Friday, February 23, 2024

Hoff’s Shepard’s Pie




Hoff’s Shepard’s Pie


Yields: 4-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free


Ingredients: 

  • 24 oz Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Gravy packet
  • 1 cup Water
  • 15 oz can Brown Lentils or 1 cup TVP (rehydrated)
  • 10 oz bag frozen organic Carrot, Peas, Corn minced
  • 1 carton Mushrooms, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped Sweet Onion
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • Season w/ Salt & Pepper


Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium Dutch oven over medium high heat, sautee Mushrooms, Onions & Garlic
  3. Add Lentils or TVP, Veggies, Gravy packet, Water & Seasonings
  4. Stir until Gravy thickens
  5. Top with Mashed Potatoes, score with fork
  6. Bake uncovered for 25 - 35 minutes

Friday, February 16, 2024

KISS: Potatoes & Asparagus

   KISS: Keep It Super Simple! 

I know there is typically another "S" to that saying, but we don't need that negativity in our lives.

This is a brand new series in which I share super simple meal ideas; because we vegans tend to get so buried in complex recipes that we forget that a meal can simply consist of a starch/grain and a veggie and be perfectly satisfying.

I pair each of these meals with a simple side salad and that's it! As a recovering bulk meal creator, I was quite skeptical that these meals would be filling enough, but just try it, you'll be amazed.

Keep it Healthy!


 


 

 

Ingredients:

  • Baby/Bite-size Yukon Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Salt

While meal prepping for the week, I use my InstantPot to steam the Potatoes for 1 minute, then place in the fridge until ready to eat late in the week.  When it's dinner time, I slice in half and air-fry, along with the Asparagus at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Top Potatoes with Ranch dressing, Asparagus with Salt.

That's it! Plate & eat!

Friday, February 9, 2024

Hoff's Fajita Bowl

Hoff's Fajita Bowl

Yields: 2 Big Bowls

meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, gluten-free, oil-free 
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Portabella Mushrooms (sliced)
  • Peppers (sliced)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • Salsa 
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1 Taco Seasoning packet

Directions:
  1. Slice vegetables into long stripes
  2. Marinate vegetables at least one hour in the Taco Seasoning
  3. Spread vegetables out on silicon lined baking sheet, roast for about 30 minutes
  4. Make bowl using favorite toppings

Friday, January 26, 2024

DIY “Just Egg” II

DIY “Just Egg” II


Yields: 2 1/2 cups

meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried Split Mung Beans/Flour
  • 1 1/3 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp. Hoff’s Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. dried Onion Flake
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Salt
  • Black Salt to taste

Directions:
  1. Using a high speed blender, blend Beans into Flour or just start with Mung Bean Flour
  2. Add rest of ingredients 
  3. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth & well combined
  4. To make an “omelette” pour into silicon baking pan
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
  6. Remove & cut into desired pieces
  7. Season finished product with Black Salt

Friday, January 19, 2024

Hoff's African Stew

 Hoff's African Stew



Yields: 4 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1 bag chopped Kale/Spinach
  • 2 bags frozen Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 can Chickpeas (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can diced Tomatoes (seasoned)
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 small - medium Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp. Almond Butter Powder
  • 2 tsp. minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp. crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced Ginger
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp. fine Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Dump everything into a large stock pot, bring to a boil
  2. Cook till desired consistency achieved, minimum 10 minutes
  3. Serve over Rice or other grain if desired

Friday, January 12, 2024

Kiss: Potatoes w/Cheesy Cauliflower


KISS: Potatoes w/Cheesy Cauliflower

  KISS: Keep It Super Simple! 

I know there is typically another "S" to that saying, but we don't need that negativity in our lives.

This is a brand new series in which I share super simple meal ideas; because we vegans tend to get so buried in complex recipes that we forget that a meal can simply consist of a starch/grain and a veggie and be perfectly satisfying.

I pair each of these meals with a simple side salad and that's it! As a recovering bulk meal creator, I was quite skeptical that these meals would be filling enough, but just try it, you'll be amazed.

Keep it Healthy!


 




Ingredients:

I like to steam-prep my Potatoes using the InstantPot for 1-2 minutes at the beginning of the week and then storing in the fridge for latter in the week. 

I slice the Potatoes in half & finish cooking in the Airfryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with Hummus.

Meanwhile lightly steam Cauliflower in the microwave for 2-10 minutes, timing depends on the size, until tender. Finish by roasting in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.   Add about an inch of Water to the baking dish prior to steaming.

Make the Cheese Sauce.

That's it! Plate & eat!





Friday, January 5, 2024

Hoff’s Taco Bake

Hoff’s Taco Bake

Servings: 6
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 serving Hoff Vegan Cheese Sauce
  • 16 oz. GF Pasta
  • 4 cups Water 
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Red Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 can Black Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 can Black Olives (sliced)
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)

Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium glass baking dish, stir all ingredients together
  3. Cover & bake 45 minutes