Friday, September 13, 2019

Hoff’s Raw Butternut Squash Soup

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

  • 3 cups chopped Butternut Squash
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix & blend on high for 3-4 minutes
  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 soup gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Hoff's Hot & Sweet Brussels Sprouts (IP)

Hoff's Hot & Sweet Brussels Sprouts (IP)
Servings: 4
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free


  • 1 bag Frozen Brussels Sprout
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp. Braggs
  • 3 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • Hot Sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp. GF Flour
  • Sea Salt to taste

  1. Whisk together Water, Braggs, Maple Syrup, a few dashes of Hot Sauce (depends on how Hot you want it) & Flour in IP
  2. Toss Brussels with the Sauce
  3. Close & lock lid
  4. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  5. Select Steam setting on High Pressure & cook for 0 minutes
  6. Quick release pressure
  7. Stir & serve

Hoff Thoughts: I'm not one for hot/spicy food but, I feel the Hot Sauce compliments the sweetness of the Maple Syrup, however, I completely understand if you choose to leave it out all together.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Hoff's Jambalaya

Hoff's Jambalaya (IP)
Yields: 6-8 Servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • 2 containers Cremini/Button Mushrooms (quartered)
  • 1 Red Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 2 15 oz. cans Kidney Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 5 oz. can Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Mix together Water & Tomato Paste in IP
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, placing the Bay Leaves on top
  3. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  4. Press "Manual" button & reduce time to 22 minutes
  5. When done, use Natural release method for 10 minutes, then Quick release
  6. Season with Sea Salt & Pepper

Friday, August 16, 2019

Quick Bean Burritos

With a little help from your panini press or my personal favorite Cuisinart Griddler, yummy bean burritos can be in your tummy in minutes!

It just takes 4-6 organic flour tortillas, 1 15oz. can of fat free re-fried Beans (you'd think you'd want the vegetarian beans, but those usually contain oil, which you don't want) and a little Nutritional Yeast, salsa optional.

Simply divide the beans evenly among the tortillas, sprinkle with Nutritional Yeast, roll like a burrito.  Cook using your favorite sandwich press until browned.

So simple, I'm mad that I didn't think of this sooner!

Keep it healthy!