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Real Food Wednesday 4/6/11

April 6, 2011 · 71 comments

RealFoodWednesdays

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.)

CAN YOU HELP?

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?  Kelly@KellytheKitchenKop.com.  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!

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    1 Marelie April 6, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Thanks a lot for hosting. I just linked my Cheesy Pineapple Raisin Oatmeal Cookie

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    2 Stanley Fishman April 6, 2011 at 1:08 am

    My post this week is a recipe for traditional fish broth which provides a natural source of food-based iodine. Due to the disaster in Japan, many people want to increase their iodine intake these days.

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    3 Chris @ Natural Health Goodies April 6, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Ok so I wasn’t going to post this one until tomorrow morning, but in my late night haze I hit publish instead of preview – yikes. So presenting the fresh off the presses .. Chia Oil Pesto. Hope you enjoy it.

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    4 Denise @ Creative Kitchen April 6, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’m lookning for input and discussion on my post, “The plight of a FOOD blogger & CLEAN eating.” I want to know how others do it…share some secrets. Thanks so much!!

    Denise @ creative Kitchen

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    5 Jill April 6, 2011 at 5:33 am

    HI Kelly,
    I shared my grain-free matzoh crackers with a video> I hope you like it and thanks for hosting!

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    6 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom April 6, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Thanks again, Kelly!

    I am sharing one of my family’s favorite “REAL” desserts — Silky Smooth Bean Fudge. Adaptable for special needs, though it is already GF, DF and SF (and allergy free too). Enjoy – and don’t forget to degas those beans! :-)

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    7 shannon April 6, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Hoping for some good ones this week Kelly. I could use a few new recipes. Thanks for hosting!

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    8 Soli @ I Believe In Butter April 6, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Always glad to contribute here.
    This week’s post manages to merge my two great loves: food and books. Looking for ideas for reading material on food or health? Come take a look.

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    9 Ellen - A Mom on a Mission April 6, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Today I am posting a recipe for yams roasted in coconut oil and served with a spicy lime dressing, as well as some reasons why I love cooking with coconut oil. As always, thanks for hosting!

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    10 Belinda @zomppa April 6, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Can’t figure if what I want to try first! Chicken…fish???

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    11 chris@getrealchris April 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I’m going grain-free for the next 30 days so this week I’m sharing my recipe for cauliflower puree with horseradish and bacon.

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    12 Lisa @ Happy in Dole Valley April 6, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing our blueberry cream cheese muffins which are a great way to use up those blueberries you’ve got in the freezer. Fresh fruit season is coming!

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    13 Michelle April 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I linked my favorite homemade pesto recipe this week!

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    14 Ashley April 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’m sharing about my first successful attempt at making homemade kombucha!

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    15 Lisa @ Real Food Digest April 6, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for hosting!
    I review all the basics for homemade mayonnaise on my blog this week – the absolute minimum ingredients needed, optional add-ins, how to fix broken mayo, and how to use 6 different kitchen tools to make it – plus my favorite that does it all in a canning jar for little cleanup.

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    16 Crystal April 6, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’ve been super inspired this past week about minimalism, and simplifying my home. After attacking my kitchen, I wanted to share some ways to unclutter your kitchen and make it easier to prepare real food.

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    17 Danielle @ Analytical Mom April 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted my no-brainer butter spread recipe today. Real butter, without the hard-as-a-rock factor.

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    18 Renee @ Loca-Faces April 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I posted a link to a new article on foraging — since the season has begun! with some notes about what I do and resources to check out. take care. Renee

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    19 Jenn V. April 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    #45 – An article on food dyes. Kelly – Thanks for hosting!

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    20 Kimberly Hartke April 6, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I have shared a powerful video today of a TED talk by the author of The Unhealthy Truth. Robyn O’Brien is inspirational and important advocate for safer. less processed, no GMO foods.

    PLEASE share this video widely. Very important information that every American needs to know!!

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    21 Melissa @ Dyno-mom April 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I really do love Wednesdays! Today on my blog I am showing step-by-step how to make lacto-fermented ginger-ale using wild yeasts. So if you have always wanted to make natural soda and you don’t have kefir grains, this is for you. You build your starter with yeasts from the air, trapped and enslaved to ferment your drinks. It’s a great system.

    I’ll be checking you all out at nap-time! Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

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    22 kelly April 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I’m still lost, where do we post our ideas? i dont have a blog…..

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    23 KitchenKop April 6, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Hi Kelly, just leave your tips, ideas, or recipes right here in the comments if you don’t have a blog! :)

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    24 Beth April 6, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I found some affordable raw/organic peanuts and posted the directions for preparing them.

    I can’t wait to get a chance to go through this week’s recipes.

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    25 Donna Bauman April 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for hosting again Kelly! I had the preschool snack duty for my daughter’s class this week and instead of going the goldfish route, I’ve been introducing the kids to new foods every day. Today I made Cherry/Choco/Coco balls which are a snack made with medjool dates, dried cherries, coconut cream concentrate, coconut oil and lots of good food to give kids and adults too real energy for the day! Hope you’ll stop by to have a peek!

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    26 Tina (PinayInTexas) April 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Hi Kelly! I’m back with my Filipino version of caramel custard which we call Leche Flan.
    Enjoy!

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    27 Donna Bauman April 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Oh… why can’t I get this right!!! I posted Cherry/Choco/Coco balls on yur blog first but somehow the link goes to an old post on radiation reduction soup…. and most people won’t know to click on snacks to get to the right post….so the second entry of Cherry/Choco/Coco balls is the RIGHT Link… Kelly when you see this if you can delete the wrong Cherry/Choco/Coco post which is the first one… I’d be much obliged! Someday I’ll figure this all out!

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    28 Melanie, One Wellness April 6, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Hello again! Check out post #61 for my early spring salad, perfect for this time of year when the sprouts are shooting and the tender leaves appear. Enjoy!

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    29 dani April 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Thanks for hosting!

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    30 Garden Variety Mama April 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! Today I’m sharing my compendium of how to grow your own kombucha culture and enjoy home-brewed kombucha anytime!

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    31 Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) April 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Kelly! Today I am sharing my recipe for Pork Chops With Apples And Almonds. It is easy to make and tastes great!
    Thanks for hosting!

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    32 Our Italian Kitchen April 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! I shared a quick and easy fruit dip flavor with homemade Irish Cream! Hope you enjoy it and Happy Wednesday!

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    33 kelly April 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I guess I need to get a blog!!
    Breakfast Scotch Eggs! 1 to 1/2 oz of homemade breakfast sausage/raw in patty form for each hard boiled egg. I squish the sausage patty out flat between plastic wrap then roll it around the hard boiled egg. You can roll it in almond flour (1/2 TB) if you like, but not necessary. Cooked when browned
    Put a little bit of olive oil in a pan and brown the scotched egg! I like to eat with a bit of mustard.
    With the almond flour is 299 cal/25.2Fat/2Carb/15.2Protein
    Very hearty and filling
    Home made sausage is simply ground pork with to taste: sage, nutmeg, pepper, red chili flakes

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    34 Regis April 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Over at Real Food Dudes we took a break from posting recipes and posted an interview with one of the Dudes. Check it out to get inside our heads and to learn why we think meat eating is good for the environment.

    http://realfooddudes.blogspot.com/2011/04/why-eating-meat-is-not-immoral.html

    Thanks everyone!

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    35 Joanna April 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I’m sharing an easy and fast alternative to kraft macaroni and cheese – for those times when you just don’t know what to make for dinner!

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    36 Trina April 6, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Kelly, I posted my Amish Egg Noodles Recipe and secrets to getting them to work through a Kitchen Aid extruder attachments or rolling by hand. So far I’ve only made them 1/2 and 1/2 white and whole wheat flour, but my goal is %100 sprouted wheat flour noodles – OH, yum!

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    37 Katie @ Wellness Mama April 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Great recipes this week! I posted a link to my giveaway for Water Kefir Grains from Cultures for Health. I’ve fallen in love with making Kefir and Kombucha lately and wanted to share the love!

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    38 Erica April 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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    39 Primal Toad April 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I am sharing a $1.62 Paleo Low Carb happy meal. My “happy meals” have been a big hit but have yet to create anything special. In just a few weeks they will be quite special. Enjoy whats there now!

    Yea, thats right. I can eat a HEALTHY 650 calorie meal for less than $2. Can you?!

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    40 Aimee April 7, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Well, I’m sneaking in late this week, but it’s still Wednesday somewhere, I think, and I’m chuffed to be number 88! :) Sorry about not linking before….I didn’t know! I did it today (your instructions are perfect, Kelly!). I put your link on my page for Rhubarb Lemon Cake, a lovely creation that came about because I had some rhubarb. I think next year I’m planting some rhubarb. I make this cake with coconut and organic butter and free range eggs, but no grains or sugar. Enjoy!

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    41 laxsupermom April 7, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Thanks for hosting this party. I love being inspired by the linked up foods.

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    42 Trisha April 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I’ve linked up with some Lemon and Strawberry Ice Tea!!!

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    43 Angela April 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the linky. I just linked up a video how-to on how to make real (nothing but almonds) almond butter. :)

    I linked to this post at the top of my posting. Thanks again.

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    44 renee@mykitchenadventures May 26, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Hi, first time visiting and I linked up, but didn’t fill out the fields right. ( they were already filled in) anyway…THIS is the recipe I wanted to link it to:
    http://mykitchenadventures1.blogspot.com/2011/05/peas-with-romaine-and-mint.html

    I love the idea of real food1 thanks for hosting the hop!

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