Fat Tuesday: April 24, 2012

April 23, 2012 · 88 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 Susan April 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Cuba’s journey into sustainable agriculture was brought on by adversity. Perhaps we can learn some lessons w/o having to suffer as they have.


2 Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat April 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

My post this week is about how rare grassfed meat helped my body recover from a nasty illness, and gave me strength.

Grassfed Meat Gives Strength and Recovery


3 Jen April 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Hi Jill! I posted my weekly meals from last week, a curried dinner crepe recipe (grain free), and some tips on how to harden off garden plants to get them ready for outdoor planting. Have a great week.


4 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat April 23, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thanks for hosting, Jill. It’s been a while since I’ve linked up. But this Creamy Avocado Cucumber Dressing is the perfect “welcome back”! Wholesome and delicious.


5 Amber April 23, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Hi There Jill,

This week I’m sharing three recipes:

(1) Roasted Fingerling Carrots (fresh from the garden)


(2) Grain Free Spanish “Rice” (SCD friendly)


(3) Raw Pasta Two Ways (with two fabulous sauces)


Have a great week.

Be Well,


6 Danielle @ Fresh4Five April 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm

This week I shared a Chopped Kale Salad, Thank you for hosting :)


7 Katie April 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks for hosting, Jill.

I shared a roasted chickpea recipe that was a hit with all ages and a magic chocolate shell recipe- the delicious hard shell without the 27 mystery ingredients :)


8 Joy at The Liberated Kitchen April 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I shared my Poached Eggs & Kale in Stock recipe – a nourishing and satisfying breakfast!

Thanks for hosting, Jill!


9 Amanda April 24, 2012 at 12:19 am

Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for Colombian potato soup, a great calcium rich food.


10 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food April 24, 2012 at 1:42 am

Hi Jill, this week I’m sharing my beef stock recipe (lots of good gelatin!) and my raw liver smoothie! Thanks for hosting.


11 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) April 24, 2012 at 7:46 am

Good Morning Jill! Today I’m sharing one of my Mom’s favorite’s Spanish Rice. Thanks for hosting!


12 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network April 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

Hi- thanks so much for hosting! Enjoy a wonderful week! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration) x


13 Becky @ Pure Vitality April 24, 2012 at 8:09 am

I posted about a giveaway for a gluten free, real food cookbook. It’s been called “Nourishing Traditions for Dummies” because the recipes are not as time consuming and complicated, but they are nutrient dense and gluten free.


14 The Intentional Minimalist April 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

Wild Leek, Cucumber & Mint Salsa Wraps

Zesty Garlic Chop Salad

Pickled Leek Cabbage

Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Mini Wild Leek Frittatas

Happy cooking!
The Intentional Minimalist


15 Michelle @ Simplify, Live, Love April 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

Thanks for hosting! I linked up two posts – the first one is about establishing a fruit orchard – and I see that I misspelled increase on the linky. Oooopps! ;-) And the second is how to cook the perfect hard boiled egg. Have a great week!


16 beth@redandhoney April 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

Hi! I’m relatively new to this carnival, but I always get great traffic when I participate, so I’m happy to be here today! I linked my recipe for Hearty Breakfast Soup that I made up… it ended up being better than even I expected! :)


17 France @ Beyond The Peel April 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Thanks for hosting JIll!

I’m sharing a Homemade Mint Pesto Sauce, a video (inspired by your article) on Oil Pulling: The Secret To Getting Rid of Bad Breath, and a Gnowfglins eCourse Giveaway.

Join the party right here: http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/04/an-exciting-dining-event-on-the-farm-and-a-gnowfglins-giveaway.html


18 Vicky April 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hi! I’m sharing my Mediterranean Kidney Bean Burgers today! Have a lovely week!


19 Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents April 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Thanks so much for hosting again! :-) I’ve linked up Hodgepodge Crock Pot Chicken – just use whatever you have on hand!


20 Andrea @Andreas Kitchen April 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I shared my recipe for BBQ Chicken with Homemade Russian Dressing Marinade.
I used to make this recipe with Wish-Bone Russian dressing, now I make my own. Wish-Bone’s first ingredient is corn syrup!
This chicken has lots of great BBQ flavor and is very moist since I marinate it for 24 hours.
Thanks for hosting!


21 Melissa @ Dyno-mom April 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Thanks for hosting! My post today is like a random stream of consciousness about the some cooking and parties but also with some important information about treating scalds in the kitchen.


22 Kendahl @ Our Nourishing Roots April 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

This week I’m sharing my latest casserole creation. It’s Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, and yes, it tastes like the real thing!


23 Kendahl @ Our Nourishing Roots April 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

Also: Honey-Sweetened Lemonade. I forgot to say that!


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

Hi and thanks for hosting!

This week I’m sharing my post on
How to Make Homemade Cashew Butter. Cashew butter is an easy, healthy alternative to conventional peanut butter that’s really tasty .

Have a great day!


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