Chef AJ

Chef AJ
Chef AJ is a culinary instructor in Los Angeles who has followed a plant-based diet for more than thirty years. She is author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. Chef AJ’s passion is teaching people how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet in ways that are easy, delicious, and fun. Visit EatUnprocessed.com for updates from Chef AJ.

Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Muffins

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When organic canned pumpkin is plentiful, I like to make pumpkin spice oatmeal in the morning. One day I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to eat it and I wondered how it …



Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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I created this dish as a way to use leftover cranberry relish. But it’s so good, that now I make cranberry relish all year round just so I can make this. I freeze the cranberries …



Red Lentil Chili

Red Lentil Chili

This is my family’s all time favorite chili! Red lentils cook very quickly and are not only pretty but creamy and delicious. We love to serve this over a baked Yukon Gold Potato.



Caramel Apples

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When I gave up processed and refined sweeteners I never thought I would be able to enjoy a caramel apple again, until I created this recipe. Even without caramel, they look just like the real …



Just Bananas Muffins

Just Banana Muffins

No sugar, no flour, no oil, no salt. No problem! Make these in a silicone muffin pan so you never have to buy paper liners again.



Sweet Potato Chili with Kale

Sweet Potato Chili with Kale

There is no dish that can’t be improved by the addition of kale!



Almost Instant Pumpkin Pudding

Almost Instant Pumpkin Pudding

Who needs to bake a pumpkin pie when you can have the taste of pumpkin pie in just minutes? This pudding is so easy and delicious you will want to make it all year round.



Sweet Potato Soup With Cannelini Beans and Rainbow Chard

Sweet Potato Soup With Cannelini Beans and Rainbow Chard

You can also make this soup with butternut squash or white potatoes in place of the sweet potatoes.



Chipotle Corn Salsa and Baked Tortilla Chips

Smokey Chipotle Corn Salsa

This is my all-time favorite salsa. It has a smokey flavor and is great as a dip – you can also use it as tasty filling for a burrito or enchilada.