Pennywise Platter Thursday 3/1

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

    Thanks for hosting! I posted about some safe cookware options I enjoy and the reasons behind the health benefits of sourdough along with some great recipes.

  2. says

    I shared my favorite Red Lentil Soup. It is full of yummy veggies and tiny red lentils and it is super inexpensive to make.

  3. says

    Happy Thursday! I am sharing my recipe for Garnet Yam Crisp with Dried Cherries and Coconut. This crisp is great for breakfast because it fills you up without being too heavy. It has very little added sugar so it is really healthy.
    Thanks for hosting!

  4. says

    Happy Thursday,

    This week I am sharing a very sweet, decadent, vegan, cane-sugar free treat that will seriously knock your socks off! Coffee flavored, maple sweetened coconut whipped cream (or mousse). Everyone that has tried this claims it tastes like a mousse or pudding, but it can also be used as a whipped cream or icing for cake/cupcakes!

    Have a great week.


  5. says

    This week I’m sharing the secret I found to making delicious, creamy, homemade peanut butter. I’m also sharing the start to my new series on including organ meats in your diet. Finally, I shared a few of my favorite podcasts that I’ve listened to as of late.


  6. says

    The past couple weeks have been REALLY exciting around here. First, Kelsy started her student teaching so I got put in charge of all the cooking.

    Then the oven caught fire and the bake element broke. We thought we were going to have to get a new oven, but I FIXED IT MYSELF!

    Add to that all the new clients who are feeling a touch of spring in the air and want to get going with their gardens and health changes… well, my menu planning and reality collided quite a bit.

    So this week I’ve shared my Adventures in All-Natural Oven Cleaning as well as a post on all the things I planned vs what actually happened (with lots of recipes!).

  7. says

    Hi Kimi, I haven’t linked up in a while, but wanted to share my conversion of Pumpkin Spice Cookies that included gluten-free all-purpose flour to a grain-free, dairy-free plus “more-free” healthier version with almond flour, coconut oil, etc. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting!

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