Real Food Weekly – January 13, 2011

Real Food Weekly - January 13, 2011

This is the first week of our Real Food Weekly blog carnival.  It will be a weekly event where you can share your recipes and meals that you created using real food.

First let’s define what Real Food is so you will know what to expect.

Let’s start with what each word means on it’s own.

food  [food] n 1. something that nourishes, sustains, or supplies.
real [ree-uhl, reel] adj 1. true and actual; not artificial

Real Food is food that is not processed.  You didn’t open a box that has cooking directions and added something to it.  Real Food can also include what is referred to as “green”, “fair”, “local”, “sustainable”, “whole” and “slow”.

For this blog carnival I’m most concerned with the “whole” foods.  Those that are not processed.

It’s really very easy to participate so let’s get to the guidelines.


Please link back to this post so your readers can find lots of great recipes.

Link to your individual post, not your home page.

Please share recipes made with very little packaged ingredients but using single food ingredients or Real Food. Maybe 1 or 2 if the list of ingredients is long.  If I bake something I’m usually using almond flour but I didn’t make it myself.   So you see where I’m going with this.

Please do not link giveaways or book reviews, this is for recipes with Real Food.

As always, have fun!

Now hopefully that doesn’t seem to difficult.  The point is to share Real Food with Real People!

Please don’t make me be a meanie and have to remove your link if you don’t follow the guidelines.

When you share your recipe feel free to grab one of these badges, or as Tia calls it Real Food Bling, and add it to your post.  You can even add it to your blog sidebar.

You can find these on the page dedicated to Real Food Weekly.

Now look for the words, Click Here To Enter so you can link up your recipe!  Thank you.

25 Responses to Real Food Weekly – January 13, 2011

  1. AndreAnna January 13, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Thanks for hosting this Diane – this is great! Can't wait to come back and read all the rest that are posted!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

      AndreAnna thank you for sharing.

  2. Shirley @ gfe January 13, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    I linked up the pina greena smoothie that I'm challenging those who are phobic about green smoothie to try. 🙂 Love your new weekly roundup, Diane!


    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

      Shirley thank you for sharing!

  3. Lisa January 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Thank you for hosting! I love making new Real Food friends!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

      Lisa, thank you for sharing. It's so nice to meet you!

  4. Pat @ ElegantlyGF January 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Here is my Tomato Bean Soup (GF, CF) for this great idea you've begun. I can use the impetus to cook something particularly "REAL" every week!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

      Pat thank you for sharing!

  5. Glugle Gluten-Free January 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Diane, you always have such great ideas. Where do they come from? Your brain is always going. No wonder you started yoga this year. 😉 Can I link up old posts? Trying to catch up on all my reviews and giveaways on the blog right now, but I have a few older posts that have real food recipes. Would love to link those up because I want that badge. Some nice bling for my blog.


    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 13, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

      Tia you can absolutely link up old recipes, just as long as you have the link back to this post on your recipe post. Did that make sense? Yes my brain never stops except when I'm in yoga. No wonder I'm loving it so much. Oh and yes feel free to add some real food bling. I like that so much I'm going to add that into the page with the bling.

  6. Andrea January 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Hi Diane- thanks for hosting! I am sharing my recipe for Pork And Pumpkin Soup this week.

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

      Thank you Andrea for sharing.

  7. Glugle Gluten-Free January 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    OK. I am linking up my Christmas Lasagna in honor of my husband. He asked for it for his birthday dinner this week. It's really just a healthier lasagna. All real. (It's no where near dairy-free, though. Sorry.) But there are no noodles. It's chard instead.

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      Tia, thank you for sharing!

  8. Cook IT Allergy Free January 14, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Love this new idea, Diane!! Linking up my Kid-Friendly green smoothie post! And the new badge and look are AWESOME! You and Lex came up with a great look!!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      Thank you Kim for sharing your smoothie and yes I love what Lexie did for my new logo at the top of the blog. Mary made the badge for me for Real Food Weekly. Such talent out there.

  9. Freedom January 14, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    Is a picture required to enter? I'm so far from a food photographer its ridiculous, but I would love to enter some recipes!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 14, 2011 at 8:11 am #

      Freedom- Nice to meet you. It would be great to have you participate. Use the linky and follow the directions. At one point it will ask if you want a picture from your computer or web. If you pick web it will pull photos from your blog. It will probably pull the photo at the top too and you could use that one. Give it a try as you can stop it at any point. You can also delete when you're done if you don't like what came out. Hope to see you there!

  10. Alisa Fleming January 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Okay, hopefully mine counts! All real food, but I do use organic powdered sugar. Sugar's okay right?

    OMG Diane, your blog seems to be constantly evolving! It looks great and I love the picture of you, so perfect!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC January 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      Alisa, thank you for sharing!


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