Fight Back Fridays — April 10th

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 awesome! Thirty-two 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 recipe for a Creamy Mexican Cheese Dip — Without Velveeta! Here in Texas, nacho cheese dips are a staple of many diets. And all the recipes are made with processed, fake cheese. I am so THANKFUL to have created a recipe that’s just as tasty, but REAL.

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

Fight Back Friday Banners

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. ElizabethG (frugal fruit)
2. Linsey (Make Your Own Ketchup!))
3. Stacey (Citrusy Rhubarb Sauce)
4. Local Nourishment (Artichokes and Asparagus)
5. Kimberly -Bovine Growth Bullying
6. CHEESESLAVE (Keep the labels on rBGH milk! ACT NOW!!)
8. Chris (Viral Health)
9. What is a distributed suburban CSA?
10. Henriette
11. Laryssa @Heaven In The Home – Crock Pot Yogurt
12. Johnnymal cuts the fat
13. Starting a Kitchen Garden
14. Kitchen Table (Food Retail Innovation)
15. Mindful Eats (healthy food is boring)
16. The Chicken Coop-Kitchen Failures
17. Moms for Safe Food – Eating a GMO free diet
18. Eco Yogini (Sustainable Lobster)
19. Jenny @ Nourished Kitchen: Save Milk in Kansas
20. Simple, Good, and Tasty (An Inside Look at Whole Foods)
21. Colleen/FoodieTots (local grassfed Easter lamb)
22. Carolyn (Eatabeet)
23. Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet-Moroccan Barbecue Sauce
24. Peef and Lo @ Burp! – BBQ Tempeh Sammiches w/ Brocco-slaw
25. Bethany (beet kvass)
26. Kyle (Eating too much)
27. Hugging the Coast (Sun and Moon Salad)
28. OneHealthyGirl (Monarch Raw Chocolate Pudding)
29. Zachary Cohen
30. Erica @realfood2health – Japanese Egg Scramble
31. Eclectic Kitchen – Dana Michelle
32. vehement flame (mocha latte coffeecake)
33. Guide to Good Food (Sustainable Table)
34. Kevin (1st Time)
35. Lindsay Young (The Littlest Bird) — “Fat” News From Down Under
36. Michelle (Better Digestion, Naturally)

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  1. says

    Well my post was posted yesterday by mistake ūüėČ
    It is in Danish and is about how several Swedish doctors decided to control the 72 research that the officials build their recommendation on ( to avoid saturated fats) and the message is clear
    There is absolutely no reason to avoid saturated fats ! ( well I knew that)
    BUT I LOVE that is was posted in the official Swedish medical media !

    In Denmark low carb/high fat AND Nourish traditions is pretty unknown – but I hope to inform more people by participate in fight back Fridays !

    Thanks for your VERY good posts !


  2. says

    With all the talk about taking on Washington and pushing for policy change – a noble, difficult and entrenched battle, my Fight Back Friday post this focuses on driven the desired change at the transaction level. In other words, I have highlighted innovative approaches to getting real food on to more people’s kitchen tables.


    Rob Smart

    Rob Smart

  3. says

    Kristen, thanks for putting this carnival together!

    A lot of people think eating healthy means giving up tasty food. Not true! There is a lot of flavorful healthy food out there! And once you start quitting the processed stuff, you will start feeling great and your taste buds will revert back to distinguishing subtle flavors. You’ll even start craving the good stuff!

    Jean (Mindful Eats)

  4. says

    My Fight Back Friday post is part 1 of a 3 part series. I took an in-depth tour of Whole Foods last week, learning about how they handle local, sustainable, and organic foods (including sourcing and bringing on new vendors). Please take a look.

    Thanks again for Fight Back Fridays!



  5. Rosy says

    We rescued a kitten Tuesday. It is only 2 weeks old and was very week. My husband went out and bought kitten formula. By the next day she was eating very little and cried all the time in a week little mew. So I took her to the vet. He gave me a syringe and sent me on my way with the formula. All day Wednesday I fed her 2cc of formula and 2cc of pedialite every 2 hours. I wanted to feed her my raw goats milk from the start. But it wasn’t pasteurized he said, it would kill her he said. Well after two days on that formula that was made from low fat milk (Ya tell me about it!) she was still too week to suck a bottle. So I just started feeding her the goat

  6. Maureen says

    I don’t blog so I’m sharing a recipe. Extremely simple, but a huge success for someone transitioning from “mainstream healthy” to “real foods” (and trying to transition my family as well……..)

    I have started making the kids French toast using “real” sourdough, whole coconut milk and eggs, frying it up in my cast iron with a little coconut oil and grassfed, raw milk butter – and they don’t even notice the difference. Served with TJs uncured, nitrate free bacon (probably not grass-fed but I’m taking baby steps…).

    Score 1 for an average suburban mom!

    PS They also loved the lacto-fermented salsa I made this week, so score 2!!!

  7. says

    Great blog! I think I could be more of a food renegade, but I am trying very hard. Have more or less eliminated processed food. Stopped the Wendy’s run on Friday nights. Participate in an organic food buying club. Still working on local, since Florida has a fairly limited selection of local food. Thanks for the opportunity to find out more about this.


  8. says

    Rosy — That’s truly fantastic news. I never would have doubted for a minute, but that’s because I had friends who fed the raw goat’s milk formula recipe to their babies. I watched those failing to thrive babies turn around! Raw goat’s milk is just so nourishing.

    Maureen — Mmmm… I love real sourdough french toast.

  9. says

    Finally! We were able to participate in Fight Back Fridays! I’ve been meaning to for some time now, but my posting schedule didn’t seem to allow it. Thanks for hosting this great event.

    And kudos on the smooth cheese sauce :) Nice one.


  10. Rosy says


    I live in Orlando and don’t have too much of a problem finding some local foods. I have been working on sourcing grass-fed meat. Try and also check out the USDA site for farmer’s markets. They are hiding all over the place.

    Also with the weather in Fl I would recomend a tomato pland and a strawberry plant. Supper yummy and they love the Fl temps.

  11. says

    You’ve got to try the raw chocolate pudding recipe I posted. It is sooo good. And even better the next day. HEAVEN! Enjoy, xo-Carla aka

    Carla Golden

  12. says

    This is my first time submitting, but i’ve been proudly sporting the Food Renegade badge all week long on my blog, and there it will STAY. Anyway, this week my fight fack friday post involves the criticism of the taste of local foods. It seems counter-intuitive to many, but some people regard local foods as LESS flavorful. I used a post I found on the Atlantic Magazine’s food “channel” as a jumping off point. The post garnered some terrific beautiful comments as well!

    Zachary Cohen

  13. says

    My blog for this week’s FBF has a link to a newsreel video out of New Zealand about a woman named Rachel Tomkinson who cured her daughter’s allergies and eczema with organic, whole, real, preservative-free foods, and uses (gasp!) “drippings” or animal fat.

  14. says

    Hi, this is Lindsay (formerly of The Littlest Bird) So a quick update! Y’all have inspired me to start up a new blog with the Real Food Revolution as its core! Yay! I have spent all day transferring files and and adding pretty visuals and links: so please update any links you may have and come and see The Happy Dish… I even have a page dedicated to recruiting Fight Back Friday carnies and just posted a spring salmon recipe this afternoon!

    Lindsay (The Happy Dish)

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