Friday, March 15, 2019

Hoff's Split Pea Soup III (IP)

Hoff's Split Pea Soup III (IP)
Makes: About 10 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Split Peas
  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 15oz. can Diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can Sliced Carrots (rinsed & drained) 
  • 1 15oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Smoked Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tsp. Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • Season with Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot
  2. Cook Manually on High Pressure for 15 minutes
  3. Quick Release
  4. Stir & serve! 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Hoff's Raw Tomato Soup

Hoff's Raw Tomato Soup
Serves: 2
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


Ingredients:

  • 8 Roma Tomatoes or 1 pint Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp. Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix & blend until heated
  2. Serve immediately


Hoff Thoughts: When eating raw, food should not exceed 118 degrees.  A Vitamix should raise the temperature of food 10 degrees every minute it is run. However, my Vitamix runs hotter; it's a good practice to use a meat thermometer to test how hot this sauce gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

Friday, March 1, 2019

DIY Flax Seed Gel

DIY Flax Seed Gel
For: Wavy or Curly Hair Girls
Yields: About 8-10 oz.


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Whole Flax Seeds

Directions:
  1. Mix Flax & Water in small sauce pan over medium-high heat
  2. Stir as mixture comes to a boil
  3. Cook at least 10 minutes
  4. Turn off heat once mixture turns "gooey" (think slim)
  5. Remove from the heat and pour immediately into a fine mesh strainer over a glass measuring glass, stirring to help it strain
  6. Or pour immediately into a coffee press, to separate
  7. Or allow to cool for 30 minutes to an hour, pour mixture into a nylon or cheese cloth lined measuring glass & squeeze to release all gel
  8. Store in a mason jar/plastic applicator bottle in the fridge up to 2 weeks or freezer for longer (be sure to remove a day before intended use so it can thaw)
  9. Shake before applying

Hoff Thoughts: Hit up YouTube to see how this is done! I’ve tried all of the above separation methods; I wish I could tell you the best method, but I haven’t had constant results with any, sometimes they work great and other times not so much.  I can't use this amount within 2 weeks, so I freeze and one batch will last me about a month.



Friday, February 22, 2019

Simple "Healthier" Cookies

Simple "Healthier" Cookies
Yields: 12ish Cookies
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free
 

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Blend Oats, Baking Powder & Salt in a high speed blender until finely ground
  2. Pour dry ingredients to a mixing container and stir in Maple Syrup, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Chips & Raisins
  3. Add a little Water if mixture is too dry & won't come together
  4. Scoop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets or silicon mat
  5. Flatten each mound of dough
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
  7. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool

 Hoff Thoughts: Use Almond Flour instead, for a more decadent cookie.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Hoff's Raw Winter Squash Soup

Hoff's Raw Winter Squash Soup
Serves: 2
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Squash (peeled & cubed)
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp. Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp.Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix & blend until heated
  2. Serve immediately

Hoff Thoughts: When eating raw, food should not exceed 118 degrees.  A Vitamix should raise the temperature of food 10 degrees every minute it is run. However, my Vitamix runs hotter; it's a good practice to use a meat thermometer to test how hot this sauce gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.