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Fight Back Friday September 25th

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.

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 Mr. Linky 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!

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

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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. Antiquity Oaks — Garlic planting time!
2. ElizabethG (spicy chili)
3. Amanda @ Rebuild: Foods do fight depression
4. TwirlandTaste
5. hippygirl mostly homemade/sustainable b-day party
6. Cellulite Investigation: Hidden Dangers in Homemade Stock (1st FBF post)
7. EKT – Adventures in Eating Local
8. Mom For Safe Food – Raw Milk Vanilla Ice Cream
9. Giveaway! Win the book Real Food for Mother and Baby by Nina Planck
10. Make raw cultured butter at home (Linsey @ C&C)
11. BIG FAT LIES! – Kelly the Kitchen Kop
12. The Kathleen Show (What Woody taught us)
13. Kara @ Home With Purpose (Restocking & Catching Up!)
14. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family – The Inconvenient Truth About Canola Oil
15. Hugging the Coast (Cajun Fried Linguine)
16. Troy @ I Refuse to Recede — Herb of the week – Fennel
17. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove – Drying herbs
18. Teaching Kids About Fat
19. Lisa – Raw Milk Argument!
20. Tamara of In the Night Farm — Practically Impossible
22. leah@abundant life
23. leah@abundant life (rich chocolate coconut cake)
24. Pina Colada Chicken & Calypso Confetti Cauliflower (Melissa Joulwan)
25. Daily Diner- Almond Butter Cookies–SIMPLE
26. Sarah’s Musings – Sourdough Cheese Crackers
27. Sarah’s Musings – Jalapenos en Escabeche aka Lacto-Fermented Jalapeno Rings
28. Simple, Good, and Tasty (Chipotle restaurants suppors tomato workers)
29. Emily @ Life in Cincinnati (A Closer Look at Phytic Acid)
30. My Seret Chili Recipe — Revealed! (Michelle)
31. Dr. Ayala (Health experts favor taxing sugary drinks–here’s why)
32. Cafe Cyan (Smoke Tea)
34. Anthony Nicalo
35. Daily Bites (Evening with Michael Pollan)
36. Alisa (Uber-Rich Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Peanut Butter Ice Cream)
37. Breastfeeding Moms Unite! (Alternatives to Fruit Waste and Pear Crisp)
38. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS (Chocolate Sourdough Cake)
39. Jessie (I’m new!)
40. Dina – Known By Name (Ginger Cookies)
41. Shelley @MAHM (Soaked Pie Crust)
42. Michelle @ Find Your Balance (Easy, Cheap, Wonderful Chicken Soup)
43. Kitchen Stewardship (What do YOU know about FATS?)
44. HealthyFitMom (A Letter To The Senate Re: Bill C6)
45. Melody Joy – Lie to Me
46. Ediable Aria – Antidote Salad
47. ButterYum
48. Food Revival

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34 Responses to Fight Back Friday September 25th
  1. FoodRenegade
    September 24, 2009 | 10:20 pm

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

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  2. hippygirl
    September 24, 2009 | 10:40 pm

    I had to compromise a bit and not do everything homemade so that I didn’t go crazy trying to get things done (my kids are 5 and 3, so not a lot of time for cooking and cleaning!). But I will be making some things at home, including the ice cream (but not the cake per his request).
    .-= hippygirl´s last blog post …A (mostly) sustainable birthday party =-.

  3. Cellulite Analyst
    September 24, 2009 | 10:46 pm

    Hi, Kristen. It’s my first time joining in this blog carnival and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. Thanks for hosting!
    .-= Cellulite Analyst´s last blog post …What’s Hiding in Your Homemade Chicken Stock? Fluoridated Water, Fluoroderma, and Fluoridated Foods =-.

  4. Sheri @ Moms for Safe Food
    September 24, 2009 | 10:47 pm

    Today’s post is a recipe for real, raw milk vanilla ice cream.

    Happy Friday!

  5. emily
    September 24, 2009 | 10:57 pm

    I am hosting a great giveaway- win Nina Planck’s newest book Real Food for Mother and Baby!
    .-= emily´s last blog post …Giveaway! Win the book "Real Food for Mother and Baby" by Nina Planck =-.

  6. Kara @ Home With Purpose
    September 25, 2009 | 12:47 am

    I’ve missed the last couple of weeks but I’m glad to be back and looking forward to getting my kitchen caught back up!
    .-= Kara @ Home With Purpose´s last blog post …Fight Back Fridays 9.25.09: What’s Happening in My Kitchen =-.

  7. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family
    September 25, 2009 | 2:35 am

    This week I posted on canola oil. It’s not the “heart healthy” oil we’ve all been led to believe.

    Thanks for hosting!
    .-= Dawn @ Small Footprint Family´s last blog post …The Inconvenient Truth About Canola Oil =-.

  8. Hugging the Coast
    September 25, 2009 | 2:46 am

    Todays post shares an easy recipe for Cajun Fried Linguine With Andouille and Fresh Sage.
    .-= Hugging the Coast´s last blog post …How to Make Cajun Red Beans and Rice in a Slow Cooker: (Weekend Video Spotlight) =-.

  9. Troy @ I Refuse to Recede
    September 25, 2009 | 3:58 am

    Our big way to Fight Back, has been to grow our own herbs. We grow them organically, and love having fresh herbs at our fingertips when we cook.

    Each week I feature a different herb. I explore the history, how to grow it and how to use it. This week the herb of the week is Fennel.
    .-= Troy @ I Refuse to Recede´s last blog post …Herb of the week — Fennel =-.

  10. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
    September 25, 2009 | 4:36 am

    This year we have been experimenting with different “tea” herbs. The difference in flavor of fresh organic herbs and the commercial herbal teas is amazing. this is my first time linking up here at the Food renegade. hope you stop by!
    .-= Diann @ The Thrifty Groove´s last blog post …Drying Herbs =-.

  11. Lisa Sargese
    September 25, 2009 | 5:32 am

    Happy Fight Back Friday! In this blog I argue point by point against a “scientific” blogger who claims that pasteurized milk is better than that oh so dangerous raw milk. Ugh! Keep your pseudo science off my kitchen table!! Hmph.
    .-= Lisa Sargese´s last blog post …When Faith Won’t See =-.

  12. Tamara of In the Night Farm
    September 25, 2009 | 5:52 am

    Happy Friday, all. This week’s post is an old one whose point still stands — Practically Impossible: The Challenge of Sustainable Living.
    .-= Tamara of In the Night Farm´s last blog post …Further Adventures with Coconut & Fish =-.

  13. leah
    September 25, 2009 | 6:55 am

    This is my first time to participate in this carnical and I’m excited! I posted a recipe for a chocolate coconut cake that I tried yesterday.
    .-= leah´s last blog post …rich chocolate coconut cake =-.

  14. leah
    September 25, 2009 | 6:58 am

    Oops, I meant CARNIVAL.:)
    .-= leah´s last blog post …rich chocolate coconut cake =-.

  15. Melissa
    September 25, 2009 | 7:20 am

    A reporter asked our poet laureate to define the key to happiness. The response? “Learn to cool.”
    .-= Melissa´s last blog post …Health Warning on Photoshopped Images? =-.

  16. Lee
    September 25, 2009 | 7:44 am

    This week’s submission is about some of the cool things Chipotle restaurants do to support fair trade and sustainability. Thanks for letting me be part of this great link carnival you’ve got going, Kristen!

    .-= Lee´s last blog post …Chipotle Restaurant Supports Florida Tomato Pickers =-.

  17. Michelle
    September 25, 2009 | 8:18 am

    I (finally) reveal my secret chili recipe, just in time for fall! I hope you enjoy!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog post …If you register your site for free at =-.

  18. Crystal
    September 25, 2009 | 8:53 am

    This week, I use smoke tea to flavor tempeh instead of commonly used liquid smoke.

  19. KathleenShow
    September 25, 2009 | 9:39 am

    Yes, it’s Fight Back Friday from @FoodRenegade. We’re entry #12.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  20. Anthony Nicalo
    September 25, 2009 | 9:39 am

    I’m energized from the Slow Money national gathering in Sante Fe and this week I’m supporting the Friends of Slow Money to spread the word about investing in local food systems. (Full disclosure- I helped start the FOSM, but am not an employee of SM, just a fan)
    .-= Anthony Nicalo´s last blog post …Friends of Slow Money- help rebuild our economy on principles of conservation and renewal =-.

  21. creisinger
    September 25, 2009 | 9:48 am

    It’s that time again…Fight Back Friday hosted by @FoodRenegade. Join us. We’re #12 this week:

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  22. DrMichellexo
    September 25, 2009 | 9:49 am

    Yes, it’s Fight Back Friday from @FoodRenegade. See #12. RT @KathleenShow

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  23. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS
    September 25, 2009 | 12:19 pm

    Wow – everyone is so fast with their links today! I can’t believe I’m at #38 at 10 am!

    Today I’m sharing my remake of the white flour/white sugar Chocolate Sourdough Cake from King Arthur. It was amazingly delicious, healthy, and whole!
    .-= Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS´s last blog post …Chocolate Sourdough Cake =-.

  24. Jessie
    September 25, 2009 | 12:27 pm

    Thanks for hosting! It’s my first time here, and I’m looking forward to reading everyone else’s posts.
    .-= Jessie´s last blog post …You Can See Normal From Here =-.

  25. dina
    September 25, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    I’ve been sick and in the hospital for 3 weeks – only to be sent home for six weeks NPO! I’m dreaming of amaing fall-themed flavors, smells, and tastes – none of which can be enjoyed by me at this point in time. But I couldn’t help but post a GREAT 1890’s era recipe for Ginger Cookies that are nothing quite like anything I learned to make in baking school! They’re different, but good! Enjoy! (For me, at least! LOL!)
    .-= dina´s last blog post …Ginger Cookies =-.

  26. sharla88
    September 25, 2009 | 2:25 pm

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday September 25th

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  27. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    September 25, 2009 | 2:38 pm

    My post today tries to take some of the scariness out of using a whole chicken, skin and all :-)
    .-= Michelle @ Find Your Balance´s last blog post …Got a chicken? Got a pot? =-.

  28. Shelley
    September 25, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    I’ve posted my recipe for pie crust which I converted to soaking. Came out really light and flaky.
    .-= Shelley´s last blog post …Soaked Pie Crust recipe =-.

  29. Catherine @ Healthy Fit Mom
    September 25, 2009 | 4:19 pm

    Bill C-6 is the bill that would over ride our Charter of Rights and enforce MANDATORY H1N1 Flu Vaccinations in Canada!

    Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) says it like this: “When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies.”

    I posted a Letter that I wrote to the Senate regarding proposed Bill C-6. It has PASSED parliament and 2 readings in the Senate. A third reading in the senate could make it Law.

    This Bill is unconstitutional and threatens Human Rights And Freedoms. The media is totally silent about this Bill. I have contacted them and they will not report on it.

    I believe that it is deliberately kept quiet until it is passed into law.
    .-= Catherine @ Healthy Fit Mom´s last blog post …A Letter To The Senators Regarding Bill C-6 =-.

  30. FilmsForChange
    September 25, 2009 | 5:36 pm

    Does everyone know about FIght Back Friday @FoodRenegade? What a cool thing.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  31. Ren
    September 25, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    Today’s post isn’t so much about one particular dish as it is a reminder to myself of why I choose to eat clean, healthy nourishing food.

    Earlier today I ate a cheeseburger & fries with the guys at a local joint. While the food tasted OK at the time, I knew I was in trouble less than an hour later when the industrial CAFO burger & potatoes fried in God-knows-what kind of unnatural hydrogenated oil together felt like a greasy, soggy bowling ball in my gut. Back at work, I resisted the urge to crawl under my desk & sleep it off.

    It is readily apparent why America is so sick.

    At home this evening, I knew I needed to make up for the nutritionally empty & otherwise damaging lunch, so I gathered up what I could from the garden, pantry and fridge and made this Antidote Dinner Salad..
    .-= Ren´s last blog post …Antidote Dinner Salad =-.

  32. The Incredible Mr. M
    September 27, 2009 | 4:16 pm

    Cool stuff! Thanks for posting that info!

    This comment was originally posted on The Skinny Online

  33. TiredoBeingPoor
    October 1, 2009 | 12:57 pm

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Friday September 25th

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  34. April
    October 4, 2009 | 10:54 am

    What a great idea! I’m 2 month into an 8 month healing cleanse, eating all whole foods, and looking forward to a healthy body at the end. :)
    .-= April´s last blog post …Trying to get the cravings under control… =-.

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