Real Food Wednesday 6/27/2012

June 27, 2012 · 96 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 Amanda @ Traditional Foods June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for coconut candy and a story about skunk cabbage foraging. :)

    2 Stanley Fishman June 27, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how much the Primal, Paleo, and Weston A. Price movements have in common.

    Paleo, Primal, and Price

    3 Penniless Parenting June 27, 2012 at 1:26 am

    This week Iinked up a few posts, one about the reason I gave up/am trying to give up refined sugar, what the problem is with teflon and why cast iron is a good idea, a wonderful but different carrot salad, and a recipe for stuffed grape leaves.

    4 caroline June 27, 2012 at 1:33 am
    5 Paula @ Whole Intentions June 27, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Hi Kelly,

    I’m sharing a recipe for Plate-Lickin’ Chinese Green Beans that hit the spot every time. Pair it up with a four ingredient Sausage & Potato Casserole and dinner is served!

    Thanks for hosting!

    6 Dori @ Nourishing Foodways June 27, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    The bounty of summer in the Pacific Northwest has arrived! I’m sahring a recipe for my favorite dip – Garlic Ranch Dressing. It’s made with homemade mayonnaise and kefir!
    I like to keep it on-hand for all of the amazingly flavorful, local vegetables available at this time of the year.
    Best wishes,

    7 Kendahl June 27, 2012 at 2:01 am

    This week I am sharing my version of Classic Peach Cobbler. Serve it up with vanilla ice cream and you will go to Summer Stone Fruit Heaven!

    8 Jolene @ Yummy Inspirations June 27, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my yummy Coconut Hot Chocolate and Homemade Egg Spread, with fresh free range eggs from a day trip with my children to the countryside. Look forward to reading through the other submissions.

    9 The Not So Super Mama June 27, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Thanks for hosting this great recipe round up! My summer berry salad is full of fresh strawberries, as they are overflowing on my counter right now. The walnut oil and balsamic vinaigrette make for a spicy finish. Enjoy it for dessert!

    10 Butterpoweredbike June 27, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Could it really be the last Wednesday of June already? I’m sharing some lessons I learned after years of foraging for cattail pollen, which makes the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted (topped only with butter, please).!/2012/06/cattail-pollen-lessons.html

    11 Susan June 27, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I’m sharing a post on making a DIY airlock for fermentation. Thanks for hosting!

    12 Nancy W June 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for hosting! I submitted my strawberry fig jam, only natural pectin and it’s amazing!

    13 Annemarie June 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I posted a healthier version of potato salad for the summer barbecue season: Thanks for hosting!

    14 The Intentional Minimalist June 27, 2012 at 8:18 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:

    Verjus Basil Sauce

    Strawberry-Cherry Summer Gazpacho

    Cauliflower Couscous Salad

    Verjus Pickled Cauliflower and Spring Garlic

    Cucumber Leek Soup with Fromange Blanc

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

    15 Miz Helen June 27, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I am sharing my Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Cream Sauce. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

    16 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat June 27, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for hosting!! I’m linking up a Strawberry Arugula Salad with the most amazing dressing (by a friend of mine) Sweet Cilantro Honey Dressing. It’s sooooo good! Have a great rest of your week!

    17 Sally June 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Using the crockpot during the summer months keeps the house cool. Thanks for hosting Kelly!

    18 Jenn @ Our House Story June 27, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Thanks again for hosting this great party Kelly! This week I’m sharing a quick and simple recipe for Blueberry Scones using fresh blueberries!

    19 Victoria @ Green Idea Reviews June 27, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Today I’m reviewing Quinoa – on of my favorite real foods. It’s super versatile, and can be a part of any meal. Check out my post for two of my favorite recipes!

    20 Wendy (The Local Cook) June 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Hi Kelly! Today I’m linking up a post where I talk about philanthropic gardening, plus a video showing an update on my front yard garden. So far I think it looks pretty good, and none of my neighbors have complained, which is a good sign!

    21 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker June 27, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I left a link for a delicious Sweet Kale Salad!

    22 Pam@behealthybehappywellness June 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Thanks as always for hosting! I shared one of my favorite quick lunches, picnic dish, travel food, etc.!

    23 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker June 27, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I also just left a review/announcement for a new eBook–Your Grocery Budget Toolbox. I recently edited it. It’s all about eating real/whole foods on a low-moderate income…which really encouraged me!

    Kelly, I didn’t see that you are an affiliate, but if you become one, please do remove my link! Thanks! :)

    24 Laura @ Stealthy Mom June 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Good morning, Kelly!

    Today I shared a cool way to use overripe bananas. In fact, I buy up overripe bananas when the grocery store discounts them, just for this purpose.

    Thanks for hosting!

    25 Kimberly Hartke June 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Can you imagine having Sally Fallon visit your HOME? What could you learn in such an encounter? Well, you have such an opportunity in her upcoming LIVE webinar.

    Check it out on my blog today:

    26 jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal June 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

    finally back to blogging after one year hiatus. posted my real food recipe index and debut to pinterest. come on and follow me. also of note, posted my healing kefir story (allergies, asthma, headaches, depression, insomnia, hair falling out) earlier this week.

    27 Jennifer @ 20 something allergies June 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!

    I’m getting into the swing of menu planning here at 20 something allergies! Navigating the pitfalls of food allergies, a mainly GAPS/Primal/Paleo diet, organic, local and pastured foods when possible, and of course only REAL FOOD while trying to reduce my grocery budget is a REAL challenge. Come see how I do it!

    28 Faith @ Storms Stories June 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I linked up a frugal recipe for salmon patties.

    29 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! June 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing my new summer-time favorite: Cherry Chicken Salad. I’m also sharing my 5 tips for keeping up with a GAPS kitchen.

    30 France @ Beyond The Peel June 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! Hope you’re having an awesome week!

    I’m sharing a delicious Chipotle Corn & Zucchini Salad, How To Cut the Perfect Avocado – Every Time, and a Giveaway for a The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Fermenting Foods

    Have a great day!

    31 caroline June 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    i posted GAPS pizza..the whole thing

    32 Michelle June 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I linked to my make ahead no soggy lettuce salad

    33 Melissa @ Dyno-mom June 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    WalMart is opening a rash of local grocery stores in Colorado and calling them “Neighborhood Markets”. I checked them out to see if a WAPFer can find good deals on good food there. See what I learned.

    34 Suzy June 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I linked up a recipe for classic caesar dressing – raw egg yolk and anchovies!

    35 Carla @ Real Food Pioneer June 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Today I’m sharing my post Get Your Salad On with Warm Bacon Dressing! I hope you enjoy!

    36 Eden @ I'm THRIVing June 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I’m joining the link up for the first time with a recent recipe experiment, after having just discovered your site a week ago. I have been trying to focus on menu on “real foods” for about a year or so now, after having tried to eliminate HFCS and dyes for a few years. In March I became a Shelf Reliance Independent Consultant because I was so impressed with their THRIVE Foods – freeze dried foods that are REAL food and many are even GMO free. Today’s recipe could be made using fresh foods or THRIVE.

    37 Avivah @ Oceans of Joy June 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

    This week I share my homemade vitamin B supplement that is much cheaper and even more nutritious than similar food grade quality supplements at the health food store!

    38 April @ fringe eating June 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    A quick recipe for REAL food granola bars…dairy, gluten, soy and nut free and super tasty…for all those little food critics in your life.

    39 June 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Everything sounds so yummy and REAL! I shared the link to my printable recipe for Oven Roasted Veggies and Penne Pasta. It is dairy-free and can be made gluten-free.
    Thanks for hosting!

    40 Penny June 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I look foward to checking out all the other real food links. I’m sharing one for veggie based pasta replacements. Thanks for hosting!

    41 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen June 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Hi there,

    This week I’m sharing Cabbage Slaw Two Ways: Asian or Mexican Inspired. A cabbage slaw base that you can dress with either the Asian Inspired Peanut Dressing, or Mexican Inspired Spicy Lime Dressing.

    Enjoy life!

    42 GiGi Eats Celebrities June 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I LOVE Wednesdays! I love checking out everyone’s blogs and seeing what creative things everyone has been up to!! :)

    43 GiGi Eats Celebrities June 27, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Oh and it seems as if what you’re suppose to do is share what you’ve been up to in the comment section (I am new to this whole thing)… Well, I created a post/video about crazy coffee drinks and how they can be INCREDIBLY unhealthy!!

    44 K @ Claiming Our Space June 28, 2012 at 9:54 am
    45 Elisabeth @ Old Thyme Kitchen June 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for hosting. I linked up a recipe for Sourdough Garlic Naan.

    46 Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife June 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hi, thanks for hosting! I shared my cold Quinoa salad with Fresh Mint, Craisins & Almonds! #110

    47 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net July 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Kelly and Real food wednesday!Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, fabulously tasty, frozen yogurt!
    Here’s the link:

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