Thursday, April 3, 2014

REAL FOOD Friday #32

Hello and Welcome to REAL Food Friday!
I'd like to thank all of the conscious bloggers who followed the guidelines and 
shared REAL FOOD recipes and posts. Thank you for sharing!

Are you growing your own veggies this year?
We'd like to hear from YOU!  Please feel free to share your organic, non-GMO gardening posts here @ Real Food Friday! 
Today a customer brought me a HUGE bag of organic Collards.  She was so excited about how well they grew with very little pest issues since starting to use Diatomaceous Earth in her organic garden.
I used a pen to show how HUGE these leaves are!
Check out
 Using Diatomaceous Earth for Safe and Organic Pest Control

We're your hosts
Joyce @ It's Your Life
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen
Janine @ My Lamp is Full  
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 

Mary’s Kitchen  
If you're interested in co-hosting let us know! 
You can email Mary at

Each host chooses their own features so be sure to hop around and see if you were featured.  There were SO MANY amazing links last week it was tough choosing.

My Features: 

Fruit Tart with Chocolate Crust from Sweet and Savory Spence
(YES...This is made with REAL food!!!)

Ham & Broccoli Quiche Romansco from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Our co-hosts this week brought some amazing goodies!

Red Lentil and Bulgur Patties from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes from My Lamp is Full

In case you missed "What is Real Food" here's a recap...
I know "Real" food may not seem like as much fun as the sugary, chemically, DIY recipes out there on the internet.  This is why REAL Food Friday is so unique.  This is the place to share your unprocessed, gmo-free, locally grown and/or fair trade posts.
We are trying to make a difference 1 recipe at a time!
If your post includes items like *margarine, *granulated sugar, *food dye, packaged baking mixed with ingredients that you cannot pronounce (betty crocker, duncan hines, pillsbury) then it WILL be deleted.  These are garbage ingredients.  Sorry...Not real food.

Here's a great reference from Food Myths:
Do you ever think about how far the food you eat travels?  Who grew it?  Who picked it? How much in processing it's been through before you took a bite? Real Food is:
-Supports fair farmworker wages
-GMO Free
-Little to no processing/processed ingredients
-Supports local markets/vendors and isn't transported long distances to get to my plate
-Honors fair trade principles when I buy from othr regions
-Meat and dairy should be humanely raised and on real food themselves-Not genetically engineered feed, drugs, hormones and antibiotics.

Link up your Real Food posts!  Processed and "junk food" posts will be deleted.
The party runs from Thursday at 7pm EST through Monday at Noon.
Please follow your hosts and consider adding the Real Food Friday button.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Mary for featuring my post "6 Ways To Use Organic Raw Coconut Butter. So happy to be a co-host for Real Food Friday! Have a healthy wonderful weekend!


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