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Fight Back Fridays July 17th

Happy Fight Back Friday, everyone! Today we’re bringing together yet another 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.)

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

IMPORTANT: The usual Mr. Linky Widget for entering links is broken today, but you can add your link (or view the links others have added) by clicking on the Mr. Linky icon below!

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I am a passionate advocate for REAL FOOD -- food that's sustainable, organic, local, and traditionally-prepared according to the wisdom of our ancestors. I'm also an author and a nutrition educator. I enjoy playing in the rain, a good bottle of Caol Ila scotch, curling up with a page-turning book, sunbathing on my hammock, and watching my three children explore their world.
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29 Responses to Fight Back Fridays July 17th
  1. Ren
    July 16, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    You won’t find this on the menu at Chipotle Mexican Grill, not that I’ll be stepping foot inside their green-washed doors anytime soon.

    All-local, raw goat cheese queso and homemade fried tortilla chips. Friday fight fuel!


  2. Stacy at Completely Edible
    July 16, 2009 | 10:45 pm

    I recently read and reviewed The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved by Sandor Katz. Talk about fighting back!! A great book on this very subject.

    Stacy at Completely Edible

  3. Ryan Robitaille
    July 16, 2009 | 10:56 pm

    “First time caller, long time listener!” Hah, sorry – I was compelled to say that for some reason. Cheers everybody! Love the site.

    Looking forward to an educational Fight Back Friday.

    Ryan Robitaille

  4. Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven
    July 16, 2009 | 10:59 pm

    Hi Kristen! Just found your website and love it! I also wanted you to know (if you didn’t already!) that there is a new Linky option out there called MckLinky. Just go to I’ve used it for my little meme and love it. I’d had quite enough of Mr. Linky!

  5. Chris
    July 17, 2009 | 12:31 am

    This spring, my family raised our first batch of chickens for meat and not the fast-growing, disease-prone Cornish Cross breed raised by 99.99% of poultry operations, but an intelligent (for a chicken), free-ranging breed called Le Poulet. This week, we enjoyed our first batch of Oregon-Raised, Maryland Fried Chicken–raised in our Portland backyard, breaded with Old Bay seasoning and fried in tallow from grass-fed beef. Now that was finger-lickin’ good!

  6. TheWishfulChef
    July 17, 2009 | 12:37 am

    Fight Back Fridays July 17th | Food Renegade

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  7. Dawn @ Small Footprint Family
    July 17, 2009 | 1:20 am

    Ignorance is not bliss, and I now know too much about agave now to continue to use it. My post this Friday is a bittersweet goodbye to the syrup and the myth of a healthier sweetener.

    Love Fight Back Fridays! Thanks for hosting!!

    Dawn @ Small Footprint Family

  8. dina
    July 17, 2009 | 2:12 am

    Some of the best meals I’ve enjoyed, I’ve had while I’ve been in Spain.

    Today I’m giving a very simple – very real – recipe for Tortilla de Patata – from the Alicante Province. It’s fabulous – and it’s what tortilla should taste like! :)


  9. warstone365
    July 17, 2009 | 5:26 am

    Reading @foodrenegade Fight Back Fridays July 17th

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  10. Emily
    July 17, 2009 | 7:54 am

    Some of my thoughts on prescription antibiotics: Perhaps they aren’t all they’re cracked up to be!


  11. Hugging the Coast
    July 17, 2009 | 8:04 am

    Today I’m sharing a recipe for Mexican Fiesta Salad, a salad that uses delicious fried garbanzo beans.

    Fried garbanzos are very easy to make and a delight to eat, and are a healthy, satisfying alternative to starchy junk food chips. They also add a fun texture to this refreshing, Mexican-influenced summer salad.

    Hugging the Coast

  12. Earth Friendly Goodies
    July 17, 2009 | 10:17 am

    Hey gang is it Friday already? Yikes!

    I recently went to a seminar on toxins in the home and environment and was blown away by the danger of simple dishwasher detergent. My latest post explains why everyone should toss that nasty stuff out the window (well not literally don’t want the nice little squirrels to get cancer – maybe we should beam it all to the sun or something). I also just tried a non-toxic dishwasher detergent that worked in my opinion even better than the “bad stuff” and it won’t give you tumors. Have a mighty fine Friday everyone!

    Earth Friendly Goodies

  13. Sheri aka Mom
    July 17, 2009 | 10:54 am

    Happy Friday! This weeks post is an interview with the wonderful Vandana Shiva.

  14. Lee
    July 17, 2009 | 10:58 am

    This week’s post is a new, revealing interview with Ana Sophia Joanes, director of the terrific food documentary Fresh.


  15. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    July 17, 2009 | 11:03 am

    This week I’m all about loving and sharing the 3 books on my nightstand! Happy Friday :-)

    Michelle @ Find Your Balance

  16. Raine Saunders
    July 17, 2009 | 11:39 am

    Thanks again for Fight Back Fridays, Kristen. My post is fluoride in our water and food supplements, and how harmful it is despite our culture’s overwhelming belief system that it is necessary to fight off cavities.

    Raine Saunders

  17. Alana Sheldahl
    July 17, 2009 | 12:10 pm

    OK, this is my very first time to participate in Fight back fridays, and I shared about how I got my family of very picky eaters to switch to real milk.

    I think I made a mistake and may have posted twice, the first time where it said “name” on the Mister Linky widget, I put my own name instead of the name of my blog post and then when it posted, realized my mistake and reposted. Sorry about that.

    Alana Sheldahl

  18. Karen
    July 17, 2009 | 12:25 pm

    Using so many goodies from the farmers’ market – green beans, fresh eggs, baby lettuces, tomatoes, rose potatoes and fresh grilled tuna (we have a great fish vendor)…I bring you Salade Nicoise. Later today I’ll be posting raspberry muffins!


  19. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS
    July 17, 2009 | 1:29 pm

    Five years ago, I attempted sourdough bread and it was disastrous. Well, I’d like to try again. So my post shares why sourdough breads are to be preferred over yeasted breads, but more importantly, asks for help – I’d love input on the best recipes, tips, websites, etc. about sourdough bread!

    Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS

  20. foodrenegade
    July 17, 2009 | 3:42 pm

    How lovely that you found a spice mix without MSG!

    I bet it makes delicious ranch dressing.

    That chicken looks yummy.

    Thanks for sharing!
    (AKA FoodRenegade)

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  21. amandalouden
    July 17, 2009 | 3:53 pm

    Yes Food Renegade, spices are a hidden source of bad ingredients, including MSG and it’s many nasty cousins.

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  22. pioneer381
    July 17, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    Fight Back Fridays July 17th | Food Renegade: Happy Fight Back Friday, everyone! Today we’re bringing togeth..

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  23. Zachary Adam Cohen
    July 17, 2009 | 7:49 pm

    i contribute regularly to Fight Back Friday’s and they are not only an excellent driver of traffic as well as being the best blog carnival in the sustainable and real food world

    This comment was originally posted on FriendFeed

  24. Cathy Raymond
    July 17, 2009 | 8:20 pm

    I’ve been fighting bad food safety bill HR2749 for the last three weeks. I’m tuckered out!

    I’m going to have a lovely glass of raw milk and celebrate our petition to Oppose HR2749 has 9,230 signatures. I’m so appreciative of everyone that wants to encourage Congress in the direction of true food safety…our fabulous small local farmers. In case you didn’t sign yet.

    While you are there, take a look at the other petition too. We support Ron Paul’s Bill to lift he ban on raw milk transportation between states!

    Cathy Raymond

  25. Millie
    July 17, 2009 | 11:39 pm

    My first time for Fight Back Friday! I share how we went straight to the source today for our future chicken meals.


  26. Leah McIntosh
    July 18, 2009 | 12:25 am

    For those of you in the Leander TX area: a new restaurant has just opened in Leander, selling burgers made from locally raised grassfed beef. It’s called Burger Central and it’s on US 183 just south of the Post Office. I’ve eaten there twice in the past couple of weeks; they’re still working out some of the kinks that new businesses deal with, but the burgers are great, reasonably priced, and best of all GRASSFED LOCAL!

  27. Michael Barnett
    July 18, 2009 | 1:04 pm

    We have a new Farmers Market in the neighborhood. If you’re in the area check it out.

    Michael Barnett

  28. AJ
    July 19, 2009 | 12:38 am

    I love this site! We’ve just started a nutrition blog for the CrossFit community and this blog is certainly an inspiration. Thank you for all you work and love you put into this site!


  29. bj
    July 24, 2009 | 1:27 pm

    Sounds great..must try this one.

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

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My name is Kristen Michaelis. I'm a nutrition educator, author, and mother of three. I adore hats, happy skirts, horizons full of storm clouds, the full-bodied feel of wind as I ride motorcylces, reading in my hammock, and a hearty shot of Caol Ila scotch. I'm also a rebel with a cause.
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