Monday Mania 11/14/2011

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist November 14, 2011

Welcome to Monday Mania, a health and wellness carnival where Real Foodies who blog come together to link up their popular posts.

These posts might be Real Food recipes, Book Reviews, Natural Remedies, or Green Home Tips. They might even be a blogger’s take on a media health report, a videoblog, podcast, or an exciting giveaway!

In short, these Awesome Posts are a complete free for all of incredible Real Foodie Wisdom! So, roll up your sleeves, link up and show us your stuff! Can’t wait to see what your Real Foodie brains have turned out recently!

Guidelines for Participating

* Please link up your blog post using the Linky widget below. If you are posting a recipe, only REAL FOOD recipes are permitted please! This means no processed food ingredients!

Hint: Tofu and textured vegetable protein are not Real Food. Neither are Splenda, soy milk, protein powder, or white sugar/white flour. Posts that do not qualify as Real Food will be deleted.

* Please link the URL of your actual blog post and not your blog’s home page.

* Remember to link this post back to your blog and leave a comment.  Thanks!

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


Comments (63)

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  8. First time participating, long time reader! Posting the soaked homemade granola/cereal recipe that I have been wanting to try and finally did, with fantastic results! I appreciate your blog and all the great information I learn every time I visit.

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  11. Heather @ Nourishing the Heart November 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I appreciate the work you do to host Monday Mania! Thanks.
    I’ve included recipes for Cream of Potato Soup and Turkey Pot Pie. If you make the soup, you’ll already have the base for the pot pie ready to go! The Turkey Pot Pie is also great to make with the upcoming Thanksgiving leftovers.
    Heather @ Nourishing the Heart\’s last post: Cream of Potato Soup and Turkey Pot Pie

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  13. Hi Nancy,

    Hate to be the bringer of bad news, but your “skinny” recipe uses reduced fat butter, and also recommends NOT roasting the vegetables with the turkey fat. REAL butter and turkey fat from pastured, healthy turkeys are extremely beneficial in helping to supply fat-soluble vitamins that are needed to absorb all of the other vitamins and minerals present in vegetables. Also, whole food fats VERY rarely cause weight gain, and are, in fact, very healthy to eat, especially saturated fats. Complex carbohydrates, such as starches, are the real culprits, as they spike the blood sugar, causing your body to release a large amount of insulin and store all of that excess sugar as fat, while eating whole fats stabilizes the blood sugar and preventing the spikes from happening in the first place. But don’t take my word for it, do some of your own research! Check out, and the book “Eat Fat, Lose Fat” to start with. I think you will find it an enlightening experience!

    Best of luck!


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  15. Thanks for hosting this carnival :) I posted two posts, each from two different sites that I write for and keep up. ‘My Life in a Pyramid’ ( is focused on healthy living and sustainability, and MidEATS ( is a site focused on sharing traditional Middle Eastern recipes. Let me know what you think, and if you have any tips for anything to improve! I really love the content that you post about btw! Thanks.
    Heba @ midEATS\’s last post: Positive Social Change Starts with Truly Sustainable Startups (Notes from DCWEEK Event)

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  19. I shared a recipe for grain-free, nut-free granola! It is a new favorite in our GAPS family.

    I also shared a recipe for the easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week.
    Sarah Smith\’s last post: Coconut and Fruit Granola (Grain-free : Nut-free : GAPS-legal)

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  23. Hi,
    I shared my amazing GF Cocoa Butter Layer Cake with a how to video. I also shared an article about the great new book, Tender Grassfed Barbecue, an the disturbing Runaway GM Canola Plants found on the side of roads. Thanks for hosting!

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  26. Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable November 14, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Hi Sarah! I hope you had a super weekend! I can’t wait to hear about all that you learned:) Today I have shared a recipe for my Homemade Probiotic Deodorant and Herbal Cold and Cough Syrup. I have also linked up an article highlighting 10 Ways To Live In Contentment and Have Enough. I hope you enjoy and as always thank you for hosting.
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  28. Thanks for hosting. The Weston A. Price Foundation and the conference inspired my latest post, My Real Food Plate. This plate is made up of real food that I actually eat, based on the research of Dr. Weston A. Price, the recommendations of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and what makes me feel good and healthy. It is far superior to the USDA “MyPlate” and it tastes a lot better.

    I’m sure you had a great time at the conference, Sarah, wish I was there.
    Stanley Fishman\’s last post: My Real Food Plate

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