Friday, April 16, 2021

Hoff's Tuscan Soup (Instant Pot)



Hoff's Tuscan Soup (Instant Pot)
Yields: 10 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Veggie Broth
  • 2 cups Plant-based Milk (reserved)
  • 4-5 Yukon Gold Potatoes (pre-steamed & cubed)
  • 5 oz. Fresh Baby Kale
  • 1 15oz. can White Beans (rinsed & drained) 
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon (reserved)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp. Vegan Ham Seasoning (reserved)
  • 1 tsp. minced Garlic 
  • 1 tsp. Oregano 
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • Season with Sea Salt & Lemon Pepper

Directions:
  1. Sautée Onions on the Sautée setting in the IP, stir in Garlic for last 30 seconds
  2. Turn IP off to shut off Sautée setting
  3. Dump remaining ingredients into IP, except Kale, Milk & Lemon Juice
  4. Stir to combine
  5. Close & lock lid
  6. Set pressure valve to close
  7. Set Manual setting at High Pressure for 3 minutes
  8. Quick release steam
  9. Stir in Milk & Lemon Juice
  10. Using a immersion blender, blend soup until creamy, but with some chunk remaining
  11. Stir in Kale until wilted
  12. Season & serve with a nice crusty bread!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hoff's Spring Pasta



Hoff's Spring Pasta
Yields: 5-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free*

Ingredients:
  • 16 oz. Pasta of choice*
  • 1/2 cup Pasta Water (reserved, if needed)
  • 1 carton sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 bunch Asparagus (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • Juice from 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp. minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Broth Stock Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Cook Pasta according to directions
  2. Meanwhile sauté Onions until they begin to sweat
  3. Add minced Garlic, stirring for 30 seconds
  4. Add Mushrooms & Asparagus, stirring periodically until cooked
  5. Add to cooked Pasta, along with remaining ingredients 
  6. If too dry, stir in reserved Pasta Water
  7. Plate & eat!



Friday, April 2, 2021

Hoff’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Hoff’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yields: 10 Cookies
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free
  

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats + 1/2 cup WO
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt 

Directions:
  1. Blend 1 1/2 cups Oats, Cinnamon, 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 1/2 cup of whole Oats, Sugar, Maple Syrup, Apple Sauce, & Raisins
  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

Friday, March 26, 2021

Hoff's Tacos/Burrito/Salad Filling (IP)



Hoff's Tacos/Burrito/Salad Filling (IP)
Yields: about 4 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Jasmine White Rice
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 10.6 oz Upton’s Chili Lime Carnitas Jackfruit
  • 15 oz can Black Beans (w/liquid)
  • 1/4 cup frozen Organic Corn
  • 1/4 cup Salsa
  • 3 tbsp. Sugar (optional)

    Directions:
    1. Mix everything together in IP
    2. Close & lock lid
    3. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
    4. Select Steam setting on High Pressure & cook for 3 minutes
    5. Natural release pressure
    6. Great for Tacos, Burritos & more...

    Hoff Thoughts: The Jackfruit mix is too spicy for me, hence the sugar, but if you don’t mind a kick, leave it out.

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    Hoff’s Stuffed Mushrooms



    Hoff's Stuffed Mushrooms
    Yields: about 10 Mushrooms

    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, oil-free

    Ingredients:
    • 1 cartoon Button Mushrooms (stems removed)
    • 2 tbsp. GF Bread Crumbs
    • 2 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
    • 2 tbsp. Braggs
    • 1 tsp. Italian Seasonings
    • 1/2 tsp. Onion
    • 1/2 tsp. Garlic

     Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. Mix everything but the Mushrooms together in a small bowl
    3. Using a spoon, gently fill each Mushroom
    4. Space apart Mushrooms on a silicon lined baking sheet
    5. Spray Mushrooms with additional Braggs
    6. Bake for 15-20 minutes
    7. Watch that the topping does not burn
    8. Enjoy!

    Friday, March 12, 2021

    Rice Paper Bacon!

    Rice Paper Bacon!

    Yields: 12 pieces
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, oil-free

    Ingredients:
    • 4 sheets Rice Paper
    Marinade:
    • 2 tbsp. Braggs
    • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
    • 2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
    • 1 tsp. Honey
    • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
    • 1/2 tsp. Garlic
    • Pepper

     Directions:
    1. Whisk marinade ingredients together in a medium bowel, you want enough room to work with the Bacon, set aside
    2. Place warm water in a shallow dish, like a pie dish
    3. Soak two Rice Paper sheets together for about 10 seconds
    4. Place on cutting board and using a large knife, cut one slice about the size of Bacon 
    5. Immediately transfer Bacon to marinade and coat both sides
    6. Lay Bacon on silicon lined baking sheet
    7. Continue step 4 - 6 until all Bacon is prepared
    8. Sprinkle left over marinade over Bacon
    9. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes
    10. DO NOT walk away, Bacon will go from crisp to burnt very quickly
    11. Bacon will continue to cook on baking sheet until removed
    12. Good hot & cold

    Friday, March 5, 2021

    Hoff’s General Tso Sauce

    Hoff’s General Tso Sauce

    Yields: 1 1/4 cup
    dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free

    Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup Water
    • 1/2 cup Braggs
    • 1/4 cup  Maple Syrup
    • 2 tbsp. Old Fashioned Oats
    • 2 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
    • 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste
    • 1 tbsp. Molasses
    • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
    • 1 tsp. Ginger
    Directions:
    1. Blend all ingredients using a high speed blender for 6 minutes
    2. Serve over veggies, rice, etc.

    Friday, February 26, 2021

    Hoff’s Tomato & Rice Soup

    Hoff’s Tomato & Rice Soup
    Serves: 4
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free 

    Ingredients:

    • 4 cups Veggie Broth
    • 1 14.5 oz can Diced Tomatoes
    • 1 15 oz can Tomato Purée
    • 1 cup prepared Rice
    • 2 tbsp. Old Fashioned Oats
    • 1 tsp. Sugar
    • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika 
    • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
    • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder

    Directions:
    1. Place all ingredients (except Rice) in a Vitamix & blend on high for 6 minutes
    2. Stir in Rice
    3. Serve!

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    Hoff’s Quinoa & Black Bean Sweet Potato (IP/Oven)

    Hoff’s Quinoa & Black Bean Sweet Potato
    Serves: 2
    dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

    Ingredients:
    • 2 large Sweet Potatoes
    • 1/2 cup Quinoa
    • 1/2 cup Water
    • 1 15 oz. can Black Beans (w/liquid)
    • Diced Red Onion
    • 1 tsp. Paprika
    • 1 tsp. Cumin
    • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
    • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
    • Sea Salt
     Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    2. Wash and pierce each Potato a few times
    3. Place Potatoes directly on oven rack & bake for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours (the bigger the Potato, the longer the cook time)
    4. Meanwhile, in an Instant Pot combine Quinoa, Water, Black Beans & Seasonings
    5. Close & lock lid
    6. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
    7. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 4 minutes
    8. Natural release pressure for 10 minutes, then Quick
    9. Cut each Potato in half, season with Sea Salt
    10. Divide Black Bean mixture between each Potato & top with Red Onion
    11. Enjoy!

    Friday, February 12, 2021

    Hoff's Bolognese (IP)

    Hoff's Bolognese (IP)
    Servings: 6-8
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

    Ingredients:
    • 16 oz. GF Pasta
    • 4 cups Veggie Broth
    • 2 cups Brown Lentils
    • 1 15 oz. can diced Tomatoes
    • 1 6 oz. can Tomato Paste
    • 1/2 Sweet Onion (chopped)
    • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
    • 1 tsp. Oregano
    • 1 tsp. Basil
    • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
    • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
    • Sea Salt to taste

    Directions:
    1. Prepare Pasta according to directions
    2. Meanwhile, turn Saute feature on IP and cook Onions & Garlic until softened
    3. Stir in seasonings
    4. Stir in Tomato Paste until cooked down, turn off Saute feature
    5. Add Broth, Tomatoes and Lentils
    6. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
    7. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 15 minutes
    8. Natural release pressure
    9. Plate Pasta, top with Bolognese

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    Blueberry Muffin In A Mug

    Blueberry Muffin In A Mug

    Serves: 1
    dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

    Ingredients:

    • 1/3 cup Oat Fashioned Oats
    • 1/4 cup Blueberries
    • 2 tbsp. Apple Sauce
    • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup
    • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
    • Splash of Vanilla Extract
    • Pinch of Sea Salt
    Directions:
    1. Using a high powered blender, blend Oats, Baking Powder & Salt together until a flour-like consistency is reached
    2. Turn speed to low and add remaining ingredients until combined
    3. Microwave for 2-3 minutes
    4. Dig in!
    Hoff Thoughts: If you double this recipe to make two mug muffins, each one must be microwaved separately.  


    Friday, January 29, 2021

    Hoff's Rice & Lentils (IP)

    Hoff's Rice & Lentils (IP)
    Yields: 6-8 Servings
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free

    Ingredients:
    • 4 cups Veggie Broth
    • 1 cup Basmati Rice
    • 1 cup Brown Lentils
    • 1 can diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
    • 1 can Kidney Beans (rinsed & drained)
    • 1 cup frozen Peas
    • 1 Sweet Onion (half moon slices) 
    • 1 tsp. Sugar 
    • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
    • 1/4 cup Braggs
    • 2 tbsp. Sugar
    • 2 tbsp. Ketchup
    • 2 tsp. minced Garlic
    • 2 tsp. Paprika
    • 1 tsp. Cumin

    Directions:
    1. Mix everything (except Onions & 1 tsp. Sugar) together in the IP
    2. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
    3. Press "Manual" button & reduce time to 15 minutes
    4. When done, use manual release for 10 minutes
    5. Meanwhile, caramelize Onions; top dish to finish

    Friday, January 22, 2021

    Hoff's Plant-based Butter

    Hoff's Plant-based Butter

    Yields: about 1 cup 

    dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup frozen Cauliflower (steamed)
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain Almond Milk
    • 1 tsp. Psyllium Husk Powder 
    • 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1 tsp. Nutritional Yeast
    • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
    • pinch of Turmeric (for color, not flavor) 
    Directions:
    1. Using a high speed blender, blend ingredients until smooth, not too long or the Butter will become thick and “rubbery” still edible, but weird
    2. Place in airtight container in fridge up to 1 week or freeze, allowing to thaw at least one day prior to intended use

    Friday, January 15, 2021

    Hoff's Potato Broccoli Bites

    Hoff's Potato Broccoli Bites
    Yields: about 15 bites
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

    Ingredients:
    • 4-6 Yukon Gold Potatoes (cooked)
    • 1 10 oz. bag frozen riced Broccoli
    • 4 tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
    • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
    • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
    • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
    • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
    Directions:
    1. Mash Potatoes in a large bowel
    2. Mix in Broccoli Rice & Seasonings
    3. Form into bite size pieces
    4. Air fry at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until desired doneness is achieved
    5. Serve with desired dipped sauce


    Friday, January 8, 2021

    Hoff's Quinoa Stuffed Squash

    Hoff's Quinoa Stuffed Squash
    Serves: 2
    meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free

    Ingredients:
    • 1 Acorn Squash
    • 1 cup Water
    • 1 cup Quinoa (rinsed)
    • 1/2 cup Edamame
    • 1/4 Red Onion (chopped)
    • 2 tsp. Garlic Herb Seasoning
    • Sea Salt to taste

    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
    2. Pierce Squash 5-6 times
    3. Bake whole for 45-50 minutes(longer, if Squash is large)
    4. While that cooks, mix Water, Quinoa & Seasoning in Instant Pot, cook for 7 minutes
    5. Carefully cut Squash in half and de-seed (it's HOT)
    6. Season Squash with Sea Salt, set aside
    7. Stuff equal portions of Quinoa Mix into each half of Squash
    8. Enjoy!

    Hoff Thoughts: Sometimes, I will clean the seeds as best I can, toss with some Sea Salt and sprinkle them on top of the Quinoa mix.