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Fight Back Friday December 18th

Welcome to yet another Fight Back Friday! Today we’re bringing together a collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies from members of the Real Food Revolution.

Who are they? Why, they’re the Food Renegades. You know who you are — lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. I believe that by joining together, our influence can grow, and we can change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats!

So, let’s have some fun.

If you want to participate but aren’t sure how, please read these guidelines for how Fight Back Fridays will work.

Please be courteous and use your BEST blog carnival manners! In the very least, that means remember the two most important things you can do:

  1. Share a relevant post from your blog with us using the Mr. Linky Widget below (don’t just link to your blog’s home page).
  2. In your post, be sure to link back to this post (not the Food Renegade home page) so that your readers can have access to all the information and encouragement we’ll be sharing.

Please also feel free to make use of any of the banners below by saving the image to your desktop then uploading it to your own server. (You don’t have to use them, but they’re there for you!)

If you don’t have a blog but are interested in joining the conversation, you can leave your comments below!

I can’t wait to see what you all share!

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PLEASE NOTE: The smaller banners are also available as badges/buttons for your sites over on my sidebar so that you can sport your Real Food Lovin’ Pride and inspire others to join us in the Real Food Revolution. Just copy the code and paste it into your sidebar. (Again, you don’t have to use them to participate in the carnival.)

Fight Back Fridays Participants

1. Christy@frugalcrunchychristy(breakfastcasserole)
2. Lindsay Young (The Littlest Bird) Turmeric & Cancer
3. Heidi @ Flicker’s Lair (Soup & chips)
4. Kari @ Eating Simply – Festive Christmas Cookie Wrapping Idea
5. ElizabethG (Dark Chocolate Fondue)
6. THROWBACK AT TRAPPER CREEK (How much water for a # of grassfed beef)
7. Kitchen Stewardship (The Worst Canned Food to Eat That I Thought was the Best)
8. Moms For Safe Food – Organic Chocolate Cupcakes
9. Cake & Commerce (recipe: potato pancakes fried in duck fat)
10. Bonnie (My Food Related Wish List)
11. Charles/Fungus and Cancer
12. Earth Friendly Goodies (Feeding America 1 Click at a Time)
14. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family – All Aboard the Turnip Truck
15. Avivah @ Oceans of Joy (review of King Corn documentary)
16. Agriculture Society – School Lunches Receive an ‘F’
17. Kimberly Hartke
18. Healthy Alfredo???
19. Grassfed pot roast
20. Courtney
21. Whole Spiced Tomatoes
22. mama2tlc (allergy friendly-Christmas cookies)
23. Hallie @ Daily Bites (Warming Weeknight Stew)
24. Collagen Secrets from Japan (Melissa @Cellulite Investigation)
25. Dr. Ayala (What would you change about the Nutrition Facts Panel?)
26. Top Inflammatory Foods to Avoid
27. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free (Crispy Sweet Potatoes)
28. Diana@Spain in Iowa – Carrots and Roots – Puree Soup
29. Local Nourishment (think those cage-free Omega 3 eggs are the way to go?)
30. Elizabeth @ the Nourished Life (Local Spotlight and Special Offer!)
31. Millie @ Real Food for Less Money (Grapefruit Marmalade)
32. Emily- what’s for lunch? nourishing and inexpensive lunch ideas
33. The Local Cook (Chicken Juice)
34. Winnie@Healthy Green Kitchen (Coconut Persimmon Smoothie)
35. Shelley @ MAHM (real eggnog!)
36. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family – All Aboard the Turnip Truck
37. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS (What’s So Great About Water Kefir?)
38. Ren @ Edible Aria (Wild Mushroom Soup with Green Garlic and Toasted Barley)
39. Augie
40. Anna @ Sacred Appetite (Reaching the Promised Land)
41. Health Home & Happiness (SAD to Real Food, what we’re doing)
42. Alisa (Chicken Barley Soup for the Soul)
43. Greenearth: Rich Food???

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21 Responses to Fight Back Friday December 18th
  1. Christy
    December 17, 2009 | 10:31 pm

    Woohoo! I linked first – I look forward to this all week to see what other Renegade’s are up to!
    .-= Christy´s last blog post …5 minute Bread – Really =-.

  2. Lindsay
    December 17, 2009 | 10:50 pm

    Cool! So glad it’s back!! Check out the amazing benefits of Turmeric !
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog post …Plastics, Endocrine Disruptors & the Power of Water =-.

  3. Throwback at Trapper Creek
    December 17, 2009 | 11:14 pm

    Glad Fight Back Friday is back – I was tired of defending the water use on our farm for grass fed beef. It’s normal to see people quoting statistics of up to 2800 gallons of water per pound of beef. While I understand feedlot beef is an entirely different “animal” literally from our rotationally grazed beef – I decided to see just how much water it takes on our farm to raise a pound of beef. The numbers are surprising :)
    .-= Throwback at Trapper Creek´s last blog post …Putting a damper on the holiday baking =-.

  4. Sheri @ Moms for Safe Food
    December 17, 2009 | 11:40 pm

    It’s birthday month here, so today’s recipe is for a wonderful Chocolate cupcake with mocha frosting. Glad to see you back, Kristin. :-)

    Happy Friday,

  5. cakeandcommerce
    December 18, 2009 | 12:10 am

    It is Fight Back Friday! Check out the links on @FoodRenegade ’s blog:

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  6. Bonnie
    December 18, 2009 | 12:13 am

    I figured it was the time of year when everyone had a wish list. This is my food related wish list–or at least those things that I have been thinking about right now–in no particular order.
    .-= Bonnie´s last blog post …My Food Related Wish List =-.

  7. Charles
    December 18, 2009 | 12:37 am

    The connection between fungus and cancer — and many other serious conditions — has been one that has intrigued me greatly the past few weeks. Doug Kaufmann is the pioneer of this theory and the post I am sharing today is an introduction to him and his work. If any of you have been unable to solve a long term health issue, the fungal connection is one you may wish to consider. And Kristen — it’s GREAT to see you back!
    .-= Charles´s last blog post …Holiday Depression and Nutrient Deficiency =-.

  8. Earth Friendly Goodies
    December 18, 2009 | 12:42 am

    I got an email from a friend the other day about a local company doing its part to help end hunger in rural America. It struck me as odd and sad to learn that the place our nation gets its food from is often times short on food – a bit ironic. So today’s post shares Land O’Lakes efforts to help local rural communities – in fact they will donate one dollar for everyone who clicks on a banner on their site to local food shelves (The link is on the post if you want to chip in a buck by clicking)
    .-= Earth Friendly Goodies´s last blog post …Feeding Our Communities One Click at a Time =-.

  9. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family
    December 18, 2009 | 1:52 am

    Since rutabagas and turnips are in season right now, these recipes from the Small Footprint Family archives can add the bright, fresh taste of these fall roots and greens to your dinner table.
    .-= Dawn @ Small Footprint Family´s last blog post …Eco-Tip Tuesday: Leasing the Sun =-.

  10. Raine Saunders
    December 18, 2009 | 2:07 am

    Yay! Thank you for Fight Back Fridays Kristen! My article is about the failing grade school lunches have finally received from the press – and that it’s not even up to the standards of the fast-food chains. Oh, and there’s an important petition to sign from Food Democracy Now! Please sign, and help make everyone aware of what goes on in the lunch room!
    .-= Raine Saunders´s last blog post …High-Traffic “Resource” for Moms is Actually a Source for Big Advertising Campaigns =-.

  11. Diane@Peaceful Acres
    December 18, 2009 | 7:27 am

    Today we’re cookin up a Healthy Seafood Alfredo! Lots of raw butter, raw cream, raw milk…oh so good!!!
    .-= Diane@Peaceful Acres´s last blog post …Healthy Alfredo? =-.

  12. Courtney
    December 18, 2009 | 8:06 am

    Posted an unusual spiced tomato dish from the 1966 Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cookery. Designed as a side, over rice it makes a nice vegetarian main course. Enjoy, and thanks!
    .-= Courtney´s last blog post …1966 WDEC – Nevada – Hot Spiced Whole Tomatoes =-.

  13. Melissa @CelluliteInvestigation
    December 18, 2009 | 9:05 am

    Every country has their particular beauty products that fly off the shelves. In Japan, they buy this popular beauty treatment at the grocery store. In the meat section.
    .-= Melissa @CelluliteInvestigation´s last blog post …CELLULITE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Collagen Marshmallows from ‘Eat Yourself Beautiful’ =-.

  14. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free
    December 18, 2009 | 9:33 am

    I made a savory sweet potato dish that’s a great alternative to sweet potatoes drowned in marshmallows for the holidays.

  15. Diana@Spain in Iowa
    December 18, 2009 | 9:37 am

    Thanks for hosting again!! Love this carnival!!! Today I’m sharing a way to use up storage root vegetables! Carrots, Turnips, and Potatoes make up this pureed soup. Of course it’s rounded out by raw milk, and freshly grated parmesan cheese! Buen Provecho!!
    .-= Diana@Spain in Iowa´s last blog post …Buy Local Segment on Iowa’s local News Channel 13 =-.

  16. Elizabeth @ The Nourished Life
    December 18, 2009 | 10:54 am

    Yay! I love Fight Back Fridays. Such great content from all these bloggers! Today I’m very pleased to post about a great local health foods store in Ohio that actually offers tons of nourishing foods. They are looking to expand their services to customers throughout the U.S. as well. Plus, readers from my blog get a special offer if they’re quick!
    .-= Elizabeth @ The Nourished Life´s last blog post …Local Spotlight: Find Nourishing Foods at Wholesome Acres Markets in Ohio! =-.

  17. The Local Cook
    December 18, 2009 | 11:36 am

    My post today explores chicken juice. Why is there more that comes out when you cook a store bought chicken vs. a free range chicken?
    .-= The Local Cook´s last blog post …Chicken Juice =-.

  18. Winnie
    December 18, 2009 | 11:38 am

    My blog is a bit new so I just found out about your site and this great carnival yesterday!
    I’ve linked to my coconut persimmon smoothie recipe…looking forward to reading the other posts!

  19. CharlesWelling
    December 18, 2009 | 1:21 pm

    Fight Back Fridays is LIVE! Add your Real Food (sustainable, organic, local, traditional) links: (via @FoodRenegade)

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  20. Ren
    December 18, 2009 | 8:05 pm

    Wild shiitake, maitake and porcini mushrooms are simmered in homemade vegetable stock with green garlic, onions, parsley, sherry and toasted barley and seasoned with fresh thyme, sea salt and black pepper. A drizzle of truffle oil seals the deal..

    “medicinal mushrooms have been shown to boost heart health, lower the risk of cancer, promote immune function, ward off viruses, bacteria and fungi, reduce inflammation, combat allergies, help balance blood sugar levels and support the body’s detoxification mechanisms”
    .-= Ren´s last blog post …Wild Mushroom Soup with Green Garlic and Toasted Barley =-.

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