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Fight Back Friday May 18th

Welcome to 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.

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

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13 Responses to Fight Back Friday May 18th
  1. Thanks for hosting! My post this week is about the benefits of savoring your food, eating slowly and enjoying it.

    Grassfed Meat Should Be Savored, Not Gulped

  2. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family
    May 17, 2012 | 10:16 pm

    Hi! This week I posted on stinging nettles, including a recipe for nettle paté. I also posted on why we need to label Genetically Modified foods, which most people don’t know make up 70% of all foods on grocery store shelves and have never been tested for safety.

    California is poised to become the first state in the nation to require labeling of GMO foods, and WE REALLY NEED HELP to beat Monsanto. If the labeling initiative passes in CA, the rest of the nation will follow.

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  3. Debbie @ Easy Natural Food
    May 18, 2012 | 12:27 am

    Hi Kristen, thanks for hosting! This week I’m sharing my Double Chocolate Date and Almond Cookies and 10 reasons why I eat soup in summer! (and all year round!)

  4. Amber
    May 18, 2012 | 1:01 am

    Hello and thank you for hosting.

    This week I am sharing three recipes:

    (1) Three white bean dip recipes: plain, kalamata olive, and spinach (vegan , dairy free, soy free)

    (2) A strawberry, cantaloupe, and ginger green smoothie (no added sugar, vegan, SCD).

    (3) Homemade caramel chocolate chews (vegan, grain free, low glycemic) – again inspired by your chocolate recipe!!

    Be Well,

  5. Rachel @ Rediscovering the Kitchen
    May 18, 2012 | 1:37 am

    This week we have a huge opportunity to do something about getting GMOs labelled – we can support a bill in California which would have huge knockon effects in the rest of America and indeed the world, as California is one of the biggest economies in the world. I share the details in my post here;
    Please lets do something about this now!

  6. this week I’ve linked up Part 2 of Why 3 Ways Are a Good Idea: Scratch Gnocchi in a Truffled Mixed Mushroom Frenzy with crispy sage and of course a little brown butter action :)

    …as well as our CSA for week #12 because I got some stellar news/changes this week and just HAD to share!

    Happy linky party day and thanks for hosting!

  7. kristy lynn @ Taste Buds
    May 18, 2012 | 4:07 am


    In anticipation of Summer I kind of jumped the gun a little bit and hopped on the strawberry train. Choo Choo!

    This week I’ve posted an homage to a 1980’s Sweet Treat. In that cheesy 1980’s seduce-your-flight-instructor-to-the-tune-of-Take My Breath Away kind of way. Read: Dark chocolate covered strawberries with pistachios. Oh yeah.

  8. Kathy (aka Mrs Dull)
    May 18, 2012 | 7:30 am

    Hi Kristen! Thanks for hosting. This week I’m beginning a series on the household economics of real food. I’m kicking it of with Is Real Food Really More Expensive?. If anyone has any questions about buttermilk this post may help. Also, I’ve shared my disastrous attempt to make a plain white cake healthier. I plan to give it another shot soon, so stay tuned!

  9. Vicky
    May 18, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Hi! Thank you for hosting. This week I shared an older post for Onion Bhajis which I make in the oven rather than deep frying them.

    Have a lovely week!!

  10. Kendahl @ Our Nourishing Roots
    May 18, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    This week I am sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post, all about how to make fresh pasta (two ways: one with eggs and one soaked overnight).

    I’m also sharing my real foodification of the Strawberry Freezer Jam many of us grew up with. But instead of white sugar, I show you how to make it with honey!

  11. Mindy @ Too Many Jars in My Kitchen!
    May 18, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    Thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing parts 2 and 3 of my freezer series. See how to keep track of all that goes into your freezer, and also enjoy my ode all about my freezer. Yep, I wrote a little poetry about my kitchen appliance!

    I’m also sharing my sad tale of how I lost some of my jars with a great tip so that you don’t have the same problem.

    • William
      December 9, 2012 | 1:34 am

      I woud love pics like that! I am doing well. I am not having a hard time tracikng, and feel like I have more energy. One bad habit that has come back since the last WW go is Diet Cola I was addicted, and now I feel myself getting back into it. I don’t love the fact that it will probably give me cancer, but oh well, it’s 0 pts Other than that, on thursday I weighed myself and I had lost 3 lbs. I am not sure if that was just fluctuation so I am not going to actually weigh myself again until Monday morning. Over all, I think it’s going well.

  12. Kimberly Hartke
    May 18, 2012 | 4:42 pm

    Would you stand up to your state government if they tried to interfere in your food choice?

    This brave mom is doing just that!

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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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