Friday, January 6, 2017

My ShiftCon Experience

My ShiftCon Experience by Tracy Loeppky of Moms For REal Food Initiative
Leah Segedie; Creater ShiftCon, Tracy Loeppky

Let me tell you about my ShiftCon Social Media Conference experience. 

In a word? WOW.

So, what is ShiftCon?



“ShiftCon is an eco-wellness influencer conference focusing on food, wellness, health, sustainability and platform growth. Shifters are part of an online influencer community that seek healthier and more sustainable lives, promote brands that mirror their values, and help causes that speak to their soul. Our influencers span between newbies, light and deep green. Shift happens. Be part of it.” 
Via www.ShiftConMedia.com/about 
My ShiftCon Experience by Tracy Loeppky of Moms For REal Food Initiative
Some of the amazing team! And JP Sears.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Make Your Own Kombucha Recipe

Make your Own Kombucha - Moms For Real Food Initiative



WHAT IS IT??

“Kombucha is a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea using a "symbiotic colony" of bacteria and yeast”

It also helps reduce candida yeast and overgrowth of bacteria that is harmful to your organs and mental health. Many people attest to it clearing up physical pain of the guts and digestive, to clearing brain fog and lethargy associated with mental health and auto-immune disorders.

The term Kombucha and SCOBY were both coined in the 90's by an amazing guy named Len Porzio - you can check out his site here, to gain some more useful information!



HOW DOES IT FERMENT AND GROW??

It uses a mushroom-like, flat disk of culture called a SCOBY.

S.C.O.B.Y.
Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast


Make your Own Kombucha SCOBY - Moms For Real Food Initiative
S.C.O.B.Y.


WHY SHOULD I DRINK THIS STUFF??


One word: probiotic culture. You know that yogurt you eat? Ya, that's a probiotic culture too! But even better as it is dairy free.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Lazy Mom Guide to School Lunches

The Lazy Moms Guide to School Lunches Moms For Real Food Initiative


Well it's that time again..... Back to school. It's here! Tomorrow is pumpkin spice everything and our tiny little miracles are back to the grind of school. THANK GOD! I swear this summer has been the longest summer of my life.

However, school lunches can be a pain in the butt. Here's my trick to get the kids food together by spending about 30 min once a month and maybe 15 minutes once a week to keep you sane!

The Mother of all BBQ




It's the end of summer. It's stupid hot out and that leads to one of 3 things in this house smoothies, salads or BBQ everything. Here is my fast take on grilling up some fabulous food.

Before you fire up the BBQ put a little olive oil on a paper towel and rub it all over your grill. It stops everything from sticking and puts perfect grill marks on your food. 

Now fire it up. Our grill has a thermometer at the base of the lid, on each grill, so it's a more accurate temperature reading on what the grill temperature actually is.  

Get your grill really hot. Turn down the temp once you put your food on the grill or you'll end up with raw in the middle burnt hockey pucks.

Meat- You're going to need something for meat. Steak wrapped in bacon, chicken wrapped in bacon. See the theme? Everything is better with a little bacon! Flip your meat

Veggies- Well now this opens a whole weird and crazy world of grilling awesomeness! Our current favourite is sweet potato medallions tossed in olive oil sprinkled with a little salt and pepper. We were at the end of our Kohut Corn we picked last fall so it was already shucked. 

You can grill pretty much everything. We have cut heads of romaine lettuce in half oiled it and slapped it on the grill and it was AMAZING. Seriously try it! 

I'm a sucker for fresh veggies so I usually have some raw, freshness to top off the meal. Tomatoes drizzled with olive oil sprinkled with a little salt and pepper is perfect. 

Tips: Keep your flavours simple. Always use condiments. Horseradish Aioli is amazing on steak and easy to make. Kick it up and try something new.




Friday, July 15, 2016

Crack Taters aka Baked Baby Potatoes


Best. Baked. Potatoes. EVER.

Ingredients 

3 lbs Small Potatoes
1 Green & Yellow pepper
1 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Hemp Oil
1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
2 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan 
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions 

Preheat oven to 350.
Use a deep dish stoneware or cast iron dish (9 x 12 x 3).
Mix all ingredients except potatoes and peppers, in a mason jar - shake it like a Polaroid picture.
Wash and cut potatoes in half - except the really itty bitty ones: bite sized is the goal.
Dice peppers.
Pour wet over dry and toss.
Leave to marinate for 20 - 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 for 1hr and 45 mins.
Toss intermittently.
Serve warm with other stuff, or eat it all in one sitting, like I know you want to. ENJOY.