Friday, December 2, 2022

Hoff's Quinoa Nachos II

Hoff's Quinoa Nachos II

Yields: 2 hearty entrees
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free 

Ingredients:

Nacho "Meat" 
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1 tsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked Paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
Cheese Sauce: 
  • 1/3 cup Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1 tsp. smoked Paprika 
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt 
Nachos:
  • Organic Corn Chips
  • 1 Avocado (chopped/optional)
  • 3 tbsp. diced Onion
  • 1 15 oz. can Black Beans
  • 1 2.25 oz. can sliced Black Olives (rinsed & drained)

Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Prepare Quinoa per the box directions, adding the rest of the ingredients, I prefer using the Instant Pot - throw all the ingredients in the IP, seal & lock lid, set Manual timer for 4 minutes, allow to Natural release for 10 minutes, then Quick release
  3. Meanwhile put Cheese Sauce ingredients into Vitamix & blend on high for 6 minutes
  4. Separately, heat up Black Beans, using a hand blender to create desired texture
  5. When the Quinoa, Cheese & Beans are done, assemble your Nachos anyway you see fit
  6. Bake in oven for 5 minutes

Friday, November 4, 2022

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

Yields: about 2 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 15oz. can Black Beans (drained)
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 5 drops Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp. Smoke Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together using a high speed blender

Friday, October 28, 2022

Hoff's Cowboy Beans

Hoff's Cowboy Beans

Yields: 4-6 Servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 1-28 oz. can Baked Beans
  • 1 can Organic Corn (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 cup Soy Crumbles (rehydrated)
  • 1 small carton Mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 Red Pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Sea Salt


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Meanwhile sauté Soy Crumbles, Mushrooms, Pepper & Onions until browned
  3. In a Dutch oven stir everything together
  4. Cover & bake for 1 hour

Monday, October 17, 2022

Hoff's Butternut Squash Soup (IP)

Hoff's Butternut Squash Soup (IP)

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

Ingredients:
  • 2 - 10oz. bags frozen Butternut Squash
  • 1/2 cup Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 4 cups Broth 
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 15oz. can diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can sliced Carrots (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can Cannellini Bean (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 handful Spinach/Kale (chopped)
  • 1/2 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Cook Squash per bag directions, then purée with 1/2 cup of Water, set aside
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except Purée & Greens)
  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 manual release method
  6. Stir in Purée & Spinach until wilted

Friday, October 14, 2022

Hoff's Tasty Chili

Hoff's Tasty Chili


Yields: 10-12 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-freeoil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 2 15 oz. cans Kidney Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can Tomato Sauce + 2 cans of Water
  • 1 15oz. can Diced Tomatoes (seasoned optional)
  • 1 15 oz. can Pumpkin
  • 8 oz. Tempeh (crumbled)
  • 1 Red Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion (chopped) 
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced) 
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter/Cashew Powder (prepared)
  • 1 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Season with Salt to taste

Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in the IP
  2. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  3. Press "Manual" button
  4. Decrease cooking time to 10 minutes 
  5. When done, Quick release
  6. Serve & enjoy!

Friday, October 7, 2022

Apple Cider

Apple Cider

Yields: About 5-6 cups

Ingredients:

  • 6 Apples (Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, etc)
  • 1 Orange
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tsp Ginger

Directions:
  1. Cut Apples & Orange in half, no need to core (remove stems)
  2. Dump Fruit into the IP
  3. Add Sugar, Cinnamon & Ginger
  4. Cover with Water
  5. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  6. Press "Manual" button and adjust cooking time to 15 minutes at high pressure
  7. When done, use natural release method 
  8. Remove Cinnamon Sticks
  9. Using a potato masher, mash Fruit to release leftover juices
  10. Using a funnel and fine mesh strainer, carefully pour Cider into mason jars or storage container of choice, while extracting solid bits (a second set of hands makes this easier)
  11. Can be kept in the fridge for up to a week

 Hoff Thoughts: Can use one type of Apple or a variety; you just want to use the sweetest varieties. 



Friday, September 16, 2022

Onion Rings

Onion Rings 

Yields: 2 servings
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 large Sweet Onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup GF Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • Water
  • 2 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder 

Directions:
  1. Whisk together Oat Flour, Yeast & Seasonings
  2. Add Water & stir until a pancake-like batter is reached
  3. Add Panko crumbs to another shallow dish
  4. Dunk each Onion Ring into the wet batter, followed by Panko crumbs
  5. On a silicon lined baking sheet spread out Rings
  6. Air-fry at 475 degrees for about 15 minutes or until crunchy