Friday, November 17, 2017

Hoff's Chickpea Dressing

Hoff's Chickpea Dressing
Yields: 4 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

  • 1 15oz. can Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Braggs
  • 1/2 cup Honey Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup

  1. Using a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Keep in the fridge up to 1-2 weeks

Friday, November 10, 2017

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Apple Sauce (IP)

Apple Sauce (IP)
Servings: 5
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 4-5 organic Apples (McIntosh, Jonathan, Gala, Fuji, Cortland, etc.)
  • 2-3 organic Golden Delicious Apples (Gala, Fuji can also be used)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon

  1. Core & stem Apples, cut into chunks (I cheat with an Apple slicer)
  2. Place Apples & Water in the IP
  3. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  4. Press "Manual" button
  5. Decrease cooking time to 8 minutes
  6. Natural Release for 3 minutes; then Quick Release
  7. Add Cinnamon
  8. Use an immersion blender to reach desired consistency
  9. Store in the fridge
Hoff Thoughts: I'm calling for organic Apples with this one, because the wax used on conventional Apples is too heavy/hard to remove and you're going to be eating the skins (lots of nutrients).  Nevertheless, be sure to soak your Apples in a salt or vinegar bath before using in order to clean.  The Golden Delicious will make up for the lack of Sugar.  You want medium to large Apples for this recipe. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Hoff's Tomato Pumpkin Soup

Hoff's Tomato Pumpkin Soup 
Serves: 4
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 oz can Pumpkin
  • 1 Roasted Red Pepper (jarred)
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

  1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix & blend on high for 6 minutes
  2. Serve!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hoff's Pumpkin Pudding II

Hoff's Pumpkin Pudding II
Yields: About 3 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 15 oz. can 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup soaked Cashews 
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup plant-based Milk (I use Almond or Cashew Milk)
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Blend all ingredients together using a high speed blender
  2. Allow to chill in frig
  3. Get your pumpkin on!