Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoff's Avocado Orange Chocolate Pudding

Hoff's Avocado Orange Chocolate Pudding
Yields: About 2 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


  • 2 medium-large, ripe Avocados
  • 1/4 cup Plant Milk (I use Almond Milk)
  • 1/3 cup Cacao Powder
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

  1. Blend all ingredients together, until smooth
  2. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving

Friday, January 10, 2020

Rice Water for Curly Girls

Rice Water for Curly Girls

For: Wavy or Curly Hair Girls as a Protein Treatment
Yields: 3 cups

  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Rice (any variety*)
  • 1 Orange Peel (optional, but recommended)

  1. Soak Rice in Water, with Orange Peel for 30 minutes to one hour
  2. Drain Water into a seal-able container or spray bottle & let sit overnight at room temperature
  3. Use as a leave-in treatment 20 minutes to overnight or as a rinse after you shampoo; shake well prior to applying
  4. Use as needed (but consistently to see results), about 1-2 times per month

Hoff Thoughts: Rice Water can be used immediately after soaking, but it more beneficial if left to ferment.  The "Scent" will disappear after hair is washed or you can add an essential oil or orange peels if desired while it sits overnight.  Decide how much protein you need, Brown Rice has the least amount of protein, White Rice has more protein and Wild Rice has the most protein.  If hair becomes brittle, you're using too much protein.*

Friday, January 3, 2020

Hoff's Sun-dried Tomato & Spinach Pasta

Hoff's Sun-dried Tomato & Spinach Pasta
Yields: 5-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 16 oz. GF Pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups Veggie Broth
  • 2 1/2 cups Plant-based Milk
  • 6 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (half-moon slices) 
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast 
  • 2 tsp. minced Garlic 
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder 
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, sautee Onions until softened
  2. Add Garlic & Tomato Paste and stir for 30 seconds
  3. Add Broth, Milk, Pasta, Nutritional Yeast & Seasonings
  4. Stir, cover & simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Top with Spinach & cover for 5 minutes
  6. Stir in wilted Spinach & check Pasta for doneness
  7. Enjoy!

Friday, December 27, 2019

Hoff's Quinoa Tater Tot Nachos

Hoff's Quinoa Tater Tot Nachos
Yields: two hearty entrees meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free


Nacho "Meat"

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 15  oz. can Diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15  oz. can Carrots (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 Fire Roasted Red Pepper
  • 1 cup Plant Milk
  • Juice from half a Lemon
  • 3 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp. smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 bag Tater Tots
  • 1 15 oz. can Refried Beans
  • 1 Avocado (chopped/optional)
  • 2 tbsp. diced Onion
  • Slice Black Olives (optional)

  1. Prepare Quinoa per the box directions, adding the rest of the ingredients, I prefer using the Instant Pot - throw all the ingredients in the IP, seal & lock lid, set Manual timer for 4 minutes, allow to Natural release for 10 minutes, then Quick release
  2. Prepare the Tater Tots per the directions (I throw in my air fryer)
  3. Meanwhile put Cheese Sauce ingredients into Vitamix & blend on high for 6 minutes
  4. Heat the Refried Beans
  5. When the Quinoa, Cheese & Beans are done, assemble your Nachos or Salad anyway you see fit
 Healthy Hoff: This is an indulgent meal that I would only enjoy 1-2 times per year, typically around the holidays.  However, just replace the Tater Tots with some chopped Lettuce & a handful of broken Corn Chips to enjoy anytime you want!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Hoff's Orange Date Truffles

Hoff's Orange Date Truffles
Yields: 10ish Truffles
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free

  • 10 Dates (pitted)
  • 2 tbsp. Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Orange Oil
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  1. Throw all ingredients into a high speed blender
  2. Blend about 30 seconds until Dates are chopped into tiny pieces
  3. Spoon about a tbsp. of mix into you hand and roll into a ball, repeat until all mix is used
  4. Optional: roll each ball in additional Cacao Powder
  5. Allow to set up in the fridge
  6. Store in the fridge

Hoff Thoughts: If your Dates are dry, soak in water about 15 minutes and drain before using.