Real Food Wednesday 5/30/2012

May 30, 2012 · 79 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 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!

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    1 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat May 30, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about the benefits of savoring your food, eating slowly and enjoying it.

    Grassfed Meat Should Be Savored, Not Gulped


    2 Amanda @ Traditional Foods May 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for green soup from foraged greens along with information on reducing the oxalic acid in the greens to improve mineral absorption.


    3 Amanda @ Traditional Foods May 30, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I also shared a recipe for sardine salad from my iron site.


    4 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways May 30, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Hello RFW!
    Thank you for hosting us Kelly!
    I’m sharing my – this ain’t your mama’s fat-free smoothie- Avocado Coconut Smoothie Recipe. Because I know you love ways to get health-promoting, nutrient-dense, fatty fats into your diet!
    Best wishes,
    Nourishing Foodways


    5 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways May 30, 2012 at 1:00 am
    6 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food May 30, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’m sharing my Tomato Vegetable Soup and my Energy Trail Mix!


    7 caroline May 30, 2012 at 3:07 am

    check out my kombucha!!!


    8 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen May 30, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Hi Kelly,

    I’m sharing recipes for my Flourless White Chocolate Macadamia Almond Cookies, with Vegan Options and some healthy Avocado Fudgesicles.

    Be well!


    9 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen May 30, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Oops, I don’t know what I was thinking. I linked up my Macadamia Cookies (#18) two weeks in a row. Sorry bout that.


    10 Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama May 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

    These have been super popular — tons of people have pinned them and several people have come on my Facebook page to tell me they’ve made them and love them! Plus they include a lot of coconut oil and not too much sweetener (honey) so they are really healthy too! And GAPS-friendly!


    11 Susan May 30, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I’m sharing a post which is a book review and giveaway of Born Again Dirt by Noah Sanders.


    12 Nancy W May 30, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Hope you enjoy my Chicken Salad with Berries, a perfect springtime salad!


    13 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) May 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Happy Wednesday! This week I’m sharing my next post in the Real Food Economics 101, Strategies to Reduce Food Costs.


    14 Lisa May 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for hosting! Sharing the recipe for our must-try Strawberry Shortcake Muffins!


    15 The Intentional Minimalist May 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    Wild Leek, Parsnip & Asparagus Soup

    Asparagus, Collard & Swiss Chard Salad

    Pasta Caprese

    French Breakfast Radish Omelette

    Turnip & Radish Salad with Chive Vinaigrette

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist


    16 Mishelle@LoveandButter May 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Chili is always a mainstay on my menu, here’s what I do with the leftovers to keep it interesting:


    17 Jenni Wilson May 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

    These bars are yummy, healthy and easy to make! The perfect summer treat!


    18 Jill May 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I’ve been making these muffins each weekend to provide a fast breakfast all week. Yum!


    19 Tammy @ Skinny Mom's Kitchen May 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Hi there! Thanks for hosting. This is my first time linking up to this party. I entered my strawberry chocolate chip muffins…hope everyone enjoys.


    20 Donna Bauman May 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I share a recipe for Beef Tongue today!


    21 Suzy May 30, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for hosting. I linked up another homemade dressing recipe – Chipotle orange. It is tangy and sweet with a bit of a kick.


    22 Emily @ Holistic Kid May 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my post How to Make a Perfect Hard Boiled Egg. Summer is upon us and deviled eggs are part of any good host or party guest’s repertoire, so here’s my method for boiled eggs that are perfect every time.

    Have a great week!


    23 Laura @ Stealthy Mom May 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Hi Kelly! Today I shared two quick summertime recipes. The first, Iced Latte at Home, is a refreshing and convenient money-saver that keeps me away from the drive-thru. The second, Fiesta Hummus, just happened after Azure Standard dropped off some limes…

    Thank you for hosting! I am looking forward to perusing today’s shared links.


    24 France @ Beyond The Peel May 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you for hosting Kelly!

    I’m sharing a delicious Glazed Beet and Chèvre Bruschetta, a video on How To Julienne Carrots Without Losing Your Fingers, and How To Make Perfect Poached Eggs – Every Time.

    Have a great day!


    25 Kendahl May 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    This week I am sharing my post exploring the crossover between veganism and ethical omnivorism (being a real foodie, in my book!). The results are interesting!


    26 maria May 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Kelley,
    This is my first week doing blog carnivals so I’m still trying to figure out how this all works! Thanks for hosting this one. Today I’m sharing my recipe for strawberry coconut milk ice cream but with no funky coconut under taste. I explain in my post how to use butter or ghee to offset the coconut flavor and I must say the results are AMAZING! Thanks again:).


    27 Faith @ Storms Stories May 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    This week I submitted grain free blueberry muffins. We are doing a grain-free month in July to see if my husband has some adverse reaction to grain, which I suspect he does. I have been experimenting with alternative flours to add some yummy recipes to my arsenal for when July comes around.


    28 Carla @ Real Food Pioneer May 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Today I’m sharing my post White Vinegar and Coconut Oil, a Lesson Taught by Poison Ivy! I hope you guys enjoy!


    29 Melissa @ Dyno-mom May 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Have you ever really wanted to understand all that craziness when it comes to carbs, insulin, metabolic syndrome, adiposity and chemical bonds? Here’s the answer straight and simple.


    30 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker May 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I left a link for my free eBook–which is full of summer smoothie recipes!


    31 Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures May 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I shared my Yogurt Pops recipe :)


    32 Annemarie May 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I linked my homemade ice cream sandwiches:


    33 Stephanie June 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Hi all.

    This cleansing but filling soup mixes healthy greens, ancient grains, and a few easy to find macrobiotic ingredients. It’s also light enough to serve in the summer. Enjoy!


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