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 http://engine2diet.com/  I'm only on Chapter 5 of Rip's book, and already I've laughed and I've cried. It's a winner!

5 comments:

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 night...it was amazing. I piled it all on top of some arugula, and added cucumbers and some fresh corn. I almost licked my plate.
yummy!

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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