Real Food Wednesday 5/16/2012

May 16, 2012 · 103 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 Adrienne @ Whole New Mom May 16, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Sharing an oldy but goody.

    Which Saves the most $$? Drying, Canning, or Freezing?


    2 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family May 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Hi! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend, Kelly!

    This week I posted on stinging nettles, including a recipe for nettle paté.
    I also posted on why we need to label Genetically Modified foods, which most people don’t know make up 70% of all foods on grocery store shelves and have never been tested for safety. California is poised to become the first state in the nation to require labeling of GMO foods, and WE REALLY NEED HELP to beat Monsanto. If the labeling initiative passes in CA, the rest of the nation will follow.

    Have a great week!


    3 caroline May 16, 2012 at 1:08 am

    i posted a liver pate!! so yummy! and easy


    4 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food May 16, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Hi Kelly, this week I’m sharing my Double Chocolate Date and Almond Cookies and 10 reasons why I eat soup in summer! (and all year round!). Have a great rest of the week!


    5 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways May 16, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    This week I ‘m sharing quick and easy gf brownies – my homemade version of Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Brownie Mix!

    Nourishing Foodways
    Gluten-Free Recipes, Fermentation Techniques & Nutrient Dense Foods


    6 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat May 16, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about tradition of cooking a thick grassfed rib steak cut from the chine area. This is one of the most traditional and valued cuts of beef. I still celebrate this fading tradition, because it tastes so great!

    A Mighty Grassfed Champion’s Steak


    7 Chara May 16, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I linked my posts for Mexican style dishes… Chili Relleno Casserole and Mexi- Style Lasagna. :)


    8 Michelle May 16, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I linked up my post on two great articles both of which deal with the subject of experts, whether in the real food community or the SAD community.


    9 Justine @ The Lone Home Ranger May 16, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Hi Kelly,
    In honor of the upcoming Food Revolution Day on May 19th, instead of a recipe this week, I am posting an infographic promoting compulsory food education. It’s a quick, easy read that gets the point across. Everyone is welcome to take and share it. Let’s start a food revolution!


    10 Annemarie May 16, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for hosting! I included a recipe for bacon, eggs, and chives that puffs up and the kids love it.


    11 Pam@behealthybehappywellness May 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted a yummy recipe for REAL whipped cream – using maple syrup – it is super easy and VERY yummy!


    12 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) May 16, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting! If anyone is at all confused about buttermilk you may find this post helpful. And I’m opening a dialog on my site about the expense of real food. Hope everyone will drop by for the discussion!


    13 The Intentional Minimalist May 16, 2012 at 8:15 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 & Pea Shoot Hummus

    Garlic Mustard Salad with Wild Leek & Pea Shoot Hummus Dressing

    Wild Leek & Pea Shoot Hummus Pasta

    Quinoa with White Wine & Herbs

    Powerhouse Kale Smoothie

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist


    14 Mishelle May 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

    My family can’t live without Ranch dressing. Here it is with no soybean oil!


    15 Mrs. D May 16, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I posted my successfully improvised recipe for key lime pie – without the sweetened condensed canned milk. I couldn’t believe it when I couldn’t find something like this anywhere on the internet for my husband’s birthday!


    16 Laura @ Stealthy Mom May 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Good morning! This week I shared Raspberry Swirl Mousse, a rich raw berry and avocado dish that takes as long to make as a box of instant pudding.

    I also shared Baked Pasta Florentine with homemade whole wheat noodles. Rich and creamy, it was a hit with our kids.

    Thank you for hosting!


    17 Susan May 16, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I’ve shared a post on my journey towards clean food – slow but sure!


    18 Anna (Anna's Blog) May 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I shared my mayo free tomato pasta salad with olive oil.


    19 Leah May 16, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Keeping the pathogenic bacteria in check and the beneficial bacteria flourishing is key to maintaining health and avoiding chronic disease. In this series, we’ll explore why our bacteria have gotten out of balance, what the effects are, and what we can do to restore that balance. You’re gonna learn a lot, so stay tuned!


    20 Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama May 16, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Hey Kelly! This week I’m sharing my recipe for classic clam dip! Thanks for hosting :)


    21 Chris@Natural Health Goodies May 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Sharing a post by my sister-in-law on how she makes miso. Happy Wednesday everyone. :)


    22 Melissa @ Dyno-mom May 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Plastic leaches toxins into your body, your children’s bodies and into the environment but have every thought just how many plastic you use on a daily basis? Find out and find some options!


    23 Vicky May 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Hi! Thank you for hosting! I shared a Coffee Ice Cream recipe suitable for the SCD today!

    Have a lovely week!


    24 Lori @ Laurel of Leaves May 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    This week I’ve linked up a recipe for Strawberry Lemonade. It’s super easy to whip up in one minute or less!


    25 France @ Beyond The Peel May 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    Hope you’re having a fantastic Wednesday! I’m sharing 10 Cookbooks You Never Knew You Needed, a gorgeous Beet and Pear Slaw on Tortillas w/ Dill Creme Fraiche, and the perfect summer drink: Blackberry Balsamic Mojitos!


    26 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen May 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I shared my recipe for Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup. I have been making this recipe for many years and love it because it has so many vegies in it. This version includes green beans, red swiss chard and fresh fennel among other things.
    Thanks for hosting!


    27 Kendahl May 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Today I’m sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post, which is really two recipes in one. Come learn how to make fresh pasta, one way is soaked and one way with fresh with eggs. Either way, they are scrumptious!


    28 Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife May 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hi, thanks for hosting. I’m #103 this week – Bean Salad…in a hurry. I like to use dry/cooked beans instead of canned beans in this recipe, but either can be used. This is a great little side salad that can be made quickly and adjusted to suit what you have in your pantry or what you like. Enjoy!


    29 April @ fringe eating May 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I shared a recipe (above) for Kiddie Kvass. This is a great lacto-fermented beverage that the kids can help make and will love to drink! Early in the week I did a post on the importance of including the kids in food preparation and some tricks to make it work!

    Thanks for hosting!


    30 Donna Bauman May 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I wrote today about a report from the Institute of Medicine about the obesity epidemic in this country and a fun way to make veggies more appealing to kids.


    31 Emily @ Holistic Kid May 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing a terrific recipe for No Knead Sauerkraut. Squeezing cabbage gets pretty tiresome after a while. Save yourself kraut kneading time and effort with this easy method.

    Have a great day!


    32 Hindy May 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    33 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen May 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Hi there,
    This week I’m sharing three gluten free recipes. Orange and Almond Cake (Flourless), Cabbage Un-Roll Casserole and a recipe round up featuring GF Chicken Enchiladas w/ Green Chile White Sauce.
    Be well!


    34 Danielle May 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you for hosting, it’s my first time posting here! I’m sharing a super cheap and easy recipe for flaxmeal sandwich bread. It’s free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy and nuts :)


    35 Olivia @ Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Healthiness May 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

    This week I posted a simple snack for warm sun bathing days! Easy and delicious…Mexican cucumbers with lime and chili powder. Enjoy!


    36 Amanda @ Traditional Foods May 17, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Thanks for hosting. I shared a recipe for beet orange salad on my iron site.


    37 Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen May 17, 2012 at 1:15 am

    This week I shared information on a campaign to get GMOs labelled!

    I hope this is ok, I know it is not a recipe, but I feel that it is very important to everyone who is interested in real food.


    38 Ashley Brendle May 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Stretch your food budget.
    An easy, fruity alternative to mass 100% maple syrup consumption over pancakes in your home.


    39 Chara S May 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Thank you for hosting, accidentally posted Mexi dishes from last week, meant to post Honey Mustard (ridiculously easy) and a bit about why it’s good for you! :)


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