Fight Back Friday January 8th

After two weeks of holiday festivities, welcome back 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.

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Today, I’m sharing a super-easy, kid-friendly recipe for Eggs Poached in Marinara Sauce. (So yummy in your tummy!)

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

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Fight Back Fridays Participants

1. TwirlandTaste-TALK To The ANGELS, Angel Hair PASTA
2. Jen (I’m new! Homemade citrus & ginger preserves)
3. ElizabethG (Butternut Squash)
4. Bad News, Coffee Lovers (Melissa @CI)
5. christy@frugalcrunchychristy(not so sloppy joes)
6. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up (Budgeting for Healthy Foods)
8. The Kathleen Show (The bliss of loose leaf tea)
9. Agriculture Society – Proof that real food doesn’t have to cost a bundle
10. Iris at The Daily Dietribe: Mediterranean Halibut and Asparagus
11. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship (Ever Freak Out Wondering What’s in Your Food?)
12. Ben (I’m New, Garlice for Stomach Parasites)
14. Heidi @ Flicker’s Lair (Everything but the Oink!)
15. Diana @ Spain in Iowa – Nourishing Rice Pudding
16. Local Nourishment (Soda Fountain Nightmare)
17. Hallie @ Daily Bites (5 Easy Health Tips)
18. Amy @ SS&GF (Kale, Mushroom, & Quinoa Salad)
19. The January Grill @ Peaceful Acres
20. Cara (food goals)
21. Sarah’s Musings – Relaxed Guide to Sourdough
22. Mindful Eats (The Good in Industrial Food?)
23. Emily-gluten & grain-free cottage pie recipe
24. Ode to the Onion (The Local Cook)
25. Michelle@Find Your Balance (4 minute hot breakfast)
26. Shelley @ MAHM (local sustainable food goes mainstream)
27. Cheryl (Vegetables Aren’t Borring)
28. Winnie@Healthy Green Kitchen (Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Kale and Quinoa)
29. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS (4 Easy Raw Cheese Recipes)
30. Moms For Safe Food – GMOs linked to organ damage
31. Bonnie (Broth-Perfect Balance)
32. Millie @ Real Food for Less Money (Lacto-Ferment Hits and Misses)
33. Elizabeth @ The Nourished Life (Healthy Sweeteners)
34. Real Food Mama (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Book Review)
35. Little Locavores (The Sardine Man Cometh)
36. Psychic Lunch (Raw Milk in Minneapolis)
37. Lindsay Young (The Littlest Bird): Our Plastic Life
38. Blissful RebelChick “NEW”Eat your Veggies” (
39. Greenearth: Discovering the New
40. Michelle @ HFL (Cute & Sweet: Matcha Mint & Choc Mint Spelt Cupcakes!)
41. Qute Idea(Easy, fast, good, Dumplings!)
42. Brain Foods for Alzheimer’s

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  1. says

    This looks fantastic as do the other recipes you mentioned from the book. I’m inspired, but still have way too many jams-in-waiting. What to do, what to do…

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

  2. says

    I don’t can but have often wondered what we did “before the packets of pectin” I am glad to know the healthier way! Someday I will can – just not this day! I wish had some of your preserves now, they sound yum!

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

  3. says

    I love this. It epidomizes what I enjoy about your blog and I think you summed it up nicely in your prose. I love that you make so many things that most people would just buy at the store. However, it’s definitely worth it to make it yourself because the flavor combinations are limitless.

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

  4. says

    I did a lot of preserves when we lived on Long Island. Blueberry shallot chutney was always a favorite. I also did blackberry jalepeno, strawberry lemon zest, raspberry anise, pear cardamom, tomato brown sugar ginger and anise, peach clove and peach mint. I haven’t done any since we left there a year and a half ago. I had no room in Seattle and I guess have just been lazy about it since moving here. I think you’ve just inspired me to take it up again.

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

  5. says

    Christy – you should definitely try canning! especially jams and pickles… I haven’t yet found the motivation to make plain canned vegetables and fruits, but the extra zing of jellies and pickles keeps me excited. You might check out The Joy of Pickling for good (and sometimes unusual) pickle recipes (all sorts of pickles, not just cucumbers)

    Kelly — that’s a really nice thing to say! I always appreciate your thoughtful comments!

    denise — a swap would be fantastic! Let me know when you’ve cooked up some new preserves!

    Erin — those combinations sound amazing! cardamom is one of my favorite spices, so I am particularly drawn to the pear cardamom one you mentioned — is the recipe on your blog? want to participate in denise’ and my jam swap?

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

  6. says

    It’s not, the last time I made that one in particular I didn’t have a blog! I will recreate it one of these days and we will have to do a swap.

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

  7. says

    Rhea — Thanks for commenting! I am glad you like the pictures. The first couple of times I made jam I wished I had a better guide (I sort of followed the ’seat of the pants’ approach), so I hope the photos are helpful

    Erin — please do recreate it!! also, do you think your chutney would work with dried elderberries? I dried a bunch in 2008, and they are just sitting in my cabinet waiting to be used for something…

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

  8. says

    You know, I have never had an elderberry. If the flavor profile is similar I am sure it would work. I actually use fresh blueberries for the chutney, not exactly textbook, but delicious. I paired it with shallots, lime zest (I think, could have been orange) and balsamic. It is really fantastic on grilled duck.

    This comment was originally posted on Modern Beet

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