Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hoff's Dessert Oatmeal

Hoff's Dessert Oatmeal
Serves: 1
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • 1 Spoonful Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Spoonful Maple Syrup
  • 1 Spoonful Cacao Powder
  • Splash Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Directions:
  1. In a small bowl, combine Oatmeal & Milk
  2. Microwave for 1-2 minutes
  3. Mix in Maple Syrup & Cacao Powder
  4. Add a splash of Milk if desired & top with Chocolate Chips

Hoff Thoughts: Yes, you could easily have this oatmeal for breakfast, but my intent for this recipe was to attack those after dinner sweet cravings. You'll notice I used the very scientific term of "spoonful."  What I am referring to is your cereal spoon, no need to dirty another thing...


Monday, June 29, 2015

Quick Cooking Corn On The Cob

Confused on how long to boil corn on the cob?

Skip the water and go for the microwave.

3 minutes per ear, husk left intact.

Use an Ove' Glvoe (or towel or oven mitt) to remove, and hack off the bottom.

Grab the top with the strings and shake until the cob comes out clean.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

DIY Microwave Popcorn

DIY Microwave Popcorn
Serves: 1
dairy-free, gluten-free, oil-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Organic Corn Kernels
  • 1 Paper Lunch Bag

Directions:
  1. Add Corn Kernels to bag
  2. Fold over top of bag once, about 1/8" (you need plenty of room for the Popcorn)
  3. Seal with 2 staples
  4. Microwave for 2 minutes (or less depending on your microwave)
  5. Stop Microwave when popping slows down
  6. Season & enjoy the show!

Hoff Thoughts: Was I concerned that the staples would start a fire.  Of course, I've had my share of microwave fires, but Alton Brown said it was OK and it was.  But I wouldn't walk away while cooking...


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hoff's Beans, Rice & A Little More (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Beans, Rice & A Little More (Instant Pot)
Yields: 5 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 15 oz. can organic Corn (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Kidney Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 12 oz. bag shelled Edamame/Lima Beans
  • 1 cups Sauerkraut

Directions:
  1. Add everything to Instant Pot and stir to combine
  2. Set Manual setting at High Pressure for 22 minutes
  3. Set vent to sealing 
  4. When done, turn off IP, natural release for 10 minutes, then quick release

Hoff Thoughts: This is my take on the traditional beans & rice, I kick it up a notch with organic corn and Edamame.  This is one of my weekly lunch recipes, you can see you'll get enough servings for 5 days worth.  I didn't bother letting the Edamame defrost before cooking and all was well.  While it works just as well plain, I like to top with a little BBQ sauce.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Hoff's Lunchtime Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Lunchtime Split Soup (Instant Pot)
Yields: 5 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 cups dried Split Peas
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 1 15oz. can diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can diced sliced Carrots (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped Onions
  • 1 cup frozen Spinach
  • 1 bunch Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 3 tbsp. Braggs
  • 1 tbsp. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Season with Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Add everything to Instant Pot (Bay Leaf on top) and stir to combine
  2. Set Manual setting at High Pressure for 15 minutes
  3. Quick release steam
  4. Remove Bay Leaf

Hoff Thoughts: I called this Lunchtime Soup because I make up a pot on Sunday and divide it out over the week for lunch.