Real Food Wednesday 4/18/2012

April 18, 2012 · 113 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!

You’re up, and we can’t wait to see your stuff!

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    1 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat April 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

    My post this week is about how rare grassfed meat helped my body recover from a nasty illness, and gave me strength.

    Grassfed Meat Gives Strength and Recovery


    2 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen April 18, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Hi there,
    This week I’m sharing recipes for gluten free and grain free Coconut Chicken Strips with Orange Pineapple Sauce.
    Be well!


    3 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways April 18, 2012 at 1:24 am

    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


    4 Sonja @ April 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I am sharing a GF No Flour Black Bean Brownie. You can fool people into thinking there is flour in it. Thanks for hosting!!


    5 leigh April 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    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)?


    6 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food April 18, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting. I’ve linked up my Tom Kha Gai soup recipe.


    7 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family April 18, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Thanks again for hosting Kelly!

    This week I posted on CSAs and why everyone who can should join one (or start one). Have a great week!


    8 Sarah @ Nature's Nurture April 18, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked up to How to make hash browns in your waffle iron :)


    9 Jen April 18, 2012 at 5:49 am

    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:


    10 Diane April 18, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Good Morning, This week I am sharing a Chocolate bark recipe. Thanks for hosting. Diane


    11 Soli @ I Believe in Butter April 18, 2012 at 6:44 am

    It feels good to share here again! My post this week is about lessons I’ve (re-)learned in the last few months about the importance of self-care. Especially so when your health is not up to par.


    12 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips April 18, 2012 at 6:59 am

    I just posted my GF Almond Blueberry Mini-Muffins and Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip/Dressing. Enjoy!


    13 Mrs. D April 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

    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!


    14 Annemarie April 18, 2012 at 7:40 am

    My post is about an affordable and delicious alternative to the expensive real food granola bars on the market.


    15 Susan April 18, 2012 at 7:49 am
    16 Miz Helen April 18, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I am talking about my new Compost Helper today, it is great! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day!
    Miz Helen


    17 Beth April 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

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


    18 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) April 18, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Hi Kelly! I’m sharing my post on vintage cast iron this week. Did you know that your Grandma’s cast iron pan was a lot better than yours? My post on vintage cast iron explains why.


    19 Paula @ Whole Intentions April 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Hi Kelly,

    Today I’m sharing two of my most popular recipes. Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake and Gluten-Free Applesauce Almond Cake – both have become favorites around here!

    Thanks for hosting!


    20 Halle @ Whole Lifestyle Nutrition April 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting today! Today I am linking an article showing 5 fun ways to teach your kids about real food Have great day.


    21 Amber April 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    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,


    22 The Intentional Minimalist April 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

    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


    23 Raising Isabella April 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared an update on my sugar fast! It’s going really well! I feel great even though I’m 37 weeks pregnant!


    24 Suzy April 18, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for hosting. This week I am sharing a post on making puff pastry – from scratch! There are only 4 ingredients and it was not as difficult as I imagined it might be. Plus I share the ingredients that are in a store bought puff pastry.


    25 Pam@behealthybehappywellness April 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a terrific salad today highlighting arugula – along with several other ways to use it!


    26 Tessa Domestic Diva April 18, 2012 at 8:57 am

    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!


    27 Jill Nienhiser April 18, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Lavender combines with yogurt cheese for a tasty dip for vegetables or crackers:


    28 Laura @ Stealthy Mom April 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Thank you for hosting! Today I am sharing a one-dish-wonder: baked chicken with roasted garlic potatoes. Enjoy!


    29 Erika April 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Thanks so much for hosting this week! I posted some quick and easy after school snacks. Have a great week!!


    30 Olivia @ Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness April 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

    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


    31 Kendahl April 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    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!


    32 Michelle April 18, 2012 at 10:43 am
    33 Christine April 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

    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!


    34 Vicky April 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    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!


    35 France @ Beyond The Peel April 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Happy Wednesday Kelly :)

    I’m sharing a fascinating Interview with Gnowfglins founder Wardeh Harmon on how she transformed her family’s health through traditional foods, also an article on How I Healed My Gluten Sensitivities (along with an embarrassing story), and a post on Gratitude.


    36 Ashley April 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    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!


    37 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen April 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    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!


    38 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat April 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Happy Wednesday! I’m linking up a vegan salad that uses nutritional yeast for that cheesy flavor. Raw “Cheesy” Kale and Sprouted Chickpea Salad.


    39 Melissa @ Dyno-mom April 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    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.


    40 April @ fringe eating April 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    This post is part of a weekly series in which I give recipe ideas for eating off the grid. In other words…fringe eating. It is also a REAL food challenge and my first GIVEAWAY! The prize is a copy of Farmageddon.
    Here are the details of the REAL food challenge

    Thanks for hosting!


    41 Louanne April 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked my roasted beet salad.


    42 Joy at The Liberated Kitchen April 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I shared our GAPS legal Marionberry Swirl Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting – the perfect birthday treat for our teenager’s slumber party! They were a huge hit.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    43 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish April 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting. I shared a Grain-Free Carrot Cake Pancakes recipe. They are so delicious and easy to make. Thanks again.


    44 sarah@mysleepykitchen April 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    This week I’m sharing my gluten free granola & muesli (also free of refined sugar!) – what better way to start the day than with a delicious bowl of granola that is packed with protein!


    45 Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen April 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    This is a great selection of posts! I am really enjoying reading through them, thank you for hosting this!

    PS: Sorry I put my name in the title instead of the name of the blog post! First time submitting here, it was supposed to be; Dive! A Documentary Review. Here; Oops! Sorry.


    46 Emily @ Holistic Kid April 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Floral Cream Cheese made with pretty, peppery Nasturtiams. It sounds and looks fancy, but it’s an easy-peasey recipe. As an added bonus, the meditation of making it will calm you, and it’s a joy to share.



    47 Carla and Michael April 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Hi Kelly. First time here and glad I found you. We rarely go out to eat and make 99.9 % of our meals from scratch with real ingredients. (I’ve never understood all of those recipes using condensed soup when a simple beschamel can be turned into anything). I will definately be back often. Thanks for having us.
    Sharing our first Ciappino
    Carla and Michael


    48 Sarah @ Real Food Outlaw April 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I posted my Yogurt Made Easy post. 5 easy steps to making delicious, creamy yogurt without a yogurt maker.


    49 Sarah @ Real Food Outlaws April 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I’m also posting a Fermented Coconut Yogurt recipe that includes how to cut open a young coconut.


    50 Shelley Alexander April 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting! I shared a Indian recipe for kale coconut curry. Have a fantastic week!


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