Pennywise Platter Thursday 1/ 12

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)
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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

    Thanks so much for hosting! We linked Part 2 of our Q&A session on raw milk. Topics include the safety of raw milk, the low-fat/skim scam, and milk alternatives in case of allergies. Hope it is a helpful resource for your readers!

  2. says

    Hope you had a great holiday season! I posted a curried goat liver recipe and a curry mix that I gave away as gifts in my Christmas baskets this year.

  3. says

    This week I am sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post on How to Make Beef Stock: This is just in time for my GAPS Challenge which starts on January 15th.

    I also recently celebrated my baby’s birthday! I made him this Yellow Coconut Cake with Cocoa Buttercream Frosting. Perfect for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, or another holiday that calls for a homemade cake 🙂

  4. says

    Thanks for hosting us every week! This week I linked to my post about making a good start to the year by switching up to higher quality eggs and did a price analysis to show that it is actually affordable. I also have links to recipes and lots of ideas for what to do with all those eggs!

  5. says

    I’ve recently been experimenting with a basic recipe of white navy beans, eggs, and baking powder and creating sweet bakes (Banana-Coconut) and savoury ones (Cauliflower with Cheese, Dill, and Olive). I’m really excited about these bean bakes because they have the texture of a carb product (thereby fulfilling my carb craving), are delicious and filling, and are cheap in calories and on the pocketbook!

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    Hi everyone, After overwhelming my regular blog, The Food Refashionista, with bean bakes, I decided to give them a blog of their own. These bakes are a great way to get lots of protein, fiber, and healthful nutrients for very few $$. The basic ingredients are 2 cups of white navy beans, 3 eggs, and baking powder–for 8 servings–that’s basically about $1.20 (CAD) per entire bake if you start from dry beans. Then I’ve added different fruits or vegetables, spices and herbs, etc. to make either sweet or savoury bakes. Another great bonus: They’re low in calories.

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