Real Food Wednesday 5/8/2013


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 even 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. (Natural lifestyle links are ok, too, though.)  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–palm or coconut are ok though–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.  That’s just not cool.

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.  If there’s a sentence that grabs our 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

    A couple weeks ago I shared a post on the olive oil fridge test. It REALLY hit home with a lot of people, so we re-visited both the test and other ways of knowing whether or not your extra virgin olive oil has been watered down. Read the data for yourself and decide whether the test works!

    I also shared a really easy recipe for high protein, sweet & salty trail mix. Ditch the candy coated varieties at the store and make the homemade version, which boasts nearly as much protein as a serving of chicken!

    As always, thank you for hosting! Have a blessed day!

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting! The link I shared is for an Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata. Just like one of the other links this week, I subscribe to CSA and recommend it to all my readers. This recipe is the perfect way to use some of the spring produce we’re getting right now. Throw in some farm fresh organic eggs and some homemade goat cheese and you’ve got a perfect brunch!

  3. Jessica @ Bint Rhoda's Kitchen says

    Hello everyone!

    Today I’m linking up my post on a rich Palestinian feast best eaten with your fingers: Chicken roasted with carmelized onions, olive oil and baked on a bed of flabread. Mmmm, mmm. So flavorful and rich.

    I also posted my review of a new Middle Eastern Cookbook called The Gaza Kitchen. This cookbook gives you a peak behind the curtain, and weaves stories, biographies and recipes. The recipes feature real, traditional foods.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    The dessert in the picture looks so yummy and tasty. It is nice to taste strawberries, grapes and other sweet fruits. It is also good that you are in favor of real foods. I have not eaten canned bread but I am used to eating canned goods since I am always on the go. Maybe I will check to other links to read the wonderful posts.

  5. says

    I posted how to make tuna salad without using mayo just a couple weeks ago and I was surprised at the attention it got. So simple and delicious. GF. A winner with the kids as well.
    Thanks for hosting this opportunity to share! I love learning from everyone!

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting again! This week I added a favorite healthy snack
    recipe (Juice Jello) and also a semi-controversial post: When
    Painkillers are GOOD for you. My hope is to bring some balance to the
    discussion of pain relief in the real food and alternative health
    community. Have a beautiful week.

  7. says

    I shared another cookie recipe this week! Chocolate Espresso Snowball Cookies. This recipe has lots of pecans in it and the cookies are not too sweet.
    This recipe is gluten free, but it can be made with “normal” flour if you don’t have an issue with gluten.

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. says

    Hi! Thanks for hosting again!

    I left three recipes this week: a Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus, Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese, and Blueberry Muffins with a Lemon Glaze (GF/Vegan/SF/and Fructose Free!)

    Hope you like them!

  9. says

    I am so sorry! How embarrassing! this is the first time I have ever shared, and when I posted, I made a mistake and put my name where the title should be- I tried to correct it but no good. I apologise for this and I promise I’ll know what to do next time! #48 and #49 are both mine.

  10. says

    Hello. It’s been sooo long since I shared a recipe!! Catching up here and sharing four of my latest creations. A chick pea and sweet potato dish, enchilada lasagna with homemade enchilada sauce, sunflower-hemp seed granola bites, and chocolate chip banana muffins. As always…it’s all gluten, dairy, soy, and cane-sugar free.

    Have a wonderful rest of your week.

    Be Well,

  11. says

    I was so excited to come across your Real Foods blog carnival! Our family has been on a whole foods journey for some time. After four consecutive miscarriages and no results from the traditional medical world we decided to try alternative methods which included a very strict whole foods diet. I have since conceived and delivered a healthy baby boy. I have added one of our favorites treats to your Real Food Wednesday carnival: Sugar-Free Granola Bars.

    • KitchenKop says

      That is awesome, congrats on your baby boy!!!! Score another one for Real Food!! With lots of help from above, of course! :)


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