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Fight Back Fridays July 31st

Happy Fight Back Friday, everyone! Today we’re bringing together 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!

Today, I’m sharing tips on how I feed my family of 4 on less than the federal food stamp allotment for a family of my size. 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.)

Fight Back Fridays Participants

1. Ediable Aria – Tamatem Ma

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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 31st
  1. Ren
    July 30, 2009 | 10:27 pm

    I’ve combined simple, seasonal ingredients in a Moroccan-influenced dish of roasted tomatoes stuffed with with sustainable-certified albacore, capers, olives and Jenny’s preserved lemons.

    Fight against the Standard American Diet!
    .-= Ren

  2. Dawn @
    July 30, 2009 | 10:31 pm

    My post this week is on how farms might transform themselves in the wake of peak oil to be completely sustainable and fossil fuel free.
    .-= Dawn @

  3. Hugging the Coast
    July 30, 2009 | 11:11 pm

    In this week’s post, I showcase 14 delicious gourmet egg salad recipes from food blogs all over the world (including this one) as well as share 2 of my own original recipes.
    .-= Hugging the Coast

  4. Zachary Cohen
    July 31, 2009 | 2:07 am

    The post I submitted was actually authored by Roberta Rosa, the newest member of the Farm To Table blog. I only edited Roberta and helped her flush out her fantastic ideas. Roberta has recently uncovered a treasure trove of family heirlooms in the form of 80 year old (some are even older) recipes that her “grandmother by courtesy” left her. They are simply amazing, and she’ll be cooking and blogging and photographing her way through them.
    .-= Zachary Cohen

  5. Kelly the Kitchen Kop
    July 31, 2009 | 2:19 am

    Jenny, this post is AWESOME! I’m linking to it in my “lingo” section.

    This comment was originally posted on The Nourished Kitchen

  6. Ryan
    July 31, 2009 | 2:46 am

    Nice and informative, my personal pet peeve is people slapping artisan on all sorts of things it has no business being on.

    This comment was originally posted on The Nourished Kitchen

  7. Michelle
    July 31, 2009 | 6:04 am

    Hey Everyone!
    This week in my food and health site my post is about South African foods and plants that I learnt about while travelling to RSA this month! It was really great learning about them!
    Please read and comment them:)

    .-= Michelle

  8. Maureen Jeanson
    July 31, 2009 | 7:17 am

    Hello There!

    I am sharing a healthy snack for kids that is better than the granola bar junk they ask for in the store–and the kids can help create it which always makes food taste better to them! Yummy goodness of dirt balls ( no actual dirt is harmed in the creating of this recipe!)
    .-= Maureen Jeanson

  9. DrAyala
    July 31, 2009 | 7:25 am

    Fight Back Friday is on @FoodRenegade ! I’m number 18.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  10. dina
    July 31, 2009 | 7:35 am

    It was 107 here the other day – HERE – in the Pacific NW! Lord have mercy! It’s times like this that you need a nice Cucumber and Green Onion Salad in the fridge, ready to help quench the heat!
    .-= dina

  11. Lisa Sargese
    July 31, 2009 | 8:02 am

    I’m coming back to life after destroying my health with a practically non-fat diet. Thank God for WAPF and the great information they disseminate on real, healing foods. And thanks for this great blog! I love reading other experiences with nourishing traditions :-)
    .-= Lisa Sargese

  12. Shelley
    July 31, 2009 | 8:17 am

    This week I created a totally primal grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free coconut blueberry muffin recipe that actually tastes good. :)
    .-= Shelley

  13. Local Nourishment
    July 31, 2009 | 8:43 am

    The Center for Science in the Public Interest has brought a lawsuit on behalf of a consumer against Denny’s for their excessive use of salt. I’m all for food labeling, but what responsibility does the consumer have to safeguard their own bodies when eating out?
    .-= Local Nourishment

  14. Sheri aka Mom
    July 31, 2009 | 10:25 am

    Today’s post is a recipe for one of our favorite summer salads. Happy Friday!

  15. creisinger
    July 31, 2009 | 11:17 am

    We’re participating in @FoodRenegade’s Fight Back Friday. Check out entry #10 on childhood obesity…

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  16. Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS
    July 31, 2009 | 11:50 am

    Hi, Kristen! My contribution today is a review of a book written in my locale – a woman who has harvested wild mushrooms for years and shared her knowledge about Pacific Northwest mushrooms in a book. The book is “A Visual Guide to Harvesting Mushrooms” by Leota McKenzie and it is full of useful information for beginning mushroomers, regardless of locale.
    .-= Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS

  17. Real Food Mama
    July 31, 2009 | 2:36 pm

    Lots of zucchini in my garden have forced me to come up with some great recipes for those delicious summer squash! I have shared a couple today.

    – RFM
    .-= Real Food Mama

  18. Catherine
    July 31, 2009 | 3:14 pm

    Today I made some awesome Grain Free Low Carb French Toast. It was so yummy I grabbed my video camera and showed how easy it is using a secret ingredient… Eggplant!
    .-= Catherine

  19. Daily Diner
    July 31, 2009 | 4:06 pm

    Nice list. My biggest pet peeve is when something says “all natural” and it’s not!

    This comment was originally posted on The Nourished Kitchen

  20. KarenFelber
    July 31, 2009 | 4:14 pm

    We’re participating in @FoodRenegades’s Fight Back Friday…Check it out – our entry is #10 Childhood Obesity

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  21. Douglas
    July 31, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    What a great idea!

    I just heard about this due to my obsessive Twitter use and I would love to participate…and so would a lot of my fellow fitness junkies.

    I will have something ready for next week

    Doug @ Health Habits
    .-= Douglas

  22. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    July 31, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    Sorry I’m so late! I wanted to pull together lots of photos to describe my experience at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition :-)
    .-= Michelle @ Find Your Balance

  23. Rebecca
    July 31, 2009 | 11:20 pm

    Less of a testimonial, more of a “I’m starting on my Real Food Journey and this is my story” post about Kombucha!

    Thanks for a great blog.
    .-= Rebecca

  24. Sue Trumpfheller
    August 3, 2009 | 9:32 am

    Great list. It should be posted in every place they sell food. There is so much confusion with the “labels” given food these days. I’ve gone asking is it safe? beneficial? I define safe as toxic free. Then I wonder is that enough.

    This comment was originally posted on The Nourished Kitchen

  25. Michelle
    August 7, 2009 | 6:26 pm

    what a coincidence – I posted about taking my cooking camp students to the farmer’s market and it went live this morning:
    Such a great experience for parents to bring their kids and for teachers to bring their students. We all learned so much – about organics, eating local, and about how foods like chocolate are made!

    This comment was originally posted on

  26. b kinch
    August 7, 2009 | 7:10 pm

    I’m too late to link with the widget but I posted nonetheless, about our second grocery day focused on local and sustainable purchasing!
    .-= b kinch

  27. Heather
    August 10, 2009 | 11:35 am

    I didn’t get a good picture of our kids at the Farmers Market but we were there.

    This comment was originally posted on

  28. gavintiegirl
    August 20, 2009 | 9:19 am

    Blog Carnival for Food Renegades: Excellent resourse for info:

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  29. gavintiegirl
    August 20, 2009 | 9:20 am

    Blog Carnival for Food Renegades: Excellent information source:

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

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