Pennywise Platter Thursday 7/16

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Nourishing and frugal food seems like an impossible match sometimes. I am so glad that you all are part of showing how to make it work! For example,  I loved how Lizzy shared two recipes last week that were both frugal, easy and good for hot weather! If you haven’t check it out yet, do!

By the way, I’ve decided to follow the advice of some of the readers here, by highlighting some of my favorite posts from the week before. I think it’s a great way to bring more attention to some of your posts. Lizzy gets the honor this week!

This week, I shared another five dollar dish, this time a main dish. So what do you have to share this time? Any other “five dollar meals?”. Bring it on!

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Emily @ Life in Cincinnati
Refrigerator Quesadillas (http://lifeincincinnati.com/?p=1507)
Here’s a wonderful way to save a few pennies by using up those leftovers and prevent food waste, which is dollars down the drain.

Pennywise Platter Thursday

Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Sweet Soufflèed Omelet
This week I share a main dish that costs way under five dollars to make that is fast and delicious. We think it’s almost like dessert!

Christine @ becomingp31 Cool and refreshing bean salad
Beans are an easy, frugal and nutritious addition to any meal. I have been experimenting in new recipes for beans, as one of my goals is to add more beans and lentils into my families diet.

Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship Sausage, Bean and Kale Soup
This soup is great for in-season Farmer’s Market fare, has a very unique taste, and an even better bottom line: definitely under $5 a pot.

Emily @ Life in CincinnatiHomemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Making your own taco seasoning is much, much cheaper than buying a packet at the store, especially if you purchase the organic kind. Perhaps best of all, you control what goes in it, so no MSG! And by using cooked beans, you can stretch the taco meat even further.

Peggy @ Local Nourishment
Local and seasonal fruit, your own healthy bread and rich cream make a lunch to look forward to on a hot day.

Ellie @ alternative cooking. Making homemade raw milk grass fed yogurt with all the lactose digested for $6 dollars a gallon instead of buying it from the store at $20 a gallon. No fillers, starches, and no pasteurization required!

Melodie @ breastfeedingmomsunite.com
Vegetarian Hash From Leftovers

Cooking with leftovers is a frugal, time saving, nutritious and delicious thing to do if you know what key ingredients to use to make anything taste great. Check out this recipe for the answer to your prayers!

Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS Three Ways to Save Money on Local, Seasonal Produce (Especially Fruit!)
In my post, I share three ways (that I know of) to save money on the local, delectable fruit available during this season of incredible abundance!

Erin @ Easy Eatables Freeze broths without breaking your glass jars!

Ren @ Edible Aria Sardine Salad Sandwich
If you’re one of the millions who’ve given up eating canned tuna because of health or environmental concerns, I have a tip for you. Substitute sardines. Wild-caught, boneless, skinless sardines are sustainable, have virtually undetectable levels of mercury/PCBs, are loaded with healthy omega-3s, calcium and B vitamins and taste very much like tuna in things like tuna salad or casserole. Did I mention inexpensive?

Millie @ Thinking Outloud Beans and Greens
A simple meal that is nourishing, full of flavor and easy on the budget.

Now it’s your turn!

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  1. says

    Cool and refreshing bean salad – Beans are an easy, frugal and nutritious addition to any meal. I have been experimenting in new recipes for beans, as one of my goals is to add more beans and lentils into my families diet.

  2. says

    Emily @ Life in Cincinnati
    Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix (http://lifeincincinnati.com/?p=1534)
    Making your own taco seasoning is much, much cheaper than buying a packet at the store, especially if you purchase the organic kind. Perhaps best of all, you control what goes in it, so no MSG! And by using cooked beans, you can stretch the taco meat even further.

  3. says

    Ren @ Edible Aria
    http://ediblearia.com/2009/07/16/sardine-salad-sandwich/

    If you’re one of the millions who’ve given up eating canned tuna because of health or environmental concerns, I have a tip for you. Substitute sardines. Wild-caught, boneless, skinless sardines are sustainable, have virtually undetectable levels of mercury/PCBs, are loaded with healthy omega-3s, calcium and B vitamins and taste very much like tuna in things like tuna salad or casserole. Did I mention inexpensive?

  4. Cameo says

    Fresh tomato soup with sausage, potatoes, and chard. Great Farmer’s Market/CSA recipe

    Nobody in our house likes fresh tomatoes. Travesty, I know! So, when they arrived in the CSA box this week, I made plans for tomato soup. Start by washing and cutting into chunks tomatoes. Add just enough water or organic/homemade stock to the pan to come to the top of the tomatoes. Add fresh garlic and herbs from the garden (oregano, thyme, celery tops and rosemary) and cover. Turn the heat up and boil for a few minutes until the skins are loose enough to pull off. I just use a set of tongs to pull the skins out. Remove the stems if you haven’t done so already from the herbs and blend until smooth. Add shredded fresh basil, diced sausage or tofu (this soup is a great way to stretch a little bit of meat), diced potato and kale/chard and cook until potatoes are soft. Add any other veggies that need to be used. Top with parmesan cheese. Very similar to minestrone and would be amazing with beans too.

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