Real Food Wednesday 5/16/2012


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

    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!

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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.

  9. says

    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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