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  • Writer's pictureRoz McIntosh

Nourishing Nachos

Hugge (pronounced Hooga), is the Danish art of cozy homeyness. There is no English translation but basically the Danes, who by the way are the happiest people on Earth according to research, take the time to cultivate a feeling of comfort, love, warmth and connection on a daily basis. This is Hugge.

Hugge might look like a coffee in a cozy cafe with a close friend, it might be sitting around an open fire staring into the flames, it might be collapsing on a hammock after a long day at the beach, or it might look like cuddling up on the couch with a bowl of Nachos and watching a good movie.

This recipe is just what you need for a Hugge night in on the couch.




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 red pepper, finely diced

  • 3 carrots grated

  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Mexican Seasoning (I use Tio Pablo)

  • 500 ml passatta or 2 cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1 can black beans, drained

  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained


  • 1 bag organic corn chips

  • guacamole

  • jalapeños

  • 1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped



  1. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan heat the olive oil.

  2. Add the onion, garlic and salt.

  3. Cook until translucent.

  4. Add the diced red pepper and carrot. Cook for a further 3 minutes.

  5. Add the Mexican seasoning and stir for a minute.

  6. Add the passatta and corn and bring to a gentle boil.

  7. Cover, lower the heat and cook for 20 - 30 minutes.

  8. Finally add the beans and cook for a further 10 minutes until heated through.

  9. Assemble the nachos in a large bowl with a bunch of forks on the side, snuggle on the couch and enjoy.

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