Friday, May 22, 2020

Hoff’s Orange Sauce

Hoff’s Orange Sauce
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Braggs Amino Acids
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. GF All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp. Honey Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic 
  • 1 tsp. minced Ginger
Directions:
  1. In a medium sauce pan whisk all ingredients together over medium- high heat, until boiling and sauce thickens
  2. Serve over veggies, rice, etc.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hoff's Berry Smoothie Bowl

Hoff's Berry Smoothie Bowl
Yields: 1 1/2 cup
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

 

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 cup frozen Berries
  • GF Granola




Directions:
  1. Pour Water into to a high speed blender (ahem, Vitamix)
  2. Add Fruit
  3. Blend on high for about 1-2 minutes or until thoroughly combined, using tamper if necessary
  4. Pour Smoothie in to bowl & top with Granola

Hoff Thoughts: Smoothie should be a consultancy between Nice Cream & a Smoothie

Friday, May 8, 2020

Got Melon? You Need A Watermelon Slicer!!!

My latest kitchen obsession is this 15.7” Large Stainless Steel Melon Slicer, Cutter, Peeler, & Corer!!! It's big, it's sharp and it's earned a spot in my kitchen due to it's ability to reduce my melon prep to a few mere minutes.  

I was skeptical at first, but I have to say this baby delivers over and over and over!  To be honest, I started testing this last summer, just to make sure the plastic pieces didn't break and the blades didn't bend or rust and one year later, I am still a happy camper!


To start off with shop wisely; you're not going to force a gigantic Watermelon through this baby, but a reasonably sized, no bigger than a basketball Watermelon will slice just fine.  But that's not all, this works beautifully with Honeydew and Cantaloupe. I have yet to try pineapple, but I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Once, home, wash your little melon baby and then slice the ends off, so it sits flat on your cutting surface.  This not only aids in safety for you & the melon, but also assists the slicer in doing it's job.

Think leverage before slicing, you want to get your body weight above the melon and then press down as this glides through the melon with very little effort.  Once, sliced (this literally takes a second or two), you're either ready to eat (Watermelon) or ready to clean the guts out (seeds).  You can eat as wedges or quickly run a knife through for bite-sized pieces.


There are a lot of slicers out there like this, but I like this one for it's non-rusting stainless steel, it's grippy handles and budget friendly, under $20 price tag.

What are you waiting for?  Summer is right around the corner, get your melon on!


Keep it healthy!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Hoff’s Macaroni Salad

Hoff’s Macaroni Salad
Yields: About 13 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. Gluten-free Pasta
  • 1 cup Grape Seed Oil Vegenaise
  • 1/2 Red Onion (minced)
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 tbsp. Dill Pickle Relish
  • 1 tbsp. Pickle Juice
  • 1 tbsp. Mustard
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper w/ Lemon to taste
  • Paprika for optional garnish

Directions:
  1. Cook pasta to al dentde according to directions on package
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl & allow to marinate in fridge at least one hour before serving

Friday, April 17, 2020

Vegan Artichoke Dip

Vegan Artichoke Dip
Servings: About 3 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free


Ingredients:
  • 2-14 oz. cans Artichoke Hearts in Water (rinsed & drained)
  • 1-15 oz. can White Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 2 tbsp. Minced Sweet Onion
  • 2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp. Braggs
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • Nutritional Yeast (optional)

Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
    2. Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth
    3. Bake in a small serving dish for about 15 minutes
    4. Sprinkle top with Nutritional Yeast just before serving 

    Hoff Thoughts: This will keep 4-5 days in the fridge, so a perfect make ahead party app!

    Friday, April 10, 2020

    Hoff's Cucumber Hummus Sandwich

    Hoff's Cucumber Hummus Sandwich
    Yields: 1 Sandwich
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free

    Ingredients:

    • Gluten-free Bread
    • Cucumber Slices
    • Sliced Red Onion
    • Pickle Slices
    • Hummus

     Directions:
    1. Spread Hummus on two pieces of Bread
    2. On one slice place Cucumber, Onion & Pickles
    3. Close sandwich & enjoy!

    Hoff Thoughts: I recently tried this sandwich out on a "glamping" trip and it was awesome!  Since going gluten-free, my beloved Subway has been off limits.  This sandwich helped to bring a little of that magic back into my life. I just kept everything in separate containers until eating was required, a container of sliced Cucumber, another with sliced Onion, a jar of Pickle Slices (dry before applying to avoid soggy bread) a small container of oil-free Hummus and a loaf of Schar Artisan Baker Multigrain Bread.