Real Food Wednesday 7/4/2012

July 4, 2012 · 53 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 Paula @ Whole Intentions July 4, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Hi Kelly,

    This week I’m sharing a healthy alternative to normal fried chicken that’s fried in harmful oils with Coconut Fried Chicken (Gluten & Grain-Free). I’m also sharing one of our favorite gluten-free breakfast ideas with Buckwheat Yogurt Pancakes.

    Thanks for hosting!

    2 Stanley Fishman July 4, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Thanks for hosting! For the 4th of July, my post shows how traditionally-cooked barbecue avoids the risk factors of modern barbecue methods for factory meat. American barbecue dates back to colonial times. Enjoy your traditionally-cooked barbecue!

    Enjoy your Traditionally-Cooked Grassfed Barbecue without Fear

    3 Katie @ Riddlelove July 4, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Hi Kelly! This week I’m sharing our Parsnip Fries with Lambs Quarter Pesto recipe as well as our weekly menu plan. Thanks for hosting!

    4 Muriel @ TheFarmersTaft July 4, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting! This recipe is a makeover of an old Sloppy Joes recipe I had that called for ketchup, tomato soup, and worschestire sauce – definitely NOT real food. I hope you try it soon!

    Sloppy Joes

    5 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food July 4, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I’m sharing my Warm Stir-Fried Chicken Salad. Have a great July 4 holiday!

    6 Marillyn @ just-making-noise July 4, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Sharing the delicious Father’s Day dessert that I made for my hubby. Super easy to make and SO good!

    Easy Mango Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream Pie {nut, grain & dairy-free crust}

    7 The Not So Super Mama July 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Sharing my strawberry frozen yogurt today, thanks for hosting!

    8 caroline July 4, 2012 at 3:05 am
    9 Pam@behealthybehappywellness July 4, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Thanks for hosting – I posted a very simple (and cute!) fruit salad for the 4th of July:

    10 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat July 4, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Here’s a simple no-bake pie made from pure, wholesome ingredients. Raw Mango Banana Pie! Enjoy!

    11 Joanna July 4, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Happy 4th! I’m sharing a recipe for easy, frugal, and delicious salmon patties with a probiotic lemon-dill sauce. It’s one of our favorite meals! Thanks for hosting!

    12 Mishelle@LoveandButter July 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Happy Independence Day Everyone!! I posted a couple of recipes I packed in our picnic last night watching the fireworks. Enjoy!

    Garlicky Fermented Pickles:

    Pimento Cheese:

    13 Soli July 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Sharing a delicious treat, and if you’re still trying to find something sweet and decent for any celebrations today, I bet you already have all the ingredients in your house. Chocolate balls! You can’t go wrong with a butter-based treat like this.

    14 Donna Bauman July 4, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I share some simple burger tips and a homemade ketchup recipe.

    15 France @ Beyond The Peel July 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Happy 4th!

    I’m sharing 6 Organic Delivery Services That Will Save You Time, an article on Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone, and How To Quickly Slice & Finely Dice An Onion.

    Have a great day!

    16 amber July 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Hello and thank you for hosting!

    This week I am sharing:

    (1) Chicken Mole with Grilled Mango and Vegetables

    (2) Steamed Broccoli with Lemon and Sautéed Garlic

    (3) Homemade Macadamia Nut Milk

    Have a great rest of your week.

    Be Well,

    17 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker July 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    18 Kendahl July 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    This week I am sharing my Linky Links for the month of June (I had a busy month!) and my 4th of July Menu. Enjoy!

    19 Scott Kustes July 4, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I’ve been enjoying this annatto-based beef roast for years now. Super awesome!

    20 Brandis L Roush July 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Thanks, as always, for hosting! I accidentally posted my blog name instead of the post name… #63 (I do that far too often!). If possible and if you have the time you can delete it. I reposted the same post with the proper name when I realized it.

    21 jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal July 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    chopped our CSA tomatoes and pepper into a delish fermented salsa. so nice to still be eating them weeks later! sad that tomato season is already over in Houston!

    22 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net July 6, 2012 at 2:20 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:

    23 gina July 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Hi, thank you for hosting!

    I posted BBQ Ribz- RIBZ because they are Vegan, and sooooo delicious! I hope that you will give them a try? as they are a perfect tasty food for those who partake in MEATLESS MONDAYS! ((:

    Everyday is meatless for me, but I love taking regular recipes, and making them completely vegan/vegetarian.

    24 KitchenKop July 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Well at least there’s no fake soy meat or anything in there, but I much prefer using real meat myself! Of course, we only buy our meat from a farm that raises animals humanely and feeds them what they were meant to eat so when we eat it, it’s actually very good for us. :)

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