Helping People 101: Sharing Food

Sharing food is one of the most basic and powerful ways to help people. Considering that 1 in 6 people in America face hunger, there needs to be more of us feeding those who are struggling.  Cooking for 100 people is easier than you might think! Every Saturday in Downtown Shreveport a group of people […]

Love Yourself, so you can Trust Yourself

‘Trust Yourself’ is a phrase we like to use, both in encouraging other people and in encouraging ourselves.  It seems so simple but it really isn’t, is it?  I can’t count how many times in the last year or so I’ve looked myself in the eye and said it right out loud so I could […]

Simple Skillet Granola

Happy New Year! Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  The number one New Year’s Resolution is eating healthier. The most important thing is to get started – but where do you start?  Breakfast is very important, so begin each day with some clean, healthy food. Granola is incredibly easy to make and if you vary […]

Moxie’s Coat Drive 2012

Something really cool happened this year.  I had a successful coat drive, but it wasn’t because I put in a lot of effort.  I just wasn’t able to this year.  Life happens, you know? Rather than beat myself up about what I couldn’t do, I will rejoice in the fact that my coat drive happened […]

Things That Matter

Since the world ended yesterday (12/21/12), we are now all living in a brand new world.  That made me start thinking about things that matter: * Having clean water to drink * Having enough food to eat * Having someone to love and love you back. * Having some place safe to sleep * Having […]

Simple Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

I’m not originally from the South, but after nearly ten years, this West Coaster has acclimated pretty well.  One of the first things I noticed when we moved down here is that holidays in the South mean lots and lots of cooking.   I couldn’t believe how much work is invested in the huge and festive […]

Where do I start? by Moxie Gusto

A fairly common goal in our rag-tag community is to inspire others to help those in need and generally do more good in the world.  We all have our own methods of drawing attention, but what do you do once you’ve got it? More often than not, the response we get from people is very […]

Chicken Spaghetti

This recipe was born out of “use what you have”.  I had chicken, whole wheat pasta, and some canned tomato paste & sauce. Chicken Spaghetti 2 chicken breast 3 cups (approx.) broth from boiling chicken 1 ½ cup diced celery 1 ½ cup diced onion 1 small can tomato paste One 15oz can tomato sauce […]

Simple Gestures

Sometimes all you need to do to really help someone is to listen. Never underestimate the effectiveness of a simple and heart-felt “How are you doing today?” If you find out someone is really struggling, take the time to listen, no matter what.  Be late to work.  Be late getting home.  You never know what […]

How to Cook Brown Rice

The myth that eating healthy is expensive – is false! Simple, nutritious and low-fat food is actually some of the cheapest food out there. Brown Rice and dry beans are about $1.50 per pound.  A pound of dry beans cooks up about six cups of beans, equal to five cans. Brown rice is packed with […]