Pennywise Platter Thursday 3/24

Hey everyone! Sorry about the missed week, last week! I am feeling much better. Please feel free to link to your posts from last week too.

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!


  1. says

    I’m sharing my experiment making banh mi at home, along with the pork liver pate recipe I used for it, using pork liver I got for free!

  2. Jessie says

    I don’t have a blog, but wanted to post this recipe for a nourishing custard pudding. It’s from the 1952 Betty Crocker cookbook. (My mom won this as a prize when she was married on the TV show Bride & Groom).

    Cornstarch Custard Pudding

    Mix together in a saucepan:
    1/4 cup organic sugar or rapadura
    2 T organic cornstarch
    1/4 t salt
    1 egg (or two egg yolks)

    Stir in gradually
    2 cups milk (from grass-fed cows preferred)

    Cook over low heat stirring until mixture boils. Boil 1 minute. Blend in
    1T butter (optional)
    1-1/2 t vanilla extract

    Pour into 6 serving dishes and chill.

    They are smallish servings by SAD standards, but they are just enough and at 6 servings, the sugar is 2t per serving.

    • Anne Marie says

      I do a very similar recipe but instead of the sugar crystals I use about 3 T honey, agave (light for vanilla or dark for chocolate) or maple syrup (depending on my mood). I love it.

  3. says

    I’ve linked up to posts about blueberry banana muffins, bunless burgers with homemade GAPS-ketchup, chicken bones as a snack, and breastfeeding. Thanks for hosting, and I’m glad you’re feeling better!

  4. says

    Even though these enchiladas are “paleo”, I’m pretty sure our paleolithic ancestors didn’t dine this well. I hope you enjoy my recipe!

  5. says

    Hi Kimi,
    I’m glad you’re feeling better. My husband had the flu last week and felt the same way.
    Today’s post is a guest post about avoiding GMO’s when we eat out. Thanks for posting!

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to visiting the other links and gleaning from everyone’s posts. Today I’m sharing our latest muffin, lemon poppy seed made with whole wheat pastry flour. These turned out wonderfully — you would never know they are made with whole wheat! Blessings! ~Lisa

  7. says

    I’m so glad you’re feeling better this week! My entry today is a comfort food for us when we’re feeling poorly, or when the weather is getting to us — Beef Vegetable Soup. This time I made it with Italian vegetables and Italian seasoning, just to for variety. It is gluten-free and dairy-free. I hope you like it!

  8. says

    Glad you’re back with Pennywise Platter and feeling better!
    I’ve linked to my Date Filled Apple Muffins. I used apples straight from the tree & eggs from the chickens in the backyard–can’t get more frugal than free! 😉

  9. says

    Hi Kimmi! Glad you are feeling better! It’s always a good idea to slow down when feeling sick. Glad you too the time to honor yourself. I am linking up a food adventure I had yesterday making Mark Bittman Gnocchis with foraged white pine needle salt! It was delicious! All the best, Alex

  10. says

    Just posted my recipe for squash and greens. It’s super cheap, easy and vegan. This is my first time posting so I’m not sure why it posted my name (number 46). Is there something I should’ve done differently so that it shows my recipe name instead?

  11. says

    I am sharing a primal/paleo “happy meal” that cost me $3.90. It is FULL of nutrition and will make you feel AWESOME. Something that McDonalds “happy meals” is missing.


  12. Kate @ Sacred Bee says

    This is a wonderful easy-peasy recipe for homemade Labneh. It’s a soft yogurt cheese that can substitute for cream cheese and sour cream! YUM!

  13. says

    I trying to make my body alkaline by eating more foods that are alkalzing to your body .
    I made a alkaline version of baked beans , very delicious,healthy and econimical ,
    I hope you all give it a try !
    Sherrie from Simpleliving 🙂

  14. says

    Late to the party 😉 but I linked up Chewy Granola Bars, which are so versatile and can be made with frugal ingredients or as shown and still fit PPT because there are only small amounts required of the more expensive ingredients like almond flour and coconut flour if you do decide to use those. Many readers have made these already and loved them, telling how they made their versions in comments.

    I see lots of posts here that I want to check out. Thanks for hosting, Kimi! So glad you’re feeling better. 🙂


  15. says

    I shared my recipe for some of my favorite pancakes (oat!). 🙂 My friend is sensitive to gluten, and she introduced me to these lovely little dandies one morning.

  16. says

    I linked to this week’s frugal recipe, an off-the-cuff recipe that was surprisingly nourishing and delicious! It’s called Kitchen-Raid Sloppy Joes because it came about as I decided at the last minute to make dinner for my sister and her kids, using what I could find in her kitchen.

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