika Wright March 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    This was a delicious way to make Chile Rellenos con Pollo y Papas. Yum!

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    28 France @ Beyond The Peel March 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Happy Wednesday Kelly! I think we might be tied for how much we love Wednesdays :)

    I’m sharing a Tunisian Tomato Lentil Stew:
    http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/03/tunisian-tomato-lentil-stew-recipe.html

    Some delish Honey Banana Sprouted Spelt Pancakes:
    http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/03/honey-banana-spelt-pancakes.html

    And Homemade Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce:
    http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/03/homemade-sweet-and-spicy-bbq-sauce.html

    Have a great day!

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    29 Michelle K. @ Delectable Musings March 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Today I am sharing Pozole Rojo – a Mexican classic soup that turns simple and inexpensive ingredients into a delicious meal.

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    30 Vicky March 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Hi! This week I’m sharing a grain-free Hot Cross Bun recipe suitable for the SCD. Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting!

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    31 Andrea (From Seed to Stomach) March 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    If you’re passionate about local food and live in New England, check out my post about the ALLocal Dinner. If you’re somewhere else but interested to see how organizations are promoting local food, check out the post for a great idea!

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    32 Kathleen from Providence Farms March 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Today I shared the results of my lacto-fermented sauerkraut experiment and why I’m trying to buy more local produce.

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    33 Kathleen from Providence Farms March 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    34 Meghan March 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I shared my method for removing chicken breasts from a whole chicken. It’s a great way to save money on pastured chicken breasts!

    http://wholenaturallife.com/2012/03/12/how-to-remove-chicken-breasts-from-a-whole-chicken/

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    35 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat March 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I just finished a new post countering the fear induced by the latest scare tactic study against red meat.

    Enjoy your mouthwatering, real food prepared the traditional, healthy way like Weston A. Price teaches!

    Don’t Be Afraid of Real Food

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    36 Amber March 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Happy Wednesday! Thanks for hosting.

    This week I am sharing two SCD friendly, bean-free hummus recipes.

    (1) Raw Carrot Hummus
    (2) Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Hummus

    Have a great week!

    Be Well,
    –Amber

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    37 Melissa @ Dyno-mom March 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Hello! Thanks for hosting! This week I am linking to my post on how I manage my budget for large real food expenses like a whole hog or two gallons of coconut oil or 100# of grassfed ground beef. Stop by and see how my budget compares to yours!

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    38 Beth March 14, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    We had a birthday this week and I posted how I tweaked some recipes to make goodies from scratch with better ingredients.

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    39 Meagan March 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I am sharing my grain free waffle sandwiches, made with my grain free almond banana waffles – so delicious! great paleo, primal, wapf, meal or snack option!

    http://mutritiousnuffins.blogspot.com/2012/03/grain-free-waffle-sandwiches.html

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    40 Kendahl March 15, 2012 at 1:12 am

    This week I’m sharing my favorite soup of all time, for real. It’s a Cheese & Vegetable Chowder with Fresh Herbs. So good with sourdough toast, I’m telling you.

    And then I’m also sharing my Irish Apple and Potato Cake, which is so amazingly good, and timely for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday!

    http://www.ournourishingroots.com/irish-apple-and-potato-cake/

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    41 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish March 15, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Thanks so much for hosting. I shared a Baked Maple Bacon recipe, it’s extra crispy and delicious. Thanks so much again.

    http://recipestonourish.blogspot.com/2012/03/baked-maple-bacon.html

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    42 Laura @ Stealthy Mom March 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting this link-up…. Today I shared an experiment that WORKED! My nearly-two-year-old calls them Monkey Bars. Banana brownies made with gluten free flour and sweetened with a bit of maple syrup.

    I also shared whole wheat and flaxseed biscuits. They are perfect for a sandwich.

    Have a great week. Hopefully the weather stays beautiful where you are, too.

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    43 Avivah @ Oceans of Joy March 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    This week we have a house full of eight sick children! The weather changed and all the bacteria outside has been stirred up so lots of people are getting sick now. This week I shared about different home remedies for the flu, along with a steam treatment using essential oils.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

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    44 Shelley Alexander March 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting! Today I shared a creamy portobello mushroom soup recipe which features homemade chicken stock and coconut milk.
    http://aharmonyhealing.com/portobello-mushroom-soup/

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    45 Ashley Brendle March 21, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Hi Kelly! This is my first time linking up. Thank you! I’m sharing a kid-friendly dip for dunking veggies. It has so much flavor and nutrition. It’s one of our favorites. http://www.tips4mom.com/2012/03/vegan-veggie-dip-tahini-dill/

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