Sweet Potato Nachos & The Incredible Hulk: The Unprocessed Giveaway

The Incredible Hulk SmoothieThe 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.

Refried Beans


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 sautรฉ 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 jalapeรฑo 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…

The Deets
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

34 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Nachos & The Incredible Hulk: The Unprocessed Giveaway

  1. Somer

    Soaking pintos now for refried beans! Why do I want to make everything you post?!? I was ogling those nachos last night ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. veggiewhatnow

    Giveaway: Ok, you got me! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  3. tearoomdelights

    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!

  4. Courtney

    Making your own refried beans really is worth it, isn’t it? It makes such a difference and is SO good! Yours look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Rachel in Veganland

    I think this might be my favorite Unprocessed recipe so far! I just love nachos and the healthy spin is right up my alley!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      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.

  6. Richgail Enriquez

    It’s been awhile since I had refried beans because it’s usually not vegan. Thanks for sharing this recipe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. bar

      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.

  7. Louise Mackie

    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.


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