Pennywise Platter Thursday 6/2

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

    Thank you for hosting once again! I always enjoy sifting through all the recipes that make it into this carnival. This week I’m sharing a recipe for a Spanish tortilla, scaled down to one serving.

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kimi. Today I shared a great way to remake leftover meat sauce in a whole new meal with Duncan’s Meat in a Loaf.

  3. says

    A seasonal, gluten-free, veg/vegan-friendly summer salad with fresh garden greens, potato and sugar snap peas. Very flexible– good with a little tuna, leftover meat, or a hard boiled egg too.

  4. says

    You asked for frugal and nourishing tips so I thought you might enjoy my tip for ear infections. It is the cheapest and seemed to work by far the best!

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting this! It’s great fun. I’m trying to figure out what is edible from your own yard, and finding pleasant ways of eating them. I’ve come across BURDOCK! This stuff is so usable and friendly, my husband is thinking of purposely planting some in the back yard.

  6. says

    Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 250 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to to visit & participate.
    I hope you’ll visit me soon. I follow back!

  7. says

    Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first time participating and it’s so nice to see everyone’s nourishing recipes. Can’t wait to check them all out! I’ve submitted a recipe for homemade pickles, which are both nourishing and pennywise!

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