Real Food Wednesday 9/28/2011

September 28, 2011 · 97 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 Amanda September 28, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Thanks for hosting! I posted a profile of teff, a gluten-free grain. Teff flour is actually great in baking cookies and muffins.



    2 VintageMom @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery September 28, 2011 at 7:57 am

    And pizza crust! I linked a teff-and-sorghum flour pizza crust recipe at #42. This was the first time I’d tried letting the teff be so prominent, and I really liked it! :)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery


    3 Amanda September 28, 2011 at 9:28 am


    I am really enjoying teff in baking. :)



    4 Butterpoweredbike September 28, 2011 at 12:43 am

    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!


    5 Katie @ Riddlelove September 28, 2011 at 12:45 am

    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.


    6 Dori September 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Today I’m excited to share a recipe for Gluten-Free Flakey Pastry. It’s taken quite an effort to develop a versatile gluten-free flakey pastry crust, but the results are light, tender, and perfect for sweet or savory pies – just as a flakey pastry should be!
    Thank you for hosting us Kelly!
    Best wishes-


    7 Kelleigh September 29, 2011 at 5:32 am

    This gluten free pastry recipe is amazing. Makes you glad to be GF!


    8 carmen September 28, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Thank you for hosting this link up! I am starting a series on Budgeting for Real Food for beginners and I linked up my first installment.


    9 Alea Milham September 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Thanks for hosting! I made an accidental discovery when I added leftover spaghetti sauce to a Southwet dressing : Catalina Dressing.


    10 VintageMom @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery September 28, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Love those accidental discoveries ;)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery


    11 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food September 28, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Thank’s for hosting! I’m doing the GAPS diet now and describing what it’s like along the way. I posted on Stage 1 of the GAPS Intro and
    a very easy ketchup recipe.


    12 Kelleigh September 29, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Lots of useful tips for those considering GAPS too. Found it really helpful.


    13 Penniless Parenting September 28, 2011 at 1:28 am

    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.


    14 Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable September 28, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Thank you for hosting Kelly! I have linked up my recipe for tomato soup. I prepare a large batch and store the soup in indvidual servings, ready for a quick, nutritious lunch or snack. And perfect for the lunchbox too!


    15 jill September 28, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I shared my videos for making pecan crusted apple crisp and grain-free matzoh balls as well as an article about farm subsidies.


    16 Leslie September 28, 2011 at 5:48 am

    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!


    17 Donna Bauman September 28, 2011 at 5:58 am

    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!


    18 Janelle Gregory September 28, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Hi Kelly, thanks for the link! I added a link to a yummy GF recipe for crockpot ham and potatoes: Perfect for fall!


    19 Jenn @ Dishrag Diaries September 28, 2011 at 6:06 am

    #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!


    20 Melissa@CelluliteInvestigation September 28, 2011 at 6:29 am

    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.


    21 Melissa@CelluliteInvestigation September 28, 2011 at 6:30 am
    22 Melissa @ Dyno-mom September 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

    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!


    23 Wendy (The Local Cook) September 28, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I’m posting a crustless broccoli & cheddar mini quiches recipe. You can supposedly freeze them but they didn’t make it to the freezer :-)


    24 Sarah Smith September 28, 2011 at 7:35 am
    25 Jen September 28, 2011 at 8:00 am
    26 VintageMom @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery September 28, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Thanks for hosting! I linked a few things today,but my favorite is Strawberry Hearts with Macadamia Cream… it’s easy, cute, and tastes great :)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery


    27 Kelleigh September 28, 2011 at 8:14 am

    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!


    28 Miz Helen September 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I brought my End of Season Soup today and sure hope everyone enjoys it. Thanks for hosting and hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen


    29 Hannah September 28, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hi Kelly,

    I wanted to share my post on Feeding Someone Who’s Always Hungry on GAPS. I know some people struggle with it.



    30 Michelle @ September 28, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I linked up a recipe for bok choy that is out of this world!

    Your readers might be interested in a 2-part post I’m doing on the growing trend of the early onset of puberty.

    Thanks for hosting!


    31 Chris@Natural Health Goodies September 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Happy Real Food Wednesday! 53 great posts and it is only 7:55am! I’m sharing a guest post from Sandra who is enjoying nice warm weather in Arizona right as the rest of us at Natural Health Goodies hunker down for the coming winter. :)

    Sandra writes about how to make yogurt the easy way… in the desert.


    32 Megh September 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I posted about how I keep fresh basil growing year-round. Thanks for hosting!


    33 Denise @ Creative Kitchen September 28, 2011 at 9:24 am

    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


    34 Stephanie September 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I added a post on how to make your down dehydrated lentil soup. It’s a great item for gifts, your favorite college student in need of something other than ramen, and anyone who finds escaping their desk at lunch to sometimes be a challenge.


    35 the intentional minimalist September 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    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


    36 Lisa September 28, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly. :) I’m sharing our apple cheddar muffin recipe today — enjoy! ~Lisa


    37 Kristen September 28, 2011 at 10:17 am

    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!


    38 Roseann @ The Wholesome Life September 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

    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!!


    39 Sandra @creativebug September 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I still live in a world where I often get asked why we’re doing things “weird” in our home with regard to food. So, after a little thought, I posted Why Traditional Foods! Can’t wait to look at all of your wonderful posts!


    40 Sarah C September 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I posted a recipe and a price breakdown on how to make vanilla extract for Christmas gifts.


    41 The Table of Promise September 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I have added two posts today, the first is a question to readers, “Am I scaring my kids into healthier eating?’

    The second is a recipe-Savory Sausage and Eggplant Casserole, my absolute new favorite dinner!


    42 ValerieH September 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

    My first time on Real Food Wednesday! I shared my shredded zucchini flop and success.


    43 ValerieH September 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Jeez. It said to post your “name” so I did that instead of posting the title of the blogpost. :(


    44 France @ Beyond The Peel September 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Thanx for hosting Kelly,
    I’m sharing one of our favorite comfort foods that is healthy and delicious. It will also start using some of those beets many of us have plenty of these days.


    45 Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama September 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Hello Kelly! This week I’m sharing a recipe for sweet potato crackers. They are grain free, gluten free and dairy free. Made with organic sweet potatoes and coconut flour! Thanks for hosting!


    46 Andrea (From Seed to Stomach) September 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    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!


    47 Brandis @ Crunchy Thrify Cool September 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    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!


    48 Debbie September 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm


    My post is about breakfast smoothies and what makes it healthy versus just being a carb and sugar bomb.


    49 Samantha @ Time-Honoured Nutrition September 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    This is my first time joining! Thank’s for hosting. My post is sparked by a comment a friend of mine made that he was “too young to eat well”. I talked about prevention, and simple ways of eating well.

    Thanks, Samantha


    50 Primal Toad September 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Do you like chocolate? Coconut? Macadamia nuts? Smoothies?! Then you will LOVE my smoothie recipe!


    51 Priscilla September 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I just had to share this Crispy nut crust my children and I came up with for our apple pie. I think you will love it and it is SO EASY and DELISIOUS!! It is GAPS friendly, gluten free, sugar free and just plan yummy. Enjoy!


    52 Melissa Boersma September 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Left a link to recipe to “Healthy” mounds bars – using raw cacoa powder, coconut oil, honey and almonds, along with raw coconut flakes. YUMMY snack for when you are craving chocolate/crunch/fat! Link to actual recipe is at:


    53 Jenna September 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I just found this link up, and I am thrilled! But, please follow this link to my Blueberry Syrup recipe:

    The one I put in the link up was accidentally to my home page (so sorry!). I’ll try and fix it if I can figure out how . . .

    Can’t wait to snoop around here :)!


    54 Linda September 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    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!


    55 Meg September 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    This week I’ve submitted a post I wrote about strained yogurt. Now that I eat raw yogurt and not the stuff from the store, sometimes it arrives in a more runny state than I’d like. I used to think that was a bummer, but now I look at is as an opportunity to make strained yogurt! This stuff is so good.

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    56 Catherine Shaffer September 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hello! I’m back again this week with a dead simple recipe for the ultimate Hungarian comfort food.


    57 Lisa @ Real Food Digest September 28, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!
    I’m sharing my most requested recipe – wine braised brisket.
    I prepared it for the Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.


    58 Emily @ButterBeliever September 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    This week, I’m sharing my tips for how a Real Foodie can use Craigslist to get what you need in your kitchen or homestead! Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    59 Lea H September 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    60 lisa September 29, 2011 at 3:08 am

    #69 (pumpkin muffins) is lost. 1st ingredient: yellow cake mix.


    61 Julie and Charles Mayfield September 29, 2011 at 8:05 am

    We linked to our Country Curry recipe – essentially the recipe that started this whole Paleo Comfort Foods book thing to begin with!

    Thanks for hosting Kelly!


    62 Barb @ A Life in Balance September 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I shared my homemade tartar sauce this week which can be made a variety of ways. I need to work on my condiment and snack recipes for the October #Unprocessed Food Challenge at Eating Rules.


    63 Christy @ Tools for Kitchens September 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, Kelly. Sorry to hear your smoked gouda ale soup didn’t turn out as planned. It sure sounded like a delicious idea! I shared a recipe for chocolate cake with buttercream icing today. Thank you for hosting us!


    64 Joanne - The Real Food Mama October 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    It’s the best time of year for Fall Apple treats! We went to the apple orchard today to pick apples and I couldn’t wait to get home to make our own applesauce!! I just love Fall!!


    65 Christy @ Tools for Kitchens October 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Hello, Kelly. I am sharing my grandmother’s chow-chow recipe today. This is a tasty recipe for vegetables that are in season now. Thank you for hosting us again this week!


    66 Kristen October 5, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I am sharing a Vegetable Beef Soup that we just love here. It’s the perfect time of year for it! I make it in big batches and we eat it for days. It freezes well, but if you plan to freeze it, don’t add any egg noodles. Enjoy!


    67 Abby @ Foodiesaurus Rex September 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for the carnival! I am sharing my recipe for secret ingredient chocolate banana muffins. Pssst… the secret ingredient is Flax!


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