The Incredible Hulk (as a smoothie rather than a juice) and Sweet Potato Nachos from Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, by Chef AJ. Today is your last chance to enter the giveaway – for details on how to add your name, see below.
Here’s how I make refried beans: rinse, drain and lightly mash two, 15-ounce cans of pinto beans. Set aside. Chop an onion and sauté in veggie broth or water until tender. Stir in a couple of cloves of garlic (minced,) a 4-ounce can of mild green chiles, 5-6 slices of jarred jalapeño peppers (minced), cumin, coriander and chili powder to taste. Stir and cook for a a couple of minutes. Add the refried beans and a splash of Bragg Liquid Aminos. Simmer for a few minutes. Serve.
To make sweet potato “chips” (courtesy of Chef AJ): peel and wash one sweet potato per person. Slice about 1/4″ thick. Place slices on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or Silpat. Sprinkle with smoked paprika. Bake in a 450F oven for 20 minutes, turn the slices and bake for another 5-10 minutes, checking to make sure the chips aren’t turning too brown.
To assemble nachos: divide sweet potato chips amongst plates, pile on the refried beans, chopped tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and anything else you love on your nachos.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below or on any other Unprocessed blog post describing what you find most addicting: sugar, salt or oil. Or, share your story of how you have cleaned up your diet and changed your life. For additional entries you can also Like my Facebook pages, An Unrefined Vegan and/or Virtual Vegan Potluck. The giveaway ends today! I’ll announce the winner within the next day or two…
Title: Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight
Author: Chef AJ (aka Abbie Jaye) with Glen Merzer
Publication Date: 2011
Page Length: 178 pages including 100+ recipes
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Hale to the Kale Publishing
Websites: www.EatUnprocessed.com; www.chefajshealthykitchen.com
Those nachos look pretty fantastic!
Soaking pintos now for refried beans! Why do I want to make everything you post?!? I was ogling those nachos last night 🙂
Soaking. Soaking is GOOD ;-)!
Haha! Took me a minute! 😉 !!
Love those nachos!
Giveaway: Ok, you got me! 🙂 The first few posts made me think this book wasn’t for me bc of all of the nuts. But this one & the last- yum!
Which one is my nemesis? Oil, specifically evoo. Once I was taught to cook with it, it became a staple. My former nemesis was sugar, but now I mostly have that under control.
When I remember to clean up my life, the results are life-changing. But, I still get lazy now & then. I’m beginning to really notice the difference, though.
Oh there are tons of no-nut recipes – you’d really like it, I think. I’ve added your name to the giveaway – yay!
This is one great, tasty & very special meal! Well done!
Beautiful colours and I like your little Mexican bowl for the refried beans. In fact, it all looks very tasty and very Mexican to me – ariba!
Hehe, I bought that bowl a couple of months ago knowing SOMEDAY I’d get to use it. Ole!
Awesome nachos! I love the sweet potato “chips”!
So good, Kristy. I ate a whole mess of them straight off of the baking sheet.
sugar is most addicting to me
You’re part of my club then ;-)!
liked an unrefined vegan on fb
Mmmm refried beans with sweet potatoes? Sounds awesome 😀
Choc Chip Uru
What’s not to like ;-)?!
love these super healthy nachos! and those sweet potato chips. yumm
I ate the “chips” straight off of the baking sheet. They don’t need a thing on them.
Making your own refried beans really is worth it, isn’t it? It makes such a difference and is SO good! Yours look amazing 🙂
I know, right?!! It’s so easy to make your own – forget the can!
I think this might be my favorite Unprocessed recipe so far! I just love nachos and the healthy spin is right up my alley!
Anything with beans, right? But yeah, nachos are so good and I haven’t eaten them in ages because I always associate them with, well, bad! But the sweet potato chips and no-oil refrieds takes care of that problem.
And what could be better than sweet potatoes with your nachos?!
It’s been awhile since I had refried beans because it’s usually not vegan. Thanks for sharing this recipe! 😉
WELP, this is pretty much everything good in my world all in one. I love nachos. I LOVE nachos. Brilliant, as always.
I just realized this isn’t your recipe, but it looks great! Annnnnd, I just realized you’re doing a giveaway! It depends on the day, but generally, I would say sugar first, salt second, and oil last.
Giveaway!! You just made it in ;-)!
Man oh man those nachos are speaking to me from the screen: “Eaaaaaat me!” I am really digging the idea of sweet potato chips with the beans.
nom! love the site and recipes.
Thanks, Emily! I hope you’ll think about signing on for the Virtual Vegan Potluck!