Real Food Wednesday 5/9/2012


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!



  1. says

    Happy Wednesday! I shared my recipe for Chicken Marinated with Basil and Lemon. If you can marinate the chicken for 24 hours the flavor will be even better and the meat will be more tender and juicy.
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. says

    Hi Kelly,
    I am sharing my Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes today for the party. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day!
    Miz Helen

  3. says

    Good morning. I am sharing a recipe for oatmeal muffins. I do have an affiliate link in my post. Don’t know if you are an affiliate or not, didn’t see a link on your site for them. If so I apoligize in advance to you. They muffins were awesome! Have a wonderful day. Your site is a favorite of mine :) Diane @

  4. says

    Happy real food Wednesday. This week I linked up a post on how I FINALLY was successful at making homemade mayonnaise.

    I also have another great salad dressing that I did not link up but hopefully people will find on my blog. It is a blue cheese vinaigrette. I nice twist instead of the classic creamy version.

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. says

    I finally uploaded pictures of our food-dyed Easter eggs that I made using *only* edibles I already had at home AND our “green” Easter egg baskets (clay pots that dc painted after taking out their Easter goodies – I finally got the veggies transplanted into them yesterday!). I didn’t think it really warranted a linky since it’s an update for the pics but here is the link in case anyone would like to see how the eggs turned out (the tumeric ones are my favorites):

    I can’t wait to dive into the recipes posted this week!

  6. says

    This week I am sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on how to make All-Purpose Yogurt Dough. It’s perfect for crackers, pie crust, pizza crust, and anything else you can think of! I also used it to make the crust for my Chocolate French Silk Pie.

    But most recently I posted my Quick Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce, which is awesome!

  7. says

    Hi Everyone,
    This week I’m sharing information about the health benefits of Kombu, a type of sea kelp, and how you can cook with it. Even if you don’t think you like seaweed, you might be suprised at how good (and un-seaweed-y) it tastes!

  8. says

    I’m a little late this week… I am sharing White Borscht, a crock-pot soup with potatoes, beans, carrots, onions… everything but beets. Our boys love it, and that’s what counts!

    Thank you for hosting this link-up!

  9. says

    Hi Kelly. Thanks for the wonderful party, so many great recipes. I linked my so NOT boring Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread. Trust me you’ll never make “plain old” banana bread again. Thanks again and have a great upcoming week-end.

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