Fight Back Fridays August 7th


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!

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Fight Back Fridays Participants

1. Every Kitchen Table – Evolution of Pro Food
2. Whole Foods Market: less junk, more health.
3. Hugging the Coast : Julia Child Recipes
4. Moms For Safe Food – Book review of Mom, Will This Chicken…
5. ElizabethG (lunchbox recipe)
6. Lindsay @ Passionate Homemaking (Superfoods)
7. @marciamarcia (St. Louis Zucchini Bread)
8. Daily Diner: Beer Bread with freshly milled wheat
9. Local Nourishment – Start a CLO buying club
10. ORGANIC & THRIFTY (Kellogg’s Propaganda on Children’s Nutrition)
11. THROWBACK AT TRAPPER CREEK (Cilantro Hazelnut Pesto)
12. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family – Reason No. 4,298 to Go Organic
13. GUT HEALTH 101 – 6 Q&A ON IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTH- Kelly the Kitchen Kop
14. Michelle (Chocolate Jaffa Cake)
15. Prudent and Practical (Homemade Dog Food)
16. Sarah (voting with your wallet)
17. Musings of a Housewife (more than just organic)
18. Simple, Good, and Tasty (local food discussion at the MN governor’s residence)
19. HartkeisOnline! Soybeans Poisoning S. America
20. Shannon (do you have adrenal fatigue?)
21. Karen (Economics of local eating) (first post)
22. Mindful Eats (study says organic not healthier)
23. Jen(baking for a good cause with summer fruit)
24. emily- Delcious Duck Fat
25. Real Food Mama (Nourishing Traditions Book Review)
26. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship (Fight Back against Antibacterial Soap!)
27. Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven (Strawberry Ironman Shake)
28. Cooking Julia with Kids (FoodieTots)
29. Known By Name (Yellow Angel Food Cake)
30. Earth Friendly Goodies (My Lactose Intolerant Love Affair)
31. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS (Seven Yummy Ways to Eat Kefir)
32. Beef Tallow French Fries (CHEESESLAVE)
33. Agriculture Society – Should Our Right to Eat Real Food Be Taken Away?
34. Amy – Paella made with brown rice and beans
35. Michelle @ Find Your Balance (Scream for Chia Cream!)
36. Ediable Aria – Roasted, Raw and Fermented: Heirloom Salsa
37. Melody Joy – FED UP WITH MSG
38. Erica ~ Fermented Dilly Beans

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34 Responses to Fight Back Fridays August 7th
  1. Rob Smart
    August 6, 2009 | 10:16 pm

    For those of you who have been following Every Kitchen Table on Fight Back Fridays, you have read a number of posts that have built the foundational thinking underneath Pro Food.

    This week’s submission on FoodRenegade represents the complete list of those posts with a short description. And while you won’t likely have time to read all of them, I hope it serves as a resource that allows you and others to better understand Pro Food, its core values and how it will help food entrepreneurs develop alternative food systems focused on sustainable food.

    Cheers,

    Rob Smart
    .-= Rob Smart

  2. Hugging the Coast
    August 6, 2009 | 10:31 pm

    This week’s post is about Julia Child’s personal journey from timid eater to adventurous cook.

    We also share some of her delicious recipes.
    .-= Hugging the Coast

  3. Charles
    August 6, 2009 | 10:31 pm

    My wife and I have found it frustrating to walk into Whole Foods Market and almost immediately see an enormous candy display, and then go over to their prepared foods and find that most include canola oil. According to a newspaper story yesterday, WFM has gotten the message about the “junk” in their stores and they intend to clean up their act and become healthier, so to speak. My post this week quotes their CEO on the changes they intend to usher in and I include some thoughts of my own from our local Whole Foods store.
    .-= Charles

  4. Sheri aka Mom
    August 6, 2009 | 10:34 pm

    This Friday’s post is a guest review, by my friend Crystal, of Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs? My Confused, Guilt-ridden, and Stressful Struggle to Raise A Green Family by Robyn Harding

    Happy Friday everyone. :-)
    Sheri

    http://momsforsafefood.org/Blog/Entries/2009/8/7_Entry_1.html

  5. CharlesWelling
    August 6, 2009 | 10:37 pm

    Fight Back Fridays is LIVE. Go add your real food (sustainable, organic, local, traditional) links! http://bit.ly/3DjT6 (via @FoodRenegade)

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  6. Organic and Thrifty
    August 7, 2009 | 12:26 am

    In true “Fight Back” spirit, I submit this week’s post. It was by a circular that came in the Sunday paper advertising how “healthy and nutritious Kellogg’s breakfast’s are for kids!”. My article is an expose (read: rant) against the misinformation painted in bright colored, cartooned marketing and uncovering the lies spewed forth by big business at the expense of our kids’ health. Warning: Post is a bit snarky.

    http://www.organicthrifty.com/2009/08/07/kelloggs-propaganda-on-childrens-nutrition/
    .-= Organic and Thrifty

  7. Throwback at Trapper Creek
    August 7, 2009 | 12:51 am

    With tons of cilantro and garlic, it is time to make pesto for winter time stocking up!

    We are finding the Cilantro Hazelnut Pesto more to our liking, and not as heavy as the traditional Basil, Pine Nut version. Plus it is a great herb for detoxing!

    Thanks Kristen, for doing Fight Back Fridays :)
    .-= Throwback at Trapper Creek

  8. Dawn @ SmallFootprintFamily.com
    August 7, 2009 | 1:02 am

    This Friday, I posted on Reason No. 4,298 to Go Organic. Not that there are a given number of reasons, but rather, there are too many to count. This week in response to all the mainstream maligning of organic food vs. convention, I discuss a little-known reason to eat organic that may convince even the greatest organic skeptic.
    .-= Dawn @ SmallFootprintFamily.com

  9. Michelle
    August 7, 2009 | 3:02 am

    Hey Everyone!

    This week my post is a recipe for a flourless, Refined Sugar-free Chocolate Jaffa Cake!
    I also have another post which is showing below (how to open a young thai coconut- however that is not the one i’m trying to show..the one i’m trying to show is:

    http://www.michellesfoodandhealthsite.com/healthy-recipes-and-food/flourless-refined-sugar-free-chocolate-jaffa-cake-

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Michelle.
    .-= Michelle

  10. Lee
    August 7, 2009 | 7:02 am

    my submission this week is about my meeting the mn governor tim pawlenty’s residence manager and communications director about what the governor eats, why – and how – he’s turning to local food, and what it says about their food policy.

    thanks for the opportunity to submit this, kristen!
    .-= Lee

  11. leezukor
    August 7, 2009 | 7:05 am

    so impressed by the success of food renegade’s fight back fridays: http://bit.ly/3DjT6 so many great links. #eatlocal #profood

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  12. Kimberly
    August 7, 2009 | 7:40 am

    This article is a must read, about how soy monocropping in the third world is destroying, despoiling and poisoning. Send it to everyone you know who thinks soy is a health food. It may change their mind!
    .-= Kimberly

  13. DC Fashion Gal
    August 7, 2009 | 8:14 am

    I agree that it would have been nice to see a bit more of Julia. Great girls night out indeed. I am adding the Blueberry Clafouti recipe to my list of things to make soon!

    This comment was originally posted on FoodieTots.com

  14. peg
    August 7, 2009 | 8:59 am

    Do you mean that you do not have to wait for it to rise?!!!! Now that is something that I would love to try. Thanks for this!

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  15. Jen
    August 7, 2009 | 9:20 am

    This week I wrote about my contribution to Dessert Corps, a wonderful initiative of my local soup kitchen to get volunteers to bring homebaked, fresh desserts for the diners, rather than the food “product” of store packaged desserts that sit on the shelf for years and are the only cheap alternative. It is a great idea that other towns and cities should consider as well. This helps cut the reliance on unhealthy alternatives even for those cooking for those who eat their meals at a soup kitchen. A bit of food justice for those who often don’t even have the funds to consider these types of issues.
    .-= Jen

  16. emily
    August 7, 2009 | 9:34 am

    My post is about using duck fat for the most delicous potatoes ever. Don’t be shy, duck fat is a traditional fat is yum, yum, yummy!
    .-= emily

  17. Real Food Mama
    August 7, 2009 | 9:40 am

    I finally picked up Nourishing Traditions and wrote a review of it on my blog this week. What a fabulous book! I am still working through the recipe section, but I was completely enthralled by the intro.

    Looking forward to reading everyone’s posts!

    – RFM
    .-= Real Food Mama

  18. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship
    August 7, 2009 | 9:42 am

    My post is (gasp) not about food, but it’s so “Fight Back!” that I couldn’t help linking up. Perhaps you use antibacterial soap in your kitchen…hopefully not. Are you sick of the world causing bacterial resistance and other issues by our rampant overuse of antibacterial products that we DON’T NEED? Visit for a letter you can dash to Bath and Body Works venting a little. It will take 60 seconds and make you feel gooooooood! Thanks!
    http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/08/05/call-to-action-bath-and-body-works-anti-antibacterial-soap-letter/
    .-= Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship

  19. TheGourmetGirl
    August 7, 2009 | 10:00 am

    Agreed RT @Jambutter @leezukor impressed w/success @FoodRenegade Fight Back Fridays http://bit.ly/3DjT6 Many great links #eatlocal #profood

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  20. Lynn
    August 7, 2009 | 10:01 am

    Was wondering if anyone else had read the reviews of Nourishing Traditions on Amazon? There was a lot of positive feedback about the book, but the negative feedback was an interesting read, too. Among the many comments, one said the author herself is very overweight and that the author believes it is natural to gain that much weight as she aged. Is she following the advice of her boook, and if I follow it will I, too, gain even more weight instead of losing it and my health problems?

  21. Colleen/FoodieTots
    August 7, 2009 | 10:15 am

    Inspired by Julia Child (and the film Julie & Julia), my son and I made a blueberry clafoutis. If only I could express in words the cuteness of my 3-yr-old learning to say “cla-FOO-tee!”
    .-= Colleen/FoodieTots

  22. dina
    August 7, 2009 | 10:23 am

    In baking school they taught us all of the DO’s and DON’Ts of baking an angel food cake. It was a big deal. Stressed to follow these rules – always!

    Some time ago I found my Great Grandmother’s recipe for Yellow Angel Food Cake. YELLOW? Who ever heard of such a thing?! But she was a professional cook – a fabulous cook – and this was her recipe, in her script – and it works. Not only that – it’s amazing. And relatively easy! My baking school instructors would faint dead away!
    .-= dina

  23. Earth Friendly Goodies
    August 7, 2009 | 11:06 am

    I’m supposed to be on vacation this weekend, but I had to sneak away and share a fun post about, well it is more fun if you just take a peek at “my illicit lactose intolerant love affair” and see for yourself. :)

    One of the fun things about vacations is that you discover new things – we tried a new probiotic drink so next friday I’ll have to share that story as well…
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    .-= Earth Friendly Goodies

  24. emily
    August 7, 2009 | 11:33 am

    i love your blog title and design, its so cute. i havent seen the movie or read the book but i do adore cherry claufoutis!

    This comment was originally posted on FoodieTots.com

  25. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS
    August 7, 2009 | 11:40 am

    We started making our own kefir a few months ago – and since then, I’ve been trying to come up with fun ways to eat it. Not all my family members like it as is, but I want them to eat it regularly. Would love for others to add their uses for kefir. Thanks, Kristen!
    .-= Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS

  26. Raine Saunders
    August 7, 2009 | 12:37 pm

    Hi Kristen, my post today is about our right to be able to procure and eat real food and the jeopardy that right is now under. Thanks for Fight Back Fridays!
    .-= Raine Saunders

  27. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    August 7, 2009 | 1:51 pm

    This week I’m posting about a favorite dessert of mine using whole fat coconut milk and chia seeds. Mmmmmm
    .-= Michelle @ Find Your Balance

  28. Ren
    August 7, 2009 | 5:51 pm

    Ah, the bounty of a Texas summer!

    This homemade salsa combines the dark smokiness of roasted heirloom tomatoes, garlic, sweet onions and peppers with the freshness of raw tomatoes, cilantro and lime.

    As good as this is, it is even better if allowed to ferment into a pro-biotic riot of Southwest flavor..

    Fight back against boring, unhealthy food!

    Thanks, Kristen :)
    .-= Ren

  29. Palidor
    August 8, 2009 | 4:58 pm

    Neat idea using beer!

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  30. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    August 9, 2009 | 9:59 am

    You certainly ARE a rockstar!

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  31. Bunny
    August 9, 2009 | 11:16 am

    Amanda I’ve never made beer bread , yours looks delicious!

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  32. mary
    August 9, 2009 | 2:43 pm

    I’m inspired. I have a pint of blackberries in my fridge. I think they would be a good substitute for blueberries. Yum.

    This comment was originally posted on FoodieTots.com

  33. Indigo
    August 10, 2009 | 11:26 am

    I love making soda bread but have never come across using beer before – sounds so convenient. What a great idea!

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  34. rebecca
    August 12, 2009 | 9:17 am

    great site…so glad it was recommened to me!
    .-= rebecca

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