Real Food Weekly January 20, 2011

Real Food Weekly January 20, 2011

Welcome back to the Real Food Weekly carnival.  Time to share your recipes using Real Food.

I thought we’d talk a little more about what I consider to be real food.

If you’re looking for a good list of ingredients that real foods should not contain check out this Unacceptable Ingredients for Food list from Whole Foods.

And let’s talk about the word INGREDIENT.  That is what you want to add to your recipes.  Single food ingredients.

If you’re using spices use them either fresh or dried but not in packages with preservatives.

When making recipes with sauces try not to open a bottle.

Now in the winter it’s hard to get certain fresh fruits and vegetables especially where I live.  Real Food also promotes local food and in season.  But if you are using a frozen fruit or vegetable and the ingredient list is only that item then that will be ok.

When cooking with beans real food starts with dried beans, try not to use canned products.

Pasta is something that is really easy to make from scratch.  But if you’re making a dish with a shape of pasta that would require a pasta die cutter than you’ll have to either go buy that die or use pre-made pasta.  There however are not a lot of fresh made gluten free pastas you can get so dried or make it yourself will be ok.

What does Real Food mean to you?  I hope you will share your comments and your recipes.


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

2 Responses to Real Food Weekly January 20, 2011

  1. Andrea January 20, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Hi Diane- thanks for hosting!
    This week I am sharing my recipe for Meyer Lemon Cookies. The recipe is gluten free, but they can be made with “regular” flour if you don’t have issues with gluten.

  2. Glugle Gluten-Free January 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Linked up my Green Smoovy from this week. I just love calling it that. Max still insists on having it for breakfast every morning. My healthy boy. Makes me happy.