It’s time for Pennywise Platter Thursday again! I hope that everyone enjoyed their break during Thanksgiving. I had a nice four day break from blogging which was nice, but I was ready to get writing again by the time Monday rolled around again. I’ve been working on some separate writing projects so I was so glad to have two guest posts this week!
Our last carnival was a handmade gift carnival which is still open to new entries. You will find some great nourishing handmade gifts ideas there. So fun! Check it out if you haven’t yet.
This week, please share your tips and recipes for a frugal and nourishing lifestyle. Feel free to share more gift ideas too! I would love to see more holiday inspired posts too (like nourishing treats, and holiday inspired meals). Just make sure to link back to this post in yours!
Update: I couldn’t get Mcklinky or Mr. Linky to work right for me tonight! So we are once again going back to the old way (which works well, is just more work for me). To be part of the carnival, simply format your addition like the following:
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet 5 Tips for Frugal Cooking
I share five tips that help you make frugal choices in the kitchen on your journey towards more nourishing meals.
Pennywise Platter Thursday 12/3
1:Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet -I had two great guest posts this week as part of the Healthy Dollar Menu. I wanted to highlight both of them. First Wardeh shared a delicious Indian inspired Split Mung Bean Soup and then Katy shared a Squash and Turnip Gratin. Both sound very good and they are cheap to make too!
2: Lindsey @ The Herbangardener- Snow Ice Cream (fun + frugal for the holidays!)
3: Rebecca @ Withwithout – White Turkey ChiliI am sharing a recipe to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers where the meal cost is under $5 and makes 6 servings! Plus, it doesn’t feel like you are having yet another turkey leftover meal!
4:Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship – A Real Food Frugal Party I hosted a party Monday with frugal, real food: pastured deviled eggs w/homemade mayo, whole wheat sourdough bread, pomegranate water kefir, yogurt cheese garlic dill veggie dip, healthy fruit pizza and 2 whole wheat cookies. It was a great way to share real food with folks unfamiliar with it, and I got to meet Donielle of Naturally Knocked Up!
5:Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free – Green Smoothies These smoothies were definitely my frugal and healthier alternative when I had chronic digestion problems and my doctor told me I’d be on $80 a month worth of meds for life. Not an option for me. I’ve posted my favorite recipe, but I always switch the greens up depending on what’s fresh and what’s in my little herb garden.
6:Sarah’s Musings – Coconut MacaroonsThese macaroons are a great way for using up extra egg whites leftover from other holiday treats (or mayonnaise, in my case! 🙂 They are low in sugar (one of the few recipes you’ll find online without sweetened condensed milk!) , gluten-free and a great way to give your children and family the benefits of coconut while offering a little sweet treat. They don’t last long in my home!
7: Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS Where Do You Shop? My post today re-visits where we shop for food. We always look for the best deal on healthy food, but we counter that with our desire to find local and natural sources of food.
8:Cara @ Health Home and Happiness Do you know your farmer? I was pleasantly surprised to find out that whole, organic, local food can be very cost effective once you find the right sources. I posted about a recent trip to a nearby farm.
9: Sheri @ Moms for Safe Food Scratch Pumpkin pie I’ve been making this for many years and always make extra for family and friends. It’s an easy and delicious recipe.
10:Jen @ A Heavenly Perspective Italian Wedding Soup
11: ElizabethG- Quick, healthy and delicious nibbles:
Roasted Chickpeas and a Dip for Fruit
12: Millie @ Real Food for Less Money Minimal Knead Sourdough Sandwich Bread I love sourdough and believe it is much better healthwise than yeast bread. I’ve been playing with my sourdough to make a sandwich style bread that requires very little hands on time and kneading.
13: Nurturing Wisdom These healthy, delicious crepes are a delightful dessert. The best part is that they’re economical! They’re made from ingredients you may have on hand already
14: Ren @ Edible Aria Keeping Austin Weird with Smoked Duck Tostadas with Guajillo Salsa, Fried Black Beans and Avocado.. Thinly-sliced apple wood-smoked duck breast, toasted guajillo salsa, crèma Mexicana, pickled red onions & jalapeños, field greens with cilantro, fresh avocado, fried black beans and pumpkin-balsamic vinaigrette. If this doesn’t wake up your senses, you may need to consult a trained medical professional.
Yes, smoked duck breast is a little spendy, but you use so little of it that this is still a really frugal dish!
15:Sarah @ OneStarryNight.com
A really simple, affordable, delicious pumpkin tortilla soup. Using chipotle pepper gives it a bit of heat and smokey flavor. It’s also completely vegan although my family uses a bit of shredded cheddar as a garnish. This recipe is a great way to use pumpkin all year around in a savory way!
16:Emily @ Life in Cincinnati White Bean & Ham Soup
Today I have a warm, comforting recipe for soup that uses a leftover ham bone and dried white beans to makes a great meal for a cold, winter evening. Warm cornbread with plenty of real butter is the perfect pair to this frugal, simple soup.
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