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: 12ish Cookies
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free
 

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 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 stir in Maple Syrup, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Chips & Raisins
  3. Add a little Water if mixture is too dry & won't come together
  4. Scoop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheets or silicon mat
  5. Flatten each mound of dough
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes
  7. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool

 Hoff Thoughts: Use Almond Flour instead, for a more decadent 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 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. Add wet ingredients, blend until smooth, about 30 seconds, do not over mix
      3. Let sit for five minutes for batter to thicken
      4. 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.