Real Food Wednesday 9/14/2011


Welcome and PLEASE read below before you link up as this is a REAL FOOD carnival, 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, don’t miss my tips below.)


Well, one is a new rule, and the other is just a suggestion if you want to get more traffic to your blog…

~~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!)

~~Also, if you’re linking up and hoping for more traffic to your blog, can I make a suggestion for how to really 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!

CAN YOU HELP? (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. 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. says

    It’s so easy to throw together meals at this time of year, isn’t it? So much fresh ripe produce right at hand. This week, I had foraged wild plums and black walnuts, and it seemed natural to pair them with buckwheat crepes. I always have the crepes on hand anyhow because they gluten-free and easy to make, just soak buckwheat groats over night, then buzz them up with water the next day, and voila – crepe batter!

  2. says

    I have moved! I was Project: Family Cookbook and now I am Christian Mommy Blogger! My website still has the same great traditional foodie tips and recipes…plus a whole lot more. For starters…what IS a “Christian Mommy Blogger”???? Find out with my link above!

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!

  3. says

    My post today is about how wonderful natural, unhydrogenated, pastured pork lard can be. I made myself so hungry, that I had to fry tonight’s grassfed rib steak in lard. Delicious!

    Here is a link to today’s post:

    By the way, the rib steak was from a grassfed 7-bone pot roast that I cut up. Here’s an older post about to find rib steak in a 7-bone pot roast:

  4. says

    I posted a few things I thought you readers would really enjoy. Firstly, I posted a recipe how to make your own healthy sweetener from figs- fig honey- that if you can get figs for free like I can, is pretty much the cheapest healthy sweetener out there!

    I also wrote about how foraging for produce is different than grocery store shopping; foraging wins hands down, both for emotional reasons and cost and health reasons!

    I also shared a vegan meat substitute, that unlike the conventional vegan meat subs, doesn’t contain any nasty soy beans, especially not adulterated soy, and is gluten free, and has no chemicals- just a whole bunch of good for you veggies, legumes, and nuts. :-D

    I also shared 3 mexican spice mixes that are certified gluten free, msg free, and free flow agent free. :-D

  5. says

    Ooops! #17 was me not understanding the instructions… sorry about that! I know there’s tons of “how to make yogurt” posts out there, but mine is just so darn good – thick like store-bought, creamy on top, and full of raw milk goodness. Check it out! Thanks :)

  6. says

    Enjoy what might possibly be my FAVORITE pancake recipe. Its gluten free, and soaked overnight in buttermilk. Top it with a little real butter and real maple syrup.

    I like these so much I eat the leftovers cold slathered in a little maple cream.

  7. says

    Thank you for hosting, Kelly! This week I have shared the following three seasonal farm-to-table recipes that I made last week and two postings:

    drunken plum salsa

    sultry & spicy corn salad

    fall kale salad

    Special Announcement

    Living the Raw Life

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  8. says

    Hi! Today I’m sharing two recipes that are great for fall… a delicious Lentil “Meat” Loaf that really makes you feel like you’re eating something traditional while you are actually getting tons of fiber and nutrients and hardly any fat at all. Also, I’ve linked a nice warm Hash Browns with Tomato Ginger Jam recipe… it’s the warm sauce that really makes this dish sing! :)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  9. Felicity says

    Oops… it just said my name above, so I re-did it so that it would say the name of my page. So sorry! I promise to do it right next time!

  10. says

    This is always a great carnival, thanks for hosting, Kelly! This week I posted a cookie recipe (for bake sales and other school events) that is healthy AND good enough for SAD kids to eat. It relies on the twin powerhouses of sweet sprouted flour and rich crispy almond meal. I hope you stop by!

  11. says

    Hello! This is my first time using Mr. Linky, so apologies for the undescriptive nature of my link, above. Here’s a snippet from the blog post about a bean-related disaster we had recently:

    “Several months ago, my husband and I were presented with a very interesting mystery. When Glen went to school, he forgot the thermos that contained his lunch, a home made white bean chili we’d had for dinner the night before. The thermos remained on the table, and I gave it a sad glance as I left the house to go to yoga and run my errands. I returned around 2 PM and was immediately greeted with a very pungent smell. The first thing I saw was bean chili all over the floor surrounding the thermos.”

  12. says

    During the summer, the cure for hot and humid temperature is not to cook too much, or too long. Before my oldest son went back to his college life, we made sure every evening ends with a seafood marathon.

  13. says

    I’m link #89, and I really have found The Perfect Soup! It’s almost all (except the salt) raised here at home, and chock-full of veggies! The kids love it, and it’s actually helping me lose weight (perhaps becuase it’s gluten free?) Even if you don’t raise all of the veggies yourself, it’s simple to make out of things you could find at your local farmer’s market. Thick and rich and sooo yummy!

  14. says

    Just starting up, I linked to my first attempt at a Real Food Recipe. But guess what? It’s not a recipe. Yeah, I messed that one up! Ceci N’est Pas une Recipe!

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