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Fight Back Fridays May 1st

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.

I really enjoyed last week’s carnival! Thirty-four bloggers participated, and yet again many of them were first timers. If you didn’t check it out, you should. You’ll find a wealth of great articles and posts 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!

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!

2. Hugging the Coast (pomegranate recipes superfood)
3. ElizabethG (more veggies)
4. Neighborhood Farms
5. Eco Yogini (Bioplastics- A complicated Food Container Solution))
6. Every Kitchen Table (Can Farmers Markets Save Food)
7. Kimberly -Home Farm Store
8. Shannon (wild foraging: dandelion greens)
9. Emerald Green (Dirty Rice)
10. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up (how to afford it)
11. Cutting The Fat – Salmon Stir Fry
12. Local Nourishment (FTC slams Kelloggs)
13. charlotte (fresh food)
14. Mindful Eats (no hoarding)
15. Emily @ Life in Cincinnati (Yogurt Cheese)
16. Emma (Traditional British Foods Book)
17. 100 Mile Harvest
18. Raine Saunders – Savory Beef, Potatoes, and Bacon Skillet
19. Health Tip of the Day – Agriculture and Health, Mr. President?
20. Moms for Safe Food – GE Crops Failure to Yeild
21. Zachary Cohen Farms Come To You
22. Kitchen Stewardship (Canned Foods Necessary for Emergencies?)
23. Completely Edible – I know my farmer.
24. No GMO Challenge (Win $100 Gift Certificate from US Wellness Grass-Fed Meats)
25. CHEESESLAVE (How to Make Whey)
26. Swine-Flu Ranting and Why We Need To Support Sustainable Agriculture
27. Michelle @ Find Your Balance (Mom\’s Real Food Carnival)
28. Julie @ Cultures for Health (Making Sour Cream)
29. Es*sense: Esmaa\’s Sense of Things | Keep the Butter, Jettison the Guilt!
30. Bethany (The Dairy Dilemma)
31. Nourished Kitchen: 10 Reasons to Give Up Grains
32. Simple, Good, and Tasty (a look at the movie King Corn)
33. Kyle (\’Real\’ Eggs and finding them)
34. Delicious by Nature (Veg and Tempeh Roast)
35. Carrie Oliver – Low Stress Food Tastes Better!
36. Cafe Cyan (Veggie Stuffed Poblanos)
37. Throwback at Trapper Creek
38. It\’s Frugal Being Green (30 Quick, Green, and Frugal Meal Planning Resources)
39. vehementflame(grain frm God\’s Country)

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16 Responses to Fight Back Fridays May 1st
  1. Kelly the Kitchen Kop
    May 1, 2009 | 12:30 am

    Yippee, I’m first!
    Thanks, Kristen. :)

  2. Hugging the Coast
    May 1, 2009 | 12:37 am

    My post shares 25 delicious recipes that use pomegranates (as well as tips to easily open them).

  3. Rob Smart
    May 1, 2009 | 5:35 am

    Today’s Fight Back Friday post from Every Kitchen Table is titled “Can Farmers Markets & CSA Farms Really

  4. Raine Saunders
    May 1, 2009 | 8:29 am

    There are two things I have been thinking about this week – recipes and the condition of agriculture as it relates to public policy and the government. Hence, I created two articles 1) Savory Beef, Potatoes, and Bacon, and 2) What’s the Word on Agriculture, Mr. President?

    Thanks Kristen! I love Friday!

    Raine Saunders

  5. Stacy
    May 1, 2009 | 9:12 am

    Hello! Yesterday I went to my farm pickup and today I wrote about how nice it is to know my farmer.


  6. Sheri aka Mom
    May 1, 2009 | 9:25 am

    Hi Kristen,
    This weeks post is a look at a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists showing that GE crops don’t yield anymore then conventional or organic crops.

  7. Stacy
    May 1, 2009 | 9:50 am

    Sorry, looks like there was a problem with my first link! :( So sorry.


  8. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    May 1, 2009 | 11:50 am

    Mr. Linky is pointing to my Mom’s Real Food Recipe Carnival but I also posted today and included a link to you here

  9. bethany
    May 1, 2009 | 1:00 pm

    Back on board, decided posting was more important than finishing a client website :). Off to read some other contributions!


  10. Throwback at Trapper Creek
    May 1, 2009 | 1:21 pm

    My last post details my ongoing saga concerning our Guernsey family cow.

  11. Lee
    May 1, 2009 | 2:45 pm

    A post about the movie King Corn. Thanks for Fight Back Friday, KristenM!



  12. Carrie Oliver
    May 1, 2009 | 5:53 pm

    This week’s post has been burning in my brain for nearly four years. It is about how low stress handling, especially in meat production, isn’t just about feel-food but materially and positively influences taste and texture. I wonder if I should have been a bit more clinical in the post and would value feedback. What I didn’t spell out completely is that stress at slaughter (man-made, inborn) releases hormones (primarily adrenaline) that change the chemical make up of muscle tissue. The other is that stress can come from natural sources, such as a drought or sudden change in weather.

    No matter, I hope it’s helpful and thanks again, Kristen, for this initiative.

    Carrie Oliver

  13. Carrie Oliver
    May 1, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    Cripes, I wish I’d seen that typo. Low stress isn’t just about feel good!

    Carrie Oliver

  14. Elana
    May 1, 2009 | 11:47 pm

    So glad to find you and your website! What a great bunch of people you have accumulated here. And I love the line you’ve come up with, “challenging politically correct nutrition.” That is fantastic.

    My first priority on my website has been to post recipes that utilize real food. I’ve hoped to attract others to the “revolution” this way by enticing them through this method, without directly proselytizing . I really appreciate your no holds barred, all out, upfront approach to the food movement. You are doing all of us a great service.

    Thank you!


  15. Rosy
    May 2, 2009 | 9:40 am


    You have some awesome recipies!

  16. charlotte
    May 2, 2009 | 7:31 pm

    Thanks Kristen. I really enjoy all this carnival. I am learning so much from you and the others!


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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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