Wow! It’s been quite the week here! It has been extremely hot, so we have been very thankful for air conditioning. So, going along with the hot weather, does anyone have any meal ideas that are nourishing, cooling and frugal? I would love to here what you all do as you always have great ideas for me.
Last week, there were so many wonderful entries, it’s hard to figure out who to highlight! I guess I will highlight two of my favorites, though it’s tempting to mention many more. I loved Carrie’s recipe for grain free spaghetti noodles, because it’s fast, frugal, yummy, and nutritious! I also greatly appreciated Edible Aria’s post on so very frugal and so very nutritious not your average liver and onions (and he actually makes it look so lovely and delicious! A hard thing to do!).
Check out those great posts, and the new ones below!
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Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Five Healthy and Frugal Meals (http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2009/07/five-frugal-and-healthy-meals.html) Today I share five meals that are healthy, easy and frugal. They also happen to be family standby’s so you know they’ve been “family approved”. Check them out!
Pennywise Platter Thursday
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet
Old Fashioned Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut is a cool, tangy, delicious, refreshing treat during the hot summer days. And it’s frugal and easy to make your own too! Read how I do it without any special equipment.
Amanda @ Coping with Frugality, Mexican Stuffed Peppers A way to make great stuffed peppers without heating up your kitchen.
Shannon @ Nourishing Days, A Menu Planning System for Summer
Today I share a free download for a menu planning system for the busy harvest time of summer. It is helping me reduce waste and make the most of all of the produce coming from our csa, garden and farmers market.
Emily @ Life in Cincinnati, Simple Berry Sauce
A wonderful way to use up summer’s bounty of berries–tastes great on pancakes, ice cream, brownies…anything, really!
Jenny @ Nourished Kitchen This week I posted a recipe for naturally fermented, traditional sour pickles. Seasoned with allspice, mustard see, cloves, bay leaf, pepper, garlic and dill these are inexpensive at just around $10 a gallon. And, unless your a pickle fiend, that gallon goes a long, long way.
Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite! How to Dry Herbs and Make Your Own Taco Seasoning. Growing and drying your own herbs can go a long way to helping you save money. You can grow and make just about all the ingredients in this recipe and use it year round. Add a can of beans and some rice or a tortilla and you’ve got one frugal meal!
Ren @ Edible Aria Murgh Jalfrezi Pilau is an inexpensive, healing chicken & rice dish from India. The toasted spices, fresh herbs & vegetables and raisin basmati make it special.
Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINSFrugal and Healthy Eating While Traveling
With some preparation beforehand, you won’t need to turn to prepackaged, processed, “travel-friendly” foods. These are not good for you, and often carry a high price tag. The stress of being away from home, no matter how fun the trip is, weakens our bodies. So traveling is one of the most important times to keep up good eating habits. And with some ahead of time preparation, the time of traveling can really be fun and healthy!
In the comment section of this post, Sarah shares some lovely ideas for some refreshing salad wraps. Yummy!
Please check out my easy, frugal recipe for “whatever you have” succotash 7gt; here and for ideas on packing nourishing, “pennywise” lunches.
Lindsey @ The Herbangardener, Christmas-in-July Eggnog Ice Cream
A wonderful, inexpensive freezer treat for the middle of summer!
In the comment section, Judy K, shares a lovely recipe for Thai Broccoli, which sounds like a hit!
Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship Healthy Fruit Pizza
My new recipe using real food is a HUGE improvement over the standard recipe for fruit pizza, and uses the berries in season right now, homemade yogurt cheese, grass-fed butter, and whole wheat flour…so yummy.
Nurturing Wisdom Mediterranean Tempeh is an economical dish that’s made with tempeh, a staple of Indonesian cuisine for centuries. It is a cultured food made with soybeans. It is cultured like cheese, yogurt, miso, and sauerkraut. Because the soybeans have been culture, the proteins are predigested and the B vitamins are increased. It is high in protein and minerals, full of B12, and contains as much protein as chicken or beef. It’s also cholesterol-free and low in fat.
Mediterranean Tempeh is the perfect combination of an ancient cultured food and summer’s bounty—tempeh, tomatoes and basil. This recipe has taken me several months to get the right blend of ingredients. It has just the right combination of herbs to give it that Mediterranean essence. Savoring this dish brought back memories of sun drench days on the Riviera overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Each bite was a refreshing reminder of my carefree days by the sea.
Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home
Today I posted about making sure not to waste a bit of my grass-fed beef purchase to make a whopping batch of bone broth, as well as rendering tallow from the fatty pieces. Here’s the link:
Carrie @ Organic and Thrifty Here are 10 tips for eating locally and organic cheaply while maximizing nutrition
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