What a busy week it’s been! It’s so nice to know that I have easy and frugal dishes to make. It seems like the ones I’ve been sharing on my blog lately have definitely been in the “simple and easy” mode.
For my contribution, I once again share a very easy and super frugal main dish. But more on that later. From last week, I just loved Wardeh’s post on spelt sourdough. She gives very specific directions for spelt, which I appreciate because I also feel that spelt acts a bit differently than wheat. Check it out!
Now, it’s your turn!
I would love to hear what tips and recipes you have for us all.
It’s starting to turn a little colder around here, so soups and stews are starting to grace our table more. I would love to hear your soup recipes too!
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Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Five Healthy and Frugal Meals (http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2009/07/five-frugal-and-healthy-meals.html) Today I share five meals that are healthy, easy and frugal. They also happen to be family standby’s so you know they’ve been “family approved”. Check them out!
Pennywise Platter 9/17
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Persian Lentil Soup Today I share another five dollar dish, and this one’s a main dish, if you want it to be! Simple, frugal, and nourishing, we loved the combination of spices in this soup.
Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS Simple Black Bean Chili I am in the mood for beans. Apparently, so is my family. We have enjoyed two chilis this week. Black bean chili is our favorite. Everyone says so every time.
Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship We eat yogurt every day at our house. I’ve discovered the easiest way to make it homemade, which is definitely a super-frugal option for a super-healthy food. (I feature the second-easiest way in the world at my site, too!)
KH Notes: Check out my resource page for where to get these yogurt starters!
Nurturing Wisdom Mango Curry Quinoa is an end of summer treat. It’s my last chance to savor a juicy organic mango (Fair Trade, of course!) and a sweet red bell pepper— before autumn’s harvest of root vegetables and hardier meals. It’s a great meal to transition into the fall. It’s light enough for these lingering warm days and hardy enough for the cool evenings.
KristenM @ FoodRenegade I’m sharing a Fresh, Natural, Healthy Lemonade Recipe . It’s less expensive than buying juice, and it’s far more nutrient dense thanks to the natural fermentation process the recipe requires. Enjoy!
AnaliMake Your Own Basil It’s nice to have herbs at home to cook with. But I never get around to actually buying a plant or seeds. This is another alternative. All you need is a light green thumb!
Home with a Purpose Mine is an old tried and true favorite this week…chocolate chip cookies! The difference is that these are made with fresh ground whole wheat, honey, and sucanat. YUM!
Lindsey @ The Herbangardener Homemade Applesauce This isn’t a main dish for dinner, but it’s one of my most-favorite frugal breakfasts or snacks!
Caroline @ At the Kitchen Table: Free Bone Stock Analysis Do you want to add more stock to your diet, but are a little stuck as to how? I’m taking a page from Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship , and providing free bone stock analysis. I’ll look at your menu, and help you find places to add bones stocks, which are frugal to make(using the whole animal, and the bones are very cheap), delicious (few things bump up flavor like a good stock), and so very healthy (calcium, gelatin, glucosamine, magnesium, and a lot more). An essential part of a traditional diet, bone stocks (and veggie stocks, I’m happy to help you add those in as well, if you like) can be difficult to add to our diet in ways beyond soup, but there’s tons of possibilities.
Emily @ Life in Cincinnati Easy Masoor Daal & Homemade Naan I also have a frugal, nourishing & delicious lentil recipe to share this week. The daal is very easy to make and has a nice kick from cayenne pepper, and the naan dough whips up in the bread machine then puffs beautifully in a hot oven. We absolutely love this meal!
Jenny @ A Nourished Kitchen Today I’m sharing my Sprouted Wheat Bread recipe. Super easy to make, this bread is flavored with milk and honey and is nothing like the sprouted breads you find in the grocery store. A loaf costs about $1 to make.
Sheri @ Moms for Safe Food Today I’m sharing one of our favorite stew recipes. We use beef or bison, depending on what I have in the freezer! 🙂
Nourishing Days Canning your own tomatoes can help you save money and avoid BPA. Check it out!
emily- www.mplsrealfoodlover I am sharing my post on packing a nourishing lunch for kids and saving money by going waste-free!
My homemade granola is not just frugal, but healthy due to the oats being soaked
Cook 4 Season Beans are in the air (so to speak:)…and my contribution uses roasted corn and tomatoes – while we can still find them at farmers’ markets!
Ren @ Edible Aria Pan-Fried Salmon Cakes, Sauce Remoulade Similar to Maryland Crab Cakes but made with inexpensive canned wild Alaskan salmon, this nourishing dish only looks like you went to a lot of time and trouble.
A Modern Gal
I’m sharing some ideas for leftovers to prevent food waste:More leftover ideas