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 Sweat & 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: 10ish 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. Apple Cider Vinegar
        • 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.