Real Food Wednesday 4/24/2013

April 24, 2013 · 75 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 even 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. (Natural lifestyle links are ok, too, though.)  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–palm or coconut are ok though–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.  That’s just not cool.

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.  If there’s a sentence that grabs our 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 Kristine-Real Food Girl: Unmodified April 24, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Happy Wednesday everyone!

    This week I’m sharing one of my hubby’s favorite dishes. It’s Creamy Mushroom & Beef Stroganoff. Made with organic pasta, grass-fed beef and yummy mushrooms.


    2 Ally @ Om Nom Ally April 24, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Thanks for hosting, I always enjoy seeing what everyone has linked!


    3 Laureen Fox April 24, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for hosting.
    This week I linked up a Tutorial on How To Roast Hazelnuts and a recipe for Grain Free Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Muffins.
    Have a great week!


    4 Elsie April 24, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Morning! My husband and I recently visited Washington, D.C. While there, we got to check out the Smithsonian’s new exhibit on American food history from 1950-2000. I’ve posted my review of the exhibit, and the questions it raised for me.


    5 Sarah @ Politically Incorrect Health April 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for hosting!

    # 31 This week I am sharing how I am re-introducing grains after transitioning off the GAPS diet. I share recipes for quinoa and I also made sourdough buckwheat pancakes!


    6 Pam@behealthybehappywellness April 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for hosting! I see some more great recipes today.


    7 Joanna @ plus other good stuff April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I’m sharing a recipe for Cast Iron Mac & Cheese that tastes like baked mac & cheese but is super fast and easy! Great way to get more healthy fats into your diet. :)


    8 Little Sis April 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you’re having a great week!


    9 Lauren April 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I’m adding my Vanilla ‘Bean’ Milk this week. Have a great day!


    10 Andrea April 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I shared my recipe for Green Bean Salad with Bacon and Pineapple.

    Thanks for hosting!


    11 Pam O April 24, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for hosting, as always! I posted a couple of guilt-free chocolate recipes. I have a question for you or your readers, though. We’re still in the babysteps stages of transitioning and wholly commiting to real food eating and see those more advanced than I using cacao in their chocolate recipes instead of cocoa. Why? I’ve read that cacao is “unalderated” while cocoa is processed – but there are mixed reviews. What are your thoughts? Should I seek out cacao, or am I okay with cocoa?


    12 KitchenKop April 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    That’s a great question. I have no idea though (I use cocoa), so I’ll ask on my Facebook page. Watch for it soon and we’ll got lots of good feedback I’m sure. :)


    13 Eileen @ Phoenix Helix April 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for hosting again! I posted a recipe for Beef Heart in Chimichurri Sauce, with the goal of showing that organ meat can be as delicious as it is nutritious. I also posted an essay I wrote this week about the power of language in the healing process. Wishing you a beautiful week!


    14 Chaya April 24, 2013 at 10:59 am

    If you want a great whole foods cookbook this recipe comes from a fabulous one.
    squash, sweet potato and apple bake


    15 Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul April 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly.

    Sharing my post on how I hosted a real food 2nd birthday party. I put this all together in two days (after traveling 4 days across the country with my two year old).


    16 Rebekah @ Half Indian Cook April 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Muffinettes! They look like cookies but taste like muffins, and they’re grain and sweetener-free. Perfect for breakfast or snacks and even more delicious with a nice pat of butter!


    17 Micheline @ Holistic Chick April 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Kelly and thanks for hosting again this week, I always love seeing what everyone has shared :D

    This week, I’m sharing a post on the benefits of Catnip…for people. Not just for kitty anymore! Health Benefits of Catnip Tea

    Old follower, happy ‘hump’ day :)
    Micheline @ Holistic Chick


    18 Jeanne & Abby April 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This week we’re sharing a probiotic palate cleanser … mango-kombucha sorbet!


    19 Jess April 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for hosting again, Kelly!

    This week I added a recipe for my homemade (GMO-free) crock pot applesauce. Yum!



    20 Stanley Fishman April 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how satisfying and delicious real food and grassfed meat are. Of course, it’s also good for you.
    The Goodness of Grassfed Meat and Real Food


    21 Megan Alton April 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    How did I ever miss this blog carnival! I’m so glad I found it. My recipes for Asparagus 2 Ways and Strawberry Treats are SUPER easy, use 3 ingredients, and use the whole foods. Blueberry and Banana Cinnamon Muffins are just plain good, and the Lactation Cookies (for the whole family) totally work – I know from experience! And they’re good enough that my husband started baking them too. And my Rice Pudding recipe uses coconut milk. Thanks!!


    22 Tamara @ Oh Lardy April 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you for hosting! I left our recent post in our Real Food Transition series. This one is on whole grains. See you next week!


    23 Tiffany @ April 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you for hosting!

    This week I shared a guide on how to eat seasonally, plus two HUGE reasons why we should. To make it even easier, I also shared a post with a seasonal list, the clean & dirty lists PLUS what fruits & veggies pack the most punch for our buck – all miniaturized so we have an easy-reference card at our fingertips!


    24 GiGi Eats Celebrities April 25, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Bathing suit season may be around the corner, which may cause people to think they need to go on cleanses… NOT SO!!


    25 Jennifer Wordehoff April 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Super Easy stuffed pepper recipe…. husband approved!


    26 Libby May 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Happy Wednesday Kelly and thanks for hosting another Real Food Wednesday!

    I so appreciate the time you put in and allowing so many of us to share nutritious info/recipes with one another.

    Have a super week!


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