Well, I wanted to link to everyone’s post last week, because they were all great, but I’m going to mention Living in Cincinnati’s recipe for Zuchinni and Cheese Frittata because I love how simple and cheap it is. Also, Ren as always has a gourmet but frugal and nourishing meal for you with his Salmon Casserole en Croute. Looks so beautiful!
So what nourishing and frugal recipes and tips do you have for me today? As always leave your addition in the comment section of this post. Can’t wait to see what you have for us all!
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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 Thursday
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Can Tomatoes: Spend Time, Save Money
This week I share about my adventure in canning tomatoes and how it saved me a significant amount of money. I would love to hear your thoughts on canning as well!
Amanda @ the Rebuild blog: Freezing versus Canning
This week I share food science information on the nutrient loss in freezing and canning. This info may liberate you from a very hot summertime kitchen.
Kimi Notes: I am so glad that Amanda did this post this week, in light of my post on canning tomatoes. I should have mentioned earlier that I only can tomatoes (and not other vegetables and fruits) because of the issues that Amanda brings up. Way to go Amanda! I love her idea to dry tomatoes too. I was going to freeze some of my tomatoes as well, but now I think I am going to have to dry some too! Why didn’t I think of that?
Ren @ Edible Aria Huevos Rancheros, Salsa de Aji Mirasol Asado
We love our salmon casserole around here – thanks so much for the mention, and thank you again for hosting! If you’ve never made roasted salsa from scratch before, you owe it to yourself to try it – you just can’t buy anything this good in a store. This dish is easy and inexpensive enough to feed the whole gang.
Fresh, pastured eggs poached in roasted tomato salsa with tortillas hot off the comal. Garlic, cumin, Aji Mirasol (a Peruvian chile whose name means “looking at the sun”) and…
Ali @ The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen:
This post has tips for picking and storing fresh fruit. We save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars every year by picking our own fruit around town. We freeze nearly all of it, dehydrate quite a bit, and eat the rest fresh. I usually also can applesauce. This year I made a few batches of jam because our garage freezer was too full! Also included is a recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free peach/blueberry muffins. 🙂
Michele, from the comment section, shares a lovely crockpot Refried Bean recipe using bacon and garlic. Yummy.
Emily @ Life in Cincinnati Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
Save money and avoid preservatives & chemicals (no MSG either!) by making your own ranch mix. This makes a delicious veggie dip that tastes just like Hidden Valley, perhaps even a little better
Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship Pasta salad is a famous summer favorite. For an easy, less expensive, whole grain upgrade and a delicious cold summer side dish, please see my recipe for cold spelt salad.
Delicious late summer fruits and veggies come together for a cooling summer salad:
Cara Sweet potato fries are a frugal nutritious side dish that are always a hit with my children.
Anila-Fresh local produce is great for making shepherds pie.
I wrote this week about how eating a healthy, whole-foods diet doesn’t cost as much as most people seem to think.
Elizabeth @ A Modern Gal
I just posted on how to use up some of the wonderful summer fruit:
Glad to have found y’all!
And now’s it your turn!