Real Food Wednesday 8/8/2012

August 8, 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 August 8, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Yeahh! I have always want to be the first one :) I guess its just lucky because todays by 1/2 birthday :) Thanks kelly for hosting! I can’t wait to see what else everyone brings


    2 Stanley Fishman August 8, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about an ancestral food safety system that is better than the one used by the U.S. government today. Our ancestors knew better than to eat the meat of sick animals. \

    Ancestral Wisdom — An Ancient Food Safety System that We Can Learn From


    3 Laureen @ Fox in the Kitchen August 8, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Hi Kelli,

    Thanks for hosting this great link up. This week I’m sharing Kohlrabi Mango Mint Salad.

    Be well!


    4 August 8, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I shared my Paleo Potatoes as well as an article called When Leaky Gut is a Good Thing and an article about the new genetic modification of apples.

    Find out your body type for better health!

    Thanks for hosting!


    5 Leola August 8, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I’m sharing about my first day on the GAPS Intro Diet.


    6 Laura @ StealthyMom August 8, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Hi Kelly! Thank you for hosting. Today I am sharing a super-easy recipe for chicken pie. For our boys, this recipe guarantees a few servings of vegetables when they are “off” the green stuff. Have a great week!


    7 Katie @ Riddlelove August 8, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Hi Kelly!
    I’m sharing a new real food weekly menu plan with recipes as well as a recipe for simple summer succotash. Thanks for hosting!


    8 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food August 8, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for hosting. I’m sharing my Curried Zucchini Soup and my Peachy Chicken Salad. Have a great week!


    9 Vered Leb August 8, 2012 at 4:29 am
    10 Mary @ Homemade Dutch Apple Pie August 8, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I’m sharing a recipe for sourdough graham crackers.


    11 Mary @ Homemade Dutch Apple Pie August 8, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I’m sharing a recipe for a delicious “cereal” bar…soaked and homemade. Much better than anything out of a box.


    12 Susan August 8, 2012 at 6:15 am

    It’s easy to dry herbs in your oven – no dehydrator needed!


    13 Kristy Elliott August 8, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I love this link up. I have found great recipes that encourage me. Especially if they are new foods that I can grow in my own garden. In my post today I explore how starting your own garden, from seeds-especially Heirlooms, can make your family healthier and save you tons of money.


    14 Nancy W August 8, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Thanks for hosting, always fun to check out all the links!


    15 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat August 8, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Hi Kelly! I’m linking up a raw cookie recipe that’s great to use with leftover almond pulp. It’s called Raw Banana Snickerdoodles. Have a great day!


    16 Jennifer V August 8, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week I am sharing a recipe for PB and Dark Chocolate Energy Balls. My kids can’t get enough of them this summer!


    17 Lara August 8, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I’ve been reading Real Food Wednesdays for a long time and this is the first time I’ve shared a recipe—to one of our favorite Summer soups BTW, I screwed up my first entry because it said “Your Name” and I put my name. I feel like a dunce—can you delete the number 41 entry that is my name instead of my post name?


    18 Jen August 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Hi Kelly. I posted two this week:
    Spicy cucumber ‘kraut':
    and a chocolate ice cream recipe that tastes like frozen mousse:


    19 Suzy August 8, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Thanks for hosting. I linked up a post that was originally just a rant and turned out to be about food dyes.


    20 Heather@DiaryofaSmallTownEarthMuffin August 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I left the post about raising backyard chickens…thanks for hosting!


    21 Lindsey Gremont August 8, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I posted a recipe for sauteed potatoes with garlic and parsley I learned at a culinary class recently that is delicious. It is something you can do mostly the night before or morning of and then finish quickly later. Enjoy! This was a big hit with my family! Pommes Persillade (Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic) –


    22 Roseann @ The Wholesome Life August 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

    My blog today shows you how to not only make your own Kombucha Tea, but how to make your own SCOBY as well. It’s incredibly easy and much less expensive than buying store bought Kombucha and/or buying a SCOBY. Check it out!!


    23 Robin @ Thank Your Body August 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Don’t know what to do with all those delicious summer berries? Check out this yummy berry cobbler. So good.


    24 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker August 8, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I left a link with a very simple quesadilla recipe! Easiest lunch/dinner ever!


    25 Leslie @ NoLackofGain August 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Hey Kelly,
    Thanks for having me back this week. I have shared a homemade Peach Cobbler that we enjoyed last week when the hubby showed up with 3 bags of fresh peaches. Hope you all enjoy.


    26 MIchelle August 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I linked up my homemade ranch dressing recipe. It uses sour cream instead of buttermilk.


    27 Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance August 8, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I posted the Ultimate Coconut Flour Pancakes. They are light, moist, and fluffy because of a few special techniques. Plus, they’re GAPS, nut free, sugar free and delicious!


    28 Our Small Hours August 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Today I shared my tips for eating real food while living a busy life.


    29 Athena @ Life's Abundant Adventures August 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Today I posted some healthy school lunches and a how-to on preserving Kale. :)


    30 amber August 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Hello and thank you for hosting.

    I’ve taken a little break from link parties, so it’s nice to be back and share my recipes.

    1.Allergy-Frienldy Pizza Crust (Free of: gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, yeast, and sugar).

    2. Homemade Cashew Butter + Cashew Honey Spread

    3. Easy and Delicious Carrot Curry Lentil Soup with Lemon (vegan, SCD).

    4. Easy and Delicious Lasagna (gluten free, dairy free, vegan)

    Have a great week.
    Be Well,


    31 Sarah @ Basic Ingredients August 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I shared our favorite chewy grain free brownies. These are so good!


    32 Jennifer @ 20 something allergies and counting...down August 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for hosting mama!

    We have started a new series at 20 something allergies! Baby Steps to Better Health is about healing food allergies and chronic illnesses with Real Food and a less toxic lifestyle. We’ll be taking it one step at a time, so it’s less intimidating and completely sustainable!

    Begin Your Journey to Better Health Through Real Food


    33 Kendahl August 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    This week I am sharing my post on Vitamin K2: Lost Nutrient, Found. I love geeking over those kinds of things :)

    I’m also sharing Nutrition Minutiae Got Ya Down? Fascinating read.


    34 Kimberly Hartke August 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Amazing health turnaround story shared on video, check this out and share!


    35 Pam@behealthybehappywellness August 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks for hosting – I’m sharing my latest green smoothie:


    36 Danni Becker August 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I shared a recipe for making homemade cream cheese. If you have access to raw milk, than this recipe will allow you to make raw cream cheese!


    37 Rebekah August 8, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Want to try something new? Here’s my recipe for a bitter Asian vegetable that is tasty and unique.


    38 Melissa B. August 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Since most gardens (or farmer’s markets) are in full-force, I’m sharing the best homemade sauerkraut recipe from our local WAPF meeting on “Food with Culture”! It’s delish and is a good way to use up all of those cabbages!


    39 Dori Oliver August 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Thanks for hosting us Kelly!
    I’m sharing my recipe for Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas. They’re a quick and simple compromise food, but I think you’ll love their homemade character!


    40 Laura @ The Spinach Spot August 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Check out my yummy Mustard Marinated Chicken Skewers for the perfect summertime dinner idea!


    41 Melissa @ Dyno-mom August 9, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for hosting! This week I have a guest post from a new blogger on how to grow your own kombucha scoby. Pretty cool! Stop by and see it.


    42 jenna @kidappeal August 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

    posting this week on how i’m learning to let go of how many “tummy healers” my youngest eats, he needs to learn to self-medicate. i’m a bit frazzled making sure everyone’s diet it optimized for fast healing, phew.


    43 Jenni@MomEssentials.Net August 10, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of helathy, tasty and delicious Fruit Drink: Power Nutrition In A Cup!

    Here’s the link:


    44 Foy Update August 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Do you have a million tomatoes and don’t know what to do with them all? Here’s a place to start lots of recipes for eating fresh and putting by for the winter:


    45 Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance September 19, 2012 at 9:39 am
    46 GiGi Eats Celebrities April 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    The Health Benefits of Saffron are INCREDIBLE!

    Thanks for HOSTING – off to check out every else’s blogs :)


    47 Kim August 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    This is my first time sharing a recipe! Thanks for hosting! Enjoy the strawberry chia jam! xo Kim


    48 Kim @Lettuce Be Healthy August 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    This is my first time sharing a recipe! Thanks for hosting! Enjoy the strawberry chia jam! xo Kim – (sorry I included the wrong link above, but this one should be correct) :-)


    49 Sara March 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Well, I messed up my first attempt. I put MY name instead of the name of the drink I was posting. Hope I can do it again. I’m new at blogging and I was looking for this very kind of thing! Thanks for hosting! Sara


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