Real Food Wednesday 9/5/2012


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!



  1. Gretchen says

    Thanks for hosting! I posted two different posts this week. A hummus recipe and one that gives ideas on how to use picnic leftovers.

  2. says

    Hi, Kelly – as always, thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing recipes for coconut chicken curry and the flavorful bulgur pilaf I served with it. It was a hit in our house and I hope others enjoy it as well!

  3. says

    #30 – As part of the upcoming Whole Life Challenge, I’m sharing some tips to help you make it successful!

    My first and best tip is to become a smoothie-making expert. They are GREAT additions to your diet. I share my process here, along with Whole Life Challenge-specific ingredient tips.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

  4. says

    we are finally enjoying restaurant food again! 4 rules I use to avoid food allergy reactions at restuarants. i am still not doing very good at writing shorter posts. sigh. practice makes progress.

  5. says

    The summer harvest is peaking and so is food preservation. I’m sharing a trick to cutting corn off the cob without making a mess and my side by side comparison of Low Sugar Pectin vs. the Traditional Pectin.

    Thanks for hosting!

    We just started a blog hop called Eat Make Grow and we are always looking for quality bloggers to submit their links.

    Stop on by if you get the chance:


  6. says

    Hi Kelly,
    Thanks for hosting this awesome blog carnival. This week I’m posting a recipe for Crustless Spinach Quiche. It’s great for those who are cutting their carb intake as well as those who are gluten free.
    Makes a great entrée with a side salad, or have it for breakfast!! I guarantee you won’t miss the crust!!

  7. says

    important stuff people – tell your whole foods to FINANCIALLY support GMO labelling initiative prop 37 IN CALIFORNIA – cause as CA goes, so goes the country….

Leave a Reply