Fat Tuesday: April 10, 2012

April 9, 2012 · 83 comments

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It’s that time of the week when real foodies come together for a food festival! Fat Tuesday is the official end of Mardi Gras and here at Real Food Forager we are having our own Fat Tuesday Forager Festival! Every Tuesday come join in this Real Food Free For All!

Link up your great real food recipes, natural remedies, posts, articles and book reviews about real food, food politics, green living and our food supply.

Special diet recipes are welcome such as SCD, GAPS, gluten free, dairy free, sugar-free, Paleo, Primal, all are welcome as long as they involve REAL FOOD. Please feel free to post your recipe in the comments section if you are not a blogger.

Giveaways are welcome as long as they involve only real food items or cool kitchen tools. Pretty much anything goes — it’s party time!

The Rules are simple:

1 — No artificial ingredients. Nothing commercially canned, packaged or processed. No fake foods. No soy or tofu, no artificial sweeteners like Splenda, no bad fats like margarine, soybean or corn oil. You get the idea.

2 — Provide a link back to this post on your site (a common courtesy).

3 — Please do not make me delete any non real food linkups. Please don’t link them here. This is a place for real food recipes and issues.

4 — Please link the URL of your actual blog post and not your blog’s home page.

5 — Be kind and come back and leave a comment after linking up. And check out some of the links. There is a wealth of knowledge here.

Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets, a weekly post that features recipes and articles from the previous Fat Tuesday. The next feature could be yours so be sure to check back!

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1 Leslie @ Real Food Freaks April 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Hey Jill,
New grain free muffin recipe– Carrot-Zucchini!


2 Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures April 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm
3 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat April 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I’m back with a yummy pre-summer smoothie! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with whole fresh fruits. Enjoy!


4 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry April 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

HI Jill,

I shared my 30 Second Sugar-Free Smoothie recipe this week. Be well!


5 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat April 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about food labels and what is not listed on them. Instead of relying on labels, I trust the farmers and ranchers I know.

Rely on Real Food, Not Labels


6 Judy@Savoring Today April 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Sharing sprouted rye sandwich buns–great with burgers or other sandwiches! Thanks for hosting, have a great week!


7 Dawn @ Small Footprint Family April 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Happy Easter and Passover! This week I’ve posted on how to control fungus gnats and damping off organically so your seedlings are healthy and ready to go into the garden. I’m also hosting a Leading Lady organic nursing camisole giveaway, so please stop by for the mama in your life!

Have a great week and thanks again for hosting!



8 Linnae April 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

This week I am sharing some fun facts about dandelion and why I love it! It should be a welcome addition to your yard for its many health giving properties, rather than being considered a annoying weed.


Have a great week!


9 Amber April 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Hi Jill,

Thanks for hosting.

This week I am sharing 3 healthy, fun recipes:

(1) Strawberry Almond Ice Cream (SCD friendly, cane-sugar free, dairy free, soy free)


(2) Baked Apple and Cranberry Breakfast Crumble (SCD friendly, grain free, dairy free, cane-sugar free)


(3) Homemade Cocoa and Shea Body Butter (great for dry skin and eczema)


Have a great week!


10 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen April 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm

This week I am sharing my recipe for Pork and Vegetable Stew. This recipe is really healthy with lean pork and lots of vegies.
Thanks for hosting!



11 Meghan @ Whole Natural Life April 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I shared two posts: planning for our first garden and a recipe for a simple salmon salad. Thanks for hosting!


12 mjskit April 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

thanks for hosting again this week! I’m sharing my Cucumber Crostinis. Have a wonderful week!


13 France @ Beyond The Peel April 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Hi Jill, thanks for hosting!

I’m sharing a Vegan Cauliflower “Steak” Sandwich with Chimichurri Sauce, Sticky Asian Beef Ribs, and a video on How To Save 4 Hours a Week and Still Eat Real Food.

Have an amazing day!


14 Amanda April 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for hosting! I shared a profile of schizandra berry, a brain-boosting, stress-fighting fruit.


15 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food April 10, 2012 at 1:20 am

Hi Jill, I shared my Carrot and Cardamom Soup w/ Coconut Milk and Roasted Asparagus w/ Garlic and Ghee. Thanks for hosting!


16 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network April 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

Hi Jill- thank you so much for hosting as always! This week I linked up REDUCE BREAST CANCER RISK, MEDICINAL GARDEN HERBS- PARTS 1 AND 2. and BEST EVER ENERGY BALLS RECIPE
Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network-(Seasonal Celebration Sunday Linky) x


17 Vicky April 10, 2012 at 4:36 am

Thank you for hosting, I shared my grain free plain sponge cake recipe today.

Take care


18 Susan April 10, 2012 at 6:43 am

I’ve shared two posts today – one on nourishing one another and another on using hay vs straw in the garden. Thanks!


19 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) April 10, 2012 at 8:15 am

Thanks for hosting! This week I’ve shared a post that I hope will remind us all to feed yourself first, meaning to remember to provide for your own nutritional needs. My simple summer sides post is a reminder that side dishes needn’t be complicated at all to be nutritious and delicious.


20 Sarah April 10, 2012 at 9:03 am

Thanks for hosting again! This is one of my favorite link-ups!


21 Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents April 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

Thanks for the reminder again! :-)

I’ve linked up two:
Crock Pot Hoppin’ John (great recipe for using dried black-eyed peas)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs (better than Reeces!)


22 Delphine April 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Hi there. I posted my favorite method for cooking pork chops. The ultimate quick, delicious and easy weeknight meal.


23 Laurie April 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Thanks for hosting, Jill!

Today I linked up a post explaining how you can grow you own pepitas (pumpkin seeds) at home by planting the right varieties of pumpkins. Our family loves these healthy snacks.


24 Sonja @ practical-stewardship.com April 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I added a Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri Smoothie

Thanks for hosting!!


25 Emily @ Holistic Kid April 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hi and thanks for hosting!

This week I’m sharing my recipe for Mama’s Chicken Soup. If you’re suffering with the spring sniffles, this simple, delicious soup is the solution! It soothes a scratchy throat, settles a tossing tummy and clears the way to breath in fresh air. It will put you right – I promise!

Have a great week!


26 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish April 11, 2012 at 12:12 am

Thanks so much for hosting! I shared a Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites recipe. They are so yummy and easy to make. Vegan-option included. Thanks again.



27 Thought Matters - Jennifer Clare April 11, 2012 at 5:25 am

Whoops! I listed an article for Good Better and Best ways to eat nut butters, but I linked it to my name instead of the blog post. Still nutritious and delicious, though :-)


28 Sarah @ Nature's Nurture April 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Wow, what an awesome looking list! Can’t wait to look through them and get to cooking! I’ve just added my first post to the linky party :)

Whole Wheat Banana Chunk Waffles


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