Pennywise Platter Thursday 4/21

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

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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

    Thanks again for hosting! I am sharing one of our newest favorite recipes for CHOCOLATE / CAROB SILK PIE W/ GLUTEN FREE CRUST. It is very adaptable for special diets and there are tips for cost savings as well.


  2. says

    My post for the day is not about being Pennywise, so I didn’t link up, but instead came to meander for a little bit. I want to make sure to wish everyone here a very happy Easter, especially Kimi! Thanks for hosting us all every week!

  3. says

    Hi Kimi,
    I had not blogged in a while, but I am finally back at it. I posted my attempt at using natural dyes for easter eggs. Why ruin a perfect food with artificial colors, when you can dye eggs with foods you probably already have in your kitchen? Happy Easter!

  4. says

    I posted the last in my series of “meal priorities” — our checklist on our fridge that helps us make sure every meal is balanced and nourishing.

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting Kimi! I love visiting all the other blogs for so many great ideas!

    I am sharing a recipe for my Crispy Cornbread Waffles with an option for soaking the flour. It is one of my husbands favorites!


  6. says

    Hi Kimi —
    Here are some Butterscotch Bars, a delicate, chewy snack or dessert that is so simple to make from very basic ingredients. The recipe is gluten-free, but regular all-purpose flour can be subbed for the gluten-free flour mix.

    Happy Easter!

  7. says

    I am definitely going to have to use those tips for boiling and peeling eggs. I have been having problems lately!

    I am sharing a recipe for thick, chewy Granola Bars. I hope you’ll try them and let me know that you think!

  8. says

    Kim, I gotta say, not a big egg fan until recently and if I weren’t nightshade free right now I would be all over trying those deviled eggs!

    This week I posted how I make sauerkraut (with a 1 year old that loves to be held). I’ve got a little tip in there for mama’s with babies on their hips or only 1 hand! Hope people enjoy it!

    As always, such a treat to read your blog and be a part (now)!


  9. says

    home made chocolates, my justification for pastured eggs and a bit of a chemicalized gum rant. all three are my attempts at brain friendly easter. please, no artificial food dyes making my neurotransmitters wonky.

  10. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kimi. Today I shared a family favorite recipe – chicken and gnocchi soup that’s very similar to what they serve at Olive Garden. It’s very economical with leftover chicken and mashed potatoes and homemade broth, plus it’s delicious!

  11. says

    Hi Kimi and all! I’m sharing easy Orange Kiss frozen desserts. Inexpensive to make, but big on presentation and taste. 🙂 Thanks for hosting and I love deviled eggs, too. 😉


  12. says

    Nice! What a great collection of recipes. Please join us for an Easter and Rebirth bloghop! We love the egg recipes! Have a great Easter weekend.

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