Real Food Wednesday 9/28/2011


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

    Black walnut ice cream is one of my long-standing favorites. This year, on the heels of mushrooming season, I decided to infuse the milk with porcini mushrooms as well. I know it may sound a little goofy, mushroom ice cream, but it makes perfect sense as soon as you taste it. And the bonus here is that it is so easy to make – infused milk, cream, maple syrup, and a few extra nuts!

  2. says

    We bought part of a cow (all packaged up and frozen) and ended up with a lot love lovely grass-fed roasts. This week, I’m sharing a super-easy recipe for a roast that can be turned into several different meals.

  3. says

    I shared a few gluten free, frugal, and healthy recipes, including some healthy vegan ones. I also shared my experience trying out two new cuts of mystery meat, and how doing so is saving my family money.

    And I tackled the controversial, discussed the Paleo Diet, why I don’t eat a Paleo diet, and why I think grains and legumes are NOT evil.

  4. says

    I included a post on lunch box ideas, along with recipes for grain free pumpkin cookies and baba ganoush (both great for lunch boxes as well). Thanks!

  5. says

    This week I researched immune enhancing foods to come up with a hijiki-shiitake mushroom wrap that is chock full of immune enhancing foods to help you build up your immune system before cold and flu season hits!

  6. says

    #27 – My very best recipes for corn, which thankfully most of us can still get straight from our local farms well into fall!!!

    Also I touch on the importance of buying organic corn, and some words from my farmer on the challenges of organic corn production.

    As always, thanks for hosting, Kelly!

  7. says

    Hi, Kelly. In preparation for the release of my free e-book on fluoride and acne, aka fluoroderma, I’m putting together a resource section about fluoroderma on my site. Here is a mad-lib style template for writing to government officials about fluoride.

  8. says

    I also LOVE Wednesdays! This always is so much fun, thanks Kelly! This week I have a post on iodized salt, Real Salt, Kosher salt and natural sources of iodine so your kids won’t have to wear scarved to hide their goiters. Cool beans. See you all around your links!

  9. says

    Hi Kelly!

    You may not know this – but your blog helped me embrace Real Foods! A thousand thanks! Sarah at the Healthy Home Economist too, and the Weston A Price Foundation. Your post about eating ‘heart’ – priceless! You convinced me – (a newly ex vegan) to try eating heart! And I’m going to do it! I’ve already started eating liver! Ok. I talk too much. Onto my post –

    My post discusses ‘sugar cravings’ as a possible indicator of underlying illness. I share my personal testimony. Pls note this testimony took place pre-Real Foods. I know so much more now!

    Thanks for hosting this event!

  10. says

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for hosting!! This week I’m linking up Lisa Fain’s (of Homesick Texan) Dallas Gas Station Pork Tacos and Austin-style black beans as well as first impressions of her new cookbook!! I cooked with 19 other bloggers for 4 weeks out of her book. Great tex-mex REAL food recipes!! :)

    Have a GREAT week!! Denise

  11. says

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

    brazil nut pesto cream

    spicy-n-sweet pepper & corn salad

    nut pâté

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

  12. says

    This is my first time linking up with you…thought I’d share an easy pumpkin muffin recipe. It does use a cake mix, but still fairly healthy as far as muffins go. No eggs and butter or anything heavy. Enjoy!

  13. says

    Autumn is here and time to start whipping up the pumpkin pies, etc.. Here is a great recipe that although, it’s sugar free and low carb, it is simply delicious. Better than most pies I’ve eaten that contain regular sugar. Being pre-diabetic and trying to stay away from artificial sweeteners, I thought for sure I’d never be able to indulge in any desserts. But now, thanks to Stevia becoming more and more available, I’m able to indulge. I use Stevia in the Raw as it measure cup for cup like sugar. This recipe is also great for those of you who are gluten free.
    Bon Appetit!!

  14. says

    If you’re in the Northeast, you should know about two great events happening this month in Boston! The Boston Local Food Festival is this Sat from 11 – 5 and the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is at the end of the month. I linked to my post about both events above!

  15. says

    I’m sharing a recipe I used recently for Maple Banana Spelt Muffins. My son used to be allergic to wheat, and during the duration of his allergy (which I cured using real foods) when I used grain I used spelt, which he could tolerate (as a relative of wheat keep in mind not everyone who is allergic to wheat can tolerate spelt). I still like to use spelt for quick baked goods as it’s important to include a variety in the diet and the lightness and sweetness of spelt lends itself well to muffins, quickbreads, and pancakes.

    This recipe hits the spot for those fall flavor cravings!

  16. says

    I’ve posted about the value of planning, especially when trying to eat real foods and how being flexible is important when plans go awry. You’ll also find a quick and easy dinner idea for barbecued chicken sandwiches. Thanks for letting me share!


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