Friday, July 30, 2021

Hoff’s Baked Mac & Cheese

Hoff’s Baked Mac & Cheese
Yields: 4-6 serving
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. Gluten-free Pasta
  • 1/3 cup Gluten-free Bread Crumbs
  • 1 - 4 oz. stick Earth Balance Butter
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain Plant Milk
  • 1 tbsp. Arrowroot
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook Pasta according till just before al dente, about 9 minutes
  3. Meanwhile put remaining ingredients (except Butter) into Vitamix & blend until smooth
  4. Drain Pasta, return to pot, mix in "Cheese Sauce" & Butter
  5. Transfer Mac & Cheese to a 2 quart baking dish with lid
  6. Top with Bread Crumbs
  7. Cover & bake for 30 minutes
  8. Enjoy!

Hoff Thoughts: Do not make the Mac & Cheese portion ahead of time and bake later, too much sauce will absorb into the pasta.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Hoff’s Orange Sauce II


Hoff’s Orange Sauce II
Yields: 2 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

Ingredients: 
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Orange Marmalade
  • 1/3 cup Braggs Amino Acids 
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. GF Oats
  • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup 
  • 1 tbsp. Honey Mustard 
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic 
  • 1 tsp. minced Ginger 

Directions: 
  1. Blend ingredients together using a Vitamix for 6 minutes

Friday, July 16, 2021

Hoff's Miso Veggie Ramen


Hoff's Miso Veggie Ramen
Serves: 1
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 block Ramen Noodles
  • 1/2 cup of frozen Veggies of choice
  • 1 tbsp. Bragg’s
  • 1 tsp. Miso
Directions:

  1. Using an electric kettle or heating element of choice, boil Water
  2. Meanwhile place remaining ingredients into a bowl
  3. Pour boiling Water over ingredients & microwave for 3 minutes
  4. Using a fork break apart Noodles
  5. Allow to sit for a few minutes to allow Noodles to fully soften & soup to cool 

Hoff Thoughts: This makes the perfect lunch for me or a very quick & light dinner.


Friday, July 9, 2021

Easy Enchiladas

Inspired by Plantiful Kiki

Easy Enchiladas
Serves: 4 - 6
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • 15 oz can Black Beans (w/liquid)
  •  15 oz can organic Corn (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 cups prepared Mashed Potatoes
  • 16 oz Enchilada/Taco Sauce
  • 1 cup plant-based Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine Enchilada sauce w/Milk & Sugar
  3. In a 9x13 baking dish, spread out 4 Enchiladas, add a little Sauce
  4. Top w/half of the Potatoes, then Beans, then Corn
  5. Add another layer of Tortillas & a little Sauce
  6. Repeat step #4 with remaining ingredients 
  7. Top w/last layer of Tortillas & remaining Sauce
  8. Cook for 20 minutes 

Hoff Thoughts: The Sugar is to cut the heat in the sauces, because I hate spicy food, feel free to omit.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Lemon Freeze


Lemon Freeze
Servings: 5
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 22 oz. can Lemon Filling (verify vegan)

Directions:
  1. Evenly divide filling into five small containers
  2. Freeze
  3. Allow to thaw slightly before serving

Friday, June 25, 2021

Tacos & Steamed Veggies, Oh My!

I got some new toys recently to simply make my life easier.

The first is what I had considered an indulgent or gimmick type of purchase, but after using it, I now consider it a MUST HAVE for Taco Tuesday.

A Taco Holder.

This simple, unassuming gadget is absolutely necessary to have a successful taco night! Ok, ok, that’s a bit of a stretch, I mean, I’ve been eating tacos successfully for years without one, but it makes life so much easier! No more falling over tacos, no fillings spilling out, no wrestling to make your taco.  These holders make life so much easier and isn’t that what true happiness is about? I think a headache free taco dinner is worth $8.99, don't you?


The second toy was an unexpected find. After getting back into healthier eating, I was at a lose for how to steam my vegetables. Yes, I know how to steam them, but the thought of bringing a big pot of water to boil felt tedious and steaming in my Instant Pot, makes my veggies too mushy.

Then this baby came into my life, the Microwave collapsible steamer!



I am a sucker for a collapsible anything and it’s BPA free and it comes in my favorite color, black! The bowl, lid and even the strainer is rubber, so it’s super light weight and easy peasy to clean.

Just add a bit of water, lay your veggies out, place the lid, nuke for 3-5 minutes and you’re eating!

For $23.99, I might buy another just for travel!


Keep it healthy!