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 […]

Honey: A Simple Home Remedy

Honey is an excellent home-remedy and has been used for thousands of years to treat open wounds, burns, ulcers, sore throats, and dry skin. There is evidence that honey was used medicinally by ancient Egyptians and Greeks, Native Americans, and many other people all over the world. Aristotle spoke of honey as a salve for […]

Moxie’s Coat Drive 2011

My first coat drive in 2010 was a great experience. With very little planning and no experience, I collected 25 warm coats in 5 days.  I only visited the offices within the same building where I work.   That was nice, but I had an entire year to plan my next coat drive.  This year I […]

Simply Oblivious by Moxie Gusto

The moment a cell phone chirps, it’s attended to no matter what else is going on. Text messages, tweets, and status updates are a steady stream of someone else’s thoughts pushing yours to the background; a constant drip of distractions that take your attention away from whatever is happening at that moment, be it dinner […]

Cleaning Products Made Simple by Moxie Gusto

Is the area under your kitchen sink cluttered with ten different kinds of cleaning products?  You really don’t need them. Besides, they cost too much and they’re almost all toxic.  Having a “non-toxic” house (or close to it) is pretty easy. Just stop using commercial cleaners.  You already have simple stuff that works just as […]