Friday, July 19, 2019

Chickpea Pizza Crust

Chickpea Pizza Crust
Serves: 1 Crust
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Chickpea Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients until smooth, let sit for at least 30 minutes
  3. Pour batter into a Cuisinart Griddler
  4. Level using a spatula
  5. Bake for 8 minutes at 425°F
  6. Carefully remove with a spatula (at this point, the dough is fully cooked)
  7. Dress your pizza and cook in the oven at 400°F for another 15-20 minutes







Friday, July 12, 2019

Airfryer Corn On The Cob

Airfryer Corn On The Cob
Servings: 4
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 4 organic ears of Corn (shucked)

Directions:
  1. Break/cut each ear in half
  2. Arrange in the Airfryer basket in an even layer to allow adequate airflow
  3. Bake at 390 degrees for 15-20 minutes
  4. Turn each ear halfway through cooking

Friday, June 21, 2019

Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars
Yields: 9 pieces
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 cup Apricot Preserves
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2. tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Mash Bananas & Vanilla together
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients until combined
  4. Press mixture in 8x8 glass or silicon pan
  5. Bake 25 minutes
  6. Cool for 20 minutes before cutting
 

Friday, June 7, 2019

DIY Beach Hair Salt Spray

Get that beachy wave texture without the $$$.


DIY Beach Hair Salt Spray
Yields: 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Coconut Oil
  • 10-15 drops Essential Oil (optional)
  • 1 Spray Bottle

Directions:
  1. Shake all ingredients together in a spray bottle
  2. Spray & scrunch hair to achieve beachy waves
  3. Let dry & get your day on!



    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Vegan Cheese Sauce II

    Recipe adapted from: Jill McKeever


    Vegan Cheese Sauce II
    Yields: about 3ish cups
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

    Ingredients:
    • 2 cups Water
    • 1 cup Steel Cut Oatmeal
    • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
    • 1/4 cup Gluten-free Flour 
    • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
    • 12 oz. jar Roasted Red Pepper in Water (do not drain)
    • 1 tbsp. Liquid Smoke
    • 1 tbsp. Paprika
    • 1 tbsp. Cumin
    • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
    • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
    • 1 tbsp. Sea Salt
    Directions:
    1. Blend ingredients together using a Vitamix for 5 minutes
    2. Immediately transfer Sauce to storage container or use, Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools (in the time it took me to take photos, this stuff glued itself to my Vitamix container)

    Hoff Thoughts: Serve over Veggies or pair with Pasta for a mean Mac & Cheese (about 1 cup Sauce with 1/2 cup Plant-based Milk. *Jill recommends Pecan or Apple Liquid smoke, which I would love to try, but I can't get my hands on it, just use what you have.


    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Raw Vegan Pomegranate Bark

    Raw Vegan Pomegranate Bark
    Yields: about 20 pieces
    dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


    Ingredients:

    Directions:
    1. Using the double boiler method, melt Cacao Butter
    2. Stir in remaining ingredients
    3. Pour onto a silicon mat or parchment paper lined pan
    4. Allow to set in freezer for at least 20 minutes
    5. Break into pieces
    6. Store in the fridge


    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Salad Smoothie

    Recipe inspired by Chef AJ. 

    Salad Smoothie
    Yields: about 4 cups
    dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

    Ingredients:

    • 2-3 handfuls Spinach (or Greens of choice)
    • 1-2 cups Water
    • 1 large heirloom Tomato
    • 1-2 Baby Cucumbers
    • 2 tbsp. diced Onion
    • Sea Salt (optional)

    Directions:
      1. Blend everything together using a high speed blender
      2. Consume immediately
       
      Hoff Thoughts: At first, the thought of this was not appealing at all, but since one of my new goals is to consume greens at every meal and I hate salads, I decided to give it a try.  It's not bad, it's not good, but it is drinkable.  Heirloom Tomatoes have more flavor, so do yourself a favor and try them over a typical Tomato.  This won't be replacing my beloved fruit smoothies, but to get down a lot of greens & veggies in a pinch, this will work.


      Friday, May 3, 2019

      Socca Flat Bread

      Socca Flat Bread
      Yields: 4 -6 servings
      dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

      Ingredients:

      • 1 cup Chickpea Flour
      • 1 cup Water
      • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
      • Seasonings (optional)
      Directions:
      1. Whisk Chickpea Flour, Water & Salt together and allow to rest for 30 minutes up to 12 hours
      2. Move oven rack 6" from broiler
      3. Preheat oven to 450F degrees, allow pan to heat up in oven
      4. Pour batter into a  hot 10" pan
      5. Bake 10 - 15 minutes
      6. Cut into wedges to serve

      Hoff Thoughts: Add-in ideas: Onions, Asparagus, Spinach, Mushrooms, Rosemary, Garlic


      Friday, April 19, 2019

      Raw Vegan Chocolates

      Raw Vegan Chocolates
      Yields: 15 pieces
      dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


      Ingredients:

      • 1/4 cup Cacao Butter
      • 1/4 cup Cacao Powder
      • 2-3 tbsp. Maple Syrup
      • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract/Peppermint Oil/Orange Oil
      • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

      Directions:
      1. Using the double boiler method, melt Cacao Butter
      2. Stir in remaining ingredients (pick one extract or oil)
      3. Pour into silicon molds
      4. Allow to set in freezer for at least 20 minutes
      5. Try to stop yourself from eating all of them


      Hoff Thoughts: 1. I can't believe how good these are! 2. I can't believe how simple & quick raw vegan chocolate is to make!  These adorable, little molds from Amazon make the perfect sized treats!


      Friday, April 12, 2019

      Hoff's Taco Lasagna

      Hoff's Taco Lasagna
      Servings: 6
      meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, gluten-free

      Ingredients:
      • 12 Corn Tortillas
      • 2 cups prepared Rice
      • 1 15 oz can Vegan Fat Free Refried Beans
      • 1 2.25 oz can sliced Black Olives (rinsed & drained)
      • 16 oz Enchilada Sauce 
      • 16 oz. Salsa
      • 1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)

      Directions:
      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
      2. Pour a thin layer of Enchilada Sauce in a 2 quart glass cooking dish 
      3. Top with 6 Tortillas
      4. Mix Rice, Refried Beans, Onions & Salsa together
      5. Spread mixture evenly on top of Tortillas
      6. Top with remaining Tortillas
      7. Top with remaining Enchilada Sauce & Black Olives
      8. Gently spread Refried Beans onto each Tortilla 
      9. Bake for 20 minutes, allow to rest for 5 minutes


      Friday, March 29, 2019

      DIY Quick & Easy Oat Milk

      DIY Quick & Easy Oat Milk
      Yields: 3 cups
      dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

      Ingredients:
      • 3 cups Water
      • 1/4 cup Oats
      • 1 pitted Date
      • Optional 1 tsp. Vanilla (great for cereal, not so great for cooking)
      Directions:
      1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender
      2. Start low, then up to high quickly
      3. Blend for about 1 minute
      4. Store in refrigerator for up to a week
      5. Shake before using

      Soul :) Smile


      Friday, March 22, 2019

      Raw Super Quick Veggie Soup

      Raw Super Quick Soup
      Serves: 2
      meat-free, dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free
       
      Ingredients:
      • 4 cups Water
      • 2 cups chopped Veggies*
      • 1/2 tsp. Garlic
      • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
      • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
      Directions:
      1. Heat Water to 118 degrees
      2. Divide Veggies into two bowls
      3. Mix in Water & Seasonings
      4. Dig in!

      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 sauce gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

      *To make this soup extra quick & easy, buy pre-cut Veggies from the produce isle.  Make this soup your own by using your favorite seasonings.


      Friday, March 15, 2019

      Hoff's Split Pea Soup III (IP)

      Hoff's Split Pea Soup III (IP)
      Makes: About 10 cups
      meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

      Ingredients:

      • 1 lb. Split Peas
      • 4 cups Veggie Broth
      • 1 cup Water
      • 1 15oz. can Diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
      • 1 15oz. can Sliced Carrots (rinsed & drained) 
      • 1 15oz. can Tomato Sauce
      • 1/4 cup Smoked Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)
      • 2 tsp. Dried Onion Flakes
      • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
      • Season with Sea Salt

      Directions:
      1. Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot
      2. Cook Manually on High Pressure for 15 minutes
      3. Quick Release
      4. Stir & serve! 

      Friday, March 8, 2019

      Hoff's Raw Tomato Soup

      Hoff's Raw Tomato Soup
      Serves: 2
      meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


      Ingredients:

      • 8 Roma Tomatoes or 1 pint Grape Tomatoes
      • 2 1/2 cups Water
      • 1 tbsp. Sun-dried Tomatoes
      • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
      • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
      • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
      • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
      • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

      Directions:
      1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix & blend until heated
      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 sauce gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

      Friday, March 1, 2019

      DIY Flax Seed Gel

      DIY Flax Seed Gel
      For: Wavy or Curly Hair Girls
      Yields: About 8-10 oz.


      Ingredients:

      • 2 cups Water
      • 1/2 cup Whole Flax Seeds

      Directions:
      1. Mix Flax & Water in small sauce pan over medium-high heat
      2. Stir as mixture comes to a boil
      3. Cook at least 10 minutes
      4. Turn off heat once mixture turns "gooey" (think slim)
      5. Remove from the heat and pour immediately into a fine mesh strainer over a glass measuring glass, stirring to help it strain
      6. Or pour immediately into a coffee press, to separate
      7. Or allow to cool for 30 minutes to an hour, pour mixture into a nylon or cheese cloth lined measuring glass & squeeze to release all gel
      8. Store in a mason jar/plastic applicator bottle in the fridge up to 2 weeks or freezer for longer (be sure to remove a day before intended use so it can thaw)
      9. Shake before applying

      Hoff Thoughts: Hit up YouTube to see how this is done! I’ve tried all of the above separation methods; I wish I could tell you the best method, but I haven’t had constant results with any, sometimes they work great and other times not so much.  I can't use this amount within 2 weeks, so I freeze and one batch will last me about a month.



      Friday, February 22, 2019

      Simple "Healthier" Cookies

      Simple "Healthier" Cookies
      Yields: 12 Cookies
      dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free
       

      Ingredients:
      • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
      • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
      • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
      • 1/3 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
      • 1/3 cup Raisins/Cranberries
      • 1 tsp Baking Powder
      • 1 tsp Sea Salt

      Directions:
      1. Blend Oats, Baking Powder & Salt in a high speed blender until finely ground
      2. Pour dry ingredients to a mixing container and using a fork, stir in Maple Syrup, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Chips & Raisins/Cranberries
      3. Scoop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets or silicon mat
      4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
      5. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool

       Hoff Thoughts: Use Almond Flour instead, for a more decadent, but higher fat, cookie.

      Friday, February 15, 2019

      Hoff's Raw Winter Squash Soup

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

      Ingredients:

      • 2 cups Squash (peeled & cubed)
      • 2 1/2 cups Water
      • 1 tbsp. Sun-dried Tomatoes
      • 1 tsp.Cumin
      • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
      • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
      • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
      • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder

      Directions:
      1. Place all ingredients in a Vitamix & blend until heated
      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 sauce gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

      Friday, February 8, 2019

      Hoff's Raw "Cheese" Sauce

      Hoff's Raw "Cheese" Sauce
      Yields: About 3 Cups
      meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

      Ingredients:
      • 2 cups Cauliflower Rice
      • 1/2 Red Pepper
      • 1 cup Water
      • Juice from 1/2 Lemon 
      • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
      • 2 tbsp. Hemp Seed
      • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
      • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
      • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
      • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

      Directions:
      1. Using a Vitamix, blend all ingredients together 3-4 minutes to heat through
      2. Serve over pasta, veggies, nachos, etc. 

        Hoff Thoughts: When eating raw, food should not exceed 118 degrees (depending on who you ask).  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 sauce gets based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

        Friday, February 1, 2019

        Hoff's Jackfruit Paprikash Over Rice

        Hoff's Jackfruit Paprikash Over Rice
        Servings: 6-8
        meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, oil-free, gluten-free

        Ingredients:
        • 3 cups prepared Rice
        • 2 cups Veggie Broth
        • 2 20 oz. cans Jackfruit (rinsed & drained)
        • 1 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
        • 1 medium Sweet Onion (chopped)
        • 2 tbsp. minced Garlic
        • 3 tbsp. GF All-purpose Flour
        • 2 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
        • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
        • Pepper to taste
        'Sour Cream"
        • 1/2 cup Water
        • 1/2 cup Cashews
        • 1/2 Lemon
        Instant Pot Directions:
        1. Blend "Sour Cream" ingredients in a Vitamix or high power blender - set aside
        2. Using your fingers or two forks, break apart Jackfruit until it resembles shredded “Chicken”; removing any hard pieces
        3. Dump Jackfruit & all remaining main ingredients (except Flour) into the Instant Pot
        4. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
        5. Press "Manual" button and adjust cooking time to 4 minutes at high pressure
        6. Natural Release for 10 minutes
        7. Stir in Flour & Sour Cream
        8. Serve over Rice

        Stove Top Directions:
        1. Blend "Sour Cream" ingredients in a Vitamix or high power blender - set aside
        2. Using your fingers or two forks, break apart Jackfruit until it resembles shredded “Chicken”; removing any hard pieces
        3. In a large stock pot on medium-high heat, sautee Onion, adding Garlic for 30 seconds to prevent burning
        4. Add Veggie Broth, Jackfruit, Tomato Sauce & Seasonings to Onions & Garlic
        5. Bring to a boil, reduce to low heat
        6. Stir in Flour
        7. Cook on low & covered for 10 minutes
        8. Stir in Sour Cream
        9. Serve over Rice


        Friday, January 25, 2019

        Hoff's Mushroom Spinach Frittata

        Hoff's Mushroom Spinach Frittata
        Servings: 6-8
        meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

        Ingredients:
        • 2 cups Chickpea Flour
        • 2 1/2 cups Water
        • 1 carton sliced Mushrooms (chopped)
        • 1 bunch Asparagus (chopped)
        • 1 medium Sweet Onion (half moon slices)
        • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
        • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
        • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
        • 1 tsp. Black Salt
        Directions:
        1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
        2. Saute Mushrooms, Asparagus & Onions until softened
        3. Meanwhile in a large bowl whisk together Flour, Nutritional Yeast, Baking Powder, Italian Seasoning & Salt
        4. Stir in Water & Veggies
        5. Pour mixture into glass 9" pie dish
        6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm and browned


        Friday, January 18, 2019

        Hoff’s Sweet & Sour Sauce

        Hoff’s Sweat & Sour Sauce
        Yields: 2 cups
        dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

        Ingredients:
        • 1 cup Water
        • 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
        • 1/4 cup Braggs Amino Acids
        • 1/4 cup Ketchup
        • 2 tbsp. GF All-Purpose Flour
        • 1 tbsp. Mustard
        • 1 tbsp. Honey
        • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
        Directions:
        1. In a medium sauce pan whisk all ingredients together over medium- high heat, until boiling and sauce thickens
        2. Serve over veggies, rice, etc.

        Raw Lemon Tea

        Raw Lemon Tea
        Serves: Just You
        meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free


        Ingredients:

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

        Directions:
          1. Using a Vitamix, blend all ingredients 3-4 minutes
          2. Drink 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 hot; it's a good practice to use a meat thermometer to test the temperature based on how long you run your machine.  Three minutes for me = 115 degrees.

          Friday, January 11, 2019

          Hoff's Perfect Pancakes

          Hoff's Perfect Pancakes
          Yields: 12 Pancakes
          dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

          Ingredients:

          • 2 cups Rolled Oats
          • 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup Water
          • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
          • 2 tbsp. Coconut Sugar
          • 1 tbsp. Baking Powder
          • Pinch Sea Salt

          Directions:
          1. Blend dry ingredients in a high speed blender, like a Vitamix, until smooth
          2. Using a fork, mix in wet ingredients, do not over mix
          3. Start with 1/2 cup of Water & gradually add more as needed
          4. Let sit for five minutes for batter to thicken
          5. Cook like any other Pancake, but on a non-stick pan, using no oil

          Friday, January 4, 2019

          Hoff’s Raw Tomato Soup

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

          Ingredients:
          • 4-6 Roma Tomatoes or 1 container of Grape Tomatoes
          • 1/2 Red Pepper
          • 3 cups Water
          • 3-4 fresh Basil Leaves
          • 1 tbsp. Sun-dried Tomatoes
          • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
          • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
          • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
          • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

          Directions:
          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.