Friday, March 25, 2022

KISS: Maple/Mustard Glazed Potatoes w/Green Beans

  KISS: Keep It Super Simple! 

I know there is typically another "S" to that saying, but we don't need that negativity in our lives.

This is a brand new series in which I share super simple meal ideas; because we vegans tend to get so buried in complex recipes that we forget that a meal can simply consist of a starch/grain and a veggie and be perfectly satisfying.

I pair each of these meals with a simple side salad and that's it! As a recovering bulk meal creator, I was quite skeptical that these meals would be filling enough, but just try it, you'll be amazed.

Keep it Healthy!



  • Baby Yukon Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Maple Syrup
  • Stone Ground Mustard
  • Dried Onion
  • Sea Salt

I like to steam-prep my Potatoes using the InstantPot for 1-2 minutes at the beginning of the week and then storing in the fridge for latter in the week. 

The I slice the Potatoes in half and mix with Maple Syrup & Mustard to coat and finish cooking in my Airfryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile on the stove I heat through a can of Green Beans with the Dried Onion.

That's it! Plate & eat!

Friday, March 18, 2022

Hoff's TVP "Chicken" Noodle Soup (IP)

Hoff's TVP "Chicken" Noodle Soup (IP)

Yields: about 10 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


  • 10 cups Water or Veggie Broth
  • 2 cups GF Pasta
  • 1 cup Soy Curls (broken into smaller pieces)
  • 15 oz. can Carrots (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
  • 4 tsp. Chicken Broth Powder
  • 1 tsp. Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Umami Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric (for color)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

  1. Combine all remaining ingredients in IP (except Salt/Pepper)
  2. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  3. Press "Manual" button, reduce time to 4 minutes (or half the Pasta cooking time, minus 1 minute)
  4. When done, use quick release method 
  5. Add Salt/Pepper to taste

Friday, March 11, 2022

Hoff's Pasta Fagioli (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Pasta Fagioli (Instant Pot) 

Yields: 5 servings 

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

  • 8 cups Veggie Broth/Water
  • 8 oz. organic Tempeh (crumbled)
  • 1 bunch fresh Parsley
  • 1 jar Spaghetti Sauce (Prego Light)
  • 15 oz. can Kidney Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 15 oz. can Great Northern Beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 15 oz. can diced Tomatoes 
  • 1 cup gluten-free Pasta (small shape)
  • 1 cup frozen Spinach/Kale
  • 3/4 cup chopped Carrot
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. minced Garlic 
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder

  1. Press IP Sautee button, add Onions and cook until translucent
  2. Add Garlic, stirring for 30 seconds before turning off the IP
  3. Stir remaining ingredients together in IP
  4. Close & lock lid
  5. Set Pressure Valve to Sealing
  6. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 7 minutes (or half pasta package cooking time)
  7. Quick release pressure
  8. Stir & serve


Friday, March 4, 2022

Hoff's Mushroom Stroganoff III

Hoff's Mushroom Stroganoff III
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


  • 16 oz. GF Pasta
  • 16 oz. Mushrooms (large chop)
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 tbsp. Braggs
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. frozen Cauliflower (thawed or steamed)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened plain Plant-Milk
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder 
  • Season with Sea Salt

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, sautee Mushrooms & Onions in Aminos until caramelized
  2. Stir-in Pasta & Broth
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover & cook for 17 minutes
  4. Meanwhile in a Vitamix, blend Sauce ingredients for 6 minutes
  5. Combine Sauce & Pasta, dig-in