Thursday, July 31, 2014


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 organic gardening and posts. Thank you for sharing!

We have a very special giveaway today.  Our very own co-host Joyce @ It's Your Life 
 is offering YOU a chance to win CRAMP BARK from Mountain rose Herbs

From Joyce:

Mountain Rose Herbs has agreed to give away a 1 ounce jar of Cramp Bark extract worth $9.25. Cramp Bark’s name speaks for itself, it is used to relieve menstrual cramps, muscle cramps, threatened miscarriage, early labor, labor, high blood pressure, spasmodic coughs, irritable bowel syndrome, and urinary pain.

I have used the capsules for menstrual cramps two months in a row, and it really works. For using the extract one should use 20 drops every hour, as needed. For best results it is good to start taking a day or two before you start menstruating, if you are regular.
Avoid if allergic to aspirin, in small children, using a blood thinner, using medicine for high blood pressure, could aggravate tinnitus. Always consult a health professional before using any herb. This information is strictly for educational purposes only.

The CRAMP BARK giveaway is open 7/31/14 to everyone and ends 8/9/2014  

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On to the PARTY!  We're your hosts
Lydia @ Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen 
Marla @ Organic4 Greenlivings 
Heather @ Cook It Up Paleo 
Joyce @ It's Your Life
me...Mary @ Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen  

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

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!

12 Raw Foods that Have a Wealth of Health from Organic 4 Greenlivings

Spinach Avocado Jicama Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing
from Urban Naturale

Dark Chocolate Nut & Seed Bombs from Nourished Roots

Garlic Baby Bok Choy from The Woks of Life

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.

Here's a great reference from Food Myths:

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. Hi Mary!
    Thanks for continuing to host a great Hop! I shared a post on "5 Reasons To Eat Chocolate".

  2. Hi Mary,
    What a great party! Today I shared "Sweet Potato Kale Quinoa Salad with Creamy Coconut Curry Dressing". Thanks for hosting! All the best, Deborah @UrbanNaturale

  3. Hi Mary,
    I am so thrilled that "Spinach Avocado Jicama Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing
    from Urban Naturale" has been featured this week. Thank you so much for the recognition and support. All the best, Deborah

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  5. Thanks Mary for hosting this party, It is an oppourtunity to meet and greet amaing people..Many thanks for your kind feedback for "Kulchizza":


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