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July 14, 2011

Sorry it took so long for me to post the recipe for this, but here you go!

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos with Cashew Cheese (8 servings)

Cashew Cheese: 1/2 cup cashew pieces, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon canola oil

Burritos: 3 sweet potatoes or yams, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, 1/2 red onion – diced, 1 large tomato – diced, 8-10 soft corn tortillas, 1 1/2 cups prepared salsa, 1/2 cup corn – fresh or frozen, 1/4 cup chopped scallions

Preheat oven to 400F

Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet or foil and bake 45 minutes or until soft.  Remove from oven and cool.

Preparing Cashew Cheese: In food processor, ground cashews to a fine meal.  Add nutritional yeast and process briefly to combine.  Add oil and process until you have a moist meal (do not over process or meal will become dough like). Set aside.

Assembling: Set oven to broil.  Place corn in strainer. Bring 1 cup to boil and pour over corn to blanch or thaw.

Peel sweet potatoes and mash with lime juice. Fold in black beans, onion and tomato.  Spoon filling into center of each tortilla, roll up and place seam side down, in shallow casserole. Spoon salsa over top and broil 3 minutes.  Remove from broiler, top with cashew cheese and corn and broil 2 more minutes, watching closely to keep cheese from burning.  Remove from broiler, top with chopped scallions and serve.

It is also recommended to serve with Guacamole and Sour Cream (both which have clean recipes in this cookbook).  I ate it with the guacamole and it was delicious.

This is the Clean cookbook I’ve been using

I recommend checking how many servings this makes before you make it.  I forgot to do that (normally I’m very diligent!), and I was sick of sweet potatoes by the 5th night.  However, the first few nights it was amazing!  However, I didn’t make the cashew cheese.  First of all, I have no idea what a “meal” is supposed to be like, and secondly (more importantly) I don’t have a food processor.  So I used real cheese.  I understand that shredded cheese is not clean, but it was still oh so delicious.

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