Real Food Wednesday 4/25/2012

April 25, 2012 · 88 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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    { 34 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Katie @ Riddlelove April 25, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Hi Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing our currant weekly menu plan (recipe links included) as well as a gluten-free vanilla extract recipe. Thanks for hosting!


    2 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat April 25, 2012 at 12:43 am

    My post this week is about how the massacre of heritage breed pigs in Michigan is not only killing hogs, but our liberty as well. Kelly, thanks for all you have done to spread the word about this.

    Michigan Massacre Kills Freedom, As Well As Hogs


    3 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways April 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday~
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    I’m sharing a recipe for Sprouted Gluten-Free Bread – the extra efforts of sprouting are rewarded by this crunchy, tender, sandwich-able loaf! I think you GF folks will love it!
    Nourishing Foodways
    Soaked, sprouted, fermented, gluten-free, whole-foods


    4 Amanda @ Traditional Foods April 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for Colombian potato soup, a great calcium rich food.


    5 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food April 25, 2012 at 1:25 am

    This week I’m sharing my beef stock recipe (lots of good gelatin!) and my raw liver smoothie! Thanks for hosting :)


    6 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen April 25, 2012 at 1:31 am

    This week I’m sharing three gluten free recipes. Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Thai Red Curry Carrot Soup and a recipe round up featuring Baked Honey Pecan Glazed Salmon (GF SF).
    Be well!


    7 Annemarie April 25, 2012 at 7:17 am

    My lemon apricot scones get gobbled up right away in my house, so you may want to double the recipe.


    8 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) April 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Hi Kelly! Today I’m sharing one of my Mom’s favorite’s Spanish Rice. Thanks for hosting!


    9 The Intentional Minimalist April 25, 2012 at 8:29 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:

    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


    10 Susan April 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I’ve shared a post on using pliers to crack bones to get every last bit of marrow out of them:


    11 Erika April 25, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I added an easy queso recipe. Thanks so much for hosting!!


    12 Miz Helen April 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

    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


    13 Pam@behealthybehappywellness April 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I shared some great links on today’s post regarding why we should be consuming more greens and some easy ways to do it! I’ve also posted quite a few good greens recipes this month!


    14 Rebecca @ Peanut Butter, Passports, and Epinephrine April 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Hi Kelly! Today I shared my recipe for Banana Brown Bread. Thanks for hosting! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s new. Have a wonderful week!


    15 Kendahl April 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

    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!


    16 Angie @ Bare Root People April 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for hosting, Kelly! My post is about the concept of sanctuary in a disposable world. Also, we’re giving away a grass-fed cow coat rack.


    17 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen April 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

    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!


    18 Melissa B. April 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

    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!!!


    19 Michelle April 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Thanks for hosting. I linked up my Lemon Vinaigrette recipe


    20 Joshua @ Beyond The Peel April 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Kelly, thanks so much for hosting.

    I’m sharing a Homemade Minted Pesto Sauce (it’s so good), a Giveaway for GNOWFGLINS eCourse, and an entertaining video on How To Get Rid of Bad Breath with Oil Pulling.

    Have an amazing day!


    21 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry April 25, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    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!


    22 Heather April 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    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.


    23 Amber April 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Hi There,

    This week I’m sharing two recipes

    (1) Roasted Fingerling Carrots (fresh from the garden)

    (2) Grain Free Spanish “Rice” (SCD friendly)

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,


    24 Lori @ Laurel of Leaves April 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Happy Wednesday! I’ve shared an epic recipe for Whole Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins made with coconut sugar and maple syrup.


    25 recipe gal April 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks so much for this! What a great idea to increase readership and share great recipes! I love it!


    26 Amanda April 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I left a post about how to start making your own yogurt from scratch. Mmmm! :-)


    27 Deb April 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    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!


    28 Carla@ Real Food Pioneer April 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you for hosting and letting me participate! I added an incredibly easy but over the top recipe for Heavenly and Healthy Chicken Soup using coconut water. We had this for dinner last night and it’s fantastic! I hope you enjoy!


    29 Kendahl April 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I’m also sharing my post on Molasses Crinkles, which are delicious!!!


    30 Mrs. D April 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I wrote about my gluten free version of the yogurt dough recipe from Nourishing Traditions :-). Gluten free pizza that doesn’t fall apart!


    31 Jackie @ Crest Cottage April 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I used to link up frequently, but I took a break after my daughter was born. I’m happy to be back!


    32 April @ fringe eating April 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I’m continuing my Wendesdays Without Barcodes Farmageddon Giveaway and offering more suggestions for eating off the grid!

    Thanks for hosting!


    33 Emily @ Holistic Kid April 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Pear Apple Soup. The savory sweetness of this soup is delicious served warm or cool. Feels gourmet. Simple to make. Lovely to taste.

    Have a great day!


    34 Carla and Michael April 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    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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