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Fight Back Friday March 12th

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).
  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!

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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. Mindful Eats (Is Soy/Tofu Good or Bad for You?)
2. Caveman Sam
3. Dawn @ Farm to Table – S.510 Could Kill the Real Food Movement
4. Small Footprint Mama
5. frugalcrunchychristy(super easy dinner rolls)
6. Kitchen Stewardship (What’s the latest on Sprouting vs. Soaking for PHYTATES)
7. Earth Friendly Goodies (BPA Free Kid Dishes)
8. Local Nourishment (NYC schools ban food at bake sales)
9. The Kathleen Show (VIDEO: Green Tea Taste Test)
11. lacto ferments from Cori @ Starting the Farm
12. Stan @ Tender Grassfed Meat (Stop S.510: Save Organic Food)
13. The Local Cook (Sprout Hummus)
14. Ellen@BodyEarth (Sprouted Wheat Pumpkin Raisin Muffins)
15. Ben (Deoiling Afghanistan)
16. The Elusive Anti-Cellulite Diet (Melissa @Cellulite Investigation)
17. Kali Lilla (Why I’m No Longer Vegan)
18. Kids Make Beet Salad
19. Winnie@Healthy Green Kitchen (Homemade Chicken Stock)
20. Dr. Ayala (Misleading health claims finally under fire)
21. Katy@ThoughtForFood (Fighting the Food Pyramid)
22. Shelley @ Authentic Homemade/MAHM (Food safety act s510, again)
23. Steve @ Flicker’s Lair (Bread Baking Adventures)
24. Inspired Homemaking (Soaked Oats w/ Tasty Variations!)
25. Hallie @ Daily Bites (Zesty Coconut Cookies)
26. Sara Hatch [I'm New] (Brandied Chicken Drumsticks)
27. Health Home and Happiness (Real Food Fails)
28. Psychic Lunch (What’s On My Food? Pesticides? Eating Locally, part 3)
29. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS (AMAZING Cast Iron Seasoning!)
30. Emily@mpls real food lover: Sprouted Lentil and Chorizo Soup
31. Moms For Safe Food – Organic Sweet Potato Custard
32. Chandelle @ peaceful sedition (my approach to local food [first timer!])
33. Chanelle @ Simply Real (Becoming a Locavore)
34. Kim – The Nourishing Cook (NT meal planning for vacation, car trips)
35. Jenna @ Food with Kid Appeal Green Mac N Cheese – natural food coloring
36. Jenna @ Food with Kid Appeal Green Mac N Cheese – natural food coloring
37. Simple, Good, and Tasty (an open letter to our kids: sorry about school lunch!)
38. Laurie @ Domestic Productions (Orange Pecan Whole Wheat French Toast)
39. Melissa – Beautiful Bok Choy
40. Jennifer @ Converted Kitchen (My First Ever Attemp At Real Cooking)
41. Elizabeth @ The Nourished Life (How I Did the Milk Diet)
42. Anna @ Sacred Appetite (Why Healthy Always = Yummy)
43. Small Footprint Mama – Cutting the Mustard Greens
44. Cathy @prairiewindknits (Nutrition Rubbish)
45. Greenearth: Local Organic Market
46. Lori @ Encouraging Nourishment (frugal family food)

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27 Responses to Fight Back Friday March 12th
  1. FoodRenegade
    March 11, 2010 | 11:02 pm

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

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  2. Caveman Sam
    March 11, 2010 | 11:19 pm

    Woohoo! My first FBF. Thanks for all the great info.
    .-= Caveman Sam´s last blog post …Easy Homemade Sausage Patties =-.

  3. Dawn @ Farm to Table
    March 11, 2010 | 11:21 pm

    This week, I hope to draw everyone’s attention to pending food safety legislation that threatens the very survival of small farmers, artisan food producers, CSAs, small processors, and more… unless you contact your Senators… Learn more at Farm to Table!
    .-= Dawn @ Farm to Table´s last blog post …Jill Richardson: Food Policy Activist Sees Hope for Reform Under Obama =-.

  4. Small Footprint Mama
    March 11, 2010 | 11:25 pm

    This week there are mustard greens in my CSA box! Here’s the history of the plant and a yummy recipe!
    .-= Small Footprint Mama´s last blog post …Cutting the Mustard (Greens) =-.

  5. Stanley Fishman
    March 12, 2010 | 2:22 am

    My post is on how the Senate bill (S. 510) will do nothing to improve food safety, as it promotes burdensome paperwork, not inspections. The paperwork and record keeping it will require is so extensive that many small farmers may be forced out of business. Worse yet, S. 510 would give the FDA complete control over how food is raised, allowing them to require anything they want in the name of “safety.” This bill must be modified to exempt the small farmer, or defeated.
    .-= Stanley Fishman´s last blog post …A Sample of Tender Grassfed Meat =-.

  6. cori
    March 12, 2010 | 2:24 am

    Thanks for the inspiration from everyone. In my post I linked you to a great full-text online book (free) about ferments from the United Nations.
    .-= cori´s last blog post …lacto ferments – link of the day =-.

  7. Ellen
    March 12, 2010 | 5:52 am

    I’ve posted a recipe for pumpkin raisin muffins made with sprouted wheat flour. They are sweetened with maple syrup, but they aren’t too sweet. I’m always trying to find snacks I can send with our son to school. These muffins use lots of good butter and eggs and the sprouted wheat helps us absorb more nutrients.
    .-= Ellen´s last blog post …Cooking with Sprouted Wheat: Pumpkin Raisin Muffins =-.

  8. Katy@ThoughtForFood
    March 12, 2010 | 7:54 am

    Anecdote re: public health ed, and the food pyramid. Can’t wait to see the FR course for food nutrition! Would love to discuss applicability to low-income and disadvantaged kids.
    .-= Katy@ThoughtForFood´s last blog post …Damage control =-.

  9. Melissa @Cellulite Investigation
    March 12, 2010 | 7:59 am

    I finally tackling the D-word. Writing about diet has been such a challenge for me, but I know it is the most essential piece of the cellulite puzzle. So I’m starting with baby steps. After reading Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, this post is about the two themes from the book that tie into cellulite.
    .-= Melissa @Cellulite Investigation´s last blog post …Cellulite Secrets, Declassified (Codename: StrideRight) =-.

  10. Shelley
    March 12, 2010 | 8:20 am

    Wow, popular subject today… mine is yet another post on the Food Safety Act. I wrote about it before, but it’s back in the news again (unfortunately!) I hope everyone can band together and get rid of this thing!
    .-= Shelley´s last blog post …Food Safety Act S 510 back in the news =-.

  11. reedscooking
    March 12, 2010 | 8:36 am

    #Cooking Fight Back Friday March 12th | Food Renegade: Welcome to yet another Fight Back Friday…

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  12. Psychic Lunch
    March 12, 2010 | 9:46 am

    Another resource and more reason to look for local and organic foods – pesticides…
    .-= Psychic Lunch´s last blog post …What’s On My Food? Pesticides? Eating Locally, part 3 =-.

  13. Local Nourishment
    March 12, 2010 | 10:00 am

    New York City schools have banned homemade foods from their bake sales. You can buy Doritos to resell, but a homemade slice of banana bread? Nope. Come ready why and meet the Food Renegade who is fighting this absurd policy.
    .-= Local Nourishment´s last blog post …Clean Enough vs. Killer Clean =-.

  14. wwwebbs
    March 12, 2010 | 10:01 am

    Fight Back Friday is rockin’! I’m post #8 this week. Lots of great posts, so come on down!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  15. creisinger
    March 12, 2010 | 10:18 am

    Join the real food revolution…Fight Back Friday hosted by @FoodRenegade. We’re post #9 this week:

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  16. Chandelle
    March 12, 2010 | 10:53 am

    This is my first time participating, but I’ve loved this series for a long time!

  17. chanelle
    March 12, 2010 | 10:54 am

    My post is about eating local- when I can.
    .-= chanelle´s last blog post …Roasted Chicken with Onions, Potatoes and Gravy =-.

  18. KarenFelber
    March 12, 2010 | 11:02 am

    Greetings all! It’s Fight Back Friday hosted by @FoodRenegade. We’re post #9 this week:

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  19. jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal
    March 12, 2010 | 12:13 pm

    this week I’m sharing a round up of real green food recipes kids will love for saint patricks day. Throw out your bottles of food coloring, turn food green with, well, green food.
    .-= jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal´s last blog post …Green Food St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup – Green Macaroni & Cheese =-.

  20. jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal
    March 12, 2010 | 12:19 pm

    whoops, sorry for the mr linky foul, forgot to change the url line from yesterday so i posted twice, the second link actually goes to the green food recipe round up, instead of 7 minute stove top steel cut oats….
    .-= jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal´s last blog post …Green Food St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup – Green Macaroni & Cheese =-.

  21. Lee
    March 12, 2010 | 12:36 pm

    this article is an open letter to children, explaining why school lunch is the way it is – and apologizing for not working harder to make it better. we can make a difference! thanks for the opportunity to submit, kristen!
    .-= Lee´s last blog post …Organic Farmers at MOSES Conference Plant Seeds for a Sustainable Future =-.

  22. Melissa
    March 12, 2010 | 1:25 pm

    I found a lovely, HUMONGOUS head of bok choy in my Farmhouse Delivery this week. The post I’m sharing today is a how-to for cooking bok choy — plus some info about its the nutritional punch it packs. Enjoy!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog post …Eat Your Vegetables: Bok Choy =-.

  23. Laurie
    March 12, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    Hey! This is my first time here! Thank you for hosting this and I’m sorry but I realized afterward that my entry should’ve been 4 names or less. I’ll do that next time and I look forward to seeing all the blogs and perusing them. :)

  24. Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation
    March 13, 2010 | 8:20 am

    Your name is Melissa AND you want to be a detective?! We should be blogging friends!

    Thanks for taking some of the mystery out of bok choy. I always see it at the grocery store (though NEVER that size!) but I’ve been intimidated to give it a shot.

    This comment was originally posted on The Clothes Make the Girl

  25. Anniebug, bugger or BUG.
    March 14, 2010 | 10:26 pm

    I’ve never cooked with fresh Bok Choy so this picture is totally incredible to me! I’ve only had baby bok choy which is more tamable for me and I love it!

    I will say, never been able to make it like Grandma though.

    This comment was originally posted on The Clothes Make the Girl

  26. jencereghino
    March 15, 2010 | 9:15 am

    I would like to shout out my praises for your Sunshine Sauce…YUM!!! I used it on my salmon wraps and am in love. This sauce will play big role in my meals this Spring and Summer. Thank you!!!

    BTW…I have never seen a head of bok choy that large!

    This comment was originally posted on The Clothes Make the Girl

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