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Fight Back Fridays

Well, fellow Food Renegades, it’s that time of the week again! We are bringing together a collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies — each from a lover of Real Food.

Last week’s carnival was unbelievable! Twenty-nine bloggers participated, many of them first timers. If you didn’t check it out, you’ll find a wealth of inspiring and delightful entries there. It’s my personal hope that Fight Back Fridays will unite many of us coming from within different circles of the Real Food Revolution so that our influence can grow, so that 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. The two most important things you can remember to do are:

  1. Share a relevant post from your blog with us using the Mr. Linky Widget below.
  2. In your post, be sure to link back to this post (not the 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!

My own contribution to the carnival is a post about a recent study which found perchlorate in infant formula — a chemical commonly used in rocket fuel.

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.)

Come on, people. Let’s change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats!

1. Kimberly Hartke (food safety legislation)
2. Hugging the Coast (asparagus pasta recipe)
3. Hyperlocavore – The Great Let\’s Get Growing Seed Share
4. Mishmash Maggie (no more migraines&PMS)
5. Eco Yogini (Meat\’s Eco-Rating)
6. Kids Make Pupusas
7. FATS ARE FANTASTIC-Kelly the Kitchen Kop
8. Kitchen Table (Farmers\’ Lunch Money)
9. Linsey (A Sustainable Community Kitchen)
10. Kara
11. Joanna (The Warrior Diet)
12. Bethany (butter making)
13. ElizabethG (carrot dip)
14. CHEESESLAVE (Do Bread & Cereal Cause Cavities? Reversing Dental Decay With Food)
15. Local Nourishment (“Functional” foods)
16. Amy (Curry from stock chicken)
17. Simple, Good, and Tasty (Now We\’re Urban Farmers!)
18. Shannon (simple stir-fried cabbage)
19. SoG (Reprogram Your Food Recognition Software)
20. Mindful Eats (first one – vitamins and supplements)
21. The Clever Mom: (Ontario Seasonal Foods Site)
22. Summer Tomato (Automatic Health)
23. Kitchen Stewardship (Homemade Chicken Stock)
24. Kyle (My favorite wayto make Yogurt)
25. MommaNotes (Mac n Cheese – first time :)
26. Lindsay Young
27. Natural Health Explained
28. Where\’s the Beef?
30. Mom
31. Moms for Safe Food – GE risks for kids
32. (Nettle soup) Elisabeth Winkler – Real Food Lover, UK

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19 Responses to Fight Back Fridays
  1. Hugging the Coast
    April 3, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Just added the link to my recipe for Green Pea and Lemongrass Paradise Pasta With Pan-Seared Asparagus to celebrate the start of Spring.

    Hugging the Coast

  2. Lainie@ Mishmash Maggie
    April 3, 2009 | 4:31 am

    The “Last Week’s Carnival” link is dead up top. FYI

    I’m finally up and running… will try to participate regularly. I can’t wait to read the other posts.

    Have a great week and thanks for hosting!!

    Lainie@ Mishmash Maggie

  3. Rob Smart
    April 3, 2009 | 6:54 am

    This week’s post from Every Kitchen Table describes how farmers share of consumer food expenditures has dropped 40 percent since 1980. The “food marketing system” has distributed what amounts to 12 cents of every dollar to labor, advertising and promotion, and corporate profits associated with processed food companies.

  4. joanna sim
    April 3, 2009 | 7:41 am

    Sharing this week about the warrior diet. One of many preaching the same ideals.

  5. kara
    April 3, 2009 | 7:58 am
  6. bethany
    April 3, 2009 | 8:17 am

    First Fight Back Friday entry above :). It’s an old post, but i want to blog more about my food quest, it will help me keep moving forward with it. Thanks for getting it going!


  7. Son of Grok
    April 3, 2009 | 9:08 am

    My FBF this week is on reprogramming your brain to recognize and appreciate REAL food.

    The SoG

    Son of Grok

  8. Lee
    April 3, 2009 | 9:37 am

    This week’s post is about how a couple of Twin Cities women are making it easy for urban farmer-wanna-bes (like me) to successfully grow a farm in their backyard.

    Thanks for Fight Back Fridays, this is fun stuff – loads of great links. Food Renegade, you rock!


  9. Amy
    April 3, 2009 | 9:38 am

    I’m new!

    My entry is a mango chicken curry dish that was made with chicken leftover from homemade stock making. I just started in a Natural Foods culinary program and am learning all about how healthful and nutrient dense homemade stocks are. I thought this was a great way to make a healthful and delicious stock but also use the leftover chicken in it’s own unique applications.


  10. Rosy
    April 3, 2009 | 1:34 pm

    I have figured out how to have oatmeal as a quick morning meal. I just soak my rolled oats with whey over night, and then put the jar in the fridge and scoop out just enough for that morning. That way I don’t have a brick of cooke oatmeal stairing at me in the morning.

    I also have two little baby ‘matoes on my plant! Can’t wait!

  11. Kyle
    April 3, 2009 | 4:03 pm

    Fight back Friday’s are getting bigger and bigger :D


  12. Lindsay
    April 3, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    Hi, I posted a link to my budding real food testimonial at my blog: The Littlest Bird. I hope this qualifies. :) Thanks for all you guys do!


  13. healthy mama
    April 3, 2009 | 8:00 pm

    I love this idea! Just posted a link to an article I wrote about the evils of Splenda. Looking forward to reading everyone else’s contributions! Thanks!

    healthy mama

  14. Carla Golden
    April 4, 2009 | 10:06 am

    First time participating, and, of course, I did it wrong! ;o) Oh well, there’s a reason for everything. My post will take you to my Economic Crisis Diet aka The Silver Lining Diet which will conserve your health, funds and planet in any economy!

    Thank for this opportunity! GREAT idea!! :o)

    Be well, xo-Carla aka

    Carla Golden

  15. KristenM
    April 5, 2009 | 10:10 am

    I just wanted to say a quick THANK YOU to everyone participating. What a great Fight Back Friday!!

  16. Elisabeth
    April 5, 2009 | 7:08 pm

    I am proud to fly the I’m a Food Renegade banner on my blog and I have entered nettle soup as my contribution to Fight Back Friday.

    Viva real food!


  17. Elisabeth
    April 6, 2009 | 2:15 am

    Hi again. I have used Mr Linky twice because I had not added my subject nor that this is my first time for Fight Back Friday. So please delete the first one!

    Do you subscribe to GM Watch? It is UK-based but has all the latest international news on the fight to keep GM (GE) out of food.

    For instance, from today’s GM Watch: GM seed bill in Montana was sidelined after private dinner with Monsanto

    Subscribe to GM Watch here:

    You are doing a great job and I love this site.


  18. lydia
    May 13, 2011 | 10:44 am

    Hmm, tried to contribute but this new Mr. Linky thing won’t let me and I registered and all :(

    My post is on the 21 Day Sugar Detox I am doing!

  19. Jason Sandeman
    September 16, 2011 | 9:41 am

    My post is about How you can cook REAL food like a chef.

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