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What is the one thing that every person on the planet has in common? You guessed it, FOOD. We welcome you to try some of these recipes, connect with the authors and share your own recipes. Browse Recipes

Food for the Soul Recipes
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“Folks is folks. There are good white folks and good black folks. There are bad white folks and bad black folks. She also said, “Every person’s life is like a pot of gumbo, you get out what you put in.” Helen Broussard.
Introduction by Kim Robinson

What is the one thing that every person on the planet has in common? You guessed it, FOOD! It is the one thing that brings people together. No matter where or who you are, you got to eat. I don’t know many people who don’t enjoy a good plate of food.

This book is a collection of the best recipes of some of my friends. We have a compilation of recipes from authors, entertainers, business owners, reviewers, publishers. in other words, people from all walks of life and from around the world are sharing within these pages.

There is so much talent here that I could not just give you information from their family cupboards without telling you something about them. You will find photos, videos and links that will take you to their websites and where you purchase their books and products.

You will be surprised at how much is passed on in recipes, and after getting to know them, you will taste a difference. Growing up I spent a lot of time at “Mom’s Soul Food Restaurant,” which was owned by my grandmother. My grandmother, Helen is Louisiana born and grew up watching her mother who had a restaurant that was part of her speakeasy. You can read about all that in my book “The Roux in the Gumbo.” My Great grandmother was also the cook for the town judge for over forty years until he died.

No one comes out of Louisiana without knowing how to cook. Sometimes my grandmother's restaurant customers would come in and instead of ordering from the menu they would tell my grandmother what ailed them. She would come out of the kitchen after working her magic, put a plate in front of them and a few days later they would return talking about how good they are feeling, thanks to her.

She explained, “God created herbs and food to help people stay healthy. Just like there is medicine for different sicknesses, there is food that can be used to get the same results without the side effects.

Most of the medicines and vitamins are manufactured from herbs, leaves or vegetables. If you have a cold you need a lot of onion and garlic, I could go on forever naming dishes like gumbo, etouffee, spaghetti and lasagna that have these two healing ingredients.

A nice steaming bowl of chicken soup is light, and when you are under the weather the warm broth with its natural antibiotics and purifying properties will, for lack of a better word, slide the infection right out of your body. Constipation is the cause of a myriad of ailments. You have to be loosened up and the colon cleansed out. A salad with lots of olive oil in the dressing or a glass of prune juice will do the trick. If you have a headache, drink mint tea and take the oil from the leaves and place it on your temples. For cramps try black Cohosh tea. Stomach upset, sarsaparilla tea or club soda and bitters. A hangover will disappear with orange juice, hot sauce, and raw eggs, along with a good healthy breakfast and lots of water to rehydrate.

Think back a hundred years ago, our ancestors did not have the diseases that plague us today. They were rarely sick and lived a lot longer. I think that the medicines that are concocted today have so many side effects which that outweigh any good that could be done. Why do you think there are all those commercials, “If you have taken “Miracle Cure” and can not control your bowels, have had a stroke, can’t walk, can’t think, or find yourself in a cemetery six feet under, call this number, they may owe you compensation for your suffering.” This is so funny to me.

The doctors, pharmaceutical companies and lawyers get rich while you deteriorate all in the name of medical science. Stop being a guinea pig, eat right and exercise. Look up the side effects before you take prescribed medicine don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor about herbal or holistic equivalents.

Like my Grandmother said, “There is no better gift that you can give to a person than a good nourishing plate of food. You are not only feeding the stomach you are feeding the soul.”

Le Bon Temp Roulet! “Let The Good Times Roll!”

Enjoy Food for the Soul and Sweet Satisfaction.