Quick and Easy Mexi-Melts

This recipe is so simple and great when you have to whip up a quick meal! Just a few ingredients, but very yummy, and kid-friendly too! If you haven’t tried Daiya vegan cheese, it’s very tasty, plus it melts nicely! I buy the block of Daiya cheddar in my local supermarket, and grate it myself. You can also use corn or flour tortillas (I used corn to keep it gluten-free). This recipe makes about eight mexi-melts.

1 can black beans, drained
1/2 cup veggie broth
1/2-1 cup cooked corn
Taco seasoning, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder

1 cup shredded Daiya cheddar cheese

1 package soft tortillas (corn or flour)

Choose any accompaniments that you like:
Chopped lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa, etc

Heat black beans, veggie broth and seasonings in a saucepan.
Mash beans with a potato masher, leaving some beans whole.
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Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat skillet.
Place tortilla in skillet and heat on each side for 30 sec.
Add a few spoonfuls of bean/corn mixture to one side of tortilla.
Sprinkle some Daiya cheddar on top.
Fold over other half of tortilla.
Heat for a minute, and then carefully turn over and heat on other side for a minute. Press down with spatula. Everything should melt together!

That’s it!
Serve with an toppings or accompaniments that you like!

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Not’cho Ordinary Nachos

Nachos are one of my favorite things in the world to eat! They usually don’t have the reputation for being healthy though (especially when ordering out!), and they typically include things like taco meat/chili, cheese and sour cream. Luckily it doesn’t have to be this way! My plant-based version is much healthier and superyummy!
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Tortilla chips (healthy/organic brand)
1 can chili beans in sauce
1 small can sliced black olives
1 small can green chilis
Salsa (healthy/organic brand)
Optional: Daiya dairy-free cheese

Lettuce, chopped/shredded
Tomato, diced small
Green onions, chopped small
Avocado
Lime
Cilantro

Make guacamole by mashing avocados with fresh lime juice, salt and cilantro.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spread tortilla chips on baking sheet
Mash chili beans w/sauce (I use a potato masher) and stir in taco seasonings (or any seasonings or hot sauce you like)
Spoon bean mixture over tortilla chips
Sprinkle with a little shredded dairy-free cheese if you’d like
Bake 10-12 min

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Now everyone can add their own toppings… lettuce, tomato, green onions, black olives, green chilis, salsa, guacamole and fresh lime.

Yum!

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