Friday, January 11, 2019

Hoff's Perfect Pancakes

Hoff's Perfect Pancakes
Yields: 10ish Pancakes
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Plant Milk
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Blueberries (frozen/fresh)
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 5 tsp. Baking Powder
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Throw all ingredients (except Blueberries) in a high speed blender, like a Vitamix
  2. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds
  3. Stir in Blueberries
  4. Let sit for a few minutes for batter to thicken
  5. Cook like any other Pancake, but on a non-stick pan, using no oil

Friday, January 4, 2019

Hoff’s Raw Tomato Soup

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

Ingredients:
  • 4-6 Roma Tomatoes or 1 container of Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Red Pepper
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3-4 fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 tbsp. Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  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, December 14, 2018

Hoff's Quinoa Nachos/Taco Salad II

Hoff's Quinoa Nachos/Taco Salad II
Yields: two hearty entrees
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-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 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 14 oz. bag frozen Cauliflower (defrosted)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain Plant Milk
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast
Nachos:
  • Organic Corn Chips/2 cups Romain Lettuce + 1/4 cup broken Chips
  • 1 Avocado (chopped/optional)
  • 2 tbsp. diced Onion
  • 1 15 oz. can Black Beans
  • 1 15 oz. can organic Corn (rinsed & drained)

Directions:
  1. 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
  2. Meanwhile put Cheese Sauce ingredients into Vitamix & blend on high for 6 minutes
  3. Separately, mix together & heat up Black Beans & Tomatoes (drain before serving)
  4. When the Quinoa, Cheese & Beans are done, assemble your Nachos or Salad anyway you see fit

Friday, December 7, 2018

Hoff's Orange Rice II (IP)

Hoff's Orange Rice II (IP)
Yields: 4-6 Servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Orange Juice
  • 2 cups Veggie Broth
  • 2 cups Risotto Rice
  • 1 15 oz. can Mandarin Oranges in light syrup
  • 3 tbsp. chopped Cashews (optional)
  • Sea Salt
Directions:
  1. Mix Juice, Broth & Rice together in IP
  2. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  3. Press "Manual" button & reduce time to 5 minutes
  4. When done, use Quick release method
  5. Stir in Mandarin Oranges with Juice & Cashew pieces
  6. Season with Sea Salt