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

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!



  1. says

    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. says

    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!

  3. says

    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. :)

  4. says

    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,

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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!!

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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.

  9. says

    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!

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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!

  12. Barbara Grant says

    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.

  13. says

    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

  14. says

    “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! ”

  15. says

    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?!?!

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