Pennywise Platter Thursday 5/26

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!


  1. says

    I have had the same batch of bones in my crock pot and have had *gelatin* from those *same* bones for 12 days. That’s nearly two weeks of bone broth from the same bones. Mmmm. How’s that for frugal? 🙂

  2. says

    Hi there. I found wild garlic for the first time today, and it is not to be missed – tender and mild, and at the same time, full of rich concentrated flavor. Maybe you have some nearby, too?

  3. says

    Thank you for hosting. I’m a follower, and this hop is found on a page on my site that lists more than 200 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also just started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to to visit & participate.
    I hope you’ll visit me soon and follow back!

  4. says

    HI Kimi,
    I shared my delicious Banana Coconut Cream Dessert with a video and two articles. One is about how the Dietetic Association is trying to take control of all nutritionists. I hope people read it and sign the petition.

  5. says

    I posted on my experience making dandelion syrup. I’d be interested in hearing about your experience making dandelion syrup or any other delicious dandelion recipe! Thanks for hosting.

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting. I’ve linked up a recipe for coconut pumpkin soup. It’s delicious, satisfying, and if pumpkin is in season (like right now here in Australia) it’s also very cheap. Enjoy.

  7. says

    Delicious and very quick homemade tomato soup! I use commercially canned tomatoes, but home-canned tomatoes would also work well. With butter, cream, and stock, this is a really delicious meal.

  8. says

    Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up my recipe for Bruschetta Pizza. It was super frugal – a friend of mine made the crust since we barter some of my extra milk for her baked goods. I had the bruschetta preserve in the pantry as I canned it last summer. Just had to buy cheese! I could have been even more frugal had I made the mozzarella myself, but alas, I have not had the time lately 🙁

  9. says

    I’ve shared recipes for shredded beef taco salad, crustless ham and cheese quiche, and iodine-rich ginger dill sauerkraut. I also shared a post discussing thyroid and goitrogens. Thanks!

  10. says

    I am sharing a fabulous smoothie recipe that has coconut and blueberries. It literally tastes like ice cream if you make it to a T! I did not try to create this but I am glad it happened 🙂

  11. says

    Oh pumpkin coconut milk soup!!

    I posted a very quick recipe for collard summer rolls: a nice alternative to sanwiches. No stove or oven time needed, and very flexible. Perfect for hot summer weather.

  12. says

    There are some pretty tempting looking posts here this week! I can’t wait for the kids’ nap so I can take a look. This week I am making wicked yum grain-free chicken nuggets that don’t freak out SAD kiddos. Promise.

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    I posted a link to my recipe for homemade capers, caper berries, and caper leaves, and they’re all lacto-fermented and utterly delicious! Capers are very medicinal, and because I picked these myself from a few bushes in the area, they cost me nothing other than the price of some salt!

  14. says

    Thanks for hosting, Kimi. Today I linked up a post on one of our family’s favorite chicken recipes. We used this technique/recipe for years in the family catering business to get moist, tender chicken every time. It also includes a video on how to cut up a whole chicken, which makes it more economical.

  15. says

    Hi I just stumbled across this blog and it looks like such fun. I live on $100 a week food budget and my favorite frugal healthy recipe right now is Turnip Greens Soup made from the spring turnips at the farmers’ market. Thanks for hosting this!

  16. says

    Love this blog, what a great way to get lots of tips. My favorite frugal-healthy recipe right now is Turnip Greens soup from the spring turnips I get at the farmers’ market. I can’t get enough of it.

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