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Fight Back Friday February 5th

Welcome to yet another Fight Back Friday! Today we’re bringing together another 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 McLinky Widget below (don’t just link to your blog’s home page).
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If you don’t have a blog but are interested in joining the conversation, you can leave your comments below!

This week, I’m sharing TWO posts because I couldn’t pick between them. The first is on what’s wrong with organic milk. (You read right.) The second is a recipe list of Real Foods for Superbowl Sunday. 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

2. Food, Think. What Now? My Take From the Film Food, Inc
3. My friend Jenny and her cholesterol numbers (Local Nourishment)
4. Sara – What is real food?
5. Heather (Rutabaga pie. I’m new!)
6. 44 Clove Garlic Soup
7. Cook 4 Seasons – Polenat with Tomatoes and Beans
8. Gena @ Girl Gone Domestic (WA Raw Milk Alliance)
9. The Kathleen Show (The right way to cleanse)
10. Throwback at Trapper Creek (garden planning & the pantry)
11. GingerSnap (Homemade Yogurt w/ Raw Milk)
12. Avivah @ Oceans of Joy (grass fed beef for great price online)
13. live once juicy (GF apple baked beans and a giveaway)
14. Agriculture Society – Gallbladder Disease, My Personal Account
15. Pass The Rosehips Honey! @ Peaceful Acres
16. Fresh Fried Oysters@Simply Real Foods
17. Kids Make Curried Chicken
18. Michelle @ HFL (Boiled Eggs, Olives and Zesty Lime & Herb Mayo on Toast)
19. Ellen@BodyEarth (Food, Inc. and Farmville)
20. Where is YOUR Fluoride From? (Melissa @CI)
21. Where is YOUR Fluoride From? (Melissa @CI) the right link!
22. Problems With My Sourdough
23. Dr. Ayala (Just a pinch of salt for health)
24. Ben (Kombucha Experiences)
25. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up (Where to Start)
26. Sarah’s Musings – Lacto-Fermented Mayonnaise (homemade & will last months!)
27. Sarah’s Musings – The Well Dressed Salad
28. Hallie @ Daily Bites (Spiced Black Beans and Rice with Mango Salsa)
29. Emily- where to find REAL food on the CHEAP?
30. Psychic Lunch – A Little Sludge, er Biosolids on Your Salad?
31. Chemicals in the Food Chain and Other Concerns: Lessons from Cambodia
32. Melissa – Greek Beef Stew
33. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS (Free Source for Oregon Trail Sourdough Starter)
34. Amanda @ the Rebuild blog on which fish contain Omega 3
35. CHEESESLAVE (GMOs in US Wellness Meats Grass-Fed Beef?)
36. Lindsay Young (The Littlest Bird) Cavities & Nutrition
37. Elizabeth @ The Nourished Life (5 Deep Breathing Benefits)
38. Natural Health Goodies (Healthy Homemade Valentine Treats)
39. Simply Real (uses for kitchen scraps)
40. Angela@SimpleDreams (1st time)
42. Real Food Mama (Getting the family to drink Kefir)
43. Breastfeeding Moms Unite! (Pico De Gallo)
44. Michelle @ Find Your Balance (A quick meal formula)
45. Little Locavores (Souffle: Kid Friendly Supper)
46. Kitchen Stewardship (Homemade Mayo – my first vlog!)
47. Healthy Green Kitchen (Raw Chocolate Smoothie and A Giveaway)
48. Steel Cut Maple Nut Toasted Irish Oatmeal (accidentally vegan too!) @ Delish
49. Greenearth: Fresh From the Farm
50. HartkeisOnline Mastitis Ticking Time Bomb

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26 Responses to Fight Back Friday February 5th
  1. FoodRenegade
    February 4, 2010 | 11:07 pm

    Fight Back Friday is LIVE! Go add your #realfood (sustainable, organic, local, traditional) links:

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  2. Local Nourishment
    February 4, 2010 | 11:15 pm

    A Real Food friend was tempted to tell her doctor about all the butter and eggs she eats when the doctor’s jaw dropped when reading her HDL/LDL numbers…

  3. Heather Lackey
    February 4, 2010 | 11:26 pm

    Hi Kristen! My post this week is a recipe for a good cold-weather, one-dish comfort dinner I call rutabaga (or ‘baga) pie.

  4. Hugging the Coast
    February 4, 2010 | 11:45 pm

    This week I’m sharing a wonderful soup recipe that uses 44 fresh garlic cloves…great for the immune system (and so good).

  5. Karen@Cook4Seasons
    February 4, 2010 | 11:50 pm

    Polenta with tomatoes and beans (even tho I misspelled polenta;-) – great for Super Bowl!

  6. Avivah @ Oceans of Joy
    February 5, 2010 | 1:42 am

    Today I’m sharing about a source of affordable grass-fed beef for those who don’t have a local farmer to turn to – and it’s kosher, to boot (I know, there aren’t many others it matters to but still worth mentioning!!).

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Avivah @ Oceans of Joy´s last blog post …Grass fed beef at a great price! =-.

  7. GingerSnap
    February 5, 2010 | 1:57 am

    This wasn’t a post on my blog, but I thought it was very appropriate for Fight Back Friday – Yes Men smack ADM!!!


  8. Raine Saunders
    February 5, 2010 | 3:35 am

    Hi Kristen – my contribution is the story of my descent into poor health and experience with some of the most common health problems experienced by many people, and how I triumphed over it with real food. Some of the things that happened to me along the way are quite unbelievable…of course, I was dealing with conventional doctors and we all know how that goes. Happy Friday!
    .-= Raine Saunders´s last blog post …Gallbladder Disease and The Standard American Diet – My Personal Account =-.

  9. Diane@Peaceful Acres
    February 5, 2010 | 5:21 am

    We’re using Rosehips as a winter time remedy!
    .-= Diane@Peaceful Acres´s last blog post …Pass The Rose Hips Honey! =-.

  10. Diane@Peaceful Acres
    February 5, 2010 | 5:25 am

    We’re eating fresh fried oysters this week and they didn’t need ketchup! An absolutely incredible nutrient dense food; cooked or raw!
    .-= Diane@Peaceful Acres´s last blog post …Pass The Rose Hips Honey! =-.

  11. Ellen
    February 5, 2010 | 6:02 am

    Looks like Food, Inc. is popular today! Here’s my post about Food, Inc. and Facebook’s FarmVille game.
    .-= Ellen´s last blog post …BPA and Canned Tomatoes =-.

  12. Melissa @Cellulite Investigation
    February 5, 2010 | 7:15 am

    Sorry, all. I posted the wrong link the first time. Kristen, can you delete it for me? Thanks!

    My post is about where they buy the fluoride they add to the public water supply, and the problems that are arising recently from fluoride that comes from a certain Asian trade partner.
    .-= Melissa @Cellulite Investigation´s last blog post …The Lymphatic System, It’s Not What You Think: Interview with Dr. Bruno Chikly (Part I) =-.

  13. FiberLeigh
    February 5, 2010 | 7:18 am

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday February 5th

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  14. Psychic Lunch
    February 5, 2010 | 9:38 am

    I’ve got a guest post/article about the less than savory subject of biosolids – which is to say (sewer) sludge. ICK! Did you know it can be used to grow organic foods?
    .-= Psychic Lunch´s last blog post …A Little Sludge, er Biosolids on Your Salad? =-.

  15. Wendy (The Local Cook)
    February 5, 2010 | 9:44 am

    Today I’m linking to a letter I received from a friend in Cambodia. It’s so heartening to see people in the developing world resist the industrial food method temptations that those in the “developed” world are throwing in front of them in the name of “progress.”
    .-= Wendy (The Local Cook)´s last blog post …5 Reasons Why My Blog Rocks =-.

  16. Melissa
    February 5, 2010 | 9:55 am

    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Greek Beef Stew. It’s luscious! Cubes of beef simmered in a wine-based stock flavored with thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, sage, and — the “secret” ingredient — cinnamon sticks. Delicious the first-time around as sttew, and versatile for left-overs.
    .-= Melissa´s last blog post …That’s Almost As Tall As I Am =-.

  17. KathleenShow
    February 5, 2010 | 10:15 am

    Fight back Friday by @FoodRenegade is live. We’re post #9. (What you need to know before starting a cleanse.)

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  18. Lindsay
    February 5, 2010 | 10:46 am

    Hey Guys!

    I wrote (a rather long entry) about Rami Nagle of “Cure Tooth Decay” fame and his explanation of the flaws of modern dentistry (from an interview on One Radio Network) specifically in talking about how our teeth our meant to clean themselves, and nutrition in light of Weston Price’s recommendations. :)
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog post …Cavities & Nutrition =-.

  19. creisinger
    February 5, 2010 | 10:47 am

    It’s Fight Back Friday! Great post on cleansing from @DrMalynn (entry #9)…

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  20. KarenFelber
    February 5, 2010 | 11:14 am

    Fight back Friday by @FoodRenegade is live. We’re post #9. (What you need to know before starting a cleanse.)

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  21. Real Food Mama
    February 5, 2010 | 12:40 pm

    This week I made my first batch of kefir from my raw goats milk and asked my two year old and his father to sample it with mixed success.

    My post this week concerns the process of introducing Real Food to skeptics and what kind of compromises can and should be made.

    – RFM
    .-= Real Food Mama´s last blog post …Kefir Success!…kind of… =-.

  22. real_food_mama
    February 5, 2010 | 12:41 pm

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday February 5th Check out post #42!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  23. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    February 5, 2010 | 1:41 pm

    Today I’m sharing a formula for a satisfying, quick meal you can make hundreds of ways. No need for fast food when cooking is easy!
    .-= Michelle @ Find Your Balance´s last blog post …Heat it, mix it, top it, eat it =-.

  24. Winnie
    February 5, 2010 | 4:05 pm

    I am linking to my yummy raw chocolate smoothie recipe. Come check it out, leave a comment about your favorite smoothie, and you’ll be entered into my Garden of Life giveaway for a jar of organic coconut oil and raw honey!
    .-= Winnie´s last blog post …Guacamole And More Superbowl Snack Ideas =-.

  25. Anna
    February 5, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    Anybody have trouble getting kids to eat what you know they should eat? I have a few suggestions…

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My name is Kristen Michaelis. I'm a nutrition educator, author, and mother of three. I adore hats, happy skirts, horizons full of storm clouds, the full-bodied feel of wind as I ride motorcylces, reading in my hammock, and a hearty shot of Caol Ila scotch. I'm also a rebel with a cause.
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