I think this is a farewell meal. I didn’t mean for it to be, but I hope it is. We have been trying to become whole food, plant-based eaters for awhile now. Most of it was easy. Meat has never sat well in my tummy (which most likely explains a high school round of vegetarianism). However, we live in the Southwest, which means yummy Mexican food. Really yummy Mexican food. And, invariable, chips to go with it.

I love chips, but the fats, salts, and oils are not to be ignored. They need to go. My parents have decided to take charge of their health too, which means cutting out meat, dairy, sugar, nuts, and oils. I feel inclined to support them by by following suit. My hubby thinks we can use tortillas and potato fries instead. We shall see.

But in meantime, here are solar cooker nachos:

Solar Nachos

Layer the bottom of thebpan with tortilla chips.

Sprinkle them with cooked pinto beans and salsa.

Solar cook till warm and yummy.


Top with chopped avocado.

Rating: the bottom chips were a bit soggie, but the kids both loved it!