Friday, November 15, 2019

Mushroom Alfredo

Mushroom Alfredo
Yields: 5-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free 


  • 1 lb. Gluten-free Pasta
  • 1 Sweet Onion (half moon slices)
  • 1 carton Mushrooms 
  • 1/2-1 cup Veggie Broth
  • 1 cup Cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened plain Almond Milk
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • Pepper (to taste)

  1. Cook Pasta according to directions
  2. Meanwhile place Cashews, Milk, Garlic, Juice of Lemon & Seasonings into a Vitamix
  3. Blend until well combined (about 30 seconds)
  4. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick frying pan, sautee Onions until brown
  5. As Onions begin to stick, add a splash of Veggie Broth
  6. Add Mushrooms, adding Veggie Broth when needed
  7. When Pasta is done, use a slotted spoon to transfer Pasta to Sauce (the goal is to incoprporate some of the starchy water to create a thicker Sauce
  8. Stir & serve

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hoff's Quick Red Lentil Soup (IP)

Hoff's Quick & Easy Red Lentil Soup

Servings: 6
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 2 cups Red Lentils
  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 15 oz. can diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 15oz. Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 tsp. Dried Onions
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika 
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt

  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 2 minutes
  4. Natural release pressure for 15 minutes, then Quick release
  5. Season with Sea Salt

Hoff's Thoughts: Soup is even better the next day.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

This Time I Really Found An Aluminum-Free Deodorant That Works!

I know, I know - I've made this proclamation before when I exclaimed that Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal Deodorant Stone was the real deal.

I'm sorry, I was...wrong.

At first, the stone was the bomb, worked beautifully...for a few months, then things started going south and I switched back to my aluminum-laced deodorant that I had shoved to the back of the cabinet in case things didn't work out.  But after using that for a few months, I would freak out over the aluminum and switch back to the stone, which worked for a few months and then slowly stopped working.

In retrospect, this was a disturbingly good thing.  What it forced me to realize was that I was absorbing all the chemical crap from the aluminum deodorant and that it was taking two months to work itself out of my system - that's why the stone appeared to be working. DISTURBING!

More motivated than ever to find an effective aluminum-free deodorant I tried one natural deodorant after another, until I finally found what I was looking for. not to make the same misguided proclamation to all of you again, I used said product for over a year and I'm still in love with its effectiveness!

Despite searching the world, the answer turned out to be in my own backyard - made right here in Lakewood, Ohio - Stem Soaps has crafted the perfect aluminum-free deodorant!

While they have the cutest little shop that deserves a drop-in, don't despair non-Clevenlanders, all of their products including this coveted deodorant is available online!

Check it out!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Hoff's No Crust Pumpkin Pie

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

  • 2 15 oz. cans 100% Pure Puree Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 4 oz. Apple Sauce (that's one of those snack packs)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp. Salt

  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: Kick this up a notch by sprinkling Brown Sugar on top of the Pie with 10 minutes to go on the cooking time.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Doc: The Game Changers

The Game Changers, is a must see!  Particularly perfect for those interested in sports.

This doc follows a variety of athletes from endurance runners to weight lifters, to an Olympian who have gone plant-based in order to improve their performance, extend their careers and give them an edge over competitors.

There is some profanity peppered throughout as well as a “scientific” test around erections, so use best judgement if sharing with little ones.

Just as Forks Over Knives tapped into the mainstream consciousness, so too will this film.  

"Presented by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Chris Paul — a revolutionary new film about meat, protein and strength."

Friday, October 11, 2019

Hoff's Lasagna Soup (IP)

Hoff's Lasagna Soup (IP)
Yields: 10 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free


  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1-2 cups Water
  • One bag Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground
  • 10 oz. box of gluten-free Lasagna Noodles (broken into pieces)
  • 24 oz. jar Spaghetti Sauce (oil-free)
  • 1 15 oz. can White Beans (rinsed & drained) 
  • 1 15 oz. can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • Season with Sea Salt

  1. Stir together all ingredients in the IP 
  2. Add enough Water to cover the Pasta
  3. Close & lock lid
  4. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  5. Select Steam setting on High Pressure & cook for 7 minutes
  6. Quick release pressure