Pennywise Platter Thursday 3/3

In celebration of getting into Babble’s top 100 mom food bloggers, I made a new, long overdue Pennywise Platter picture. Thanks, dear readers for your support! If you haven’t already, check out this week’s giveaway, Madeon: Lotion Bars.

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

    These are 2 versions of granola that are absolutely delicious and healthy for you! Want to start the day on a full tank of gas? This is where to start!



  2. says

    I linked to recipes for braised short ribs and honey mustard mayonnaise. I also linked to an article about starting seeds for the garden.

    The new picture is great! Thanks!

  3. says

    Even though fajita leftovers don’t last very long at our house, we make Fajita Salad every chance we get…and the Cilantro Lime dressing is great too!

  4. says

    I hope you enjoy my almond flour cookies. They are incredibly delicious and decadent, I really do love them! You can also try them raw by drying them in the dehydrator. SO good!

  5. says

    Interesting question on sugar…before I started blogging about food, I would never make or have sweets in the house…I joined a few cooking groups and all of a sudden, two or three times a week I was making the sweet stuff. So much consumption that I gained very unwanted pounds so we are back to clean eating (no sweets again) and using agave for tea (husband). Thanks so much for hosting.

  6. says

    Hi Kimmi! Hope you are having a wonderful day! It is bright and sunny here and still wicked freezing! I can’t wait to feel the warmth of the summer sun. Linking up a great side dish recipe from Bittman, rice pilaf! All the best, alex

  7. says

    It’s my first time posting in a carnival. 🙂 I posted a recipe for Spicy Potato Soup. It’s a family favorite and is very budget friendly.

  8. says

    Another dessert-like (but healthy) oatmeal. This one is based on a Southern cake that is full of pineapple, banana, and pecans.

  9. says

    I love the new photo!! Thank you for changing it! I don’t even know what that other picture was of, I think you posted it before my time. 🙂 Anyway yay. Looks good.

  10. Jen says

    Thank you! Thank you for the new picture, and thank you for doing Pennywise Platter! I suspect that I’m part of the reason you started these up, but I didn’t have the guts to tell you that the old picture was completely unappetizing. This new photo is so much better. 😀 I’m not sure why that makes a difference, but it does. So thanks!

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