Pennywise Platter Thursday 7/29

(Note: Half of you haven’t been linking to the carnival! Please do!)

It’s time to share your frugal and nourishing tips and recipes! Where do you shop for quality food at a lower price? What recipe saves a penny? How do you balance a budget with nourishing food? Share here.

If you would like to participate please take note of the following guidelines.

1)Link to this post in your blog post

2)Using the Mr. Linky, link back to your specific post, not just your blog.

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Your Name: Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet (6 Tips for Eating Frugally)
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3) Keep the ingredients nourishing and frugal!

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I love beautiful and simple food that is nourishing to the body and the soul. I wrote Fresh: Nourishing Salads for All Seasons and Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons as another outlet of sharing this love of mine. I also love sharing practical tips on how to make a real food diet work on a real life budget. Find me online elsewhere by clicking on the icons below!

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    Everyone starving and no time to make dinner? Try this 5 minute hot meal idea!

    Also, please visit The Healthy Home Economist on Monday, Aug 2 for the Monday Mania blog carnival! Real food recipes, book reviews, natural remedies, green tips, vlogs, all welcome! This carnival is an eclectic mix of the most awesome blogs from around the Real Foodie world!

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    The cookies I am sharing are one’s my entire family gobbles down in minutes, they ALL love them…and in a family our size…that’s saying a lot! They are a version that tastes mainly like a regular ch. chip cookie, but the add-in’s up the nutrients and make it taste even better! Enjoy!

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    I’m using your Thursday carnival to inspire me next month with a focus on frugal, real food recipes. My plan is to price out recipes based on organic or sustainably produced real food. I did this before, but without using organic or sustainably produced ingredients.

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    While beer can chicken may not sound like a nourishing food necessarily, it’s a wonderful way to make a super moist, flavorful, and healthy roasted chicken. Chickens can be a frugal meal, too. One chicken can go a long way and you’ll be happy it did when it’s as good as the one resulting from this recipe.


  5. says

    This week I’m sharing a recipe for a super quick and delicious raw zucchini salad. And if you don’t like truffles, it’s just as tasty with regular salt.

  6. says

    Yay for Thursdays! I posted A REAL GLUTEN FREE gingerbread men cookie recipe. Get ready for the upcoming Christmas holiday and bookmark, or have Christmas in JULY!

  7. says

    Thank you for hosting Kimi! hope you are doing well.

    This week’s post is a recipe from ‘ What the Bible Says about Healthy Living Cookbook’, a complement to Dr. Rex Russell’s book What the Bible Says about Healthy Living’. The recipe~Garlic Ginger Broccoli, a very easy and nutritious recipe. I’ll be posting more recipes from this book and will be having a giveaway for a copy of this book real soon.

    For more info on an intro book review, please visit


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    Hi I just added some gluten free and vegan recipes from our mushroom site. They are kid tested an oh so easy to create!
    My biggest suggestions for being frugal is to 1) grow your own veggies 2) do NOT shop at WalMart! Yes, do NOT shop there! The prices are NOT lower than your local small family owned grocery store if you are watching, talk to your produce man about case lots if you can. 3) buy a cow – a half – or a quarter directly from the grower! In our area after processing – Cert. OG Grassfed beef runs about 2.69 per pound no matter the cut! You read that right! It doesn’t matter if it is a fancy roast (that typically runs $3-5 per pound) or T-Bone which can be as much as $10-12 per pound or your fav. low fat ground beef which around here an 85% runs about 2.69 per pound. By purchasing directly from the grower you get to see how your cow is raised and how it is handled at the processors shop… is it dry hung for 17-20 days? and do they add nasty filler to the burger or do they take from the cows own fat to add to the burger? I’m getting the fat from this next cow and making tallow for candle and soap making. I’m so happy to be using all of the cow! I’m also going to let the processor know that we have dogs that would like to have the hooves and anything else that could be used as ‘pet products’. Our son is 14 and I think I am going to ask for the hide for him as well. He is interested in tanning and making raw hide as well for soles of shoes. Nothing will be wasted and each piece of this red or black angus will be cared for from start to finish.
    Do you own the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon? If not you may wish to get one. Not only is it filled with nourishing traditional recipes from our ancestors, it also has studies and load of other information that you will enjoy reading. In it is a recipe utilizing whey (you make) to create a raw corned beef. Yes, our ancestors ate corned beef, but it wasn’t laden with chemicals like the garbage we buy in the stores. They preserved and ‘cooked’ it with the lactic acid from their own whey then added spices and herbs to season. Sliced it raw (as it was cooked by the lactic acid) and it was super nutritious! I’ve made it, but I couldn’t ‘Not’ throw it in the oven… It was AMAZING! I’m Irish and corned beef is just a part of my traditions. I will share the recipe another time.

  9. Maureen says

    One of the most frugal and still tasty and healthy recipes I’ve been making lately is black beans in the crock pot. I found a great recipe on line and it is essentially dry black beans (no soaking required!), canned crushed tomatoes, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, and a bunch of seasonings/spices. It is really tasty (I’m not normally a bean person) and it makes a TON! We eat typically with fresh tortillas (a friend got me hooked on the fresh in the fridge tortillas from Costco that you just cook up really quickly – wow they are good!), maybe some guac (realistically, the avocadoes are the most expensive thing in this set up), and some shredded cheese. Easy, inexpensive, and tasty – what a great combo!

  10. says

    I’ve missed participating…I’m glad to be back! Lots of fantastic recipes here…and that chocolate sourdough looks totally scrumptious!!

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