Real Food Wednesday 7/25/2012

July 25, 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 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food July 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I’m sharing my Chicken tacos with gluten free tortillas, and my Kohlrabi and Mango Salad. Thanks for hosting!


    2 Kelsy at The Liberated Kitchen July 25, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I shared our zucchini parmesan recipe – a great way to use up all the zucchini that’s coming out of your garden!

    Thanks for hosting!


    3 Stanley Fishman July 25, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about how real food deserves real cooking. It takes more time, but it is worth it for nutrition, health, and the wonderful taste.

    Real Food Is Best with Real Cooking.


    4 caroline July 25, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Thanks for hosting! I made homemade magnesium oil! This is AMAZING stuff!


    5 Brandis July 25, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Thanks, as always, for hosting! I’m working on a series trying to inspire people to take the next step into real food, and the most recent post deals with how it can be hard to find truly real food, and how to manage that.

    But it’s too hard to find real food!


    6 Jennifer V July 25, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe this week that makes good use of all the basil my garden is producing.

    Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Chicken Pasta


    7 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen July 25, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Hi there,

    Loving the bountiful summer :) and so many beautiful recipes to try! This week I’m sharing two recipes –  Peach Mango Creamsicles, healthier and better tasting than commercially produced ice cream bars. Plus Frozen Yogurt Tahini Banana Bites with Recipe Round Up. Love a yogurt tahini banana combo!

    Be well!


    8 Dori Oliver July 25, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Hi Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks you for hosting us Kelly!
    This week I’m sharing my recipe for preparing grapefruit for treating seasonal allergies.
    Best wishes,


    9 Kendahl July 25, 2012 at 2:50 am

    This week I am sharing my post on Can Sleepy Make You Skinny? What do you think?

    I also have a killer recipe for Orangies. (Why, they’re orange brownies of course!)


    10 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat July 25, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Good morning, Kelly! I’m sharing a Creamy Green Pudding Smoothie that’s dairy-free. The creaminess comes from avocado and banana. And it’s packed with nutrients from the spinach. Love it! Have a great day!!


    11 Susan July 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I’m sharing some thoughts on slaughtering: Thanks!


    12 Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z July 25, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Good Morning,
    I’m sharing a recipe for vegan stuffed mushroom stuffed with a spinach basil pesto. Thanks so much for hosting.


    13 Wendy (The Local Cook) July 25, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Hi Kelly! I’m sharing a post I wrote when I was in Honduras. I thought of you when I was interviewing the remote communities where my organization sends volunteer work teams. When hosting North Americans, the women have been told (by the North Americans) to use oil instead of lard! Ugh! And now that their economic status is rising, they are starting to fry everything in oil since they can afford it now. It’s depressing.


    14 KitchenKop July 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Wow. So so so sad. Soon they will be as sick as us Americans. :(


    15 Beth July 25, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I entered a tweaked recipe for soaked yeast buns.


    16 Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance July 25, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Thank you for hosting! I posted a recipe for grain free cauliflower wraps. They are GAPS, dairy free, nut free, and Paleo… and super yummy!


    17 Amy Mosca July 25, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I shared the “best breakfast EVER” post. I eat this breakfast just about every morning. The trick is, preparing enough soaked oats for the week ahead of time. Keep your supply in the frig.


    18 Megh @ Yolks, Kefir, & Gristle July 25, 2012 at 9:04 am

    How to have your garlic and enjoy it to with FODMAPs sensitivity.


    19 Our Small Hours July 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing my recipe for soaked crackers.


    20 Kristel from Healthy Frugalista July 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I left comment #53 Do You Have the Guts to Butcher a Chicken? It’s about what I learned while helping friends on chicken butchering day. I am evaluating whether or not it’s worth it to raise meat chickens myself.


    21 Laura @ The Salty Kitchen July 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thank you so much for hosting! I shared an Avocado, Red Onion and Orange salad. I’m not only new to blogging, but I’m also new into eating REAL FOODS. It’s a new process for my family and me, but I’m determined to do this for us. I love your site and thank you for keeping me ‘in the know’ on all things real.


    22 Heather July 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Hello! I left the post re: the GAPS Diet and my own healing…thanks for reading!


    23 Jill M. July 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

    This week, I linked to our post on Chia Seeds, one of my favorites! Thanks for hosting!


    24 Sonja @ July 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for hosting!! I am sharing a sourdough pizza crust with a basil pesto and a pineapple nectarine smoothie.


    25 Pam@behealthybehappywellness July 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Thanks for hosting – I’m sharing one of my favorite side dishes, main dishes or salsa – works for all three!


    26 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish July 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Thanks so much for hosting! I shared a Baked Grain-Free Chicken Strips recipe made with coconut flour. They are so yummy and super easy to prepare. Thanks again.


    27 caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy July 25, 2012 at 11:24 am

    thanks for hosting! this week i shared me SCD Cauliflower “Cupcakes” w/ Green Pea & Spinach “Frosting!” They’re Gluten Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet & Body Ecology Diet friendly!


    28 jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    we are loving life without Q-var and dark under-eye circles. this week little boo mixes up virgin mango mojitos with kombucha and a secret ingredient. yum!


    29 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! July 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I’m sharing my experiences after a year on the GAPS Diet.


    30 Loriel July 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Hi! I’m giving away my copy of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I think it really makes people wonder the golden question: What’s in my food? And we can all agree more people need to be asking themselves these questions.


    31 France @ Beyond The Peel July 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for hosting Real Food Wednesday!

    I’m sharing some awesome Pork & Kale Tacos w/ Cherry Cilantro Salsa, yummy Honey Sesame Mushrooms, and 5 Minute 4 Ingredient Raw Protein Bars (DF, GF, Sugar Free, Vegan).

    Have a great day!


    32 Sarah @ Basic Ingredients July 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks Kelly!
    I shared the GAPS or Paleo chocolate cupcakes that I made for my daughter’s teddy bear picnic. There were 50 kids! We had so much fun baking all day long. Have a wonderful day!


    33 Rebekah July 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Hi all,

    I’m sharing my post on sweet potatoes and why they’re more than just a super food. Read here to find out more:


    34 April @ fringe eating July 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Teriyaki seeds for a tasty and healthy summer snack.

    Thanks for hosting!


    35 Laurie July 25, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly.

    Today I linked up a recipe for liver pate with bacon. Even the kids and liver hating hubby like it. :-)

    I’m also currently hosting a giveaway of a Lilla Rose flexi-clip, if your readers would care to take a peek.


    36 Melissa @ Dyno-mom July 26, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Okay, having had the experience of staying and cooking on the farm, I am still opposed to meals from cans and boxes. Here I lay out why I still won’t cook with cream o’ barf soup!


    37 Vered Leb July 26, 2012 at 3:19 am

    hi, i have a blog about healthy homeade lunches.
    BUT it’s in hebrew… so either skip, or find a friend to translate it to you…
    you can always just enjoy the pictures…

    i linked here some cool energy ball recipes, for after/ between meals


    38 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net July 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of helathy and tasty Soda Pop Substitute: Essential Oil “Sassy” Water!
    Here’s the link:


    39 Vicky July 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks for hosting! TOday I shared a vegan zucchini saute recipe. Also gluten free the recipe is easy to make and full of fresh summer flavors. Buy the zucchini and tomatoes at a local farm to make the flavors burst even more!


    40 Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen July 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks for hosting! It’s always refreshing to come see the new recipes!


    41 Jennifer @ 20 something allergies and counting...down July 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks Kelly! I always love what people link up here. I got sucked in as usual and now have 12 more tabs open. :)

    I am sharing the beginning of big things at 20 something allergies! We are beginning a journey into gut healing for our readers to heal allergies and chronic illnesses. We’ll do it though a rotation diet and Primal-style foods that will be very similar to GAPS. I will also be launching a meal plan program focused on a rotation diet. It is the first of its kind in the REAL FOOD blogosphere!

    This is part 2 in a series of posts explains just what a rotation diet is.


    42 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker July 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I left a link with a post featuring 20 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas:


    43 Beka S July 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I made a delicious Vegan dish with absolutely no fake food involved. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about grass fed and pastured meat, but occasionally you just have so many veggies that need to be used up!


    44 gina July 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Kelly!!
    Hope you are having a great weekend, I am a little late linking, but better late than never.



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