Keto Low-Carb Biscuits

This recipe was designed to use a hot cast iron pan to bake the biscuits. I’m sure you can use any pan; adjust baking time as needed. Ingredients: 1 cup almond flour1/2 cup coconut flour1/4 tsp salt1 tsp baking powder1 TBSP xanthan gum2 eggs4 TBSP melted butter1/2 cup mayo Instructions: Pre-heat a cast iron skilled […]

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

Boneless Skinless Thighs:8 to 10 chicken thighs – boneless and skinless2 to 3 cups of crushed pork rinds 4 – 6 TBSP coconut flour  2 large eggsSalt, pepper, garlic powder.  (or Tony’s and pepper) Coat thighs in egg, shake off excess,  then roll in crumbs.  Cook in air fryer @  360 for 28 minutes total […]

Fathead bagels

Fathead dough is a total game-changer! There are a lot of subtle variations on the basic fat-head dough recipe, so experiment with them! I like to make pizzas with this dough, as it comes out a little more bread-like than my other fathead pizza dough recipes. There are no rules!! SERVINGS 6 bagels        PREP TIME […]

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Ingredients Beef Layer 2 lbs of ground beef/sausage 2 oz cream cheese full fat 3 slices bacon diced (or half a 3 oz package of bacon bits) 2 – 3 green onions, sliced salt/pepper to taste Cheats Cheese Sauce (mix this together while the meat is cooking!) 3 eggs  1/2 cup heavy cream 1 cup […]

Oven Eggs

Grease muffin cups, line with strips of flour tortilla. Put tiny slice of ham in the bottom, crack an egg over the top and bake at 350 for 20 mins. Take out of oven, put some cheese on top and let it sit for 5 minutes to finish.

Pizza Sauce

One 8oz can of tomato paste 1/2 cup of water 1  TBSP minced garlic 4 TBSP basil or pesto 1 TBSP sea salt 8 dashes liquid smoke 3 TBSP Parmesan cheese 1 TBSP dried oregano 2 tsp black pepper Combine all ingredients and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to let […]

Preparedness on a Budget

September is “National Preparedness Month” – You can be the hero!   Being prepared for emergencies doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. For most of us it just takes some planning and slow-and-steady commitment to follow through.  Check out my article Basic Preparedness for a list of essential items to have in your […]

Learning to cook can change your life

The most important thing you can do to improve your health is to cook your own food.   Prepackaged and processed foods contain lots of chemicals and substances that you will never find in a pantry in someone’s home.   Lots of extra chemicals are necessary to keep food looking fresh and recent, but there are […]

Basic Preparedness: Severe Weather Season

Starting this now could save your life. Hurricane season began on June 1st, and according to NOAA, this season is expected to be “active or extremely active”.  Preparing for severe weather and other disasters isn’t difficult or expensive.  If you are as financially-limited as most of us are these days, just build up your disaster […]

Growing your own sprouts

How to Sprout Lentils Sprouting is something that everyone can do to grow fresh nutritious food for very little cost.  For about five years, the Gustos have been growing our own sprouts and eating them every day. At this point, we have developed our own method of sprouting, which is what I am going to […]

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 […]