Friday, May 29, 2020

Hoff's Chocolate Oatmeal

Hoff's Chocolate Oatmeal
Serves: 1
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/4 Puffed Rice Cereal
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Cacao Powder 
  • Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)

  1. In a small bowl, combine Oatmeal & Milk
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes
  3. Mix in Maple Syrup & Cacao Powder
  4. Top with Blueberries & Rice Cereal

  Hoff Thoughts:
The frozen Blueberries help to cool down the Oatmeal, no need to thaw beforehand.  This is perfect when you are craving something sweet, but don't want to sabotage your healthy ways.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Hoff’s Orange Sauce

Hoff’s Orange Sauce
Yields: 1 1/2 cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Braggs Amino Acids
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. GF All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp. Honey Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic 
  • 1 tsp. minced Ginger
  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.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hoff's Berry Smoothie Bowl

Hoff's Berry Smoothie Bowl
Yields: 1 1/2 cup
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 frozen Banana
  • 1 cup frozen Berries
  • GF Granola

  1. Pour Water into to a high speed blender (ahem, Vitamix)
  2. Add Fruit
  3. Blend on high for about 1-2 minutes or until thoroughly combined, using tamper if necessary
  4. Pour Smoothie in to bowl & top with Granola

Hoff Thoughts: Smoothie should be a consultancy between Nice Cream & a Smoothie

Friday, May 8, 2020

Got Melon? You Need A Watermelon Slicer!!!

My latest kitchen obsession is this 15.7” Large Stainless Steel Melon Slicer, Cutter, Peeler, & Corer!!! It's big, it's sharp and it's earned a spot in my kitchen due to it's ability to reduce my melon prep to a few mere minutes.  

I was skeptical at first, but I have to say this baby delivers over and over and over!  To be honest, I started testing this last summer, just to make sure the plastic pieces didn't break and the blades didn't bend or rust and one year later, I am still a happy camper!

To start off with shop wisely; you're not going to force a gigantic Watermelon through this baby, but a reasonably sized, no bigger than a basketball Watermelon will slice just fine.  But that's not all, this works beautifully with Honeydew and Cantaloupe. I have yet to try pineapple, but I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Once, home, wash your little melon baby and then slice the ends off, so it sits flat on your cutting surface.  This not only aids in safety for you & the melon, but also assists the slicer in doing it's job.

Think leverage before slicing, you want to get your body weight above the melon and then press down as this glides through the melon with very little effort.  Once, sliced (this literally takes a second or two), you're either ready to eat (Watermelon) or ready to clean the guts out (seeds).  You can eat as wedges or quickly run a knife through for bite-sized pieces.

There are a lot of slicers out there like this, but I like this one for it's non-rusting stainless steel, it's grippy handles and budget friendly, under $20 price tag.

What are you waiting for?  Summer is right around the corner, get your melon on!

Keep it healthy!