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 […]

LAI: Feeding People 02/23/2013

Working together with Streets of Charity, the Louisiana Initiative (Moxie, Cognito, and Servo) fed more than 80 people a hearty, nutritious meal. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVk9B2jaIpE&feature=player_embedded] 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]