Monday Mania 11/14/2011

by Sarah CarnivalsComments: 60

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 (60)

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  • AMomsPassion

    Thanks for hosting a Link up! I love to share, learn and try new healthy recipes.

    November 20th, 2011 6:41 pm Reply
  • Kendahl (@NourishingRoots) (@NourishingRoots)

    Monday Mania 11/14/2011 – The Healthy Home Economist #realfood #carnival

    November 15th, 2011 11:51 am Reply
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  • Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions

    Hi Sarah – Thanks for hosting! I shared my “recipe” for getting whey. When I first started cooking real and traditional foods, whey was always this mysterious substance that I didn’t know how to acquire. Turns out it’s super simple! :) hee hee!

    November 15th, 2011 1:47 am Reply
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  • megan @ boho mama

    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.

    November 14th, 2011 11:50 pm Reply
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  • Judy@Savoring Today

    Sharing Lentil & Sausage Soup today, perfect for the weather out there :) Thanks for hosting!

    November 14th, 2011 7:17 pm Reply
  • ashley.roz

    Yikes. #57 amd 68 are NOT real food. 57 calls for canned broth and SMART BALANCE!!!

    November 14th, 2011 6:04 pm Reply

      You’re right Ashley. Sorry for this post. Next time I’ll be more careful to follow the guidelines!

      November 14th, 2011 10:01 pm Reply
  • Julie

    Sarah, it was really fun to meet you on Friday. I wrote about my impressions at the WAPF conference in Dallas, as a first timer.

    November 14th, 2011 5:24 pm Reply
  • Holistic Adult and Child Psychiatry/Judy Tsafrir, MD

    This post is about the treatment of a 6.5 year old boy with severe autism with the GAPS treatment protocol as it happens in real time.

    November 14th, 2011 5:03 pm Reply
  • Shay

    Thanks for hosting! I love the ideas! Visit me at for recipes and a giveaway!

    November 14th, 2011 4:44 pm Reply

    Just posted a yummy mash potato recipe, Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes.

    November 14th, 2011 3:17 pm Reply

      Oops…Sorry about posting this recipe. I’ll be more careful to follow the guidelines next time! Sarah, thanks for hosting your Monday Carnival. It’s so much fun!

      November 14th, 2011 9:59 pm Reply
  • Andrea (From Seed to Stomach)

    I linked to my recipe for a unique and delicious take on Cranberry Sauce! Maple syrup stands in for a seasonal healthier alternative to white sugar (or any other kind of sweetener) and some crystallized and/or freshly grated ginger subs for the usual citrus. SO GOOD!
    Thanks for hosting, Sarah!

    November 14th, 2011 3:03 pm Reply
  • France

    Hi Sarah, I’m sharing a lovely dessert that’s light as mouse but made like a cheesecake using yogurt cheese. I hope your readers like it.

    November 14th, 2011 2:45 pm Reply
  • Heather @ Nourishing the Heart

    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.

    November 14th, 2011 1:25 pm Reply
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  • Ariel

    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!


    November 14th, 2011 1:43 pm Reply
  • Debbie @ Easy Natural Food

    Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing my Asian Dumpling Soup – an Asian-style soup with meatballs and noodles in a tasty broth. Thanks for hosting.

    November 14th, 2011 1:41 pm Reply
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  • Mona @ Healthy Homesteading

    I didn’t title my post right so #60 can be deleted if you want.

    November 14th, 2011 1:11 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    I shared some photos of our fall garden. We’re new to this hobby, and are already in love!

    November 14th, 2011 11:55 am Reply
  • Heba @ midEATS

    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.

    November 14th, 2011 11:40 am Reply

    I just share my favorite recipe for roasted turkey, The Barefoot Contessa’s Recipe for Perfect Roast Turkey Made Skinny. It’s really simple to make, moist and very flavorful!

    November 14th, 2011 12:22 pm Reply
    • ashley.roz

      No offence, Nancy but Your recipes don’t follow the guidelines for this blog. Sarah would NEVER recommend a recipe calling for smart balance or canned broths.

      November 14th, 2011 6:06 pm Reply
      • Ariel

        That’s what I said below!

        November 15th, 2011 12:22 pm Reply
  • emily duff

    delicious salads!

    November 14th, 2011 11:48 am Reply
  • marina

    Hi Sarah!
    I love that you are hosting this carnival every Monday, I always look forward to reading what the real foodies come up with!
    Today I am sharing a natural method to get rid of head lice, tested on my family!

    November 14th, 2011 10:57 am Reply
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  • clickclackgorilla

    This week I shared some of my tips for cooking real food soups a top a wood stove. Hope everybody is keeping warm…


    November 14th, 2011 10:32 am Reply
  • HealthyHomeEconomist (@HealthyHomeEcon) (@HealthyHomeEcon) (@HealthyHomeEcon) (@HealthyHomeEcon)

    Monday Mania 11/14/2011 – The Healthy Home Economist

    November 14th, 2011 10:26 am Reply
  • Michelle @ The Willing Cook

    Glad to be here another week! I linked up a recipe for Mini Meatloaf that contains brown rice and diced vegetables. The sweet & tangy sauce on the top is a winner too! I think you’re readers will enjoy it. Thanks for hosting!

    November 14th, 2011 10:10 am Reply
  • Sarah Smith

    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.

    November 14th, 2011 9:11 am Reply
  • Allison

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for hosting the carnival….this week I am sharing eco-friendly baby toys my son & I love incase anyone needs a holiday gift idea for a wee one :)

    Can’t wait to hear updates from your conference.

    November 14th, 2011 9:09 am Reply
  • kara

    Oops, I didn’t fill out my link correctly…. I’m sharing an easy, delicious, roast beef recipe, with grass-fed beef, of course!

    November 14th, 2011 8:57 am Reply
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  • lydia

    Hope the conference was amazing!

    Sharing my version of the pork stir fry from the latest Wise Traditions magazine and touch briefly on the issue about properly preparing pork!

    Thanks for hosting!

    November 14th, 2011 8:25 am Reply
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  • jill

    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!

    November 14th, 2011 7:37 am Reply
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  • Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation

    In preparation for the release of my free e-book on fluoroderma, I am posting a success stories page for people to share their experiences with fluoride and acne (and other conditions):

    Thanks for hosting, Sarah!

    November 14th, 2011 7:27 am Reply
  • Wendy (The Local Cook)

    Today I’m linking up my apron post – links to fabulous free apron tutorials, apron blogs, and some of my favorite sewing and fabric websites.

    November 14th, 2011 7:11 am Reply
  • Katie @ Riddlelove

    Hello! I hope your time at the conference has been amazing! This week I’m sharing my baba ghanoush recipe. A fast, GAPS-friendly dip comparable to hummus. We love it!

    November 14th, 2011 3:54 am Reply
  • Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

    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.

    November 14th, 2011 2:34 am Reply
  • Avivah @ Oceans of Joy

    Thank you for hosting! This week I shared how I used foraged local resources to make a super healthy and affordable tincture for our family.

    November 14th, 2011 2:38 am Reply
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  • Sarah @ RenaissanceMama

    I posted a recipe for easy homemade marshmallows! Yum! Thanks for hosting and hope you had a blast at the NT conf!

    November 14th, 2011 2:16 am Reply
  • Stanley Fishman

    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.

    November 14th, 2011 2:15 am Reply
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  • Amanda @ Traditional Foods

    Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe for wite bean soup with zucchini and black olives.

    November 14th, 2011 2:04 am Reply
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