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