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Fight Back Friday September 18th

Welcome to another Fight Back Friday, everyone! 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.

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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If you don’t have a blog but are interested in joining the conversation, you can leave your comments below!

Today, I’m contributing an article on the dangers of soy. Did you know that a baby consuming the recommended amount of soy formula is ingesting the same amount of estrogen contained in FOUR birth control pills?

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

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Fight Back Fridays Participants

1. EKT – Beyond Fast Food Nation
2. ElizabethG (Ideas for leftovers)
3. The Kathleen Show (Michael Pollan strikes again)
4. Hugging the Coast (A Taste of Home)
5. Mom For Safe Food – Beef – or Bison – Stew
6. Farmers Market Update: Impressive Melons & Caption Contest | Summer Tomato
7. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family – Solving the World’s Ills in a Garden
8. Eating Simply – The Frugal Cook’s Ribollita
9. Kara @ Home W/Purpose (“baby food”)
10. A Green Spell (“semi-raw” foods)
11. Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven (Easy Raw Blackberry Jam)
12. THROWBACK AT TRAPPER CREEK (seed saving with biennial vegetables
13. Soy Destroyed My Health–HartkeisOnline
14. Prudent and Practical (Frozen Yogurt from Scratch)
15. Sarah (Body Ecology Diet book review)
16. Qute Idea(Make your own basil)
17. Dr. Ayala (whole wheat pita bread)
18. Indian Spiced Ribs with Mango Sauce
19. Kids Make Pesto
20. Colleen/FoodieTots (From the White House to DC Schools)
21. Simple, Good, and Tasty (the environmental impact of cheap food)
22. Kitchen Stewardship (Recipes with Nutritional Powerhouses – link up yours)
23. Foraging for Mushrooms (Linsey)
24. Win a Vegetable Fermentation Master at Nourished Kitchen
25. Michelle Pawley – (sweet potato yumminess))
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27. Earth Friendly Goodies (Boo-licious Organic Halloween Chocolates)
28. Laryssa @Heaven In The Home (Stay Well!)
29. b kinch-Abundant Life Farm
30. b kinch-a diabetic’s thougts
31. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS (Working on Homemade Pizza)
32. Sprout your beans – easy & nourishing!
33. Agriculture Society – Is Eating Between Meals Healthy?
34. Lisa – Real Food Recovering from Overeating
35. Pro Food Goes Live (Farm to Table)
36. Fake Food Free (Cooking Is a Necessity)
37. Melissa (Bigos, the perfect cool weather stew)
38. TwirlandTaste
39. Real Food Mama (Slow Money Dinner)
40. Tamara of In the Night Farm — Ever Heard of an Oregon Elk?
41. Rose Anne DeCristoforo
42. Daily Bites (Cinnamon-scented Applesauce)
43. Local Nourishment (Does this $1 off coupon make me look fat?)
44. HealthyFitMom (Bill C-6 The Loss of Human Rights & Freedoms)
45. Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet (Spiced Apple Muffins-Gluten, Grain, Dairy Free)
46. Breastfeeding Moms Unite! (Summer Fresh Salsa)
47. Ajamvari Farm (Fermented Pickles)
48. Ediable Aria – Savory Lamb Chops with Mint Peas and Wild Rice
49. Elizabeth( A Real Food Meal)
50. hippygirl food confession
51. e-Mom (Olive Oil: Health Benefits & Beauty Treatments)
53. WW Sourdough Banana Bread

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33 Responses to Fight Back Friday September 18th
  1. Rob Smart
    September 17, 2009 | 10:25 pm

    Much has changed since Fast Food Nation was published. Most important is the mainstreaming of conversations about where our food comes from and how it is impacting the world around us. This week post paints an entrepreneurial picture of exciting times ahead!
    .-= Rob Smart´s last blog ..From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures =-.

  2. Sheri @ Moms for Safe Food
    September 17, 2009 | 10:38 pm

    Today’s post is the recipe for our favorite beef stew. We usually make it with bison, as I’ve got a lot of bison meat in the freezer.

    Happy Friday!

  3. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family
    September 17, 2009 | 11:08 pm

    This week I’ve posted an extremely inspiring video about Permaculture practices being used to restore life and food productivity to the desert in the MidEast. These “permanent agriculture” techniques are adaptable anywhere where there is soil, and can solve both our food security issues and our environmental ills too.
    .-= Dawn @ Small Footprint Family´s last blog ..Environmental News Highlights – 9/17/2009 =-.

  4. Kimberly Hartke
    September 18, 2009 | 2:28 am

    My post is right on point with Kristen’s article today on the Dangers of Soy. It is about a woman whose health was destroyed when soy milk was combined with extremely high dose birth control pills. And she was only doing what her doctor told her–Yikes.

    If your hair ever starts falling out, check the soy in your diet. From this horror story I have learned that hormonal issues cause hair loss–and my hairdresser confirmed this when I told her about this story. Now, my hairdresser knows to warn people that soy may be a contributing factor.

    Everyone, read this story and let your doctor and your hairdresser know about it. You may save other women untold misery. You may even save a life.
    .-= Kimberly Hartke´s last blog ..“Soy Destroyed My Health” =-.

  5. DrAyala
    September 18, 2009 | 6:31 am

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday September 18th

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  6. Lee
    September 18, 2009 | 7:45 am

    today’s entry is on the environmental impact of cheap food and what we can do about it. it’s part 1 of a 2 part series. thanks kristen!

    .-= Lee´s last blog ..Looking for Heaven? It’s in (a) Budapest (cake) =-.

  7. cakeandcommerce
    September 18, 2009 | 7:57 am

    I’m fighting back this friday by foraging for wild food. What are you doing? Join The Food Renegade!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  8. Michelle
    September 18, 2009 | 8:49 am

    Today I’m writing about moving into the quieter, more yin time of year, in our diets and in our minds!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..When Yang becomes Yin. =-.

  9. Earth Friendly Goodies
    September 18, 2009 | 9:19 am

    Everyone is eating so healthy around here I thought I’d send out a synfully sweat temptation this Friday, but at least it is an organic one… (and yes perhaps I am jumping the gun on Halloween but these treats caught my eye and I was compelled to share…) :)
    .-= Earth Friendly Goodies´s last blog ..Boo-Licious Organic Halloween Chocolates =-.

  10. b kinch
    September 18, 2009 | 9:30 am

    Just a short note about a fabulous resource for pastured meats, eggs, etc here in Oregon.
    .-= b kinch´s last blog ..Abundant Life =-.

  11. b kinch
    September 18, 2009 | 10:01 am

    ugh, sorry, I just found my 4 year old playing on the computer and apparently I had left a window open with Mr. Linky. Now it looks like I’m entered twice…once with today’s post and once with an old one. Sorry! (Hey at least she didn’t post anything inappropriate lol). :)
    .-= b kinch´s last blog ..Abundant Life =-.

  12. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS
    September 18, 2009 | 10:02 am

    Hey, Kristin! Today, my post shares my beginning attempt at homemade pizza using a sourdough crust.
    .-= Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS´s last blog ..Working on Homemade Pizza =-.

  13. Raine Saunders
    September 18, 2009 | 10:50 am

    My article today is about getting the most out of your meals so that you are doing less in-between meal snacking. The article talks about how people tend to load up on unhealthy items between meals because they lack nutritional content in the foods they eat at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and how to replace what you are eating with healthier choices for snacks and meals. Thanks for Fight Back Fridays, Kristen!
    .-= Raine Saunders´s last blog ..Want Your Politicians to Listen? Write a Letter About the Food System and Health Care Reform! =-.

  14. Lisa Sargese
    September 18, 2009 | 10:51 am

    The first thing that goes into my mouth in the morning?
    Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil! You won’t crave junk food when your body is nourished :-D
    .-= Lisa Sargese´s last blog ..and then I stood….again =-.

  15. creisinger
    September 18, 2009 | 11:10 am

    Join us for @FoodRenegade’s Fight Back Friday! Lots of great articles on food…real, sustainable food. We’re post #3.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  16. DrAyala (Dr. Ayala )
    September 18, 2009 | 11:31 am

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday September 18th

  17. Zachary Cohen
    September 18, 2009 | 11:31 am

    ProFood went live this week ya’ll check it out
    .-= Zachary Cohen´s last blog ..The Most Important Restaurant in New York City =-.

  18. KathleenShow
    September 18, 2009 | 12:09 pm

    I participated in @FoodRenegade ’s ‘Fight Back Friday’. I’m entry #3. (And I HIGHLY recommend you follow her.)

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  19. Melissa
    September 18, 2009 | 12:11 pm

    I shared my recipe for Bigos today. It’s still swelteringly hot in Austin, TX, but now that the calendar says “Fall,” I like to pretend it’s cool outside. And that means a hearty stew to warm me up from the inside out. Hope you like it!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Veggies and Sleep and Training, Oh My: 9/17/09 Report =-.

  20. Real Food Mama
    September 18, 2009 | 1:16 pm

    I attended the Slow Money conference last week and wrote about the meal served the last night. Utilizing all local and organic ingredients, as well as highlighting a few Native American traditional foods, it was superb!

    – RFM
    .-= Real Food Mama´s last blog ..Peach Medeira Crumble =-.

  21. real_food_mama
    September 18, 2009 | 1:18 pm

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday September 18th

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  22. Tamara of In the Night Farm
    September 18, 2009 | 1:22 pm

    This week’s submission is A Tale of Oregon Elk: On Food and Gratitude. Just something I’ve been thinking about as I watch my spring lambs grow toward slaughtering season.
    .-= Tamara of In the Night Farm´s last blog ..A Tale of Oregon Elk: On Food and Gratitude =-.

  23. Local Nourishment
    September 18, 2009 | 2:00 pm

    My entry this week is about ‘price sensitivity,’ the proposed soda tax, obesity, whining, doing and all kinds of things that have been a splinter in my brain this week. :D
    .-= Local Nourishment´s last blog post …Does this dollar-off coupon make me look fat? =-.

  24. Catherine @ Healthy Fit Mom
    September 18, 2009 | 2:16 pm

    It turns out that Canada is proposing legislation that will allow government to trespass on private property without a warrant, find a citizen guilty until proven innocent, steal and destroy your stuff without cause and remove any right or freedom you may have if it will benefit the good of the nation (mandatory mass vaccinations).

    I have heard nothing about this bill in the media. There have been no outcries or protests about this.

    But these kind of freedoms have been fought over in wars and revolutions. People lost their lives in combat to protect these freedoms. Now Canadians are at risk of losing them. This past Wednesday a second reading of this Bill was put forth by the Senate and not a peep was heard on TV, Print media, or the Radio.

    A third reading would pass it this Bill into effect!


    So I started making calls to the major radio stations and television stations and hopefully I hear about it on the 6 o clock news.
    .-= Catherine @ Healthy Fit Mom´s last blog post …Bill C-6 And Codex Alimentarius: The Loss of Human Rights And Freedoms =-.

  25. Elizabeth Enslin
    September 18, 2009 | 4:07 pm

    This week, I share some thoughts on how living in Nepal at Ajamvari Farm has inspired my love for fermented pickles. I include links to various resources (books, websites) on fermentation traditions around the world.
    .-= Elizabeth Enslin´s last blog post …Food dependence =-.

  26. KathleenShow (KathleenSlatteryMosc)
    September 18, 2009 | 5:09 pm

    I participated in @FoodRenegade ‘s ‘Fight Back Friday’. I’m entry #3. (And I HIGHLY recommend you follow her.)

  27. Meryl333
    September 18, 2009 | 6:16 pm

    FOOD INFO: RT @FoodRenegade: may be our BEST Fight Back Friday EVER! 47 entries &counting.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  28. real_food_mama (Lorelei Kellogg)
    September 18, 2009 | 6:18 pm

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday September 18th

  29. Ren
    September 18, 2009 | 6:23 pm

    Nothing says REAL food quite like local, pastured lamb chops marinated in fresh rosemary and garlic then quickly seared and served with demi-glace, fresh peas with fried shallots and mint and true wild rice with mushrooms.

    Thanks, Kristen!
    .-= Ren´s last blog post …Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops with Mint Peas and Wild Rice =-.

  30. e-Mom
    September 20, 2009 | 7:56 pm

    Awesome blog! Love your concept. Thanks for hosting. :~D

    e-Mom @ Susannah’s Aprons

  31. hippygirl
    September 20, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    Hey I just realized I never commented even though I did the link. My post for Friday was just a quick update on the food we had made during the week (with links to two entries, one with a recipe for curried butternut squash soup) and then a small confession about eating out. :)
    .-= hippygirl´s last blog post …Snakes – some background =-.

  32. Sylvie, Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen Gardener
    September 21, 2009 | 8:14 pm

    glad to see your pictures Colleeen … and Michele Obama standing in front of Rappahannock County’s The Farm at Sunnyside. Did not realize security check was so heavy. We live in a crazy world.

    For those who want to continue the local flavor: at the end of the week (Sept 26 & 27) there is the Rappahannock County Farm Tour featuring over 20 venues showcasing local sustainable agriculture: meat farm, vegetable farm, vineyard, heirloom apple orchard, nurseries, farm school with lots of activities for the entire family. Come visit!

    The Rappahannock farm Tour is one reason that I have not posted much to my blog recently nor visited others very often over the last 2 months…

    This comment was originally posted on

  33. BartLeynen
    September 30, 2009 | 8:26 am

    Schitterend initiatief in de V.S…. Ludieke verzetsgroep in actie tegen gevreesde voedselhervormingen van de overheid

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

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