Monday Mania 6/20/2011

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist

It's a Blogging Block Party!

Welcome to Monday Mania, a carnival where Real Food bloggers 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 is Splenda, 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.



Comments (49)

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  5. I just posted information about the LDS Holistic Living Conference. Even if you don’t live close by, you can order the downloads and the handouts! :) This is an amazing conference for those interested in whole foods, herbal remedies, and holistic living. :)

  6. Thank you so much for hosting! I put out a plea for help from the more experienced Real Foodies, as I am just beginning this journey.

    Can’t wait to read the linked up blogs!

  7. I always like to see what everyone else is up to, so thanks for hosting! I went to a discount grocery store in a poor area (food desert) looking for options as close to the WAPF recommendations as possible. I found some good options and some serious disappointments. Check it out.

  8. Number #20 – as delicious as it sounds :) – uses a processed food ingredient (French’s onion rings from the can) – which is what I think makes the “recipe” unique, so in my opinion, it doesn’t qualify to be linked to a Real Food blog. Please correct me if I’m wrong – I would love for French’s onion rings to be REAL food!! LOL But in my REAL food revolution pantry clean-out , they were one of the first things to go.

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  11. I am confused about whether to eat grains at all. Which is correct? Nourishing Traditions, says to just soak grains/beans with an acid over night for the most part, but Nagel says even the soaking doesn’t help to reduce the phytates enough. I am considering selling my grain mill . Do I eliminate grains altogether/mostly or just make bread from unbleached white flour. Sorry this is scattered. I thought I had things in order following the NT as best I can. Now I wonder if the grain/bean free way is right and many of NT recipes are not enough to make the grain/beans healthy. Several in my family of 8 have cavity issues. Your thoughts on the grain/bean preparation comparison would be great.

    Thanks so much


    • It depends on you, really. Grains are not really necessary in a healthy diet. So you can cut them out completely and be healthy. I would not use white flour at all – not only is it empty calories, it’s actually damaging to your health. I’m on the GAPS diet currently ( so I’ve had no grains or beans for over 5 months. It’s possible! I do eat green beans and use coconut and almond flours for baking. I think Sarah posted something recently about soaking beans and flours… you might want to search her blog.

    • My family has been eating a Primal/ GAPS-ish diet for about 6 months now and we feel great. I think there are some people who tolerate grains and legumes well. My mother is one of them, but my husband and I do not tolerate them well. My sister can handle legumes but not grains. I really would just go by your own personal health and how you feel. There is absolutely nothing unhealthy about eating nothing but meat, seafood, veggies, and fruit. It’s less boring than you’d think. You just have to get creative with the spices and be open minded about new cuts and animals.

  12. The post I shared today was about living sugar free – I’ve been without cane sugar for 2 1/2 years now and I know what a struggle it can be in the beginning but there are healthy sweetener options and life feels much better without cane sugar.

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  15. ps- i hate to do this and i’m not sure if it’s acceptable, but #26 and #31 are not real food. if either of the bloggers read this comment i encourage you to take a look around at some of the other posts on nutrient dense recipes and info and enjoy! again, sorry if this is rude!

    • Yikes, that M&M cake is scary!!!! I don’t think I would have considered that real food even before I knew what real food was!!!

  16. A link to a seasonal gluten-free, dairy-free recipe and a post on what it really means to eat a balanced diet. Thanks for hosting!

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  18. Over at The Cellulite Investigation, we are exploring Susun Weed’s book, Healing Wise, and how it relates to cellulite. Susun is an herbalist and an honorary member of the board of directors at WAPF.

    Thanks, Sarah, for hosting week after week. I often don’t have time to comment as I’m usually linking up before I rush off to work, but I am grateful to be a part of Monday Mania!

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  20. As someone who works from home and spends a great deal of time in the kitchen, I can’t imagine preparing 3 meals a day and snacks from scratch for my family while working outside the home for 40 hours a week! So I decided to take on the 40 Hour Work Week Challenge, where I am only allowed to cook for my family during the hours a regular working person would be home. Wish me luck!

    • Wow! Let us know how you do. I think this is great! Being retired and with no more children at home, I feel spoiled being able to spend so much time on food for just my husband and myself. Gee, just the shopping, meal planning, and prep work plus cooking, not to mention time reading books and on the computer learning about real traditional foods, left me wondering how working people and working parents can do this. I would think it very hard, so I look forward to your feedback.

  21. Hi Sarah,
    I shared my Coconut Pecan Drop Cookies and two articles — one is a call for non-toxic mosquito repellent — I hope others will share their wisdom.

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