What frugal and nourishing tips and recipes do you have to share with me today? I can’t wait to read your contributions! I still want to try the Mexican Soup recipe which uses oatmeal that Judy shared in a comment on my first carnival. It sounds so interesting, frugal and filling! Thanks Judy! I love how some of you have been sharing in the comment section! I will be sure to update this post to include a mention of your comments! I greatly appreciate non-bloggers participation.
From the last carnival, Amanda from Rebuild from Depression shared some videos on one of the most nutrient dense and frugal meats, liver! I want to try one of her mom’s recipes, for sure. And these are just two of the excellent entries.
I hope you have some more wonderful posts to share this week!
This week I continued my series on Lessons From History (past posts include, Fruit is a Dessert and the Dignity of Making Ends Meet). This week I discussed the frugal and historical practice of using everything. I would love to hear your thoughts on how you reduce waste, either in the comment section of that post or in a post to be part of this round-up.
Once again, here it the format for entering your post in this carnival (just leave it in the comment section). I am loving having the descriptions of everyone’s posts. Just don’t make it too long!
Amanda @ Rebuild from Depression
I have two recipes based on a food that is inexpensive and high in mood-boosting vitamins, minerals, and Omega 3s.
As always, keep it frugal and keep it healthy.
Pennywise Platter Thursday Round-Up
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Lessons from History: Don’t Waste Anything
Sharing quotes and thoughts about how much we waste today and how much they saved and used in the past, as well as ideas to reduce waste.
Ren @ Edible Aria
Caramelized Leeks, Carrots & Wild Mushrooms in an Oregano Vermouth Cream Sauce
I was cleaning the crisper drawer to make room for this week’s basket when this dish sort of invented itself. I think it turned out good enough to share!
Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship
America Wastes Food…but I Try Not To!
Three posts: Find out some depressing facts on America’s food waste and what happens to food you return at the grocery store, plus some tips for avoiding food waste in your home.
Waste Not Want Not @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite! Don’t pour that unused breast milk down the drain! Melodie talks about cooking with the most frugal food of all.
Carrie @ Organic & Thrifty Sauteed Cabbage and Pork Jowl Bacon
Who say’s eating grain-free/”paleo” has to be expensive? And cabbage never tasted so good than with paired with a “poor man’s ham”, a few simple spices, and a touch of nourishing chicken broth. All for less than $1.00 per serving!
Heather, in the comment section shares “Eggs are one of your best friends when it comes to not wasting food. Many, many sorts of leftovers work added to scrambled eggs/as omelet filling/baked in a “fritatta” (I never knew this was an actual dish till recently. We just called it “yummy baked egg mess”). Melt some cheese on top of whatever else it is, eat up, and life is good. Eggs are fine for breakfast, they’re just as fine for a quick supper, and, if you ask my 2-year-old, they’re fine anytime in between.”
Diane @ The Whole Gang
Have on Hand Soup and Turkey Pork Noodle Soup- Gluten Free and Dairy Free.
Cara @ Happy Healthy Home
I was finding the same thing that you were when I’d clean out my fridge. I’m really liking fermented veggies right now, for that exact reason. I’ll do a batch real quickly the day after we grocery shop, then I always have veggies on hand and they don’t go bad
lizzykristine @ Uplifted EyesMackerel Toast & Cold Sloppy Joes Two quick & simple oven-free dinners for the heat of summer: Mackerel Toast and Cold Sloppy Joes. Both recipes can be made for under $1 a serving. They’re favorites at our house!
Amanda Rose @ the Rebuild Blog
This is a super shopping secret: The store is the “scratch-and-dent” store for food shopping where I have gotten golden butter for two bucks and canned wild salmon for one. Even when there are just a few treasures, I always have fun looking.
Gourmet food shopping deals at this scavenger hunt of a store.
Courtney @ The Christensen Family Here is a link to a website where you can get a sourdough starter for the price of a stamp. Great if you want to start making sourdough, but don’t know anyone with starter to share (and fail miserably at starting your own, like me).
Emily @ Life in Cincinnati
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.
Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS Soaked Muesli with Fresh, Seasonal Fruit
In summertime, soaked muesli is just about the best breakfast one could have. It is refreshing and cool. It combines the traditional, necessary step of soaking with the ease of a put-in-your-bowl-and-add-milk instant breakfast. Bonus: this dish costs less than $5 to make!
Christine @ becomingp31 Simplifying Your Life in a Throw Away Society
Are you a keeper or a tosser? I am definitely a tosser. I talk a lot about de-cluttering and getting rid of the excess in your life and I think that is very important…Yet, there is one area that I think that we are bad for just mindless tossing – and that is food.
Emily @ www.mplsrealfoodlover.com Use less-expensive cuts of meat for delicious and satisfying dinners, also, use produce from your own garden! > beef short ribs with kale and brown rice
Nurturing Wisdom Curry Chicken Salad is a meal piggy backed onto some leftover roast chicken from the night before. Yesterday I served the roast chicken for dinner, and today I’ve added fresh ingredients to the chicken to create Curry Chicken Salad. Tomorrow’s dinner will be a third meal from the roast chicken, Lemon Chicken Soup with Quinoa. These nutritious meals came from one roasted chicken!
Milehimama I posted Lentil Enchiladas, with enchilada sauce from scratch:
Thanks everyone for the great contributions!