Friday, January 21, 2022

Hoff's Waffles

Yields: 8 waffles
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Using a high speed blender, blend Oats, Cinnamon, Baking Powder & Salt into a flour (about 30 seconds)
  2. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds
  3. Mix-in Apple Sauce & Water, let stand for 30 minutes
  4. Add more Water if necessary to get a batter consistency
  5. Cook like any other Waffle, but using a non-stick waffle plate/mold, no oil needed

Hoff Thoughts: I prefer to use my Cuisinart Griddler - they now sell waffle plates (just make sure to order the right size for your Griddler model) But I have also used silicon waffle molds, baking in the oven.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Hoff's Plant-based Sour Cream

Hoff's Plant-based Sour Cream

Yields: about 1 cup
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup frozen Cauliflower (steamed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain Almond Milk
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
Directions:
  1. Using a high speed blender, blend ingredients until smooth
  2. Place in airtight container in fridge up to 1 week

Friday, January 7, 2022

*Vegan Hamburger Helper

Recipe modified from Well Your World*

*Vegan Hamburger Helper Yields: 3-4 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients: 

  • 8 oz. GF Pasta
  • 15 oz. can diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup TVP Crumbles
  • 1 cup Hot Water
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain Soy Milk
  •  4 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder

Directions:
  1. Cook Pasta according to package directions
  2. Meanwhile in another medium-sized pot, over medium-high heat, add & stir remaining ingredients
  3. Bring to a low boil for a few minutes
  4. Reduce to a simmer and allow TVP to re-hydrate until Pasta is cooked
  5. Drain Pasta & stir into "Hamburger Helper" sauce
  6. Enjoy the nostalgia!

Hoff’s Throw Together Soup (IP)

Hoff’s Throw Together Soup (IP)

Serves: 4-6
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free 

 Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 16 oz. bag frozen Cauliflower
  • 15 oz can Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 15 oz can diced Potatoes
  • 1 carton Hungry Jack's Premium Hashbrown Potatoes (re-hydrated)
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika 
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients (except Hashbrowns) in Instant Pot
  2. Close & lock lid
  3. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  4. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 6 minutes
  5. Quick release pressure
  6. Using an immersion blender blend soup until smooth
  7. Stir in Hashbrowns & serve with some nice crusty bread
 

Friday, December 17, 2021

Caramelized Onions (IP)

Caramelized Onions (IP)
Yields: 1 Onion
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 Sweet Onion (half moon slices)
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Turn on Saute setting, to heat up pot
  2. Add Onions, Sugar & Salt; mix together
  3. Saute until Onions release their water
  4. Turn off Saute setting
  5. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  6. Press "Manual" button & reduce time to 20 minutes
  7. When done, use quick release 
  8. If too much water is left, turn on Saute setting until desired amount is left
  9. Enjoy or store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!

Hoff Thoughts: I prefer to use my 3 qt Instant Pot, when I only need one Onion, however, I pull out the 6 qt when I need to make a few Onions.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Vegan Cheese Sauce III

Vegan Cheese Sauce III

Yields: about 5ish cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 12 oz. small/chopped Yukon Potatoes
  • 12 oz. Baby Carrots
  • Water (enough to cover Potatoes/Carrots), reserve 1 1/2 cups cooking Water
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Sea Salt
Directions:
  1. Place Potatoes, Carrots & Water the IP
  2. Close & lock lid
  3. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  4. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 7 minutes
  5. Quick release pressure
  6. Blend Potatoes, Carrots, & Seasonings with 1 1/2 cup cooking Water using a Vitamix until smooth, not too long, since ingredients are hot
  7. Immediately transfer Sauce to storage container or use, Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools
  8. Clean Vitamix immediately

Friday, December 3, 2021

Hoff's Sloppy Joe's II (IP)

Hoff's Sloppy Joe's II (IP)

Yields: 6-8 sandwiches
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Red Lentils
  • 12 oz. frozen Broccoli Rice
  • 1/2 Sweet/Red Onion (chopped)
  • 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 5 oz. can Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Molasses
  • 1 tsp. Mustard
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Turn on Saute feature and brown the Onions, add Garlic for 30 seconds
  2. Turn Saute feature off
  3. Stir remaining ingredients together in the IP
  4. Close & lock lid
  5. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  6. Select Manual setting, High Pressure & set for 15 minutes
  7. Quick release pressure
  8. I prefer to serve as open-faced sandwiches

 

Hoff Thoughts: Once cooked, if the Sloppy Joe's is too runny, add a few tablespoons of Instant Mashed Potatoes to absorb the excess liquid.