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Fight Back Friday June 25th

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Welcome back to yet another Fight Back Friday! Today we are 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.

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Today, I’m sharing about the Proposed 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. Just when you thought they couldn’t get any worse, they do!

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18 Responses to Fight Back Friday June 25th
  1. FoodRenegade
    June 24, 2010 | 10:05 pm

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

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  2. Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
    June 24, 2010 | 11:27 pm

    If you haven’t yet heard Sally Fallon Morell’s Traditional Foods Seminar, it is an amazing, astounding, and life changing listen. Make sure to enter the Giveaway for your chance to win this valuable 7 CD set.
    .-= Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist´s last blog post …Video: Apricot Butter =-.

  3. Alex
    June 25, 2010 | 12:55 am

    Hi Kristen! Thanks for sharing your wonderful space with us and the real food love on this Fightback Friday! My recipe today is another Bittman (I love him!) which i “traditionalized” in honor of the first real day of summer vacation! Enjoy! Alex.
    .-= Alex´s last blog post …Tackling Bittman! How to cook everything…sourdough pancakes =-.

  4. Primal Toad
    June 25, 2010 | 7:52 am

    I baked bacon for the first time in my life this week and snatched a few photos so I could make a video out of it. I officially will be baking bacon A LOT as it truly is a billion times better then frying. Is more clean, easier clean up and you can make a lot at once instead of just a few pieces.

    Enjoy the video!
    .-= Primal Toad´s last blog post …June Chicago Trip: Severe Storms (Tornado?) & Barefoot Golf =-.

  5. Meg
    June 25, 2010 | 9:41 am

    I got mustard greens this week in my CSA and needed to cook them in a way that was palatable (I find them overly peppery for my taste, usually). I came across a fat free vegan recipe for mustard greens and chickpeas, and converted it to something much more healthy and nourishing! It turned out great! I even ate it with a couple of fried pastured eggs the next day and it was a fabulous lunch dish. Thanks again for hosting this carnival, Kristen!
    .-= Meg´s last blog post …Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas and Mustard Greens =-.

  6. carmen vidal
    June 25, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    Hello, thank you for hosting this week again Kristen! This week, I’m posting a potato salad with a lemon dressing which is really refreshing. If you want more ‘zing’ to the flavor, just add more lemon juice.

    have a blessed weekend!

  7. Sarah
    June 25, 2010 | 5:19 pm

    Chickens are ace! We’ve got a flock of 11 and I love observing them go about their buisness of pecking, preening and sunbathing (what a life!) We just had four new baby chicks hatch out last week and I’m sure there’s no better entertainment! And you’re definitely right about the eggs :)

    This comment was originally posted on Quick now, here, now, always—

  8. Bethany
    June 25, 2010 | 7:44 pm

    Thank you, what an awesome overview!

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  9. liz
    June 25, 2010 | 8:52 pm

    going out on a limb here, hoping some one can help me..

    I’m a really poor 24 year old full time college and fast food worker. I’ve always been more health conscious than my peers, but I’m experiencing a lot of trouble taking it to the next level.

    I’ve tried attending some lectures and classes given by the local ‘nutrition’ groups, but they all end up being vegan-ish, and the amount of soy and fake food they eat doesn’t sit well with me.

    I’ve planted my own garden, but I don’t expect it to yield anything for a few months. Local farmers markets won’t pop up for a few weeks. All of the natural animal farms are over an hour away, and I honestly can’t afford to drive there regularly enough to provide just myself with milk, eggs, and dairy (I’ve tried).

    If anyone is willing to get a few more details and help guide me, please email me at [email protected] or [email protected].

  10. Lil mama Karen
    June 25, 2010 | 10:02 pm

    I think that this post will make everyone want chickens :)
    My sister has chicken and I just think that they are so neat. My parents are getting some soon and my 3 year old and I cant wait.
    Last night for dinner I cooked up some of mt sisters chicken eggs for dinner and the hubby looked at me and said something is different. Good different. They were bright yellow and had great flavor.
    Yeah for chickens!!!

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  11. Trisha
    June 26, 2010 | 12:14 am

    a $1 dozen?

    What a horrible price for the hardships that those poor commercial raised birds have to endure….we should all be paying more in money for the forgiveness of the torturous life they live.

    Backyard chickens are awesome to have. They are happy as they scavenge and chase bugs. I know I feel better knowing that some of the food I eat is treated with respect, too.

    This comment was originally posted on Quick now, here, now, always—

  12. Karen
    June 26, 2010 | 12:48 am

    Posted a recipe for making brisket in the crock pot. A great way to keep the kitchen cool on those hot, summer days! Thanks, Kristen!
    .-= Karen´s last blog post …The Week in Food =-.

  13. Hannah
    June 26, 2010 | 11:18 am

    I can’t believe that you only charge $2 a dozen! To get farm fresh eggs out here (in Colorado) (they are organic though) is $4.50 a dozen! All the more reasons I want chickens, though we are limited to 4 hens, in our city :( I know once I get 4, I’m going to want a bunch more… I guess we just don’t belong in suburbia! thanks for the post- very informative!

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  14. Amy
    June 26, 2010 | 11:37 am

    I have to charge so little because lots of people around here have chickens and eggs. Kentucky is a mix of rural and city life, I guess. Everywhere you go is near the country.

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  15. Rebecca
    June 27, 2010 | 10:32 pm

    I just started a new health and fitness blog and one of the things I plan to focus on is nutrition and Real Food. My latest post discusses the benefits of butter and talks about how disgusting margarine really is. Yech.
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog post …Why Eat Butter =-.

  16. Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    June 29, 2010 | 1:00 am

    Oh! I am officially jealous. I sooo want chickens, but um, we’re in a condo with no yard. But if we ever get one, I’m coming back here and rereading. (Yes, I read it all through. Even though I have no yard. That’s how interested I am in this idea.)

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  17. Outlaw Farmer
    June 30, 2010 | 11:25 am

    Hi. I saw your post on Fight Back Friday. I absolutely LOVE raising chickens. Having fresh, real eggs available is pure joy. Its a great place to start if you want to eat healthier, support humane animal husbandry and grow your own food. I’m glad to know I’m in good company!

    This comment was originally posted on Quick now, here, now, always—

  18. Lindsay
    July 7, 2010 | 3:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the great information about backyard chickens. I have been thinking about getting some and I’ll be going to your blog for references. I love your blog and have really enjoyed reading it. I look forward to every new post!

    This comment was originally posted on Quick now, here, now, always—

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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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