Two NEW Rules for Real Food Wednesday 9/7/2011

September 7, 2011 · 98 comments

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.)


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 to your post where you’re selling something as an affiliate for something I’m already selling the same thing as an affiliate, OK?  That includes giveaway posts.

~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!


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 Butterpoweredbike September 7, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I’m sharing a decadent treat to enjoy as the weather cools. And it only takes three ingredients to make Warm Black Walnut Milk – good milk, black walnuts, and a touch of maple syrup. Comfort in a cup!


    2 Amanda September 7, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!

    I posted about freezing zucchini and included recipes on what to do with it later.


    3 Dori September 7, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Hello Real Food Wednesday!
    Today I’m sharing Tips for Goof-Proof Homemade Mayonnaise. I was fed-up with inconsistent results and nutritional compromises. I committed to discovering the secrets of a creamy, tangy, always goof-proof, homemade mayonnaise!
    Thank you for hosting us Kelly!
    Best wishes-


    4 Penniless Parenting September 7, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Hi Kelly! I love Real Food Wednesday- it always teaches me so much with all the links to the amazing sites with terrific info and recipes.

    This week I’m sharing a few links. My family decided that we’re eliminating white sugar- at long last- yaaaaaaaaaaay for us! But we’re also hesitant because of the increased cost of healthier sweeteners. I’m chronicling how we’re going about getting healthier sweeteners, frugally, or at least relatively so. This post talks about why we’re getting rid of sugar, what we won’t be using as replacements, and what we plan on doing.
    Then I included a recipe for a fruit shake using only natural cheap sweeteners.

    I also wrote a post about foraging for purslane, one of the healthiest and most nutritious greens out there that is very easy to find, identify, pick, and prepare, a mild flavorful plant enjoyed by all, as well as many ideas how to use it in recipes.

    I also am sharing a delicious healthy stuffed peppers, made in a greek style, with the suggestion of how to use organ meats in it. This recipe is terrific for people who want the nutrition of organ meat but are scared of the taste and texture- this recipe eliminates the issues and is mighty delicious!


    5 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish September 7, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Thanks so much for hosting! I shared a Chocolate Fudge Sauce recipe made w/ honey and cacao powder that is To. Live. For. :) Thanks again.


    6 Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food September 7, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Hi Kelly! In my post, I gave the reader a visual on just how much pesticide is used per person in the States. It shocked even me.


    7 Alea Milham September 7, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I heart frittatas; they are easy to make and I can work extra veggies into my kids breakfast. I am sharing my Southwest Steak Frittata which, of course, makes use of leftovers. Thanks for hosting!

    P.S. I am trying to get fancy and embed a link, if it doesn’t work there will lots of extra mumbo jumbo in my comment. :)


    8 Leslie Rogers September 7, 2011 at 4:53 am
    9 Elisabeth September 7, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Good Morning, Kelly! I linked up with an Egg McMuffin sandwich – a great breakfast for when you’re on the go. So many good things can be added to your sandwich… I had tomatoes from the garden that I needed to use and found it really does taste quite nice on the egg mcmuffin.

    Have a great day,


    10 Jen September 7, 2011 at 6:39 am
    11 Jill September 7, 2011 at 6:42 am

    HI Kelly,
    I shared my Walnut Balsamic Dressing (SCD/GAPS) with a video and an article about healthier GM soybeans? and an article about all the coconut products.
    If you haven’t already visited I wish you come by on Tuesdays and share something at FAT TUESDAY, a new real food carnival.


    12 Jen September 7, 2011 at 6:44 am
    13 jill conyers September 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

    My first RFW link up! I shared a new family favorite, Lasagna Cups.

    I’ll be back this evening after work to check out all the link ups. Looking for new recipes to try :)

    Blog: Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

    FB: Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]


    14 Miz Helen September 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I am sharing my Dallas Gas Station Tacos today. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen


    15 The Loving Spoonful September 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

    To quote my husband: “If you drizzled this sauce on garbage, I’d eat it.” In place of garbage, I give you eggplant and the easiest way to cook it, plus the aforementioned heavenly sauce. You’ll want to put it on everything (with the exception of garbage of course)!


    16 VintageMom September 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Hi! I’ve shared a Gluten-Free Panzanella Salad. In my version, I’ve grilled the veggies and sauteed some rice bread for croutons, so it’s completely allergy-free.

    Thanks for checking it out! Lisa


    17 Katie September 7, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I need amusement at times, so I’ve just posted about making making butter.


    18 Melissa Boersma September 7, 2011 at 8:29 am

    A great egg & sausage dish for breakfast (or dinner!):

    Twist it up a bit by adding fresh tomatoes/basil from your garden or farmer’s market! I used whole grain bread for the bottom portion, but I bet you could experiment with gluten-free options as well (polenta maybe?).


    19 nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma September 7, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Ditching cereal in the name of real food? Want a back-to-school breakfast idea that is perfect for busy mornings? The breakfast plate stops here: hearty chilaquiles

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    20 Katie @ This Chick Cooks September 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Hi Kelly,
    I have been enjoying your blog and found the posts about real milk to be especially interesting. I am just starting to delve deeper into real foods and this is my first time sharing a link here. I brought naturally sweetened breakfast quinoa ( Thank you for hosting and I hope that you have a blessed day.


    21 Jen September 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I added another. Hope that’s ok. I posted an article that I wrote about Divine Nutrition and how the Creator made just what our bodies need.


    22 the intentional minimalist September 7, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Thank you for hosting, Kelly! And for providing us with updated posting guidelines. I removed the featured blogs from my site and will now update each recipe that I submit from here on out with a direct link back.

    This week I have shared the following five seasonal farm-to-table recipes that I made last week:

    zucchini bruschetta & zucchini hummus

    zucchini pesto & zucchini pasta

    bok choi, avocado & corn salad

    turnip & sweet potato salad

    raw kale salad

    Happy cooking!


    23 Shaye @ The Elliott Homestead September 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hey Kelly! I posted a quick and easy grilled portabella recipe. A perfect ode to the end of summer. Though, I’m not quite willing to accept this fact yet. Enjoy!


    24 Michelle @ September 7, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I linked up How to Create Allergy-Friendly Recipes today. It’ s really quite simple and nothing new, but sometimes we just need a reminder that it’s not so tough.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share!


    25 Colleen September 7, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Hello All! I am constantly amazed at the lengths Big Food will go. Please check out my newest post about the good folks at Nestle have come up with a way to cash-in on obesity. Hope you enjoy it!


    26 Crystal September 7, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I know, I know–I’m a sucker for shrimp. But this Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad is super easy to make and perfect for waving goodbye to summer (or maybe holding on just a little longer):


    27 Sandra @creativebug September 7, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I finally found some Beef Feet which are supposed to be the creme de la creme of bones for making Beef Bone Broth because they contain more gelatin. So, I dug out my Beef Bone Broth recipe to share. It’s timely as the weather has definitely changes to fall around here – at least this week! Enjoy!


    28 Roseann @ The Wholesome Life September 7, 2011 at 9:37 am

    This week, I’m posting a recipe for Barley Lentil Soup.
    Before my grandson left for his first day of school this morning he made a request for me to make one of his favorite soups. So, here it is. He couldn’t have made a better choice because where I am, it’s sweatshirt weather outside. This nice cool, crispy weather calls for some hearty, wholesome soup to warm and satisfy the soul, as well as the hunger. Enjoy!!


    29 Jan's Sushi Bar September 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I made my first beef tongue this week – much easier and far less disgusting than I’d anticipated! And it was delicious, to boot.


    30 The Table of Promise September 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for the new rule suggestions!
    I am posting 5 ways that even someone who lives in a teeny tiny apartment with no garden can stock up on summer goodness for wintertime. Enjoy! And thanks for reading!


    31 Katherine September 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Hi Kelly! :)

    Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my recipe for Barley Water and all it’s wonderful health benefits, especially those for UTIs.

    ~ Kathy


    32 Denise @ Creative Kitchen September 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Hi Kelly,

    I hope you had a GREAT Labor Day weekend!!

    This week I shared a very refreshing Cucumber Avocado Salsa Dip. It truly is refreshing and tasty!! And such a great topping for my Taco Omelette I shared last week…strange, but true. I’m quite addicted!


    33 Lisa September 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Kelly – Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing our healthy PBJ Muffins – low sugar, real food ingredients, and kid (and mom) friendly!


    34 Stacy September 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for providing this great resource every week!

    I’m sharing a breakfast casserole my family loves. It’s GAPS friendly and even includes cauliflower! (But you can’t tell.)


    35 Sarah Smith September 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

    My family’s favorite fermented ketchup recipe:
    Tastes more like “normal” ketchup, and it has a great tang from apple cider vinegar and garlic.

    Also, grain-free ginger pear muffins, a great way to use those pears that are in season.


    36 Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama September 7, 2011 at 10:51 am

    These are my FAVORITE brownies. A lot of the recipes I develop, I don’t really want to eat (strange, I know). Other people usually like them but I don’t want them. These, however…I probably make once a week! They are even grain-free!


    37 Laurie September 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly. Today I linked up a post on how to make homemade creamy broccoli soup with bone broth ( It’s a great comfort food on cool fall evenings.


    38 Susan with Permanent Posies September 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Hey…..Thanks for hosting each week. I host Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits and this week…..Crockpot Cheesecake…..which I had never made, nor heard of, for that matter. I whipped that thing up in 5 minutes…..cooked on high for 2 hours. Great for company.
    I love your blog, by the way, and come back each week.
    Here is my link:


    39 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! September 7, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’m sharing my reflections on the transition from intro to full GAPS and what that will mean for my diet for the next year or two.


    40 Stuff I Feed Brian September 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Looking for an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast (or anytime for that matter)? I made this chocolate banana bread that is actually pretty healthy – cane sugar free, gluten free, dairy free!


    41 Grace September 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

    This week I shared a yummy recipe for a warm tomato dip to help everyone use up those yummy in season tomatoes!


    42 Meg September 7, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I wrote about my visit to Astoria’s newest greenmarket, located at Socrates Sculpture Park. SSP is a very cool spot – originally it was a dump, but then it was taken over by the community and turned into a beautiful park right on the river. Awesome large scale sculptures are exhibited there. And now we have a greenmarket there, too!

    Our real food meetup group, the Traditional Community Kitchen, got a tour, and then I did a cooking demonstration there. I’ve included the recipe – Mexican Panzanella – in my post, too.

    Thanks for hosting this, Kelly!


    43 France @ Beyond The Peel September 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Hi Kelly, I sharing a recipe for panna cotta. Most people don’t think of this dessert when entertaining or craving something sweet and creamy. It’s easy to make, using no processed sugar and is gluten free. I make mine using yogurt which helps cut down the calories and makes it more diet friendly for those who typically stay clear of dessert for that reason.


    44 Vicky September 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Kelly! I shared a recipe I tried for SCD Pizza today, made with Naavy beans and almonds in the base…a little strange but it worked! Thank you for hosting!


    45 Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama September 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Hello Kelly!

    Thank you again for hosting Real Food Wednesday! This week I’m sharing a recipe for Grain Free Chicken Nuggets with chicken livers added! –

    I like to sneak nourishing ingredients into my two year old’s meals =)

    Thanks again!



    46 Melissa @ Dyno-mom September 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly! Wow, this carnival gets bigger all the time; there are soo many great posts to look at. This week I linked to my post on stupid easy and 100% raw yogurt and what to do with it once you have made it. Thanks!


    47 Liberty September 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Tired of serving eggs for a whole food breakfast – try a yummy dessert that’s not a compromise!!
    blessings and thanks!


    48 Debbie September 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Beef heart is a very nutritious food, and here’s a recipe that should get your family to eat it too!


    49 Joanna September 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I’m sharing a super easy recipe that I was able to make at camp with a one burner coleman stove and no kitchen!

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    50 Ilana September 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I posted my yogourt making experience from about a year ago! It’s so so easy to do and I don’t know why I don’t do it more often.


    51 Andrea (From Seed to Stomach) September 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    It’s September. Part of me is tallying all my regrets from this summer. I didn’t spend enough time at the beach, plant enough lettuce to get me through the summer, or can enough tomatoes to last me through the winter. But the other part of me is grateful for all the time spent with family, for the surplus of garden-fresh basil, mint, eggplant, and peppers that I’ve had to find creative uses for, and for the routine of the fall.
    I linked to my most recent post, PACK YOUR LUNCH!, which I wrote over my lunch break today. In it, I include a few helpful tips for packing lunches for you and your family that will help you get the most nutrition and taste out of the least amount of time.
    I hope you enjoy. Thanks for hosting, Kelly!


    52 Janice @ SAHMville September 7, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I’m on the GAPS diet and ate “contraband” food last night and this morning. Come share in my misery!


    53 Heather Anderson September 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Hi Kelley! Many of us are knee deep in preserving garden produce, but I shared some simple ways to use that fresh produce right now at


    54 Stanley Fishman September 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    My post this week talks about grassfed animal fat. Most of us know that it is very nutritious, but this post focuses on how mouthwatering and delicious it can be!


    55 Megh September 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Yummy melted cheese on veggies and lardo!!


    56 Kara Bagley September 8, 2011 at 12:09 am

    This recipe is a staple in our new grain free diet plan for better health. Really tasty! Be sure to check out the GAPS Fideo recipe on my blog too, it is culinary genius!


    57 VintageMom @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery September 8, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Decided to add another recipe! Here is our version of ratatouille based on one of our favorite Disney movies, Ratatouille!


    58 Barbara Grant September 8, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I figured out an easy way to clean chicken feet. Bring a pot of water to just below boiling, put feet in, count to 10, take out and put in cold water. Use a knife to scrape some of the skin, then peel away. I did 9 pairs of feet last night doing this. Most of the toenails came off with a little twist and pull.


    59 Kelly @ The Nourishing Home September 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Kelly. This week I shared some Super Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids since we’re all back to school now:!/notes/the-nourishing-home/six-strategies-for-super-healthy-lunches-kids-love/282226918458508. Thanks for answering my question on your FB page. I am really looking forward to your article on “to soak or not to soak with cultured dairy that is the question” – ha ha! But seriously, I truly appreciate your wisdom and insight. Blessings, Kelly


    60 Jennifer September 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Hi Kelly, I shared one of my favorite salads – a crisp and delicious slaw with a fresh ginger and garlic dressing!


    61 Primal Toad September 9, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Looks like you got what you wanted Kelly – lots of comments!

    Let’s see… do YOU like chocolate? Figs? Then you just may LOVE this recipe from a guest poster!


    62 Stacy Myers September 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    “Thanks for hosting again! I like your two new “rules.” :-)
    I’m linking up my recipe for Glazed Carrots. They are so easy and they taste like candy! My daughter gobbles them up and cries for more. You’ll only need four ingredients – carrots, water, sucanat, and butter.
    “The next time you see some poor ole dry carrots just think of the possibilities! ”


    63 kmillecam September 11, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I am sharing my Chocolate Coconut “Larabars” recipe, which is GAPS-legal (once you can have cocoa without digestive issues). They are a delicious snack, raw and enzyme-rich. And did I mention the COCOA?!?!


    64 Erin@TheHumbledHomemaker June 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I’m leaving a recipe for a yummy GF/DF strawberry crisp!


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