Real Food Wednesday 4/25/2012


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! 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:

    Spinach, Pear & Hazelnut Salad with Maple Leek Dressing

    Wild Leek, Cucumber & Mint Salsa Wraps

    Zesty Garlic Chop Salad

    Pickled Leek Cabbage

    Blueberry Quinoa Salad

    mini wild leek frittatas

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  2. says

    Good Morning Kelly,
    I am sharing my Black Bean Salsa Chicken with an added bonus Casserole, it is a great recipe. Hope you have a special day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  3. says

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting :)

    This week I am sharing my Honey-Sweetened Lemonade and my Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (with gluten-free options). Enjoy!

  4. says

    I shared my recipe for BBQ Chicken with Homemade Russian Dressing Marinade. I have been using this marinade for pork and chicken for several years but this time I made my own Russian dressing instead of using Wish-Bone bottled. Wish-Bone’s first ingredient is corn syrup- oops!
    I marinate all of the chicken that we BBQ for 24 hours now and the results are great.
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. says

    Just left the recipe that was shared at our local WAPF chapter meeting a couple months ago for Homemade Sauerkraut! Mine is finished and it turned out GREAT!!!

  6. says

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for hosting such a great event every week! I shared my Vanilla Coconut Frozen Yogurt and Quinoa with Smoked Chicken Sausage & Bok Choy recipes this week as well as a giveaway for Mountain Rose Herbs. Cheers!

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting this link up. I’m excited to share with you an easy way to add nutrition to salads, granola, cookies – popped quinoa! It’s also delicious to snack on plain.

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!
    It’s super basic, but everyone should know how to cook dried beans! I cook mine in my crock pot, and just a few minutes of prep time yields a ton of cooked beans, ready to eat!

  9. says

    Hi Kelly. We’re sharing our Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie. It has a “secret” ingredient in it that makes it so tasty. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party each week and letting us participate in it. Have a great upcoming week-end.

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