Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hoff's Mushroom Asparagus Fritatta

Hoff's Mushroom Asparagus Fritatta
Servings: 4-6
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

  • 14 oz. extra firm Tofu (drained)
  • 1 carton sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 bunch Asparagus (chopped)
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion (half moon slices)
  • 6 oz. Smoked Tempeh (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp. Braggs
  • 1 tbsp. Arrowroot
  • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
  • pinch of Sea Salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Saute Onions, Mushrooms & Asparagus until softened
  3. Meanwhile using a blender, blend Tofu, Nutritional Yeast, Braggs, Arrowroot, Italian Seasoning, Mustard, Turmeric & Salt until smooth
  4. In a large bow, mix Tofu mixture with Onions, Mushrooms & Asparagus
  5. Press mixture into glass 9" pie dish
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until firm and browned

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Clean That Juicer!

Do you clean your juicer?

Sure, after each use you take it all apart for washing, but have you cleaned the actually juicer?

Don't stress, it's easy and takes a few seconds.

With your machine ready to go, combine 3 cups of Water with 1 cup of White Vinegar.  Set machine to low and slowly pour the mixture down the chute.  Be careful, the water could shoot back up.  Turn off the machine, empty the pitcher and repeat again with Water only.

That's it!

This doesn't need to be done with each use, but it wouldn't hurt either.

P.S. This trick works well for your coffee pot too!  Just run the same Water/White Vinegar concoction through one cycle and chase with pure Water for another cycle.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hoff's Coconut Black Bean Mango Rice (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Coconut Black Bean Mango Rice (Instant Pot)
Yields: 6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 1 14oz. can low fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/4 cups Water
  • 1 15 oz. can Black Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 large Mangos (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Sugar
  • Season with Sea Salt

Directions (Instant Pot):
  1. Place all ingredients into the pot, stir
  2. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  3. Cook Manually on High Pressure for 10 minutes
  4. When done, use Quick Release Method

Directions (Stovetop):
  1. In a medium pot, bring Coconut Milk, Water & Sugar to a boil
  2. Reduce to simmer
  3. Add Rice, Black Beans & Mango, cover and cook for 20 minutes
  4. Fluff with fork

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hoff's Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Hoff's Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Serves: 1
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Republic of Tea Hot Apple Cider Tea bag
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • Splash Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1-2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

  1. In a small bowl, combine Oatmeal, contents from Tea bag & Water
  2. Let sit in the fridge overnight
  3. Cook Oatmeal in the microwave for 2-3 minutes
  4. Mix in Sugar, Cinnamon & Salt
  5. Top with a splash of Milk

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ask The Hoff: Why Healthy Hoff?


Why is your blog called Healthy Hoff and why do you sign-off as The Hoff?

Long time follower, first time commenter

Hello back!

Thanks for asking!  Well, my last name is Hoffman (hence the German references) and my friends nicknamed me Hoff and well I'm really into all things healthy, so the Healthy Hoff was born! I sign my posts as The Hoff as a shortened version of Healthy Hoff.  Make complete sense?  : /\ )

Keep It Healthy!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SSS: Corn, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

This Super Simple Supper came together in under 10 minutes thanks to some canned organic corn, instant mashed potatoes and Simply Organic Vegetarian (it's really vegan) Brown Gravy Seasoning Mix.  All made via the stove top!

When I can't get organic corn from my local farmer, I opt for frozen or canned organic corn.  But, explore your options - I've found that some brands can be sweet and crisp, while others are dull and mushy.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hoff's Kraut Soup

Hoff's Kraut Soup
Yields: about 10 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free

  • 6 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp. Water
  • 1 cup Sauerkraut Juice (reserved from Kraut)
  • 2 15oz. cans diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can Navy Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 cups Sauerkraut
  • 2 vegan Sausages (chopped small)
  • 1/2 medium Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1/3 cup Alstertor Dusseldorf Mustard
  • Pepper to taste
  • Sea Salt to taste

  1. Using a Blender - blend 1 can of Potatoes & 3 tbsp. Water until you get something resembling mashed potatoes (creamy, but lumpy), set aside
  2. In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, sautee Onions until browned
  3. Add Sausage and lightly brown
  4. Add Garlic and stir constantly for 30 seconds to prevent burning
  5. Pour in Water & Kraut Juice
  6. Add Potatoes, blended Potatoes, Beans, Kraut & Mustard
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes
  8. Season with Salt & Pepper

Hoff Thoughts: You should be able to get about a cup of Kraut Water from a 32 oz. container of Kraut, if not, just substitute with Water to get to 7 cups of liquid total.  I have found Alstertor Dusseldorf Mustard at Giant Eagle and World Market.  Just use your favorite Mustard if this one eludes you, but you can't get any more German than Dusseldorf!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hoff's Split Pea Soup II (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Split Pea Soup II (Instant Pot)
Makes: About 10 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free

  • 1 lb. Split Peas (rinsed)
  • 4 cups hot Veggie Broth
  • 4 cups hot Water
  • 8 oz. Smoked Tempeh (chopped)
  • 1 Zucchini (shredded)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 15oz. can Diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15oz. can Sliced Carrots (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 tbsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 2 tbsp. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Season with Sea Salt

  1. Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot, placing the Bay Leaf on top
  2. Cook Manually on High Pressure for 7 minutes
  3. Let the steam release naturally
  4. Remove Bay Leaf
  5. Stir & serve!

Hoff Thoughts: By starting with hot Water & Veggie Broth, you can cut the cooking time down.  I use the canned ingredients to cut down on the prep work, but you could quarter a few Baby Yellow Potatoes and chop a few Carrots (or chop shredded Carrots) just as well.  Yes, the soup is a bit watery the first day, but this makes a lot of soup and the leftovers will be the split pea consistency you're used to.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness Week

International Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 9-15, 2015. Take this week to step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day of the celebratory week.  Like the way it feels?  Keep it going beyond the this week...

Hoff's Lasagna Pasta

Hoff's Lasagna Pasta
Serves: 4
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free

  • 1 package Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
  • 29 oz. can Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 cup Pasta Water (reserved)
  • 2 Field Roast Vegan Sausages (chopped)
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion (half moon slices)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Break Pasta into random pieces and cook to al dente according to box directions
  2. Meanwhile, bring the Tomato Puree & Spices to a boil, then reduce to a simmer while Pasta cooks
  3. In a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, sautee Onions until browned
  4. Add Sausage and lightly sear/brown
  5. Add Garlic and stir constantly for 30 seconds to prevent burning
  6. Stir Onions Sausage & Garlic into Sauce
  7. Once Pasta is done, combine with Sauce, add Pasta Cooking Water to thin Sauce if necessary and dig in

Hoff Thoughts: This dish would equally rock by subbing in thinly sliced Portobello Mushrooms for the Sausage.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hoff's Chinese Sauce

Hoff's Chinese Sauce
Yields: about 5 oz.
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

  • 2 tbsp. Mirin
  • 2 tbsp. Tamari or Braggs
  • 1 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Fruit Preserve
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup or Honey

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small jar or bowl  & either shake or whisk to combine
  2. Pour over desired food and heat through

Hoff Thoughts: Use this sauce for a stir-fry or a simple rice noodle with broccoli dish.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hoff's Breakfast Burrito

Hoff's Breakfast Burrito
Yields: 6-8 Burritos
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free

  • 6-8 Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • 12 oz. firm Tofu (drained)
  • 1 package Smoked Tempeh (optional)
  • 1 Red Pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced Black Olives (rinsed & drained)
  • 3 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Braggs
  • 2 tbsp. Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  •  1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. In a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat, sautee Red Pepper, Onions & Mushrooms in Braggs until browned & softened and liquid evaporates
  2. Crumble in Tofu
  3. Add Tempeh, Black Olives & remaining Seasonings
  4. Toss everything together until thoroughly combined and heated through
  5. Before serving make sure all liquid has cooked out
  6. Place a large spoonful of Tofu Scramble into Tortilla, top with optional Salsa & chopped Avocado
  7. Roll & enjoy!