Fight Back Fridays — April 17th

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 amazing! Thirty-six 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!

For my own entry, I submitted a recipe (if you can call it that!) for an easy honey nut creme fraiche dessert. 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. Eating Simply\’s Spinach Salad in a Glass
2. Erica @realfood2health – Best Boiled Eggs in the World
3. Linsey (Taza: Sustainable Chocolate Manufacturer)
4. Hugging the Coast (Gourmet Cole Slaw)
5. Mindful Eats (love whole grains)
6. Lindsay Young ( *now* The Happy Dish) — Recipe: Spring Salmon
7. Michelle @ FindYourBalance (Breakfast Cereal?)
8. ElizabethG (more frugal veggies)
9. Lainie@ Mishmash Maggie (Guest Testimony)
10. Girl Gone Domestic [newbie] (Roast Chicken & Broth)
11. Amy (Gluten-Free Muffins!)
12. Eco Yogini (Lobster Chowder Shelling Tips!))
13. Why Buy Sustainable? (Sustainable Table)
14. Our Cast-Iron Wok
15. Local Nourishment (Local chicory and leeks)
16. Aimee Gallo, CHHC (Plight of the Honeybee)
17. Emerald Green (Coconut Pudding)
18. Kitchen Table (Saving Real Food)
19. Sarah\’s Musings *first time* (Increasing Iron Consumption)
20. whole grain soft pretzels
21. Kimberly -Green Radio Show
22. Simple, Good, and Tasty (local and organic beers!)
23. Moms for Safe Food – Who owns life & our food?
24. Get Ready for the No GMO Challenge! (CHEESESLAVE)
25. Stacey (easy homemade mayonnaise)
26. Emma *newbie* (Fettucine Bolognese a la Me)
27. The Chicken Coop-Sardines: Who Knew?
28. Colleen/FoodieTots (why grassfed meat matters)
29. Kyle (Corn is Everywhere!!!)
30. Healthy Mama (I\’m new! Madatory Pasteurization of Almonds)
31. Carrie Oliver – Discover Artisan Beef
32. Raine Saunders – Open Letter to President Obama about preventative health care
33. Carolyn @eatabeet (raw oats for breakfast)
34. Zachary Cohen
35. Burp! — Double Ginger Granola
36. Jill
37. Peak Food

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  1. says

    Taza is a truly revolutionary chocolate manufacturer. Using traditional mills – molinos – from Oaxaca, Mexico, Taza produces vibrant, shocking, and delicious chocolate bars that don’t quite fit the mold of what we are used to eating – and that’s a great thing. Taza buys beans at better-than-Fair Trade pricing, has direct relationships with their organic cacao farmers in the Dominican Republic. All of their waste products from the process are recycled or returned to the earth. And everyone at the company bikes or walks to work.

    I just had to share their story – such a beautiful organic, sustainable, traditional Mexican-style chocolate needs to get into the hands of more people.

  2. says

    I’m so sorry to put this here but I can’t find your email link to save my life… I accidentally sent this to the No Reply Blogger thing– hee hee OOPS

    Hey Kristen I ordered a good cod liver oil from Radiant Life and I can’t take it because it aggravated my asthma. I’m sad to say I’ve had terrible customer service. I have two unopened bottles… may I send them to you? I don’t think I’ll get my money back if I send it to the company and I would rather give to someone that would be blessed by it.

    My naturopath has me on a good EFA and I just take a vit D supplement– my level came back lower than Kim’s–mine was 18! Yikes

    Anyway, I’m in Oregon and I would be happy to send these bottles to you! Let me know :)


    Lainie@ Mishmash Maggie

  3. says

    Lainie — Well, God provides! I would love to try out your cod liver oil. My email address and mailing address can both be found on the Contact page in the top navigation bar above. Thanks for thinking of me!!

  4. says

    Hi Kristen–Ann Marie says your blog readership is exploding! So excited for you! My contribution today is about a radio show that covers environmental issues.


    Kimberly Hartke

  5. says

    Hi Kristen,
    Our blog post this week is about who really owns our seeds and food.

    It need to be us, not a corporation.

    Thanks for another wonderful Fight Back Friday!


  6. says

    Somehow I didn’t get my tag line with my name on the blog list above, but I’m glad to see so many great names on the list and look forward to checking out all of the blogs and sites.

    My site’s featured article is an open letter to the President about the importance of preventative health care through action, coverage for alternative and preventative services, and education and awareness about preventative lifestyles – including nutrition. My Health Tip of the Day, which can be accessed through the main site is about teaching children about health and nutrition.

    Keep up the great work!

    -Raine S.

    Raine Saunders

  7. says

    My blog post today is about what I eat for breakfast. I give info about flax, coconut, cacao, raw oats. Thanks for hosting this. It’s great. Now time to look through everybody else’s posts!

  8. says

    Just have to thank you for hosting another great round-up. I always learn something from the individuals who post here (and from you, Kristen!)… so keep them coming!

    I also have to tell each and every one of your readers (and posters) — THANK YOU. You inspired me to think harder, do better, and eat more consciously.


  9. says

    Hello Everyone,

    I’m new to this and it is wonderful to see a thriving community of people out there eating real food! It is so exciting for me because I don’t meet many in my day-to-day life and I am constantly telling people about it.

    I started my blog to chronicle my upcoming experience of an exclusive raw milk diet. I will be drinking only raw milk products for 4 weeks in May. If you’re interested in finding out what this will be like, please check out my blog. I think I will need the support too so I hope to hear comments!


  10. says

    Hi Kristen, I am such a dork! You invited me to join the food carnival and I am not sure how to use Mr Linky :( Do I just do a regular link on my post linking to this post? Or do I have to install a Mr Linky widget on my blog?? Sorry for the beginner questions!

    Throwback at Trapper Creek

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