Real Food Wednesday 4/18/2012


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

    Thank you for hosting us Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing a recipe for Flower Power Kombucha – an herbal infused brew made with green tea, rose petals, St. John’s Wort, red clover, and chrysanthemum. It’s nourishing, uplifting, and tastes just like magic…

    Best wishes,
    Nourishing Foodways
    Soaked, sprouted, fermented, gluten-free, whole-foods

    • leigh says

      I actually tried this one out and I was pleasantly surprised that I could not taste the difference from any other brownie I’ve ever made, except that it maybe tasted cleaner and less sugary – I didn’t feel junky afterwards.

      I wonder though, do you suppose you could do this with no-bake cookies? I wonder how they’d taste with soaked oats dehydrated in the oven (granola-esque)?

  2. says

    Hi Kelly, So I posted about a recent experience at a local grocery store. Oh how I hate those trips more and more:
    I also watch a very enlightening documentary about gardening and farming that gives tips for improving soil, and reducing watering, weeding, fertilizing, and pests. If you garden this is definitely worth a watch:

  3. says

    I linked up my recent post discussion our good ole’ friend bacon with a recipe for home-curing your own pastured pork belly! Have fun!

  4. says

    I translated and posted an appetizer recipe for fried goat cheese with honey from a Spanish Tapas cookbook I found at the library.

  5. says

    Happy Wednesday. Thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing three recipes: soup, salad and dessert. One of my favorite meal combos!

    (1) A radicchio salad with warm fennel and apple topped with fresh squeezed orange juice (SCD Friendly)

    (2) And roasted cauliflower soup with curry and coconut (Vegan, dairy free, gluten free, SCD, ACD).

    (3) Bottomless Key Lime Pie with Whipped Coconut Lemon Cream (dairy free gluten free, cane-sugar free, SCD)


    Have a great week!

    Be Well,

  6. says

    Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    thai swiss chard noodle wraps

    thai kale noodle salad

    spinach, wild leek & farrow salad

    wild leek & kale omelette

    spicy asparagus ribbon salad

    spring breakfast bundles

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  7. says

    Thank you for letting us share! Today I shared a sweet, a dinner, and a breakfast..all healthier versions of their originals!
    Oven Baked Chimichangas
    Sugar free Tollhouse Cookies
    Banana Cinnamon Waffles

    Have a good day kelly!

  8. says

    Hey Kelly! Thank you for hosting such a successful blog carnival. I am so excited about this. My post is a little different…it is more inspirational if you will. I struggle with wondering if it’s useless sometimes having such a passion for real food and food freedom. But then I remember how nice it is to be able to be a part of such a great group of trailblazing women and men. It sure isn’t easy sometimes to follow your passion.
    <3 Olivia

  9. says

    This week I am sharing my take on a skillet cookie, which is cookie dough baked in a cast iron skillet! I love it because it’s faster, easier, iron-rich, and you can cut the cookies into wedges. You can even eat a wedge warm with a scoop of ice cream on it. Yum!

  10. says

    Hi Kelly,

    This week I am sharing another installment on my Nutritional Balancing journey. 18 months into the program, two re-tests and and lots of nice changes! Check it out to see if this program might be right for you too!

  11. says

    Hi! I shared my Baked Bananas in Fresh Orange Juice recipe today! This is great for using up those over ripe bananas you might have left in the fruit bowl!

    Have a lovely week!

  12. says

    Hi all, this week on my blog I’m asking people to share their experiences or thoughts on the GAPS diet, we’re considering it for my family and I want to hear anything and everything you have to say about it!

  13. says

    I shared my recipe for Banana Muffins. This recipe is gluten free, but can be made with “regular” flour if you don’t have issues with gluten.
    These muffins taste like a really good traditional (healthy!) banana bread.
    Thanks for hosting!

  14. says

    Thanks for hosting! This week I am linking to my post all about making homemade mayo. I have the perfect mayo recipe which uses pastured eggs but the truth is these are not available at all times or in all places. How can you make safe mayo with questionable eggs? It’s all about chemistry.

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