Friday, November 27, 2020

Hoff's Jackfruit Stew (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Jackfruit Stew (Instant Pot)
Yields: 6-8 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free


Ingredients:
  • 32 oz. Veggie Broth (1 cup reserved)
  • 20 oz. can Jackfruit (rinsed, drained & chopped)
  • 2 cartons Portobello Mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1-2 cups Baby Potatoes (quartered)
  • 1 15oz. can Carrots (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Green Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Gravy Packets
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Rosemary
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Braggs
  • Liquid Smoke
Directions:
  1. Toss Jackfruit with Braggs & Liquid Smoke, spread in a thin layer on a silicon lined baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees (this will create a meaty texture)
  2. Meanwhile, turn on Saute feature and brown the Onions, add Garlic for 30 seconds
  3. Add Mushrooms & cook down until they release their liquid
  4. Turn Sautee feature off
  5. Stir remaining ingredients together in the IP, including Jackfruit
  6. Close & lock lid
  7. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  8. Select Manual setting, High Pressure & set for 10 minutes
  9. Manually release pressure
Hoff Thoughts: Serve over Rice if desired

Friday, November 20, 2020

Hoff's Pot Pie Soup (IP)

Hoff's Pot Pie Soup (IP)
Yields: 10 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 2 cups Plant-based Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 pre-cooked Yukon Gold Potatoes (chopped)
  • 4 pre-cooked Yukon Gold Potatoes (rough chopped & reserved)
  • 1 bag frozen Organic Peas, Carrot, Corn mix
  • 1 - 20 oz. can Jackfruit (rinsed, drained & chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Oats
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp. minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Power
  • 2 tsp. Poultry Seasoning
  • Season with Sea Salt & Pepper

Directions:
  1. Stir together all ingredients in the IP (except reserved Potatoes, Milk, Oats & Water)
  2. Close & lock lid
  3. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  4. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 5 minutes
  5. Quick release pressure
  6. Meanwhile, using a high speed blender, blend reserved Potatoes, Water & Oats for 6 minutes
  7. Pour Milk & blended mixture into IP, turn on Sautee feature if soup needs to be heated through
  8. Turn off IP & serve with some nice crusty GF bread


Friday, November 13, 2020

Hoff's Polish Pickle Soup

Hoff's Polish Pickle Soup
Servings: 6-8
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1/2 Cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 15 oz. can diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can sliced Carrots (rinsed & drained)
  • 2-4 Dill Pickles (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Kraut
  • 1/2 cup Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Stir everything together in the IP
  2. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  3. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 5 minutes
  4. Quick release
  5. Season with Sea Salt & Pepper

Friday, November 6, 2020

Hoff's No Crust Sweet Potato Pie

Hoff's No Crust Sweet Potato Pie
Yields: 1 pie
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Plant-based Milk
  • 4 oz. Apple Sauce (that's one of those snack packs)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • 1 tsp.Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth & ingredients are combined (this won't take long)
  3. Pour into a glass/silicon pie dish
  4. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until set
  5. Serve cold or warm

Hoff Thoughts: You can substitute 2 large, baked Sweet Potatoes for the canned, but who has time for that?


Friday, October 23, 2020

Hoff's Acorn Squash Rice/Quinoa (IP)

Hoff's Acorn Squash Rice/Quinoa (IP)
Yields: 4-6 Servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice (white)
  • 1 1/2 cups Quinoa (rinsed)
  • 4 cups Broth
  • 1 carton Cremini Mushroom (sliced)
  • 12 oz. frozen Edamame
  • 1/2 Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • Sea Salt to taste

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Pierce Squash 5-6 times, bake whole for 45-50 minutes
  3. Carefully cut Squash in half and de-seed (it's HOT)
  4. Using a fork shred the Squash into a bowl & set aside
  5. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients together in IP
  6. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  7. Press "Manual" button & reduce time to 4 minutes
  8. When done, use quick release method
  9. Mix in Squash
  10. Season with Sea Salt


    Friday, October 9, 2020

    Hoff’s Mashed Potato Soup

    Hoff’s Mashed Potato Soup
    Yields: 4-5 servings
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free


    Ingredients:
    • 12-14 medium Yukon Potatoes
    • 1 cup Water
    • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
    • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
    • 4 cups Veggie Broth
    • 1-2 cups Plain unsweetened Plant-based Milk (as needed) 
    • 1 15oz. can of diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
    • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
    • Sea Salt & Pepper to tastes 
    • Instant Mashed Potatoes*

    Directions:
    1. Turn on sautés setting on IP & cook Onions & Garlic until softened; turn off sauté feature
    2. Place Potatoes into the IP on top of Onions & Garlic
    3. Add Water
    4. Close the lid, set pressure valve to sealing
    5. Select Steam setting on High Pressure for 12 minutes
    6. Use Natural Steam Release
    7. Remove Potatoes & using a Ricer, press each Potato back into the IP
    8. Add Broth, Milk, Diced Potatoes, Nutritional Yeast, Sea Salt, Pepper
    9. Turn on sautés setting for a few minutes in order to heat through
    • *Add Mashed Potatoes if soup is too thin

    Hoff Thoughts: Unless you have "man hands" you'll need to cut larger Potatoes in half before pressing through the Ricer. Place the cut side down inside the Ricer. I love the Ricer, because you don't have to peel the Potatoes, the peels will come right off in the pressing process. Ricing your Potatoes will help prevent the gummy "gluteny" mashed Potatoes that can result from overworking the Potatoes. While I love Baby Yellow Potatoes because they naturally have a rich, buttery flavor that took forever to rice, I found this side dish comes together much quicker with larger Potatoes.