Real Food Wednesday 4/20/11


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.)


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, Velveeta, margarine, Egg Beaters, unfermented soy 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.  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

    Hi Kelly. We’re busy with Easter here but I posted a retro video of my mom this week sharing wisdom about deviled eggs. I swear this thing has gotten over 35K views on YouTube and pilgrims may have manufactured the video camera we used: My mama peeling eggs.


  2. says

    Wow, April 20! Time flies, yikes. Things are finally growing in my neck of the woods, and I’ve been tromping around the fields and have discovered a new food (new to me) which is super yummy when fried up in lard (oh yeah, I broke out my best lard for this one).

  3. says

    My first try with beet kvass. For all of the wonderful benefits I’m supposed to be getting I’m still having a hard time taking it due to the taste. Does anyone have any tips for getting it down?

  4. says

    Thanks for the round-up! I shared my favorite jam, just gave some to family and it disappeared quickly. I love that it has less than half the sugar of the original recipe so it tastes like fruit and not just sugar.

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting again Kelly! I am sharing this delicious salad I made the other day, Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Toasted Walnuts. I hope you’ll all enjoy it!

  6. says

    I so look forward to linking up to Real Food Wednesdays every week! Thanks for hosting!! I’m sharing my homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I never knew how easy homemade dressings were until a couple years ago. Mind blowing how easy they are! :)

    Have a GREAT week & a BLESSED Easter!!

  7. says

    Hi Kelly, I linked my menu plan for the week that included two recipes I’m making for Easter – Huevos with Black Bean Hash Browns and French Toast Strata with Raspberries.

  8. says

    Thanks again, Kelly!

    Well, I know I shared this at your “Help the Easter Bunny” post, but here they are again in case anyone missed them…..a healthy Easter treat, Chocolate Carob Nests w/ Fudge Eggs. Enjoy!

  9. says

    Thank you for this wonderful carnival. So many great posts already. I’ve shared my Naturally Sweet Breadcrumb Pudding, part of a series all about getting rid of sugar and letting the natural sweetness of the ingredients shine through.

  10. says

    I posted one of our current favorites: Pizza Rolls. The dc love them. Made with the yogurt dough and grass-fed beef. They would freeze well – I guess, ours never make it that far!

    Scroll down to “What’s Cookin’?” in the post.

  11. says

    I gave my recipe for bacon-y and cheesy stuffed peppers (grain free). Thanks for hosting, I’ll make sure to link up in my post later today.

    • says

      Chris, you need to join us for our tweet chat this Friday about @sowingmillions @seedsofchange and organic gardening!

      It is 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST for 1 hour!

      Kimberly Hartke

  12. says

    Hi RFW gang!

    This week I posted about my first successful attempt at homemade and lacto-fermented ketchup. I hope everyone has a great week! Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

  13. says

    Grass-fed butter? Awesome!! And ketchup? You guys are amazing. Melissa@Market this week gives tips on how to make any kind of salad dressing – never need to buy it anymore!

    • says

      Kate, I am so glad. Just yesterday I told the woman who runs my Nana’s elder care residence to PLEASE feed her real food. I went there and there were tubs of margarine, (not a stick of butter) and lots of soy protein nutrition drinks. Yikes!

      • says

        It is so scary what people think is food when it comes to institutional food service! Do you have any ideas about how to teach the food service staff about real food? Do they have a staff nutritionist you can talk to? I was hospitalized last fall and if my mother and friends had not prepared REAL food for my husband to bring me, I would have been eating that some garbage. I feel for you!

  14. says

    This is my first time participating in Real Food Wed. What an awesome ways to share ideas. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! They all look fantastic!

  15. says

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting again each week. I’ve shared a recipe for Farfalle Carbonara with Spring Peas. I hope that you can stop by and share a recipe or two this weekend on my blog hop as well. Happy Spring to you! Roz

  16. says

    Hi Kelly,
    I love visiting your blog, but this is my first time posting! I couldn’t bear to ruin my free range, organic chicken eggs with a PAAS dye kit, so I played with natural dyes this week. I loved the results, and now my family can eat our easter eggs without me wondering just how much dye ended up in them.

  17. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly. Today I shared a post featuring several different dandelion recipes – cookies, wine and infusions. Dandelions are loaded with nutrients. I sure wish I could access mine now – they’re buried under about 7 inches of snow!

  18. says

    I really do love Wednesdays! There are always so many great things to make on this carnival. Thanks for hosting, Kelly, and thank to all the fab bloggers for such great ideas! I am making an herb dry brine with pine nuts for our leg of lamb for Easter and I shared the recipe and one an easy, but impressive looking, apple and almond tart. See you all around the web!

  19. says

    Oops my link got a little wonky! Nevertheless, I’m sharing my thoughts on enjoying, being inspired by, and eating more vegetables. Thanks for hosting Kelly!

  20. says

    Today I am sharing It’s in the Bag: Bulk Foods for Everyday Use, an article about keeping bulk foods fresh.
    Thank you Kelly!
    Best wishes!

  21. says

    i’m sharing a round up post this week about my attempts to celebrate a “natural easter” in a family pot-luck setting. includes recipe for home-made coconut butter chocolates and a link to instructions for natural egg dyes.

  22. says

    I am linking to a post on ALA – the plant form of omega 3 fatty acids. I believe millions misuse this nutrient. In most cases they are doing their body more harm then good. Click on my link, #109 to find out why.

  23. says

    Yum, it is nice to see all these wonderful recipes and ideas posted here! After trying several attempts I have managed to come up with a delicious grain-free, gluten-free, GAPS and SCD friendly Hot Cross Bun recipe and I have to say everyone loves it, enjoy!

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