Real Food Wednesday 9/21/2011

September 21, 2011 · 86 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, 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 Katie @ Riddlelove September 21, 2011 at 12:45 am

    A good, real potato wedge can be hard to find. But I found it and I’m sharing the secret with you this week. ;)


    2 Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship September 21, 2011 at 12:55 am

    My heart dropped when I heard first grade had community snack. Goldfish, pretzels, graham crackers, and carrots are the suggested options. What’s a real foodie to do?


    3 Butterpoweredbike September 21, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Cream cheese chicken liver pate – it’s made some converts of non-liver lovers. And it’s one of my favorites :)


    4 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food September 21, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Hi Kelly! I shared an intro to the GAPS Diet, which I started yesterday and a recipe for a very simple mango ice cream – no ice cream machine required.

    Thanks for hosting!


    5 Debbie September 21, 2011 at 1:14 am

    This has become one of my favorite ways to eat liver! It’s also a great option for liver first-timers because pf the strong tasty sauce and there is beef as well as liver in the dish.


    6 Alison September 21, 2011 at 1:33 am

    It’s my first time linking up here! Thanks so much for hosting! As much as I love to cook, it’s sometimes difficult to keep away from some of the more convenient ingredients (i.e. canned tomato soup, canned cream of whatever soups) but I’ve managed to prepare and LOVE the REAL FOOD recipe I shared today!

    Hearty Un-Stuffed Cabbage Soup


    7 Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama September 21, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting Real Food Wednesday.

    This week I’m hosting a Giveaway for Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut oil!

    I’m also sharing a tutorial on how to make Coconut Ghee!


    8 Stanley Fishman September 21, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Kelly, thanks for hosting. My post today is about a real Paleo diet was discovered and recorded in 1933 by Dr. Weston A. Price. These natives in the far northern interior of Canada ate only Paleo foods. They were healthy and thrived.

    A Real Paleo Diet — Grassfed Meat, Fat, and Organ Meats


    9 Stanley Fishman September 21, 2011 at 2:26 am
    10 Jen Frias September 21, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Two recipes shared: a broccoli cheddar soup that I think kids will love and a recipe to help you eat more liver.


    11 Janelle Gregory September 21, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for the linkup! We had this soup last night and it was SO yummy.
    Hope you all enjoy!


    12 Leslie September 21, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I shared a GF cookie recipe w/ no added sugar– great for lunch box treats, a one pan dinner recipe– love less clean up, and an ice cream recipe– if you have frozen blackberries.


    13 Jill September 21, 2011 at 6:11 am

    HI Kelly,
    I shared my brisket with natural gravy, and my coconut flour bread with a video as well as an article about celiac and an article about how to choose the best olive oil.


    14 Melissa@CelluliteInvestigation September 21, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Narine Nikogosian is the author of a fantastic book about homemade skin care recipes. They are based on Old-World traditions from her experience growing up in Armenia. Lots of butter, cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. Real Foodies will love this one!


    15 Donna Bauman September 21, 2011 at 6:34 am

    This week I share the idea for how to take a simple apple and create an eye pleasing and delicious AND healthy dessert just simply with baked apples. I am learning more in my Natural Chef culinary classes how important it is that things LOOK pretty also if we want to have a full eating experience. These baked apples are very simple to make yet very tasty and good for you too!


    16 Patty September 21, 2011 at 6:47 am

    This week I cooked rabbit for the first time, and used Kiwi Berries from our garden as the meat tenderizer and to add some sweetness to the stew. And it was delicious!


    17 Katie @ This Chick Cooks September 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!
    I have shared a post with some info about GMO foods.


    18 Denise @ Creative Kitchen September 21, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Hi Kelly!

    I’m linking up a Flourless Peach Pecan Pancake & healthy living challenge. I posted 2x (numbers 29 and 30) because I forgot to mention they were flourless. Please delete the first one #29. Sorry!!

    Hope you’re having a good week! These pancakes sure hit the spot when I was craving the flour laden ones. It makes one giant pancake ~ 1 serving. SO good!!


    19 Jan's Sushi Bar September 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Grain and dairy free pancakes this week!


    20 The Table of Promise September 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Hi!! Today I have linked up both a post on our recent visit to our CSA farm and also my technique to a perfectly roasted baked potato.


    21 Joy Y. September 21, 2011 at 8:29 am

    The age old “trick” to peeling those pesky fresh eggs, plus more!



    22 the intentional minimalist September 21, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following three seasonal farm-to-table recipes that I made last week and one blog posting:

    celery & turnip soup

    mediterranean kale salad

    zesty cucumber mango soup & salad

    what is csa black box cooking?

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist


    23 Michelle @ September 21, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I linked up a post about soy. Is it good or buy? Is there truth or hype to the research? I haven’t figured it all out, but I try to provide some “balance” to the research findings. It’s probably nothing new to your real food readers, but it might be helpful to some.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share!


    24 Erika September 21, 2011 at 8:48 am

    We have been up to our elbows in peaches around here… Have you heard of Peach honey? Yum. Thanks for hosting!!


    25 Elisabeth September 21, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I love biscuits but don’t have the desire to spend lots of time in the kitchen in the morning. With a biscuit mix that’s premade, I can have drop biscuits in the oven in less than 10 minutes. Then I just have to make the gravy to go with.


    26 Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama September 21, 2011 at 9:00 am

    A lot of people wonder about how to help husbands to adapt to and accept real food, I know it’s been a big topic on different blogs. In the post i’m sharing, my husband steps up to give some advice to other men!


    27 Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS September 21, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Hi, Kelly and everyone! Our nights are cooler but we still have plenty of garden veggies — so I’m sharing a flavorful summer soup.


    28 Sarah Smith September 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I linked to a grain-free recipe the kids will love: chicken pizza casserole. It’s GAPS-legal, too!

    I also linked to a post on preparing the gut and birth canal for pregnancy and birth.


    29 Ilana September 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

    It took me 32 years (I am 35) but I now know how to roast the perfect chicken, and that’s the post I shared today!

    Thanks for the opportunity, Kelly!


    30 Roseann @ The Wholesome Life September 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Today, I’m sharing a recipe for Roasted Garlic and Sweet Potato Soup, which I obtained from It’s really delicious and perfect for this time of year. I hope you all enjoy it as much as me and my family!
    Thanks to you Kelly for hosting!


    31 Barb @ A Life in Balance September 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Sometimes I think I should get rid of the cookbooks and just use the food carnivals online to plan my menus! I can’t wait to check out the garlic and sweet potato soup!

    This week, I’m sharing a simple fall dessert using a crisp topping that I mixed together and froze in August.


    32 KitchenKop September 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hey Barb & Roseann, I’ll have to go check out that recipe and see how it’s different from mine that I posted not long ago – I just love those flavors together!

    Here’s mine:


    33 Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger September 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks {as always} for hosting! I have shared a link to my blog on how to grind flour (and why, and what I use, etc). It is not a new post, but one that I thought should be shared again! Enjoy!


    34 Felicity September 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I posted my recipe for “Whole Wheat Honey Raisin Oatmeal Cookies”! Quick and easy and oh so healthy for when you’re craving that sweet fix! You can eat several and also share them with your toddler and have peace of mind. :) My kiddo loves these!


    35 Vicky September 21, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Thank you for hosting!


    36 Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead September 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting! I posted a no-fuss, homemade honey frosting recipe – easy, adaptable, and delicious!


    37 Megh September 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for hosting!

    I posted some of my thoughts on the relevance and validity of scientific conclusions … would love to get feedback!


    38 lydia September 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Who doesn’t love some beef stew this time of year?!!


    39 Kim September 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I love Real Food Wednesday!

    Looking for a decadent grain free, gluten free dessert recipe that utelizes whole milk, egg yolks and fresh fruit? Come on over! NOT low carb, however it’s a great “treat” recipe.


    40 Ruth September 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    It’s been 6 months since I posted my original whole wheat sourdough recipe, so I thought I’d share my new and improved version (more kid-friendly, but still 100% whole wheat!)


    41 Allie H September 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    We tried this real food recipe off of food network last night, and loved it! It’s a bacon, potato, leek casserole, (more like a crustless quiche), and I tweaked it a bit (decreased the salt by 1/2 tsp., omitted the nutmeg, and added the garlic/thyme to the casserole, rather than discard it after boiling potatoes). Hope someone else tries it and enjoys it as much as we did!


    42 carmen September 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I can’t wait to check out all the links! I give a step by step for making a simple water kefir today at Natural and Nourished Family.

    Also, Kelly, I mistakenly added my link twice. I tried but can’t figure out how to remove the double. Sorry about that.


    43 Laura September 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I posted a link to my all day cooking extravaganza to make a months worth of meals in one day! Now I have healthy and nutritious meals ready to go on those busy nights when I don’t have time to cook. I also included links for some of the recipes.


    44 Sandra @creativebug September 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I shared one of my favorite “go-to” meals that is easy to prepare, my kids love and can also be plated elegantly for only pennies. Plus, it’s gluten free. Is it really easier to buy processed food? I challenge that at


    45 brittany September 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Our Live Active Culture- Introducing Yumbo! I share our recipe for Chicken and White Bean soup using all pantry items. And you are introduced to our favorite word- YUMBO!


    46 emily September 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    hi kelly! this is my first time sharing a recipe … a blackberry crumble, yum! thanks so much for this carnival :)


    47 Primal Toad September 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I ask and answer the question… will eating too many carbs make you fat? It of course depends just like anything in life! Read more:


    48 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! September 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Has anyone else had a get together with others on the GAPS diet? We just did in the Boulder area last week and it was really fun!


    49 Joanne - The Real Food Mama September 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Entry 88 link is bad… on The Real Food Mama Link 91!!! :)


    50 Lori @ Laurel of Leaves September 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    This week I shared a fantastic recipe for Lemon Rosemary Cookies made with spelt flour and honey. Enjoy!


    51 Emily Bartlett September 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I’ve posted our family favorite: carnitas. It took me about five attempts to get it right – melty and crispy all at once, but now it’s perfect every time!


    52 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! September 21, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I show you how to create two different protein-filled breakfasts from the same set of ingredients. Makes for a quick breakfast!


    53 Laurie September 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly.

    Today I linked up a post on how to make elderberry syrups and jellies, which are wonderful immune boosters and so easy to make at home:

    I’ve also got a post live related to real food, but not so appetizing, that my fellow natural health enthusiasts may appreciate – What’s a Healthy Bowel Movement?:


    54 Vicky September 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I shared my Stuffed Courgettes this week!


    55 Life Currents September 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I can’t wait to take a look at all these cool blogs! :)


    56 Natalie Martinkus March 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Open-faced Chicken Meatball Subs on Homemade Naan…long title, but SO delicious!! Totally worth the time it takes to make this meal.

    I just saw that my blog partner posted our chile rellenos con pollo y papas post. Sorry for the double post!!


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