Fight Back Fridays July 24th

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.

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!

Today, I’m sharing my recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning. 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!

Fight Back Fridays Participants

1. Small Footprint Family – Much Ado About Superfoods
2. REAL FOOD FOR YOUR BABY-Kelly the Kitchen Kop
3. The Kathleen Show (Choose organic milk)
4. ElizabethG (healthy breakfast)
5. Local Nourishment (Swine Flu Vaccine Update)
6. HOW TO CHOOSE REAL FOOD Campaign for Real Health
7. Hugging the Coast (Gourmet Ice Cream Recipes)
8. Jen(making quick pickles at home)
9. b kinch
10. Ediable Aria – Cocoa Lanka
11. MomsforSafeFood – Food Safety


  1. says

    Amanda, how big is your chest freezer? I’m considering purchasing either a side or a quarter – my chest freezer is like 7 cu. ft. I’m wondering how much will fit in it! You’re right, this is better for you (and cheaper!)

    This comment was originally posted on Amanda’s Cookin’

  2. says

    Being a farm girl, I have known about this and have done this also. It is a savings of money, you know where your meat comes from, you are helping the farmer in your area, and you learn to cook things like oxtail once in awhile! You can also do this with hogs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, etc. if you know a source. ALL of it tastes better off the farm from a reputable farmer. I loved this post! You are so good to have all your facts, etc. right there.

    This comment was originally posted on Amanda’s Cookin’

  3. says

    Thanks for this post, I am on my second side of beef to purchase from may SIL. The first time I had no idea on what to ask for in the cuts, how did you figure it out? I do like what you have selected, I might have to copy you when I get mine in September.

    This comment was originally posted on Amanda’s Cookin’

  4. says

    That is pretty neat! Thanks for the info. Your absolutely right besides being better for you and tasting (I might even change mymind about liking beef) its CHEAPER.

    How do you find out who’s selling steers? Any helpful info when I find a farmer, er rancher?

    This comment was originally posted on Amanda’s Cookin’

  5. says

    A great post! Buying your meat direct is a great way to gain more control of you food and support your local economy. As soon as I get into our house purchase a larger freezer I can’t wait to start doing this!

    This comment was originally posted on Amanda’s Cookin’

  6. says

    Hi everyone,

    Posting early on Friday (still Thursday till I go to sleep I guess) about a quick pickle recipe I love to keep on hand. Better than corn syrup, preservative loaded condiments. Thanks!
    PS: I haven’t noticed anyone linking back to this page in their posts…if I need to add that, please let me know). Jen

  7. says

    This week, I’m sharing our post: 40 Gourmet Ice Cream Recipes to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month.

    The flavors you can create when you make your own homemade ice cream are far more interesting and delicious than the generic, cookie cutter ice cream you find at the supermarket.

    Additionally, making your own ice cream can be an excellent way to help kids get excited about experimenting in the kitchen (with proper supervision, of course).

  8. says

    My post today is an essay offering fourteen “real food” guidelines based on the findings and teachings of Weston Price. As most of you undoubtedly know, Dr. Price sought to teach the rest of us about the health giving properties of whole, unprocessed real foods as opposed to the processed, sugarized, chemicalized fake foods western diet. Might I be so bold as to suggest it might be a good article to print out and keep handy in the kitchen!

  9. says

    I forgot to add what my post was about…it’s my grocery day list of baby steps toward more local, real food choices for my family. Hope it still works!
    .-= b kinch

  10. says

    I may have double added by accident so feel free to delete the End of Food one. I am now hosting other bloggers on my site and this week I have the pleasure of hosting Hungry Garden who wrote a piece called Disrupting McFood about the vulnerabilities in the industrial food system. It;s a great piece and he;s a great piece!
    .-= Zachary Cohen

  11. says

    Cocoa Lanka, Hot Cocoa for Grownups

    Raw milk, cacao beans, star anise, Ceylon cinnamon, raw almonds, hemp seed and vanilla bean. Sleep tight, friends..
    .-= Ren

  12. says

    Love your site! I am a food renegade and I’d love for my neighbors, friends, and family to become food renegades. I am always astounded when the people I meet say “I don’t want to know, don’t tell me, I don’t have the time, I’m too busy”. If we all do just a little everyday or once a week to make better food choices the market will respond!
    .-= Maryann

  13. says

    Hi! I have a new blog with about primal eating & living. Glad to be participating in Fight Back Fridays for the first time this week. Love this site!
    .-= Shelley

  14. says

    my post is about acking your own lunch- for health and deliciousness. i am sharing pics of my husbands lunch of wild striped bass with locally procurred salad. yum!
    .-= emily

  15. says

    Blogged today about a Geoffrey Canada who lifts kids out of dire circumstances through innovative programs AND real food. He inspires me to learn more and do more.
    .-= Kitty Krueger

  16. says

    Yesterday my husband came home and shared a conversation that he had with his co-worker. That conversation inspired my post regarding liver.
    .-= Millie

  17. says

    Hi, Kristen! I revisited my homemade herb seasoning salt recipe – to make it better. I added kelp and nutritional yeast and more herbs. It is yummy to shake on anything savory – and it is really, really good for you! A great way to get trace minerals every day. Thanks for another great Friday carnival – the links look awesome!
    .-= Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS

  18. says

    Amazing links this week, can’t wait to go through them all!

    I shared my post about the benefits of buying a side of beef from your local farmer. Includes cost comparisons :)
    .-= Amanda

  19. says

    This is my first Fight Back Fridays post but I’m sure I’ll continue!

    Thanks for all the ideas for a new Real Food follower. Love the site!
    .-= Rebecca

  20. says

    OK — you won me over when I saw that you used cream cheese frosting! One of my favorites! And I’ll bet it was the perfect pairing for that sour cream cake!

    Happy Birthday, Joe!

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

  21. says

    I grew up on a farm which supplied our family with fresh beef, pork and chickens. My grandfather was a butcher and we kept 2 chest freezers filled with farm-raised meats all the time. The taste of locally produced beef, pork and poultry is so superior to that available commercially.

    I’m far removed from the farm these days but your post has reminded me of that wonderful, locally grown meat. I’m going to try to find a local supplier here where I am!!

    This comment was originally posted on Amanda’s Cookin’

  22. says

    Amanda – This was so informative. We are lucky that my husbands family are beef farmers so we get our beef straight from the farm for free. Someday I’m sure I’ll need this info though. Can’t imagine going back to store bought beef after we’ve had it this way!

    This comment was originally posted on Amanda’s Cookin’

  23. says

    These look really yummy. Love the cocoa and cream cheese frosting on top. It’s like eating cake and cream cheese at the same time. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like yours, so I’ll be visiting often!

    This comment was originally posted on Daily Diner

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