Real Food Wednesday 4/30/2014

April 30, 2014 · 25 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.


A reader friend suggested in my little survey recently that I add a Mr. Linky thumbnail pictures option, so that is now enabled, and you have another good way to draw us in so we’ll click on your recipe. :)


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 (with things like canned bread, meat substitutes, Velveeta, margarine/vegetable oil/canola 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, share on Facebook, and stumble this post and also any sites you visit – this will get more exposure to all of us, thank you!  (You can do this easily and quickly with the share links above and below the post.)

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.  But don’t put more than one link in there, or it will get hung up in my moderation area, and you never know how long it will be ’til I get around to approving those.

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 Jillian Hudson April 30, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared my hummus bites which are great vegan and allergy-friendly appetizers. I also shared my super fresh “can’t wait for summer” gazpacho smoothie—a savory swap out for fruity smoothies.


    2 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat April 30, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about the traditional ways our ancestors preserved meat.

    Our Ancestors Did Not Eat Spoiled Meat—Traditional Meat Preservation


    3 Lauren @ DC Healthy Bites April 30, 2014 at 6:44 am

    The average American wastes 25% of the food that they buy, that’s up to $2,275 a year for a family of four! While food waste occurs all along the production line, there are many things that we can all do in our day to day lives. In this week’s post I share some of my tips for reducing food waste at home, out shopping, and when dining out.

    Thank you for hosting and have a great rest of your week!


    4 Emily Swezey April 30, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Thanks for hosting again! I shared a breakfast recipe- Apple Pan Puff- that is very simple to make and naturally sweetened with just apples. I also shared my go-to bread recipe.
    I hope you’ll stop by and check out all my other recipes, animal and gardening advice and foraging adventures!


    5 Nan a.k.a Granny Fabulosa April 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Hi! I’m a first-timer here, so I’m still figuring out how to use your link-up. I’m #35 in the list, and if I had done it right, my ink would read “Mizuna, Pack Choy and Green Garlic.” Those are three items I received in my weekly CSA delivery that I have never used before. I utilized all three in one gorgeous, healthy meal. I am especially proud of the delicious salad dressing I made with only 3 ingredients.

    Thanks for hosting! I’m so glad I found this!


    6 Peggy April 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Get your greens in with Kale and Carmelized Onions. Yum!


    7 Brandi @ Finding the Path for Me April 30, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Morning! I shared my yummy Strawberry Chicken Salad which has feta, fresh basil and reduced balsamic…yum! If you have ever tried strawberries with balsamic and fresh ground pepper, you will love this salad!


    8 AmyM April 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting Kelly! I posted a great make ahead Taco Soup recipe for those busy nights…:)


    9 LittleOwlCrunchyMomma April 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting, Kelly! This week I linked up my post, “Why Women are DITCHING the PILL for F.A.M.” It has really important information that I wish all women knew!


    10 Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers April 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This recipe is the result of my kids being bored on a rainy Spring Break day, and being left alone with their Harry Potter Cookbook! Yup, we made The-Dessert-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named! :)


    11 Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love April 30, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for the party. This week I’ve brought my raw strawberry cheesecake.


    12 AlkalineAnthea April 30, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Today I have 3 awesome videos to share on my blog One of them is the healthiest most delicious chocolate milkshake, a cheaper alternative to the vitamix especially for those who live in the UK or europe, and a nourishing green alkaline smoothie recipe. I hope you enjoy them!


    13 Kelly April 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I linked up my post about the importance of Vitamin D. Thanks for hosting,


    14 Micheline @ Holistic Chick May 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks for hosting again Kelly – this week I share tricks on how to clean, whiten, deodorize and beauty with Baking Soda! It’s frugal and it works :-)

    Micheline @ Holistic Chick


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