Real Food Wednesday 7/18/2012

July 18, 2012 · 106 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 July 18, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Thanks for hosting!

    Sharing a really special update on my son’s anxiety and autism = and natural therapy ideas.

    Also the Easiest Way to Preserve herbs.

    Nice seeing you tonight!!


    2 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food July 18, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting. I’m sharing my Salmon Salad Spread (great for sandwiches!)


    3 Katie @ Riddlelove July 18, 2012 at 12:26 am

    This week I’m sharing an article about fat. I’m also sharing a recipe for a 2-minute cereal alternative. Thanks for hosting!


    4 The Not So Super Mama July 18, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I shared a post about our family’s ongoing journey with food, what I’ve learned and what I struggle with.


    5 Stanley Fishman July 18, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about vegetarian dog food, but the processed soy it contains is not fit for a dog, or for a human. Dogs are carnivores, and processed soy is not their real food.

    Not Fit for a Dog, or for Humans Either


    6 Kelsy at The Liberated Kitchen July 18, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I shared my Apricot Prune Glazed Pork Chops – a real favorite in our house.

    Thanks for hosting!


    7 caroline July 18, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Thanks so much! I posted vanilla honey! Great for GAPS people :)


    8 Amanda @ Traditional Foods July 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for zucchini chips and for cherry salsa.



    9 Sarah @ Basic Ingredients July 18, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I posted a picture of my kitchen for what it really looks like! :O This was a big step for me! Trying to keep it real I guess. :)


    10 Dori Oliver July 18, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing my version of Sally Fallon-Morell’s Raspberry Drink. It’s a sweet, salty, effervescent drink that really is refreshing on a hot summer day!
    Dori @ Nourishing Foodways


    11 Mary @ Homemade Dutch Apple Pie July 18, 2012 at 6:12 am

    I’m sharing a “recipe” for avocado fries.


    12 Priscilla July 18, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I made a pizza that is Gaps friendly and strait from the garden!


    13 Soli July 18, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Always good to come here! This week I have foundation instructions for how to cook up leafy greens to make them much more delicious. Enjoy!


    14 Megh @ Yolks, Kefir, & Gristle July 18, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Another post in my “Recovering from Vegetarianism” series: How to handle the guilt.


    15 Paula @ Whole Intentions July 18, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Today I’m sharing what makes Red Raspberry Leaf Tea a woman’s best friend along with Easy, Allergy-Free Dinner Rolls.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    16 Katie July 18, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Thanks so much for hosting!

    Shared a recipe for blueberry chocolate chunk ice cream inspired by Nourishing traditions and a delicious recipe for salmon baked in foil.

    Have a blessed day!


    17 Dara July 18, 2012 at 7:49 am
    18 Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance July 18, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Thank you for hosting! It is my first time at Real Food Wednesday. I have posted an Allergen Free Crumble Topping, which is also GAPS and Paleo. I have put it on baked apples, pudding, applesauce, and eaten it with milk like cereal!


    19 Miz Helen July 18, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I am sharing my Roasted Asparagus Delight straight from my garden. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for hosting.
    Miz Helen


    20 Lori @ Laurel of Leaves July 18, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for hosting yet again! This week I’ve linked up to my healthy version of a Banana Bread Cobbler — a great new way to use up overripe bananas!


    21 Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles July 18, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting! This week I’m revisiting my Real Food Economics 101 Series with Eating on $6.25 a day.


    22 Kristel from Healthy Frugalista July 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I left a link for Weed Free Garden Tip. This tip is especially helpful for busy people and elderly gardeners.


    23 Kristel from Healthy Frugalista July 18, 2012 at 8:41 am

    P.S. Thanks for participating in Real Food Summit. so many great speakers. I learned a ton!


    24 Faith @ Storms Stories July 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for hosting! Today I am sharing a quick and easy chicken recipe.


    25 Suzy July 18, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Thanks for hosting. I shared my post about my first week receiving our CSA.


    26 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat July 18, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Good morning! I’m linking up a cool summer salad that features kale, avocado, and sweet cherries. Enjoy!


    27 Pam@behealthybehappywellness July 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my FAVORITE oatmeal recipe today:


    28 Heather July 18, 2012 at 10:01 am
    29 Heather July 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Sharing the first in a three part series on our journey on the GAPS diet


    30 Sonja @ July 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I’ve linked my Oat-less (lower carb) PB Granola recipe that you can do in the crock-pot or not. Have a great week, and thanks for hosting!! God Bless!!


    31 caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy July 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

    thanks for hosting! this week, i shared my Snappy (Snap Pea) Guacamole with Red Potato Chips! It’s Gluten Free, Vegan, and Body Ecology Diet friendly!


    32 jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal July 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    kefiring coconut milk has made us so happy, it even makes killer peaches and cream!


    33 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker July 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    34 Amy Mosca July 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    This recipe is posted on our blog, BabyElan {daily} under the GREENelan segment. A passion of mine is providing nurishing meals for my family. Thank you for hosting this “carnival”.


    35 Jennifer @ 20 something allergies July 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! There are some great links this week.

    I am sharing my new ketchup recipe. I got tired of trying recipes that got a thumbs down with my family, so I created one that tastes more like store-bought…but better!


    36 France @ Beyond The Peel July 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

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

    I’m sharing Asian Soba Noodles w/ Purple Cabbage & Peanuts, and Unbelievable Almond Butter Banana Fudge.

    Have a great day!


    37 amber July 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Hello and thank you for hosting.

    This week I am sharing two recipes:

    (1) Raw Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream (vegan, cane-sugar free, dairy free)

    (2) Chewy Grain Free Granola Bars (dairy free, cane-sugar free, SCD)

    Have a great rest of your week.

    Be Well,


    38 Loriel July 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Kelly. Thank you for hosting! This post was from last week but many people have been reading it so I figured it’d be good to share on your blog carnival too.

    I’m sharing my post about how anybody can eat a real food meal and afford it. I showed an example of what a real food meal cost to feed a family of 3.5 (have a 15 month old) and compared it to what a meal would cost if you took the same family to Mcdonalds.

    My point is if you say you can’t afford real food it might just be that your top priority is not real food, but materialistic things.

    I also posted today about my second CSA goodie bag and what an arm chuck is.


    39 Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen July 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Today I shared my tips on stretching real food dollars with the biggest one being Buy Less because we’re less likely to waste food.


    40 Pamela July 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Sharing a recent posting of mine “Curtido: Lacto Fermented Latin American Kraut”. I really enjoyed making this in an Airlock fermenting vessel. Putting fresh diced pineapple in came from a friend of mine who lives in Mexico where Curtido is daily fare made like the Salvadorians make it.


    41 Rebekah July 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I’m sharing a family favorite: Stovetop Tandoori Chicken. If you love Indian food, try this stovetop version of a traditional tandoori-spiced chicken dish.


    42 Emily @ Simple Little Home July 18, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly. I’m sharing my recent foray into canning strawberry jam using honey, not sugar. So tasty!


    43 Ruth July 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Kelly!
    I found my first cucumbers in the garden this morning (under a giant volunteer squash plant!) and made some yummy lacto-fermented dill pickles. My kids love pickles, so this is an easy way to get them to eat their probiotics!


    44 Kendahl July 19, 2012 at 12:13 am

    This week I’m sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post, all about how I make lacto-fermented pickles. Yum! And probiotic :)


    45 Eve @ Inchworm Chronicles July 19, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Thanks for hosting!

    I made some mmm-mm-mmm falafel. It was easy and perfect for the hot weather we’re having, so nice and nourishing and light.


    46 Sam July 19, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I’m sharing a recipe for a Mediterranean-style grilled vegetable plate with summer squash, eggplant, and kohlrabi.


    47 Danni Becker July 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I am sharing my Cold Summer Mediterranean Quinoa Salad. It is a great way to have a light, refreshing summer meal on hand. With the added benefit of leafy greens, which we are all trying to eat more of the power of protein Quinoa has to offer. Check it out!


    48 Debbie July 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Need another idea for all those yellow summer squash? We enjoy this one.


    49 annie @ montanasolarcreations July 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Linking up for the first time, thank you for hosting! When it’s too hot to cook indoors, try out this yummy grilled zucchini recipe


    50 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net July 21, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of delicious, healthy mayo!
    Here’s the link:


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