Friday, March 30, 2018

Hoff's Sweet Potato Sushi

Hoff's Sweet Potato Sushi
Yields: 2 Rolls/20 pieces
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups Water 
  • 1 ½ cups Sushi Rice 
  • 2 tbsp. Rice Vinegar 
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar 
  • ¼ tsp. Sea Salt 
  • 1 cup Sweet Potatoes
  • 16 Asparagus Spears

Directions: 

  1. Mix together Water & Rice
  2. Close & lock lid
  3. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  4. Select Rice setting
  5. Manual release pressure for 10 minutes, then Quick release
  6. Remove the inner pot from IP to help Rice cool quicker
  7. While Rice is still hot, stir in Vinegar, Sugar & Salt
  8. Set aside until cool to handle
  9. Meanwhile, steam Asparagus in the microwave or use raw 
  10. Using a Sushi Bazooka Roller, place 1/2 cup Rice onto each side of the roller
  11. Place 4 Asparagus Spears into each well of Rice
  12. Top with Sweet Potatoes
  13. Close the Roller and push out onto one Nori Sheet
  14. Roll, seal with Water, and let sit for 15 minutes to allow Nori Sheet to absorb moisture from the Rice and become pliable
  15. Using a sharp knife and a glass of water, cut Sushi wetting the knife after each cut
  16. Place Sushi in a non-stick pan over medium-heat and cool long enough to lightly brown each  side
  17. Enjoy!



Friday, March 16, 2018

Hoff's Crisps

Hoff's Crisps
Yields: 2-3 serving
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 4-6 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Slice the Potatoes into fry-like wedges
  3. Spread out wedges onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicon mat
  4. Sprinkle with Seasonings
  5. Toss to evenly coat
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes

Hoff Thoughts: Yeah, I know technically these are Potato Wedges or large fries, but I've been watching a lot of Australian YouTube lately and they call them Crisps and I like that!  The Smoked Paprika is what really makes these Potatoes special.


Friday, March 9, 2018

DIY Conditioning Dandruff Hair Treatment

DIY Conditioning Dandruff Hair Treatment
Treatments: Numerous, depends on hair length

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Avocado Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Jojoba Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp Seed Oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree Oil

Directions:
  1. Pour all ingredients into a small plastic container
  2. Shake to combine
  3. Scoop out some treatment and apply to hair scalp to ends
  4. Let sit for at least 20 minutes
  5. Wash out

Hoff Thoughts: I like to use this hair treatment once a week.  I apply it in the morning, put my hair up in a top knot and go about my day - mind you on a day that I'm not leaving the house.  The Tea Tree Oil makes this a nice treatment for those with dandruff.  If that's not a concern for you (lucky duck), leave out or replace with your fav essential oil.




Friday, March 2, 2018

Hoff's Vegan Loaf (IP)

Hoff's Vegan Loaf (IP/Oven)
Yields: 1 Loaf
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free*, gluten-free*

Loaf Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 1 cup Water 
  • 1 carton Mushrooms
  • 1 15 oz. can vegan, oil-free refried Beans
  • 1 1/2 cup of Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onions
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp. vegan Worcestershire Sauce*
  • 2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
Glaze Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. Honey Mustard

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Meanwhile, combine Rice & Water in IP
  3. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  4. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 22 minutes
  5. Natural release pressure for 10 minutes, then Quick release
  6. Using a high speed blender, chop Mushrooms into tiny pieces
  7. Add remaining Loaf ingredients & Mushrooms to IP & mix together
  8. Press mixture into a glass/silicone loaf dish
  9. Bake for 30 minutes
  10. Meanwhile, mix Ketchup & Mustard together to form a Glaze
  11. Remove Loaf from oven, apply Glaze
  12. Bake for another 15 minutes
  13. Remove from oven & rest for 10 minutes before serving

Hoff Thoughts: *Omit the Worcestershire Sauce to make soy & gluten-free.  You don't need to use an Instant Pot to make the Rice, I just find it easier.  Serve with Hoff's Instant Mushroom Gravy.