Friday, March 10, 2017

Liz Lovely I Love You! know we just met and you don't know me, but after going gluten-free, you have brought baked vegan goodness back into my life and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my little cruelty-free heart.  :)

I discovered you at my local grocery store after asking the bakery for their gluten-free, vegan goodies and being told that their facilities couldn't handle gluten-free.  My heart sank for a moment, as I feared that might be the case wherever I go.  Seeing the hurt in my eyes, the compassionate soul behind the counter directed me to the Liz Lovely display where a wonderland of delectable goodies unfolded before me. Cowgirl Cookie, a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie drizzled with chocolate, the Chocolate Moose Dragon, a soft-baked rich dark chocolate fudge cookie with chocolate chips, rolled in sugar or the Triple Chocolate Mint, a soft-baked rich dark chocolate and mint fudge cookie with chocolate chips, drizzled with chocolate...  For you non-chocoholics there's the Snicker Dude, Peanut Butter Classic, Oatmeal Raisin, Cowboy Cookie and Ginger Snapdragons.

And I haven't even gotten to the best part yet, the truffle cookies!!!!  Yes, I said it - truffle + cookie and it's even better than you can imagine!

Certified vegan, gluten-free, Kosher and non-gmo - what more could a girl as for?!?  Oh yeah, everything is made by Liz and her team of 20, no factories, no middleman, no corporate BS - just clean, simple ingredients coming together in the Green Mountains of Waitsfield Vermont.  No fillers, no artificial flavors, no shortcuts - everything made from scratch!  And the palm oil (save the orangutans!!!) is coming from a certified, organic, sustainable source.  Woah thought we were going to have to break up there for a second...

Check it out!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Hoff's "Chicken" Stew (IP)

Hoff's "Chicken" Stew (IP)
Yields: 10 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

  • 3 cups Veggie Broth
  • 1/2 cup Braggs
  • 4 tbsp. Arrowroot
  • 2 tbsp. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 package Soy Curls (rehydrated)
  • 1 cartons sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 Sweet Onion (half moon slices)
  • 1 15 oz. can organic Corn (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Green Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 4 tsp. minced Garlic
  • Season with Sea Salt

  1. Mix together Broth, Braggs, Arrowroot & Worcestershire Sauce in IP
  2. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine
  3. Close & lock lid
  4. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  5. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 15 minutes
  6. Quick release pressure
Hoff Thoughts: I like to serve this over Brown Rice - also made in the IP, 2 cups Rice to 2.5 cups Water, Manual for 22 minutes, natural release.