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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Raw Lemon Honey Tea

Raw Lemon Honey Tea
Yields: 1 serving
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 32 oz. Water
  • 1 Lemon (peeled & de-seeded)
  • Honey

    1. Heat Water to 100-105 degrees
    2. Add Lemon & Honey (adjust amount to desired sweetness) to Vitamix
    3. Pour Hot Water over spoon to remove the Honey easily
    4. Blend for about 30 seconds to combine
    5. Drink immediately

    Hoff Thoughts: I love this electric kettle by Bonavita; although the minimum temp is 140 degrees and to keep it raw you don't want to go above 118 (depending on your source).  But, it heats up so fast, that I can just stop it once it reaches the temperature that I want.

      Friday, September 13, 2019

      Hoff’s Raw Butternut Squash Soup

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

      • 3 cups chopped Butternut Squash
      • 3 cups Water
      • 1 tsp. Cumin
      • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
      • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
      • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

      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.