Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Potatoless Shepard's Pie

Shepard's Pie without Potatoes Moms For Real Food

1 kg Lean Ground Beef
1 kg Lean Ground Pork
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn
1 each red & yellow pepper chopped
1 large onion chopped
2 packs Club House Shepard's Pie Mix
2 Heads cauliflower 


• Brown all meat, with chopped onion, and peppers until cooked through and veg is softened.
• While meat mixture is cooking; wash and large cut up cauliflower, and either steam or boil in a small amount of water until soft.
Potatoless Shepard's Pie Moms For Real Food
• Add frozen veg to meat mixture.
• Add the 2 packs of Mix to 1 or 1.5 cups of water (depending on how much gravy you want) and mix until incorporated- add to meat and simmer.
• Mash cauliflower with a stick of butter (if you want creaminess) salt and pepper.
• Place meat into casserole pan, top with mashed cauliflower
• Bake at 350F for 30 mins or until golden brown and bubbling.
Potatoless Shepard's Pie Moms For Real Food

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Vigil of Purpose

Moms For Real Food sponsoring A Vigil of Purpose

Moms for Real Food is a proud sponsor and participant of the Vigil of Purpose road trip!

We have had to change our original plans from seeking a travel sponsor and have shifted to a preliminary crowdfund to make the journey possible.

What are we doing?? So far, we are 5 Moms and 11 kids going on a tour of Northern BC, and the Lower Mainland to honour the lost lives of the Highway of Tears. We will hold nightly vigils. We will interview anyone who wants to share their story. We are linking arms, traveling new terrain and learning about a situation that deserves a solution at long last.

This is an edgy topic! it is difficult to request that a corporate sponsor align with this Vigil, so please hear our plea! YOU can make this possible. $5, $50, whatever you can give us. We will light a candle in your honour every night for the duration of the tour with your name on it, honouring the lives that have been lost while we all figure this out.

Moms For Real Food sponsoring A Vigil of Purpose
We will be blogging, live streaming, interviewing and singing!! We require money for Fuel, Fresh Food, Ferry rides, and Camping Fees. Please help us! We have 8 days until departure. We will be tenting, the kids will be scrapbooking and we will be coming together united without race to pay our hearts and our respect to those enveloped in the symptom of an age old wound. 

How you can help? With any amount of money

FREE - share the Facebook post and Group
$5 - $100: A Candle with your name on it that we will burn in your honour during our night time vigils

$100 and Up - A Candle + Please accept our thanks and receive an "Anything is Possible" temporary tattoo and a hand made card from the children (they will have lots of time while we drive!) in thanks for your contribution.

Moms For Real Food sponsoring A Vigil of Purpose

Please send your kind contributions to:

We will be activating the crowdfunder the morning of June 28 and will be looking to cover approximately 8,000 kms and to raise $15,000 for Steffanie's plan for Owl Care, a program created to connect the elders and offer a wholistic self care program. We will return two weeks later with hearts full and wisdom deep. 

Here is our story and our website, please subscribe to our newsletter and receive updates of our journey.

We can not do this alone, and we are so appreciative of you hearing our cry and our desire to stand for these stories of the heart.

Here we go Ladies!! (Oh and the ever talented camera man Todd) Charis Lynn Curtis
Steffanie Ali Howard
Tracy B. Loeppky Keri Nelson Sarah Gwyneth Kyllo (I hope) Laura Olsson (with us in spirit) Violet Marie Pilkey (Movement Making first hand?) Joline Hardisty (our Cheerleader to the North)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Not Yo' Grannies Butter

Not Yo' Grannies Butter

Here's what you need:

  • Whole Cream, whipping cream (any cream with high fat content)
  • Food Processor 
  • Salt (Optional)
  • Herbs and Spices (If you want to flavour it)
  • Colander 
  • Sink of cold water
  • Jar or butter dish

Here's how you do it:

Pour cream into food processor (watch for that little line that says fill or max or else you could end up with milk EVERYWHERE). 
Turn processor on start at low then up to high. 
Let 'er buck. 
As you work through the stages you will make whipped cream, keep going past that. All of a sudden you will here the change it will sound really wet. It should look like this:
Butter solids separated

Next carefully pour the milk out into a separate container.
Pour butter solids into the colander in the sink full of cold water. MAKE SURE THE SINK IS FULL OF COLD WATER or you can end yup with a big greasy mess.

Now time to get your hands dirty, squish, squeeze, pull and mash any remaining milk out of the butter.
Empty sink refill with clean water.
Continue mashing, squishing and squeezing until water remains clear.
Put butter into a bowl if you're flavouring. Roasted garlic and herb is super rad.
BAM! Not Yo' Grannies Butta

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Satisfying Vegetable Smoothie Soup

Moms For Real Food Satisfying Vegetable Smoothie Soup
I recently went to a weekend retreat where many people came together and made food. One of the most memorable soups was this one.
So I give credit to my ladies Charis, Reneigh and Violet for inspiring me to make this once I got home.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!


  • 2 whole Sweet Potatoes/Yams
  • 6 Carrots
  • 3 Stalks Celery
  • 1 large Leek
  • 1 carton Vegetable broth
  • Butter/ Olive Oil/ Coconut oil
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • Himalayan pink salt - to taste
  • Pepper - to taste
  • OPTIONAL: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goats cheese to garnish


  1. Chop all ingredients into small cubes.
  2. On Medium heat,  soften leek, celery in the oil of your choice until transparent.
  3. Add the rest of your ingredients.
  4. Continue to cook on medium heat until everything is somewhat softened.
  5. Add broth.
  6. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to minimum and allow to simmer until all ingredients are mushy.
  7. Use a blender, food processor or hand held blender to whip up - incorporate coconut milk until smooth and creamy.
  8. Heat through once more.
  9. Serve hot or cold - ENJOY!