Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hoff Hit: Meditation & Weight Loss

As if you need another reason to meditate - engaging in the practice for a mere 8 minutes a day may help you lose weight!

It seems that those who get their Om on are better able to avoid emotional chow downs.

The theory is that meditation helps people learn to deal with boredom or anxiety instead of turning food to mask the issue.


Source: Women's Health Magazine, June 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

DIY Fruit Fly Trap

Now that I'm kicking it Raw Till 4, Fruit Flies have become an even bigger pain in my ass than past years due to all the increased fruit all over the kitchen.  I have quickly deduced that these little suckers are smart and require their own special trap.  But you can't buy this online or in stores; you're going to have to make it yourself.

Don't worry, it's fast & cheap!

Here's how...

  • Drill
  • Small Drill Bit
Trap Stuff:
  • 1 Pint Mason Jar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Liquid Dish Soap

Make It Happen:
  1. Screw the lid onto the jar
  2. Carefully drill 3-4 holes (don't touch, will be sharp)
  3. Remove lid & fill jar half way with  Apple Cider Vinegar
  4. Add 2-3 drops of Liquid Dish Soap
  5. Stir to combine
  6. Replace lid, place in fruit fly hangout
  7. Refresh concoction as the bodies pile up
  8. Auf Wiedersehen fruit flies!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hoff's Tomato Sauce

Hoff's Tomato Sauce
Yields: Enough for 1 lb. of Pasta
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 28oz. can Tomato Puree
  • 1 5.5 oz. can Tomato Paste
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Dried Onion Flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, dry sautee Onions until translucent
  2. Add Garlic, stirring constantly for 1 minute
  3. Add Tomato Paste, stirring constantly until Paste darkens in color (a few minutes)
  4. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer
  5. Simmer for 30-45 minutes before serving or storing

Friday, August 22, 2014

Event: Cleveland Screening of Cowspiracy


Promoted by Healthy and Humane Community

"The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet."

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Where: Cedar Lee Theatre: 2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:21 PM
Cost: $11.00 per ticket

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