Real Food Wednesday 9/22/10

September 22, 2010 · 68 comments


It’s that crazy time of the week where you entice us with your links and comments to go check out your blogs and your great REAL FOOD WEDNESDAY tips and ideas! (If you’re a blogger, you’ll draw some good traffic to your site…)

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  1. A link back to this post please. (Blog carnival etiquette you know!)
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  3. Don’t have a blog?  We still want to hear from you!  Please leave your tips or recipes in the comments.

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    { 48 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 rebecca September 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Here’s my recipe for fried plantains… they’re fried in lard, and have molasses for extra mineral content. And they’re delicious, did I mention that before?



    2 Wendy (The Local Cook) September 21, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Hope we can get together at a #WmiBlogs meetup one of these days. Miss ya!


    3 Christy September 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    My link is all about kefir – and how simple it is. Thanks for hosting!


    4 Debbi Does Dinner Healthy September 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Hi, I just posted an eggplant tomato puree for pasta. It was super healthy and delicious! Thanks for hosting each week!


    5 Katie Riddle September 21, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    It’s that time of year again. Cold and flu season has hit early in our neck of the woods, so I contributed my traditional chicken stock recipe to battle the sickies. :)


    6 KitchenKop September 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why this posted already… Isn’t it the 21st right now? Weird.


    7 Christy September 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Kelly, I thought it was odd it posted so early – but hey it made my bedtime earlier! LOL


    8 City Share September 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for hosting. This week I shared our recipes for grass fed rib steak and scalloped potatoes.


    9 The Tablescaper September 21, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    This is my first itme joining your meme. Happy to be here!

    – The Tablescaper


    10 Penny September 21, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Our favorite apple, the Honeycrisp, is in season in our area. Picked a bunch and made some cupcakes with them using a homemade quick mix (AKA Bisquik).


    11 Rogene September 21, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I learned the hard way about the importance of taking my own food when traveling. My post is one of our ideas for taking healthy real food on the road.


    12 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free September 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I linked up my Pumpkin Streusel Bread this week! Thanks for hosting! ;)


    13 Butterpoweredbike September 22, 2010 at 12:32 am

    The nights are cooling, and all I want to do is fill them with the satisfying aromas of dinner cooking – in the oven, in a slow cooker, on the stove – all of those pieces of equipment that I neglected over the long hot summer. And what could be better than doing it up right with the versatile potato and making a nice gratin?


    14 Lisa September 22, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I posted an updated version of the classic Moroccan Carrot Salad with an orange twist.
    Thanks for hosting!


    15 Stanley Fishman September 22, 2010 at 12:36 am

    We’re lucky to have pastured pork at our local farmers’ market now. My post is about pastured pork and how much better it is than lean, tasteless, factory pork.


    16 April@The 21st Century Housewife September 22, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I’m posting an easy, seasonal vegetarian pasta bake that makes a great main course or side dish. Thanks for hosting.


    17 Jen Blacker September 22, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I shared a different version of the no knead bread. I’ve tried it with Irish cheddar, this time I used Parmesan reggiano.


    18 Carla September 22, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Durrr, still new to this. I posted a quick beef stew that I made that was quite yummy and versatile (but me being not on the ball put just my name instead of what I was posting, duh! lol!). I will enjoy checking out all the links above for new ideas.


    19 Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist September 22, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kel! My blog for today is about more labeling tricks at the store and how the cheese you are buying that says “raw” on the label is anything but!


    20 Sheri September 22, 2010 at 8:20 am

    We have a great guest post today from my friend Joanie, The Next Food Revolution. Happy Wednesday. :-)


    21 Debbi Does Dinner Healthy September 22, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I thought it was odd that it was posted early too, I usually get them written up and ready at night and then link in the following morning, just one less thing for me to remember this morning!!


    22 Sense of Home September 22, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for hosting this bloghop. I have been making granola for breakfast for years and thought I would share the recipe today.



    23 Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free September 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I love the variety you have today…always interesting. I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial on how to get fabulous flavor out of peppers – perfect for hummus, soups, sandwiches, salsa…anything, really.


    24 Ashley September 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

    After a slump, I finally had a little success with the scales this week. Yay! I also successfully made delicious homemade crackers.


    25 Beth September 22, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Always one of my favorite carnivals to read, and this week I actually have an applicable post to share! Thanks for hosting :)


    26 Ellen@BodyEarth September 22, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Thank you, Kelly!
    I’m posting a recipe for Senegalese Chicken Peanut Soup today. It’s a good way to use coconut milk and chicken stock.


    27 Matilda September 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I wanted to post the recipes but I ended up posting my name… Anyway, I am becoming a regular in several carnivals and I love this way to share. Thanks for hosting!!!


    28 Jason@JLHealth September 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Another Dutch Oven creation this week, Peaches & Cream Cake! Thanks for hosting!!


    29 gfe--gluten free easily September 22, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Still have zucchini? My Fresh Zucchini Toss is another great way to use them. :-) The recipe is very adaptable, too, according to what you have on hand.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! I always get excited just reading all the titles to the links, even before I check out the wisdom and recipes shared. ;-)



    30 Grace September 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Love this site! I shared an article about the importance of critical thinking, which is oh-so-necessary when we examine the foods we eat as a culture.


    31 Jenn September 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I’m sharing a beautiful grain-free breakfast that I call Poached Eggs in the Garden, using an herbal preparation I put up this summer.


    32 CarmenV September 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Kelly thanks so much for hosting, today I have an Almond Butter/Spread using Roasted Almonds — real easy and delicious!


    33 Megan Jenelle@A Blossoming Homestead September 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I am new at this ladies! Sorry for the numerous links :S I was thinking I would be able to click somewhere else and give some advice. My post today actually has nothing to do with food, but I am talking about freedom from debt. Sorry . . . my advice for today’s post, however, is . . .
    We have been purchasing free-range chickens. My favorite way to cook these chickens is in a crock pot. I get the stock for soup, and we use the shredded chicken meat for bbq chicken sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, casseroles, quesedillas, and the list could go on and on. Hope this helps!! Thanks for hosting this Kelly! Sorry for the confusion on my part! :)


    34 jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal September 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    hello all – this week i’m sharing an article disclosing my secret weapon I use with my kids to get real food down the hatch. Since there are no slick marketing campaigns for locally grown okra or roasted pastured chicken, real foodies need all the ammo we can get to help our kids gobble up!


    35 Vanessa September 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the link! I took a whole wheat cookie recipe and replaced some of the butter with applesauce. The recipe only uses 1/4 cup of butter instead of the usual 1 cup. They came out very moist and soft! You can’t even tell that they are healthier than regular cookies. :)


    36 Mindy M September 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Today I am sharing a simple side dish with peppers from my garden!


    37 Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS September 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Hi, everyone! I’m sharing a recipe for homemade cheddar cheese. If you don’t have a press, you can eat the curds fresh and un-pressed. Fantastic either way! Don’t forget about the benefits of raw cheese, either. :) Have a great day, all!


    38 Karen September 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I posted my recipe for green chili enchiladas, using the homemade sauce I blogged about yesterday and spelt flour tortillas a couple of weeks before that. Looking forward to checking out all the great posts above! ~Karen


    39 Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) September 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I’m new here and run a blog about eating whole foods on a budget. Loving all of the concept of linking with our “real food” ideas!
    So…. today’s post was about the endless chicken, telling the strange and lovely tale of two young people who fell in love, got married, and lived in a shed during the beginning of their marriage. They didn’t have a ktichen, and hardly had any moneyf or food. And somewhere along the way they discovered the chicken.


    40 KitchenKop September 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Welcome to all of you who are linking up for the first time!!

    Vanessa, your recipe looks good, but just double checking: you know that butter is actually very good for us, right?



    41 Christina @ Spoonfed September 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    My blog, Spoonfed, which is about raising food-literate kids, is celebrating six months with two giveaways: “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” young readers edition, and an organic-cotton set of fruit/veg jammies. Thanks, Kelly!


    42 Beth September 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I tweaked a recipe for Blueberry Almond Breakfast Pudding. Be sure to read the last part of the post where the bakery frosting killed my grass!! I think you all can appreciate how appalling it is to feed this poison to our children.


    43 Angela September 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you so much for hosting! I linked my post on Gourmet Popcorn!


    44 Vanessa September 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    In the margarine vs butter {or trans-fat vs. saturated fat} debate, I agree that butter wins hands down. We definitely use butter in my house, but because of the amount of saturated fat, if I can find ways to substitute it, I do. Baking with applesauce is one way, and I also sometimes use EVOO instead of butter to fry {although I agree there is NO substitute for butter when you are cooking eggs!}


    45 KitchenKop September 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm


    But saturated fat is actually good for you. Hard to believe, I know, but we’ve been duped. Read more:



    46 Vanessa September 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the info. I agree that our bodies need fat, but of the three fats I think saturated is the least healthy. In the article that I read from your site {} the author states that polyunsaturated is considered the healthiest fat and monounsaturated is high in essential fatty acids. A higher intake of poly- and monounsaturated fats have also been found to decrease the risk of heart disease in women. So for now I will stick to using poly- or monounsaturated fats with a little bit of saturated mixed in because sometimes there just isn’t any substitute for butter.


    47 KitchenKop September 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for bringing that article to my attention, Vanessa, I’ll have to look it over again and possibly remove it. I added that a looooong time ago.

    Now that I know that the fat found in the plaque in arteries is mostly polyunsaturated and that the studies surrounding saturated fat were mostly done without differentiating between sat. fat and trans fat, I’m going to stick with the saturated fats that people ate for thousands of years before everyone got so sick.

    Be sure to see the link with the Fat Head movie clips. :)

    Fun chatting, take care!


    48 Karen Bannan from NaturalAsPossibleMom September 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Not sure why last week’s post is showing up for this week. But the name of the post should be Plastic-Free Lunch Snacks. Weird, right?


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