Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hoff's Basic Miso Broth

Hoff's Basic Miso Broth
Serves: 1
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free


  1. Heat Broth anyway you see fit, I opt for 2.5 minutes in the microwave
  2. Dissolve the Miso in the heated Broth
  3. Stir in the Kelp
  4. Sip away while the snow falls...

Hoff Thoughts: Some Miso is gluten-free, others are not.  Check your labels carefully if this is a concern.  I intended this recipe as a sipping broth, but it could be the base for a Miso Soup if you wanted to go all the way. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hoff's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Hoff's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Yields: about 2 dozen
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free


  • 2 cups organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 cups Whole Oats
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup pitted Dates
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce
  • 3 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 3 tbsp. Water
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Mix Chia Seeds & Water and let sit for 5 minutes or until gelled
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Using a Mini Food Processor finely chop Dates
  4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whisk together Flour, Oats & Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cinnamon & Salt
  5. In another bowl, mix together Raisins, Dates, Apple Sauce, gelled Chia Seeds & Vanilla
  6. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  7. Drop spoonfuls onto a non-stick cookie sheet or parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, using the back of a spatula flatten each cookie, bake for another 5 minutes

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Doc:The Connection

https://theconnection.tv/The Connection is a documentary that dives into the mind, body, medicine connection. It explores the health benefits that meditation has been documented to have over chronic illness.

The film includes an internationally recognized lineup of scientists, including Dr. Herbert Benson; researchers, including Dr. Dean Ornish; writers, including Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn; and renowned medical doctors, including Dr. Andrew Weil.

The film also features compelling true stories of recovery such as Professor George Jelinek, a Professor of Emergency Medicine who has recovered from multiple sclerosis, and Dr. Ian Gawler who recovered from an aggressive bone cancer.

The Connection is a film that proves we have more influence on our health outcomes than we ever thought possible.

Check out the trailer!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hoff's Pumpkin Pie

Hoff's Pumpkin Pie
Yields: 1 pie
dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free

  • 1 15 oz. can 100% Pure Puree Pumpkin
  • 12 oz. Firm Tofu (low fat)
  • 4 oz. Apple Sauce (that's one of those snack packs)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 - 9" unbaked Pie Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients (except the Pie Crust) into a Blender (I use a Vitamix)
  3. Blend until smooth and ingredients are combined (this won't take long)
  4. Pour into Pie Crust and level with spatula or spoon
  5. Bake for 20 minutest at 400 degrees, reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes or until inserted knife/toothpick comes out of pie clean