Fat Tuesday: March 13, 2012

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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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  • Vicky March 12, 2012, 9:07 pm

    Hi! Since we’re nearly at Easter, I thought I’d share my post on Allspice with a recipe for grain free Hot Cross Buns suitable for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Thank you for hosting!

  • Susan March 12, 2012, 9:37 pm
  • Jessica March 12, 2012, 9:51 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I posted my cultured strawberry applesauce recipe. Full of healthy probiotics!

  • Dawn @ Small Footprint Family March 12, 2012, 10:36 pm

    This week I wrote on the exceptionally high costs of importing specialty foods and “superfoods” from developing countries, and how “fair trade” just isn’t enough to stop the total displacement of traditional food systems and their ecosystems. I also included an updated post on my ten favorite DOMESTIC superfoods from the archives.

  • Laurie March 12, 2012, 10:41 pm

    Thanks for hosting, Jill. Today I linked up a post on Getting Started with Herb Gardening, where I cover some basics and recommend some of my favorite herb guides. I hope others will be inspired to add herbs to their gardens, too.


  • Judy@Savoring Today March 12, 2012, 10:57 pm

    Sharing a new recipe for Sprouted Wheat Burger Buns — excited to grill burgers again! Thanks for hosting, have a great week.

  • Stanley Fishman @ Tender Grassfed Meat March 12, 2012, 11:29 pm

    Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about a traditional and frugal way to make many delicious meals out of one grassfed Sunday roast.

    Grassfed Goodness — One Roast, Many Meals

  • Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry March 12, 2012, 11:41 pm

    Hi Jill,

    Happy Tuesday! I shared a recipe for “Cheesy” Tomato Mac N Cheese and a post for 10 Snacks for a Better Workout. Cheers!

  • Debbie @ Easy Natural Food March 13, 2012, 12:30 am

    Hi Jill, thanks for hosting another wonderful Fat Tuesday! This week I’m sharing my Apple and Raisin Pancakes and Tomato Beef and Vegetable Soup.

  • Dori @ Nourishing Foodways March 13, 2012, 12:40 am

    Good morning,
    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Gluten-Free Third Bread – a 100% whole grain bread made from brown rice flour, millet flour, and sorghum flour. It’s free from all gums and calls for soaking the flours – I think you’re going to love it!

    Thanks For Hosting Us Jill!

    Best wishes,
    Dori Oliver

  • Kendahl @ Our Nourishing Roots March 13, 2012, 1:43 am

    This week I’m sharing my favorite soup of all time, for real. It’s a Cheese & Vegetable Chowder with Fresh Herbs. So good with sourdough toast, I’m telling you.


    And then I’m also sharing my Irish Apple and Potato Cake, which is so amazingly good, and timely for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday!

  • Jo @ Jo's Health Corner March 13, 2012, 2:20 am

    Hi Jill.
    Thanks for hosting!
    It’s my husband’s birthday again so I’m making his favorite cake, Torta Caprese as usual. It is a gluten free chocolate almond cake.


  • Mary @ Homemade Dutch Apple Pie March 13, 2012, 6:30 am

    I’m sharing my first (of many?) attempts to make homemade blue moon ice cream…that actually tastes like blue moon. Even if it isn’t blue 🙂


  • Lydia March 13, 2012, 7:05 am

    Hello and thanks for hosting – I do believe this is my first time entering your carnival/link up! I am posting a challenge I am hosting this month to get in the habit of dry skin brushing! My skin is thanking me for it – I hope folks will come over and join up!

  • Kathy (aka Mrs Dull) March 13, 2012, 7:13 am

    Happy Fat Tuesday! Today I’m sharing my post about prioritizing healthy fats first in your families food budget.

  • Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents March 13, 2012, 8:38 am

    Hi Jill! This week I included a “recipe” for homemade mouthwash. If that’s not acceptable, you can delete it. I wasn’t sure, so I went ahead and did it. 🙂 Thanks!

  • Tina March 13, 2012, 9:03 am

    I am disappointed to see the link to the posting blasting the character of Dr. Mercola. Character assassination of other bloggers and people promoting the real and traditional food lifestyle is absolutely mean-spirited and beyond the pale. I don’t agree with everything Dr. Mercola writes, but I don’t agree with anyone 100% of the time. We, who truly support the real and traditional food movement, have enough battles to fight without tearing each other apart. For example, I firmly believe that eating any grain is bad for your health and have posted my opinion on many real food blogs comments. Many real food bloggers don’t agree with me. That doesn’t make me think they are bad people and question their character. Dr. Mercola donates time to the advisory board of WAPF, among other things.

    To say someone is not trustworthy is the same as saying they totally lack any morals and character. It is quite a very serious charge. By allowing this link on other real food blogs, you are passively and silently allowing character assassination of a fellow blogger to occur.

    If you disagree with Dr. Mercola on various issues and you feel it is important enough, write a blog post on the issue. There is absolutely no need to slander and in an emotionally immature way tear down the reputation of another.

    Yes, he hawks his products. Tell me, how is that different than the group of real food blogger promoting each other’s classes and services offered for profit. Even some of the “non-grain” bloggers promoted the recent grains class offered for a fee by one of the real food bloggers. How is that different than the profits you get from your links to Amazon, Radiant Life, etc.? Because he operates on a larger scale does that give you the right to judge him and decide he is not “trustworthy”.

    Dr. Mercola, with all his faults, likely reaches more people and guides them to a healthier, real and traditional food lifestyle than all the real food blogger put together. I am not saying this out of irritation over the post, I am stating fact.

    This whole situation leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Makes one reevaluate who they will read and subscribe to. Of course people post comments in agreement. That’s the type of people that respond to that mean-spirited type of post. What is even more dangerous to all your reputations are the people that are so disgusted, they don’t post comments and they turn away from you and your blog.

    I am hoping that one of you bloggers has the backbone, character, and God-given morals to stand up and not allow this link on your blogs.

    • K March 13, 2012, 7:27 pm

      The fact is, Tina, that Jen has every right to write what she feels about Dr. Mercola. Whether one agrees with her post or not—I think both you and Jen make valid points—it is totally irrelevant to rant about how the link to her post appears on this blog.

      Jill is under absolutely no obligation to censor what others post here, and just because the post *is* linked in this carnival does not mean Jill agrees with it. Jen’s post is not in violation of the rules set up by Jill (it is certainly a “real food issue”), and so is not in need of removal.

      I value what Jill has to say on her blog, and I know that I won’t stop subscribing even though this link was posted to her blog carnival.

  • France @ Beyond The Peel March 13, 2012, 9:14 am

    Hi Jill,

    Happy Fat Tuesday! I’m sharing some yummy Honey Banana Spelt Pancakes, a video on How To Get Your Family To Eat Real Food, and a Tunisian Tomato Lentil Stew.

    Have a great day!

  • Meagan March 13, 2012, 9:21 am

    Hi Jill – I’m sharing my grain-free waffle sandwiches!


  • Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network March 13, 2012, 9:56 am

    Hi and thanks so much for hosting and a great collection of inspirational ideas…
    This week I posted a feature on LIVING INTENTIONALLY and a post on METABOLIC SYNDROME, 5 NATURAL HAIR RECIPES and a WONDERFULLY EASY SOAP RECIPE! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them!
    Some of you may know I also host a linky,-although still in its early days- and am seeking even more wonderful creative women to come and share their beautiful posts there too! It’s called SEASONAL CELEBRATION and can be found at Natural Mothers Network http://naturalmothersnetwork.com
    Rebecca x
    PS: Regarding Mr Mercola and Tina’s comment: I believe that the minute you decide to write a public blog quoting your opinions and facts, you invite people to make judgements based on what you have written. I think Jen @ Real Food Freaks was right to question what she believed to be a rather one-sided view on his part, in order to generate page-views with the use of a shocking headline that didn’t match his evidence. I would hope that people had the courage to pull me up if I ever did that, intentionally or otherwise. If you write for an audience, it comes with the territory I’m afraid.

  • Laura @ Stealthy Mom March 13, 2012, 11:14 am

    Good morning! Thank you for hosting this link-up! Today I shared an kitchen experiment that worked! My nearly-two-year-old calls them Monkey Bars. They are gluten-free, vegan, banana brownies sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. They are best served warm, and “iced” with unsweetened peanut butter.

  • Paula March 13, 2012, 12:43 pm

    Hi all! Thought I would share this blog post video on Processed vs. whole foods!

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish March 13, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a Chocolate Smoothie w/ Herbal Tea Infusion recipe. It’s really yummy and a great way to get all of those readily available vitamins and minerals from the infusion. Thanks again!


  • Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen! March 13, 2012, 1:49 pm

    This week I’m continuing my series on organ meats by showing easy ways to sneak in ground liver and heart into your ground meat dishes. Your family will never know it’s there! I also had a little fun coming up with 7 signs that you’re on the GAPS Diet. If you’re a fellow GAPSter, I hope you’ll take a look and add any others you think of!

  • Chara S March 13, 2012, 2:04 pm

    Thank you for hosting! I’ve linked up my home cured corned beef. 🙂 Hope you enjoy this real food, really yummy alternative!


  • Chara S March 13, 2012, 2:15 pm

    I also linked up a giveaway! 🙂 Tumblers w/lids from Poppy and Pearl Co.


  • Stephanie March 13, 2012, 3:58 pm

    I submitted my recipe for Crunchy Hummus (aka Spicy Roasted Chickpeas). Great info today. Thanks so much for hosting!

  • Barb @ A Life in Balance March 14, 2012, 9:41 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m having fun meeting new blogs that I haven’t seen before.

  • laxsupermom March 14, 2012, 10:18 am

    Thanks for hosting this recipe swap! I linked up my Apple Tarts.

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