Friday, February 23, 2024

Hoff’s Shepard’s Pie

Hoff’s Shepard’s Pie

Yields: 4-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free


  • 24 oz Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Gravy packet
  • 1 cup Water
  • 15 oz can Brown Lentils or 1 cup TVP (rehydrated)
  • 10 oz bag frozen organic Carrot, Peas, Corn minced
  • 1 carton Mushrooms, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped Sweet Onion
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • Season w/ Salt & Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium Dutch oven over medium high heat, sautee Mushrooms, Onions & Garlic
  3. Add Lentils or TVP, Veggies, Gravy packet, Water & Seasonings
  4. Stir until Gravy thickens
  5. Top with Mashed Potatoes, score with fork
  6. Bake uncovered for 25 - 35 minutes

Friday, February 16, 2024

KISS: Potatoes & Asparagus

   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/Bite-size Yukon Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Salt

While meal prepping for the week, I use my InstantPot to steam the Potatoes for 1 minute, then place in the fridge until ready to eat late in the week.  When it's dinner time, I slice in half and air-fry, along with the Asparagus at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Top Potatoes with Ranch dressing, Asparagus with Salt.

That's it! Plate & eat!

Friday, February 9, 2024

Hoff's Fajita Bowl

Hoff's Fajita Bowl

Yields: 2 Big Bowls

meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, gluten-free, oil-free 
  • 1 cup Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Portabella Mushrooms (sliced)
  • Peppers (sliced)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • Salsa 
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1 Taco Seasoning packet

  1. Slice vegetables into long stripes
  2. Marinate vegetables at least one hour in the Taco Seasoning
  3. Spread vegetables out on silicon lined baking sheet, roast for about 30 minutes
  4. Make bowl using favorite toppings