Friday, January 17, 2020

Hoff's Avocado Orange Chocolate Pudding

Hoff's Avocado Orange Chocolate Pudding
Yields: About 2 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium-large, ripe Avocados
  • 1/4 cup Plant Milk (I use Almond Milk)
  • 1/3 cup Cacao Powder
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Orange Oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. Blend all ingredients together, until smooth
  2. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving

Friday, January 10, 2020

Rice Water for Curly Girls

Rice Water for Curly Girls

For: Wavy or Curly Hair Girls as a Protein Treatment
Yields: 3 cups


Ingredients:
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Rice (any variety*)
  • 1 Orange Peel (optional, but recommended)

Directions:
  1. Soak Rice in Water, with Orange Peel for 30 minutes to one hour
  2. Drain Water into a seal-able container or spray bottle & let sit overnight at room temperature
  3. Use as a leave-in treatment 20 minutes to overnight or as a rinse after you shampoo; shake well prior to applying
  4. Use as needed (but consistently to see results), about 1-2 times per month


Hoff Thoughts: Rice Water can be used immediately after soaking, but it more beneficial if left to ferment.  The "Scent" will disappear after hair is washed or you can add an essential oil or orange peels if desired while it sits overnight.  Decide how much protein you need, Brown Rice has the least amount of protein, White Rice has more protein and Wild Rice has the most protein.  If hair becomes brittle, you're using too much protein.*

Friday, January 3, 2020

Hoff's Sun-dried Tomato & Spinach Pasta

Hoff's Sun-dried Tomato & Spinach Pasta
Yields: 5-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

Ingredients:
  • 16 oz. GF Pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups Veggie Broth
  • 2 1/2 cups Plant-based Milk
  • 6 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (half-moon slices) 
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast 
  • 2 tsp. minced Garlic 
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder 
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

Directions:
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, sautee Onions until softened
  2. Add Garlic & Tomato Paste and stir for 30 seconds
  3. Add Broth, Milk, Pasta, Nutritional Yeast & Seasonings
  4. Stir, cover & simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Top with Spinach & cover for 5 minutes
  6. Stir in wilted Spinach & check Pasta for doneness
  7. Enjoy!