Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Healthy Hoff for the Holidays!!!

  Two great gift ideas for the special people in your life!
The ever popular Soul :) Smile series comes to life with this stunning 12 month wall calendar.  

Featuring 12 high gloss, full-color photos capturing the essence of animals that will make your soul smile month after month.
  • Customizable: choose start month & year
  • Full-size: pages measure 11" x 8.5"; calendar measures 11" x 17" when hung on wall
  • High quality: 100 lb cover weight high gloss paper, wire-o bound
  • Full-color printing
Available on CafePress!

Cooking With The Healthy Hoff: Quick, Easy Meals, Fueled by Plant-Based, Oil-free Whole Foods!

This fun, easy & sometimes funny, cookbook features 21 of my favorite plant-strong recipes!  
From breakfast to dessert, I've got something awesome for all your meals.  I'll show you how to make old school oatmeal super quick & tasty.  Put a new spin on the traditional salad, with my 5 Day Salad.  Blow you away with my OMG! Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  And I didn't forget that vegans love Mac & Cheese too! I don't even know which is better; the Pretzel Bark or I Can't Believe It's Not Dairy Chocolate Shake!" 

A great recipe book for new, wannabe and veteran vegans.

Available now on Amazon!

Christmas Misson

I'm on a mission this Christmas to prove to my non-vegan friends & family that treats can be just as tasty without the animal stuff.

This year I am coming vegan armed with my own party platters with the help of some artisan specialty companies:

  • The center piece of my masterpiece - handcrafted vegan cheese from Miyoko's KitchenDivinely delicious, artisanal, organic, vegan cultured nut products; that I personally cannot taste the nuts!  Frankly had I not seen the package for myself, I would have not believed this cheese to be vegan.  Any one of their 6 party packs is sure to please even the pickiest of palettes. 
  • Next up figs!  Unfortunately fig season runs from June to mid-October, so dried figs will have to do.
  • Some Brazil Nuts & Cashews for a little crunch!
  • For crisp, freshness...Grapes!
  • And to really bring the house down - The Ultimate Chocolate Collection courtesy of No Whey Chocolates.  This sampler box is loaded with vegan goodness!

    • Tri Nutty Delight- Magic with chocolate, almonds, peanuts and cashews
    • Cidery Caramels-White chocolate with a sweet apple cider soft caramel center
    • Buttery Pecan Cream- Dreamy sweet vanilla cream with just the right pecan ratio
    • Peppermint Dreams- Take me back to childhood peppermint patties with a new twist
    • Pumpkin Paradise- A new take on pumpkin fillings with walnuts and coconut
    • Sea Salted Caramels- Great combo of dark chocolate and caramel; topped with exotic Hawaiian Alaea sea salt
    • And more!
I know this sounds like a lot of food, but I'm actually dividing it up amongst 3 parties.  Fast, convenient, vegan goodness!

Who's Santa now?
Ho Ho Ho & Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie
Yield's: 9" Pie
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

  • 2 cups raw Pecans
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Water (Optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt 

  • 2 12oz. blocks Organic Silken Tofu
  • 1 12oz. bag Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees
  2. Meanwhile using a high speed blender, starting on low and increasing to high, blend Pecans & Sugar & Sea Salt into a fine meal
  3. If mixture is too dry, add Water & blend to combine
  4. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9" pie dish
  5. Spread Chocolate Chips onto a small baking pan & place in oven for about 3-4 minutes or until melted
  6. Using a high speed blender, blend Tofu, Melted Chocolate Chips, Vanilla & Salt until smooth
  7. Pour mixture into pie dish
  8. Allow a minimum of 20 minutes to set-up in the fridge

Hoff Thoughts: So good, no one will know it's vegan!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hoff's Tomato Cream Pasta

Hoff's Tomato Cream Pasta
Yields: 4-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free

  • 12 oz. Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 2 tbsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 bunch Asparagus (chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen Peas
  • 1 15oz. can Tomato Puree
  • 12 oz. Tofu
  • 1/2 cup plain Almond Milk
  • 3/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Cashews
  • 1 tbsp. Arrowroot
  • Juice from half a Lemon
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika

  1. Place Peas in colander and rinse with cold water to thaw slightly
  2. Bring large pot of water to boil, season with Sea Salt, stir
  3. Add Pasta & Asparagus, cook till al dente
  4. Meanwhile put remaining ingredients into Vitamix & blend on high until creamy and smooth
  5. Drain Pasta over Peas, combine with Sauce

Hoff Thoughts: I know this sounds like a lot of salt, but trust me, that's how pasta is supposed to be cooked.  The pasta & asparagus will absorb some of the salt and be delicious.