Fat Tuesday: February 21, 2012

February 20, 2012 · 74 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! Today it’s the REAL THING so link up your best posts!

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 Katie February 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Jill, thank you for being our hostess!

I shared information on planning your graden, including tips on how to minimize weeding and maximize your space. Also, I added a post about whether bpa- plastic is really so great like they claim it is.

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2 Starlene February 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Thanks for hosting Jill! I’ve included my post for Coconut Pecan Frosting. My non-GAPS husband and son loved it. I never dreamed I’d be able to have German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting again, but now I can! :-) http://gapsdietjourney.com/2012/02/recipe-coconut-pecan-frosting-gaps-legal/

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3 Susan February 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

One more way to keep our immune systems strong is to thump our thymus glands. Thanks for the opportunity to share.

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4 Joy @ The Liberated Kitchen February 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I shared our Homemade Beef Jerky recipe! It’s great for packed lunches, busy afternoons, and late night snacks and the kids love love love it.

It’s one way we empower our kids to feed themselves! See our post, Empowering Kids, Part 3: Make It Easy for more ways we make a traditional, real food diet easy for everybody!

Thanks for hosting, Jill!

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5 Joanna @ plus other good stuff February 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up an excerpt from my pregnancy food diary. I’m sharing a bad day, on which I didn’t eat enough and was hungry all day, and a good day, on which I ate well and felt great!

http://plusothergoodstuff.blogspot.com/2012/02/pregnancy-food-diary-twenty-seven-weeks.html

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6 Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents February 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Jill, thanks so much for hosting again. :-) And thanks for the reminder. It keeps me straight.

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7 Christine February 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Hi Jill,

This week I am sharing with you and your readers my journey into nutritional balancing (hair tissue mineral analysis), the basics of the program and my first test results.

http://www.butterbelle.ca/nutrition/nutritional-balancing-where-i-started-from/

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8 Amber February 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Happy Tuesday Jill,

This week I am sharing two recipes:

1. For dinner: Super tasty and super easy sweet and sour chicken (gf, df, sf)

2. For dessert: Grain free, vegan, cane sugar free chocolate pumpkin brownies (that are amazingly delicious).

Have a great week!

Be Well,
–Amber

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9 Jessica February 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Thanks so much for hosting! I posted my yummy cultured honey mustard dressing made with my cultured mustard. It’s full of probiotics and healthy enzymes.

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10 Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie February 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to blog hopping too. I shared today two great healthy and simple recipes. Easy Adobo Chicken (this version is low fat and yummy) and Pasta Fagioli Healthy Style. Two big hits in our home too! Enjoy…

http://nakedmoxie.com/2011/10/20/easy-adobo-chicken/
http://nakedmoxie.com/2012/02/09/pasta-fagioli-healthy-style/

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11 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food February 21, 2012 at 12:04 am

Hi Jill, thanks for hosting another great Fat Tuesday! I’m sharing my Moroccan Lamb Stew, and Thai Beef Coconut Soup!

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12 Dori February 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

Happy Fat Tuesday!
Thanks for hosting us Jill! This week I’m sharing a recipe for ghee, the traditional fat used in Indian cooking, that’s also an excellent all-around cooking fat.
Best wishes,
Dori

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13 Kelsi February 21, 2012 at 7:17 am

Hi Jill, Thanks for hosting! I linked up an article about building an all natural medicine cabinet. There are several of my own recommendations, along with a list of resources to get started.
All the Best!

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14 Nicole February 21, 2012 at 7:35 am

Jill,
Happy Fat Tuesday… For Real. Heading to the city to enjoy the festivities and saw my favorite blog (you) while heading out. Happy Mardi Gras!
Nicole
By the way, made an almond flour brioche, shaped it like a king cake, with coconut palm sugar drizzle. Better than any white flour, white sugar king cake that I have ever had!

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15 Nicole February 21, 2012 at 7:36 am

sorry, not almond flour, but gluten free. in a rush to get out of the door, not thinking correctly this early in the am. :}

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16 Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) February 21, 2012 at 7:41 am

Happy Fat Tuesday! I’ve linked my post on Paula Deen that poses the question: Is Paula’s cooking representative of traditional southern cooking?

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17 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat February 21, 2012 at 8:27 am

I’ve submitted RAW Blueberry Pancakes. Grain-free and so delicious!! Sorry about labeling them incorrectly!

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18 Barb @ A Life in Balance February 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

Thanks for hosting! I shared my tips about Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program. I’m hoping people will share info about products they order through the program. I’m always looking to save as much as I can!

Lots of great info this week!

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19 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network February 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

Hi Jill- Happy Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday!
Thanks for hosting this great linky- delighted to be part of it! I posted #65 healing salve, #66 homemade bubblebath and #68 French crepes!
Rebecca x

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20 Sarah February 21, 2012 at 10:24 am

Happy Mardi Gras! I’m guessing you’re in Louisiana, based on the name fat tuesday. We’re in the New Orleans area, but we’re laying low today. I’m sharing a post about kefir grains and a kefir grain giveaway I’m doing!

Thanks for hosting!

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21 Jane February 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

Thanks for hosting! I shared my gluten free blueberry muffins!

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22 Emily @ Recipes to Nourish February 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

Thanks so much for hosting! I shared a Roasted Spaghetti Squash w/ Green Garlic, Brown Butter & Parmesan recipe. The green garlic adds a wonderful, mild, garlic flavor. It’s so yummy! Thanks again.

http://recipestonourish.blogspot.com/2012/02/roasted-spaghetti-squash-w-green-garlic.html

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23 France @ Beyond The Peel February 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

hi Jill, I’m sharing great snack ideas and a salmon kabob with pine nut salsa. I’m also sharing spelt naan bread which is super delicious.

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24 Kendahl @ Our Nourishing Roots February 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

On January 15th I started the GAPS Challenge. Now we are done, so let’s talk about how it went for everyone. Come share your results!

http://www.ournourishingroots.com/gaps-challenge-how-did-it-go/

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25 Vicky February 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

This week I’ve linked to my SCD legal Spice Biscuits! Thank you for hosting!

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26 Melanie February 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my Orange Spice Dutch Baby Sourdough Pancakes, 9 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthy and Homemade Formula vs Human Donor Milk.
Thank you!

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27 Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! February 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I’m sharing my post on how I came to the decision to get some professional help while going through GAPS.

Thanks for hosting!

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28 Stealthy Mom February 22, 2012 at 12:56 am

Thank you for hosting this link-up! I shared Fool Ranch Dressing, named for all those times I stood in the grocery aisle, reading labels, looking for ranch without MSG. I also shared Fast and Easy Veggie Chowder, which uses no cans, stock or bouillion. (Low-sodium is a must for us.) It is so easy that our three-year-old helped make it.

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29 Kendahl @ Our Nourishing Roots February 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I am also sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post, a really quick Japanese fish stock called “dashi”. Perfect for GAPS, too :)

http://www.ournourishingroots.com/real-food-101-how-to-make-quick-fish-stock-dashi/

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