Friday, April 19, 2019

Raw Vegan Chocolates

Raw Vegan Chocolates
Yields: 15 pieces
dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Cacao Butter
  • 1/4 cup Cacao Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract/Peppermint Oil/Orange Oil
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Using the double boiler method, melt Cacao Butter
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients (pick one extract or oil)
  3. Pour into silicon molds
  4. Allow to set in freezer for at least 20 minutes
  5. Try to stop yourself from eating all of them


Hoff Thoughts: 1. I can't believe how good these are! 2. I can't believe how simple & quick raw vegan chocolate is to make!  These adorable, little molds from Amazon make the perfect sized treats!


Friday, April 12, 2019

Hoff's Taco Lasagna

Hoff's Taco Lasagna
Servings: 6
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 cups prepared Rice
  • 1 15 oz can Vegan Fat Free Refried Beans
  • 1 2.25 oz can sliced Black Olives (rinsed & drained)
  • 16 oz Enchilada Sauce 
  • 16 oz. Salsa
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Pour a thin layer of Enchilada Sauce in a 2 quart glass cooking dish 
  3. Top with 6 Tortillas
  4. Mix Rice, Refried Beans, Onions & Salsa together
  5. Spread mixture evenly on top of Tortillas
  6. Top with remaining Tortillas
  7. Top with remaining Enchilada Sauce & Black Olives
  8. Gently spread Refried Beans onto each Tortilla 
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, allow to rest for 5 minutes


Friday, March 29, 2019

DIY Quick & Easy Oat Milk

DIY Quick & Easy Oat Milk
Yields: 3 cups
dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Oats
  • 1 pitted Date
  • Optional 1 tsp. Vanilla (great for cereal, not so great for cooking)
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender
  2. Start low, then up to high quickly
  3. Blend for about 1 minute
  4. Store in refrigerator for up to a week
  5. Shake before using

Soul :) Smile


Friday, March 22, 2019

Raw Super Quick Veggie Soup

Raw Super Quick Soup
Serves: 2
meat-free, dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free
 
Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 cups chopped Veggies*
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
Directions:
  1. Heat Water to 118 degrees
  2. Divide Veggies into two bowls
  3. Mix in Water & Seasonings
  4. Dig in!

Hoff Thoughts: When eating raw, food should not exceed 118 degrees.  A Vitamix should raise the temperature of food 10 degrees every minute it is run. However, my Vitamix runs hotter; it's a good practice to use a meat thermometer to test how hot this sauce gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

*To make this soup extra quick & easy, buy pre-cut Veggies from the produce isle.  Make this soup your own by using your favorite seasonings.