Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hoff's Pizza Sauce

Hoff's Pizza Sauce
Yields: Enough for 1 large pizza
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 6oz. can Tomato Paste
  • 6 oz. Water (use Tomato Paste can)
  • 3 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients
  2. Let stand for a few minutes to thicken
  3. Slather onto pizza dough
  4. You know what to do next

Hoff Thoughts: I actually don't mix things like this in bowls, I use a standard 2 cup measuring glass, so it's easier to pour.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Event: Cleveland VegFest 2014
2nd Annual
Cleveland VegFest!
Presented by
The Cleveland Vegan Society

Featuring many top national speakers and authors in their fields on issues of health, environmental sustainability, social justice, and animal welfare, the Cleveland VegFest will be an opportunity to explore how choosing a whole, plant-based, vegan meal, directly impacts conditions in each of these critical areas.


  • WHAT is vegan
  • WHY does vegan matter
  • HOW to make vegan work
  • WHAT effects the Standard American Diet has on our bodies
  • WHY westerners are dying of heart disease and cancer
  • WHO has convinced us that we need animal products to be healthy
  • HOW a vegan diet can greatly improve your health and turn around disease


  • How delicious vegan food can be...
  • Experience the flavorful, wholesome, and indulgent flavors which encompass vegan cuisine, as presented by some of the best culinary experts in our area... Cleveland's favorite chefs, restaurants, and confectioneries will be featuring their best-selling vegan menu items in our vegan food court.
  • Plus, national vendors will be showcasing a wide range of vegan products and resources.


Local  vegan groups who provide guidance, support, and opportunities to continue learning and share experiences.

Feature Presentations:

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Where: Cleveland State University's Student Center: 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
Time: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free!

More info!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hoff's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Hoff's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yields: about 2 dozen
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 cups Whole Oats
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup pitted Dates
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 3 tbsp. Water
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Mix Chia Seeds & Water and let sit for 5 minutes or until gelled
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Using a Mini Food Processor, finely chop Dates
  4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whisk together Flour, Oats & Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon & Salt
  5. In another bowl, mix together Raisins, Dates, Apple Sauce, Gelled Chia Seeds & Vanilla
  6. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  7. Drop spoonfuls onto a non-stick cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, using the back of a spatula flatten each cookie, bake for another 5 minutes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter Everybody!

Hoff's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Hoff's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Serves: 2
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


  1. Combine all ingredients (except Chocolate) in a Vitamix
  2. Using the tamper, push the Bananas into the blades
  3. Blend until smooth about 10-15 seconds
  4. Drop Chocolate in & run a few seconds more to break up
  5. Serve immediately for soft serve or freeze for hard ice cream

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hoff's Taco Meat

Hoff's Taco Meat
Yields: About 3 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

  • 8 oz. Tempeh
  • 1 15 oz. can Black Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 4 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Rough chop Tempeh
  2. Using a mini food processor, blend Tempeh until it resembles ground crumbles
  3. Meanwhile, in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown Onions
  4. Add Tempeh to slightly brown
  5. Add Black Beans, Tomato Sauce & Seasonings
  6. Heat through & stuff yours Tacos!!!

Hoff Thoughts: Ya can't have tacos without Guacamole or Taco Shells!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hoff's Falafel

Hoff's Falafel
Yields: 8 small patties
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 15 oz. can Chickpeas (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 tbsp. Chickpea Flour
  • 1 tbsp.Chickpea Liquid
  • 1 tbsp. dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Using a Food Processor or Vitamix, blend Chickpeas, Flour & Seasonings until smooth
  3. Add Chickpea Liquid and blend again (this acts as a binder)
  4. Form into 8 small patties
  5. Place on a non-stick baking sheet
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes

Hoff Thoughts: You can also brown these in a non-stick frying pan.  Or, roll into balls and use your airfryer!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Raw Blueberry Jam

Raw Blueberry Jam
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 2 cups Fresh or Thawed Blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or food processor
  2. Blend until well combined
  3. Transfer to container, such as a pint canning jar
  4. Refrigerate overnight before using

Hoff Thoughts: The Chia Seeds will act as the pectin of a traditional jam recipe, to create the jam-like consistency.  The shelf-life on this one is sparse - don't keep past 2 weeks unless you're a gambling soul.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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