Real Food Wednesday 5/9/2012

May 9, 2012 · 95 comments

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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.

I LOVE WEDNESDAYS!

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? 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, 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!

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    1 Butterpoweredbike May 9, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Even though spring came early to the Rockies, there is still some wild asparagus to be found here. I’ve used it to make this super simple, and raw, asparagus salad. But, of course, you could use nourishing asparagus from a farm stand or reputable dealer of organic produce. I swear, this salad takes 2 minutes to make! http://hungerandthirstforlife.blogspot.com/#!/2012/05/shaved-wild-asparagus-salad.html

    2 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways May 9, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thank you for hosting us Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing Gluten-Free Sourdough Pita Bread…really!
    Best,
    Dori
    Nourishing Foodways
    Gluten-Free Recipes, Fermentation Techniques & Nutrient-Dense Foods
    http://wp.me/p2oGnU-EI

    3 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen May 9, 2012 at 12:57 am

    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!

    4 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat May 9, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week talks about many reasons why grassfed meat is better.

    When It Comes to Meat, Just Eat Grassfed

    5 Paula @ Whole Intentions May 9, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Hi Kelly,

    This week I shared my husband’s favorite Low-Carb, Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Coconut Macaroon Cookies. They are filled to the brim with healthy coconut flakes and oil and sure hit the spot when you’re looking for a treat!

    6 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food May 9, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing my Mexican Hamburger Soup and my Chicken and Spinach Breakfast Sausage.
    http://easynaturalfood.com/2012/05/04/mexican-hamburger-soup/
    http://easynaturalfood.com/2012/05/08/chicken-and-spinach-breakfast-sausage/

    7 Katie @ Riddlelove May 9, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Hi Kelly!
    I’m sharing our currant weekly menu plan with recipe links and to-do lists as well as a grain-free orange muffin recipe. Thanks for hosting!
    http://www.riddlelove.com/2012/02/simple-gluten-free-grain-free-orange.html

    8 Vicky May 9, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Hi! I shared a recipe for White Chocolate suitable for the SCD this week! Thank you for hosting!

    9 Miz Helen May 9, 2012 at 4:45 am

    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

    10 Diane May 9, 2012 at 6:16 am

    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 @ http://mamaldiane.com/?p=5826

    11 Kristia {Family Balance Sheet} May 9, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I’m sharing Portobello Cheese ‘Steak’ Sandwiches: http://www.familybalancesheet.org/2012/04/portobello-cheese-steak-sandwich.html

    Thanks for the linky.

    12 Jen @ Miss Organic's Kitchen May 9, 2012 at 6:53 am

    My rhubarb plants are producing like crazy right now in my garden. So this week I am sharing Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins. Thanks for hosting!
    http://missorganicskitchen.com/strawberry-rhubarb-muffins-recipe/

    13 Jacinda @ Growing Home May 9, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’ve linked up our favorite raw energy bites: Snicker Snackers! http://www.growinghomeblog.com/2012/05/snicker-snackers.html

    14 Susan May 9, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I’m including two posts this week, both inspired by a walk in the woods. http://learningandyearning.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/ramps-or-wild-leeks/

    15 Annemarie May 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for hosting! I included a recipe for a healthy chocolate nut bark treat. http://realfoodrealdeals.com/2012/03/28/guilt-free-chocolate-nut-bark/

    16 Suzy May 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

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

    http://www.suzyhomemaker.net/2012/05/happy-cinco-de-mayonnaise.html

    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.

    http://www.suzyhomemaker.net/2012/05/homemade-blue-cheese-vinaigrette.html

    Thanks for hosting!

    17 Pam@behealthybehappywellness May 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Thanks for hosting! I enjoy checking out the various sites! I shared my favorite quick and easy snack – Honey Peanut Balls.

    http://behealthybehappywellness.com/blog/2012/05/tuesday-tip-make-your-own-snacks

    18 Jamie Del Balso May 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Trying to avoid boxed cereals for breakfast? Tired of oatmeal and granola? Try making your own Raisin Bran – it’s really not that hard (a bit time consuming – mostly waiting). Check out this recipe: http://delicious-nutritious.blogspot.com/2012/05/homemade-raisin-bran.html

    19 Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead May 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I posted an easy slow cooker recipe for Asian shortribs today – enjoy! http://theelliotthomestead.blogspot.com/2012/05/easy-slow-cooker-asian-shortribs.html

    20 Laura @ Frugal Follies May 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Thanks so much for the linky. Stop by and check out my cheap recipes and link up your money-saving recipes to Frugal Food Thursday. And I’ve linked your post to StumbleUpon!

    21 Deb May 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Thanks for hosting (again!), Kelly!

    My post today is how to make guacamole-it seriously does taste like Chipotle’s which I readily admit I LOVE!
    http://wholesomehomemaker.com/2012/05/08/guacamole/

    22 Lacy May 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    My recipe this week is for when you just want to eat cookie dough! Gluten-Free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough—For One!!

    http://laughinglemonpie.com/chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-cookie-dough-for-one/

    23 Michelle May 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    24 France @ Beyond The Peel May 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Happy Wednesday Kelly!

    I’m sharing a delicious Wilted Swiss Chard Salad with Pine Nuts and Oranges, a video interview for the aspiring homesteader: How Marci Blubaugh went from City Slicker to Farmer, and a post on My Favorite Natural Family Planning Solution.
    http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/05/my-favorite-natural-family-planning-solution.html

    Have an amazing day!

    25 Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife May 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Hello, thank you for hosting. I’m sharing #3 of my no-can marinara series – Mighty Mushroom! Enjoy and have a wonderful day.

    26 Beth May 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    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):
    http://eclecticlvng.blogspot.com/2012/05/easter-eggsbasket-pictures.html

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

    27 the sprouted life May 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    today i shared my red wine marinated faijtas. they were a ‘happy” accident after thawing the wrong cut of meat for dinner!

    thanks

    28 Lori @ Laurel of Leaves May 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Kelly!
    I linked up to my recipe for Rosemary Lemonade with no refined sugar. It’s sweetened with honey and coconut sugar!

    29 Kendahl May 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    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!

    30 Shar @ Apron Strings & Lima Beans May 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Learned how to make cheap and easy artisan bread and thought I’d share how easy it can be. :)

    31 Amber May 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Hi There,

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a delicious, refreshing popsicle with a great fruit combo: strawberry cantaloupe sugar free popsicles. They are soooo good!!!

    http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/05/on-farm-strawberry-picking-strawberry.html

    Have a great week!

    Be Well,
    –Amber

    32 Carla @ Real Food Pioneer May 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Hey Kelly! Thanks for hosting! Today I’m sharing my Easy and Delicious Berry Jam Recipe! Which is fantastic and a big hit with my family and friends! I hope ya’ll enjoy it as much as we do!

    33 April @ fringe eating May 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Continuing my REAL food challenge and Farmageddon giveaway. Join us!!!
    http://www.fringe-eating.com/2012/04/wednesdays-without-barcodes-giveaway.html

    As always, thanks for hosting!
    April

    34 sarah@mysleepykitchen May 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    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!

    35 Laura @ Stealthy Mom May 10, 2012 at 3:38 am

    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!

    36 Anna ( Anna's blog) May 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I’m sharing my sun shine smoothie recipe. It got the name because It tastes like sunshine :) It’s simple and made with no sweeteners so the fruit can shine! Sorry I’m late!

    37 Carla and Michael May 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    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.

    38 Emily @ Holistic Kid May 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my post Margarita? Margabucha!. You CAN avoid hangovers by drinking liquor with a raw, naturally fermented bevi. In this cocktail recipe, I use kombucha.

    Enjoy!

    39 caroline May 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

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