Real Food Wednesday 9/21/2011


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!



  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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!!

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    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!

  9. says

    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!

  10. says

    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.

  11. Allie H says

    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!

  12. says

    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?:

  13. says

    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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