Real Food Wednesday 9/14/2011

September 14, 2011 · 85 comments


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!

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    1 Melissa Fritcher September 14, 2011 at 12:11 am
    I’ve moved to a more Paleo stance on foods, though we still do some dairy, etc. We found a source for raw grass-fed milk and we all love it! I stopped drinking milk years ago, but I will drink this! This post includes a lot of pictures of foods I’ve prepared recently, including my version of a gluten-free veg savory crepe from our farmer’s market. So good!


    2 Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship September 14, 2011 at 12:12 am

    We just barely made it to the hospital to have a baby…but then staying there for 2 days presents a unique real food challenge. Would you bring your own cooler to the hospital? (I know you would, Kel!)
    ;) Katie


    3 Butterpoweredbike September 14, 2011 at 12:14 am

    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!


    4 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food September 14, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Cancer cells are fast growing cells that need a lot of nourishment to proliferate. Do you know what these cells like to live off of? That’s what I wrote about in Feed a Fever – Starve a Cancer.


    5 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food September 14, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Oops, link should work now.
    Feed a Fever – Starve a Cancer


    6 Amanda September 14, 2011 at 12:39 am

    I posted about epazote, a Mexican herb used to reduce flatulence with beans and for other intestinal distress.


    7 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish September 14, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a Chocolate Elderberry & Rose Hip Ice Cream recipe. It’s chocolaty and delicious, with the added health benefit of Elderberry & Rose Hip Syrup. Thanks again :)


    8 Kara Bagley September 14, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Looking for a grain free replacement to good old pizza? Check out my meatzza recipe!


    9 Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger September 14, 2011 at 1:28 am

    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!


    10 Stanley Fishman September 14, 2011 at 1:50 am

    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:


    11 Penniless Parenting September 14, 2011 at 2:03 am

    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


    12 Emily Bartlett September 14, 2011 at 2:28 am

    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 :)


    13 Jen September 14, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Hi Kelly! I am posting a post discussing whether cereal is good for you and a recipe for a cereal alternative (granola).


    14 Leslie Rogers September 14, 2011 at 5:46 am

    How about some steak for dinner?


    15 Jill September 14, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Hi elly,
    I shared my homemade ghee with a video and an article about use of probiotics for specific conditions and the new cutting edge research. It is awesome!


    16 Janelle Gregory September 14, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up!

    In addition, I have a Recipe Roundup going on right now. Would you have any gluten free AND frugal recipes that you would be willing to contribute? (I hope it’s okay to ask.). It’s here:

    Thanks so much!


    17 Jen September 14, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I also posted my Shrimp Fried Rice recipe. Guess I have been busy in blogland this week! :)


    18 Katie @ This Chick Cooks September 14, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a post for baked blueberry oatmeal and a post about which milk is best


    19 Katie @ This Chick Cooks September 14, 2011 at 6:54 am
    20 Wendy (The Local Cook) September 14, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for hosting! Today I linked up a recipe for fennel leek soup. My husband hates pureed soups but I loved it so more for me :-D


    21 Denise @ Creative Kitchen September 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly! This week I shared a recipe that links summer to fall….Paprika Chicken Zucchini Soup!

    Also….my love of Pinterest! Even if you don’t think you need another social media site….I find my time at Pinterest stokes my creative fire!! Relaxing and inspiring!!

    Have a GREAT week!!


    22 Joy Y. September 14, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Making whey and cream cheese is so simple! Plus, now you can be ready to make some other delicious recipes, that call for it…..I include many from our menu plan this week. Enjoy!


    23 Denise @ Creative Kitchen September 14, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Also, I stumbled this post on Stumble Upon! :)


    24 Denise @ Creative Kitchen September 14, 2011 at 8:13 am

    To be clearer…I mean I stumbled this “Real Food Wednesday” blog hop post. lol!


    25 Amanda September 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

    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.


    26 the intentional minimalist September 14, 2011 at 8:38 am

    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


    27 Megh September 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I’ve posted my newest volume of GAPS Q&A re: sugar and gut flora — and I’m looking for comments from some people with more expertise than me!!


    28 Michelle @ September 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I linked up a great dish for all that end of the season produce with Italian Chicken Bruschetta Pasta. Another post that you and your readers might be interested in a the list of ingredients/products that contain corn. I received so much “wow” comments from it that I thought it might be informative to others as well. Thanks for hosting!


    29 Jan's Sushi Bar September 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hi Kelly – this week I’ve shared my paleo/real food version of Kung Pao Chicken. Because I adore Asian food.


    30 VintageMom @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery September 14, 2011 at 9:25 am

    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


    31 The Table of Promise September 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I posted a link for how we survived our first week of school food. I am now faced with competeing with malt-o-meal cereal for a share in my 4 year olds tummy. Joy.
    Come and read how we did.

    Thanks for hosting–Christa


    32 Felicity September 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Okay I’m new to this, so I don’t know if I did it right. But I linked to my page where I made some improvements on making an easy sourdough bread for busy mommies.


    33 Felicity September 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

    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!


    34 Jimmie @ Once a Month Mom September 14, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Thanks for doing this!


    35 Sarah Smith September 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I linked to a post on nourishing alternatives to lotion, including recipes for whipped body butter and hard lotion.

    I also linked to a recipe for grain-free ginger pear muffins!


    36 Sarah Smith September 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I linked to my favorite grain-free cracker recipe. So tasty with roasted red peppers and cashews!


    37 Melissa @ Dyno-mom September 14, 2011 at 11:46 am

    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!


    38 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! September 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I share my struggles this week with keeping up with the GAPS diet.


    39 Sarah C September 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I posted a recipe for sugar, dairy, and gluten-free lemon bars!


    40 Sarah C September 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I posted a recipe for simple syrup with honey.


    41 France @ Beyond The Peel September 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Kelly, Thanks for hosting. I’m sharing an easy, no bake, protein ball recipe for a quick, post workout recovery snack or something to get you through the afternoon.


    42 Sandra @creativebug September 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Hi All – Happy Wednesday!

    Looks like a lot of great posts today, can’t wait to go through them! I posted my daughter’s favorite recipe: Oatmeal Breakfast Bars. I love that this recipe is easily made gluten free and the add-in’s and sweeteners can be switched up to give some variety. This is a wholesome treat at our house:


    43 Debbie September 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m posting a recipe for chicken and apple breakfast sausages – yummy, healthy and easy to make. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Thanks for hosting Kelly!


    44 Catherine Shaffer September 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    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.”


    45 Lea H September 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    46 lisa September 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Hi, I linked up my sourdough baked oatmeal recipe (also with non-sourdough version, which I probably got from you to begin with!) :)


    47 Self Sagacity September 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    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.


    48 Andrea (From Seed to Stomach) September 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I had my favorite breakfast recipe scheduled to post on Sat morning, but I couldn’t wait until then to share it! I’ve posted a link to my Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes with Berry Sauce recipe. I hope you try it soon! Please let me know how they come out! is the link to the recipe
    Thanks for hosting!


    49 Ruth September 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    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!


    50 Hannah September 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I had a lot of fun making an Italian Vinaigrette recently the only scarey thing was I made it when we had a guest over! :) At least it turned out well.


    51 Renae September 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm



    52 Paula September 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Please read all about how we have healed our soon to be adopted baby’s severe under bite!


    53 Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead September 14, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Kelly!

    Today I posted a homemade elderberry syrup recipe to use as a prevention measure for the upcoming cold season!


    54 brittany September 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    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!


    55 Lori @ Laurel of Leaves September 15, 2011 at 12:20 am

    What’s green, white, yellow, orange, purple, & black and can help you live longer? Oh, that’s right! My Super Food Salad ( :-P
    Thanks for hosting another Real Food Wednesday!


    56 Primal Toad September 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Quit dieting. Start eating foods that you LOVE and that make you feel AWESOME. Hint: Meats, veggies should make the bulk of that!


    57 Brittany September 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Something other than zucchini bread to make with all that zucchini!


    58 Laurie September 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly. I’m late, but given the latest round of salmonella recalls, I wanted to link up my post on keeping safe from salmonella and E coli naturally:


    59 Christy @ Tools for Kitchens September 17, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Hi, Kelly. Today, I shared a recipe for traditional Pennsylvania Dutch wet bottom shoo-fly pie. Thanks for hosting another fantastic bloghop!


    60 Christy @ Tools for Kitchens September 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Hi, Kelly. I shared a recipe for Lithuanian kugelis today. Thank you for hosting us!


    61 Christy @ Tools for Kitchens September 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Hi, Kelly. My last recipe for the week, I promise! I am sharing a recipe for ambrosia today. This is a super, quick recipe and the ambrosia is divine. Thank you for hosting us!


    62 April @ fringe eating April 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    This post is part of a weekly series in which I give recipe ideas for eating off the grid. In other words…fringe eating. It is also a REAL food challenge and my first GIVEAWAY!


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