hot couple alert: sweet potato & avocado

I swear, I could eat sweet potato and avocado exclusively, for the rest of my life! I've been eating this winning combo for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the past few weeks. I thought I would show off the photos from my last few dates with these amazing ingredients. In most cases, the sweet potatoes have been microwaved until almost cooked through, then chopped and pan fried in a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, cayenne, paprika, cumin, and nutmeg. The possibilities for tasty additions is endless!

Here's a simple side of potatoes for breakfast - pan fried sweet potato with onions, fresh avocado, salsa, and cilantro

breakfast sweet potatoes and avocado
breakfast sweet potatoes and avocado

This was a yummy warm lunch salad - pan fried sweet potato, with fresh avocado, green onion, red pepper, and sweet raisins all tossed in a good dose of lime juice. Next time I would add sliced or chopped almonds too!

sweet potato avocado salad
sweet potato avocado salad

This is a quick dinner staple. And if you want to be real quick, microwave your sweet potato or yam whole. I put it on a paper towel and make some surface slices into it with a knife. Most sweet potatoes should only take 5 mins in the microwave. Baking just takes SO long! Then slice it open, mash the insides with a fork, put a tablespoon of earth balance on top to melt, then top with freshly made guacamole (my super guacamole is the best and packed with protein). I added carrot ribbons for extra crunch!

stuffed yam
stuffed yam

If you have not incorporated these two ingredients, sweet potatoes and avocado, into your life yet you are truly missing out! Hopefully this gives you some ideas to start eating these vegetables together. If you have your own ideas and recipes for the marriage of sweet potato and avocado, let me know! Oh, and if anyone knows the difference between and sweet potato and a yam, please inform me?!

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