Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rip's Sweet Potato Bowl

When I told my husband what we were having for dinner, I have to admit, he was less than enthusiastic. Even I was wondering what the heck I was doing when I was cutting up and assembling my first recipe out of The Engine 2 Diet.  But I just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand (even the already cooked sweet potatoes), which is rare, and it appeared to be a no-fuss dinner recipe for a weeknight, so I went for it.

Boy, were we in for the shock of our lives. I thought this was fabulous. And my husband, who is even more of a manly man than Rip (if that's possible) said, "Mommy," that's his term of endearment for me, "this is incredible!"

Rip's Sweet Potato Bowl
Serves 2

1 large (or 2 small) sweet potatoes, cooked, skin removed, cut into cubes
1 mango, peeled and cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 (or 2 if not so juicy) limes
Balsamic vinegar to taste

Warm the sweet potatoes in a microwave if using chilled leftovers. Place a generous portion of sweet potatoes into a large serving bowl. Top with mango, bell pepper, black beans, avocado and cilantro. Drizzle with lime juice and balsamic vinegar, stir gently, and serve.

Check out Rip's website  I'm only on Chapter 5 of Rip's book, and already I've laughed and I've cried. It's a winner!


Anonymous said...

Loved this entry. So cool that you had all of the ingredients in your fridge - perfect meal for this summery day.

Anonymous said...

i ordered the book today through the website, mommy. i also found a great pic of us in 2001 which i will scan and send you. your otf, karen

Rachel Grossman McDaniel said...

I made this for dinner last was amazing. I piled it all on top of some arugula, and added cucumbers and some fresh corn. I almost licked my plate.

Wendy said...

Thanks for commenting guys!

Rachel-I love your additions to the recipe. Thanks for sharing that.

K-You are hilarious. My brother thought that Randy calling me "mommy" was totally weird. I reminded him that it's what my dad called my mom too. Guess weirdness runs in my family! Anyhoo, enjoy Rip's book, I'm really loving it!

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