Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hoff's No Crust Pumpkin Pie

Hoff's No Crust Pumpkin Pie
Yields: 1 pie
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free

  • 2 15 oz. cans 100% Pure Puree Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 4 oz. Apple Sauce (that's one of those snack packs)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth & ingredients are combined (this won't take long)
  3. Pour into a glass/silicon pie dish
  4. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until set
  5. Cool before placing in fridge for an hour before serving

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Apple Sauce (IP)

Apple Sauce (IP)
Servings: 5
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


  • 4-5 organic Apples (McIntosh, Jonathan, Gala, Fuji, Cortland, etc.)
  • 2-3 organic Golden Delicious Apples (Gala, Fuji can also be used)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon

  1. Core & stem Apples, cut into chunks (I cheat with an Apple slicer)
  2. Place Apples & Water in the IP
  3. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  4. Press "Manual" button
  5. Decrease cooking time to 8 minutes
  6. Natural Release for 3 minutes; then Quick Release
  7. Add Cinnamon
  8. Use an immersion blender to reach desired consistency
  9. Store in the fridge
Hoff Thoughts: I'm calling for organic Apples with this one, because the wax used on conventional Apples is too heavy/hard to remove and you're going to be eating the skins (lots of nutrients).  Nevertheless, be sure to soak your Apples in a salt or vinegar bath before using in order to clean.  The Golden Delicious will make up for the lack of Sugar.  You want medium to large Apples for this recipe. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hoff's Potato Salad (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Potato Salad (Instant Pot)
Yields: about 4-5 cups
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free, gluten-free


  • 1 small bag Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 8 oz. oil-free Hummus
  • 1 small Onion (diced)
  • 2 tbsp. Pickle Relish
  • 2 tbsp. Yellow Mustard
  • Paprika


    1. Place Potatoes & Water in IP
    2. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
    3. Press "Manual" button & reduce time to 4 minutes
    4. When done, use quick release method
    5. Place Potatoes in fridge to cool, at least 20 minutes
    6. Gently fold together Potatoes, Hummus, Onions, Pickle Relish & Mustard
    7. Sprinkle with Paprika
    8. Allow flavors to blend in the fridge a few hours before serving

    Hoff Thoughts: You observant few will notice little orange specs in this salad - it's shredded Carrot.  Not a typically Potato Salad ingredient, but I had leftover so I added with good results.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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