Pennywise Platter Thursday 2/3

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.

Please read through the three simple rules for those participating. This helps keep the quality of our carnival. Please read them through before linking and thanks again for your continued participation.

1) No linking to giveaways or promotions for affiliates or sponsors. One thing that I’ve noticed increasingly on Pennywise Platter is that I am getting more and more promotional pieces for affiliates or sponsors and a lot of giveaways. I’ve decided to keep Pennywise less “commercial” and more in tune with the spirit of the carnival by not allowing these links anymore. There was nothing wrong with those of you who linked to them, I just think that it will protect the integrity of our carnival better without them. Plus, it makes our links valuable in the future as well. A link to a giveaway three months old isn’t going to be worth browsing in three months time, but a link to a recipe for a frugal soup would be. I will be deleting any giveaway links or promotional links.

2) Keep the ingredients “nourishing”, such as whole grains, meats, vegetables, legumes, unrefined salt and sugars, chicken, etc. I am not going to be an ingredient police every week, but if there is a link to a post that is obviously not filling any of the criteria for healthy (for example, a white flour, white sugar birthday cake), I will delete that link. However, feel free to post vegetarian, vegan, raw, low-carb, etc.

3) Link back to the carnival This is common carnival courtesy. And more then that, it helps build the community of the carnival as you are sending your readers to others participating. And please, as a blogger, check out other’s posts and leave a comment! I know that we would all love to hear from each other.

How to link up to your post? Read below.

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

Example of Format

Your Name: Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet (6 Tips for Eating Frugally)
Your Link:

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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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  1. says

    I’m posting a newly tried and newly favorite smoothie we enjoyed in our home. All of 7 of us, okay maybe the baby seemed to enjoy my milk more, (wink wink), enjoyed it immensely and it is so nourishing and healthy! Plus, it tastes like pumpkin pie to boot!


    Joy @ Vim and Vigor

  2. says

    Hi Everyone! I have shared a recipe for Roasted Chicken Thighs and Kale- cheap, easy, healthy! Also, the post gives some tips on starting your transformation into a healthy eating lifestyle.


  3. says

    OK, so totally new at the link thing, so I put my name there instead of my recipe…duh. I post a link to my favorite split-pea soup recipe that is so tasty and very cheap to make. I paired it with a lemon-dressed zucchini salad, and it makes me wish for Fall again. Thanks for putting up with the Rookie!

  4. says

    I posted on how to make kefir – old hat to a lot of you, I know, but it took me a long time to get around to trying it, and now that I’ve discovered how easy and yummy it is, I wish someone had kicked me in the pants sooner!

  5. says

    I am sharing my recipe for Blueberry Flax Muffins. They incorporate ingredients that I always have on hand. They also freeze really well, so I usually make a double batch.

  6. says

    The combination of veggies in my Corn, Tomato, Celery and Onion Salad is easy to make on those snowy days when I don’t feel like going out to the store for fresh salad fixings. That’s also pennywise =) to pull the ingredients out of the refrigerator/pantry. I hope you like it!

  7. Jill says

    Not sure how the link thing works, so I’m leaving it in my comment here! I make a great big pot of beans (pinto beans, onions, garlic, bacon grease, salt and pepper) every week and freeze some of the leftovers in smaller containers. The night the beans are done we do a Mexican food night, and then the leftover beans are used for lunches and snacks and even breakfasts (breakfast burritos with eggs and all the fixin’s).

  8. says

    First time linking, sharing a recipe for Creamy Sesame Beans and Celery and ways to maximize your gardens growing space by utilizing vertically growing plants.

  9. says

    ah i’m so sorry i posted the wrong link the first time! do check out the second link for a really yummy pork bone broth, called Gamjatang. It is a slightly spicy (adjustable) pork bone soup with fermented soybean paste, hot pepper flakes and lots of vegetables– a one-pot meal. I love soups, and this one’s just rich with flavour (and nutrients)!

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