“Tree Hugger” Potato Nachos

Good Monday Morning!!!
:D :D :D
I found this great recipe for Healthy Potato Nachos!!!!!
Healthy nachos? Yeah, that is quite a promise.
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Potatoes to the rescue! By replacing the deep fried tortilla chips with freshly baked potato slices, we have a plate of nachos which is basically all veggies and fruits.
Hurrah for potato nachos!
                            “Tree hugger” healthy potato nachos

                                                                         

Ingredients
  • 3 potatoes
  • A handful of grated cheddar cheese
  • A handful of chopped spring onions (aka scallions / green onions)
  • 1-2 jalepenos, de-seeded and sliced
  • A couple scoops of greek yogurt
  • A few handfuls of rocket / arugula
For the salsa (this will make a huge batch- you will have leftovers!)
  • One can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper, minced
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • A handful of chopped coriander (aka cilantro)
  • Juice of 1 lime
For the guacamole
  • 1 medium avocado
  • A few grinds of sea salt
  • 1-2 tsps of lime juice
Instructions
  1. Pre-het oven to 205C / 400F
  2. While it’s pre-heating, prepare the salsa and guacamole.
  3. Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl. Place in the fridge to allow the flavours to mingle.
  4. Prepare the guacamole by mashing the avocado with the salt and lime juice. Leave to one side while you get everything else ready (don’t refrigerate)
  5. Slice your potatoes horizontally, into approximately ¼ inch rounds. (The more consistent, the better, because it keeps them cooking evenly, but if, like me, you don’t have a mandolin, you will probably end up with some thinner, crispier slices in the mix. Which is not a terrible thing.)
  6. Cover a large baking tray (you may need 2) with baking paper, and then brush a thin layer of vegetable oil over it.
  7. Place the rounds on top of the baking paper and brush with a thin layer of oil on top of each.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Then flip them over and bake for another 15. They should be cooked through and a little bit crispy. If they are too soggy, you may want to broil or grill them for a few minutes to crisp them up.
  9. Now move the potato rounds to the plate or tray you will be serving them on. Pile them up and sprinkle with cheese. Grill / broil for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
  10. Top your nachos with salsa, jalapeno slices, and a couple spoonfuls each of guacamole and greek yogurt.
  11. Cover in rocket / arugula and serve!

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You only live once

Originally posted on polysyllabic profundities:

It is not often (or ever) that I have put a load of pure crap into a subject line but there is a first for everything.  Let’s dispel a myth.  The truth really is you only die once, you live every day.  And there are those, like me, who believe you live more than one lifetime.

Living is done on per diem basis and can only be defined by how much life you put into your life.   We all think that life is about spending countless  hours finding ourselves but, really, life is about creating ourselves.  Each day we wake up and we yawn.  We pull ourselves from the cocoon of covers we have created during the night and we stretch.  We take a deep breath to start a fresh day with a fresh outlook.  This is not our one shot to live.  This is our chance to wipe…

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