Every week I have a hard time choosing the featured posts. There are so many that I choose and then I have to whittle them down one by one. If you are wondering how I choose, it usually goes by either the most unique (posts in which I hadn’t seen it done or written on before), well-written and/or thought out posts, or overall usefulness like references to main real food ideals. This week so many of them fell into these categories. Please, if you didn’t visit last week’s Freaky Friday stop by there too. To view other posts from last week, click here.
Follow the intro to the guest post over at Paleo Parents. Lauren @Empowered Sustenance created a reipe for cottage cheese made out of coconut milk. Genius! This falls into the unique and creative category.
Because eggnog made with raw milk and quality pastured eggs is so nourishing, this post falls into the overall usefulness category. This came to us from Melissa @Unmistakably Food. Yummy. Perfect for the upcoming fall and winter holidays.
This post from Jill @Real Food Forager falls into the well-written and educational category. I love how she writes with such detail and finds the most interesting topics to write about. This post is worth a read if you missed it last week!
OTHER GREAT TIPS AND RECIPES
Some runner’s up:
Some of you are just not following the rules and as a result I have been dumping some posts (about 2-3 each week). You might be surprised to know that I read each post every week. Posts that do not follow the rules will be deleted without notice. But most importantly, I also pin most of these posts to Pinterest. Just because you technically follow the rules (by the skin of your teeth) does not mean I’m posting to Pinterest. Most get posted but posts that don’t fit our general mission do not. (For example: If you post about fermented soy — technically that is allowed but will not be posted to Pinterest because we don’t really advocate for soy-based foods here).
POSTS THAT DO FOLLOW THE RULES:
- Real Food recipes
- Homeopathic or natural remedies
- Homesteading ideas
- Real Food activism
- Survival skills
- LINK BACK to this page, plus leave a comment because it helps give you more link exposure with search engines. If you don’t link back YOU WILL BE DELETED
POSTS THAT DON’T FOLLOW THE RULES
- Include refined sugars (brown sugar or white or agave — instead choose honey, pure maple syrup, sucanat, real stevia — but links to fake stevia will cause your post to get deleted) For the record, we are not really comfortable with xylitol, but will permit it for now on the linky. This may change in the future.
- Grain flours that are NOT properly prepared by soaking, sprouting, fermenting – we also prefer recipes where the legumes and nuts are also properly soaked. (see this post on grains)
- Unfermented soy products – fermented soy sauce, miso, tempeh, natto ok but will likely not be posted to Pinterest
- Hydrogenated vegetable oils, canola oil, margarine, crisco type shortening, or canned and packaged foods.
- Overtly advertising products in which the main goal of the post is to sell something that you profit on. (links in post to affiliates ok)
- Post links to other blog carnivals
If you don’t have a blog we still want to hear from you! Please leave your tips or recipes in the comments.