6.05.2012

Sweet Potato Avocado Wraps

Pin It I have made two delicious bacon meals in the past 4 days (it's not me, it's the bacon). TWO.  I maybe eat bacon once every three months.  However, when I ate it on Friday... it was so good, I had to have it.  So I made it again.. on Monday.

Please put away your judging eyes.  It is bacon, people.  I couldn't help myself. 

The sad part is, the food was so tasty, but the pics... were not.  So, I decided it is about time I try learn a thing or two about food photography (and photography in general).  I took the first step and I picked up this book from Pinch of Yum, a great food blog.  I am on page 11 and have learned more about my camera in the first 5 minutes of reading that I have since we bought it (which has been over a year and a half).  I had no idea it was so complicated.  I was always an auto pilot (tulip mode) kinda gal... but it is time to take control.  There are things that need to be adjusted.  Lots of things.  An overwhelming number of things.  This. is. going. to. take. practice.  Do I have the patience?  We'll see.  On the bright side: it can't get any worse can it?  But, now that I told you this, I have you all (yes, all five of you who will read this post) to hold me accountable.  I thought about deleting the entire paragraph above, but decided against it.  No regrets, right? 

So, with tonight's practice round I made Sweet Potato Avocado Wraps, they have the makings of a wrap, without a wrapper (when I say "wrapper" what I mean is a person who is capable of wrapping a wrap - I am not), so I displayed them and ate them like tacos.  I am not sad about it. 
On the way home from work I told Paul we were having Sweet Potato Avocado Wraps for dinner.  It took a minute for him to respond.  When he did, he asked "Does that really go together?"  Having no idea myself, I went with my gut and said "Of course, it does!" confidently.  Confidently being the operative word.  If you say anything with confidence, people will believe you.  People, maybe, but your husband is another story.  
After his first bite, he was already taking back his words.  He then continued with... "Do we love Sweet Potatoes?"

My response: "Yes, I think we do."

What's not to love?  Sweet and Savory Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes (seasoned with brown sugar, chili powder, cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt)......
......Layered on top of spicy seasoned Greek Yogurt and topped with crispy Romaine, juicy Tomatoes and smooth Avocados.
Easy as Sweet Potato Pie, not that I have ever made Sweet Potato pie.  It's probably not even easy, but trust me, these are.  Easy and delicious and guilt free!  The perfect light and healthy dinner for getting your summer beach bod ready.  Speaking of beach... I will be there in T minus 11 days!

Sweet Potato Avocado Wraps

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 to 1 inch cubes
1 T brown sugar
1 t chili powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper (more or less, depending on how much spice you want in your life)
salt
1 1/2 T Olive Oil
1 avocado, diced
1-2 tomatoes, diced
bunch of chopped romaine
4 small whole wheat tortillas (taco style) or 2 large whole wheat tortillas (wrap style)

Sauce:
1 container (single serving size) Greek Yogurt (preferably low or no fat)
1 t chili powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper (adjust to taste, start with less and add more)
dash of garlic powder

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 F (205 C).  Combine spices in a ziploc bag or container with seal, add sweet potatoes and olive oil.  Shake and mix.  Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.  Spread sweet potatoes out evenly.  Bake for 40-50 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes.

Combine sauce ingredients and mix.

Warm tortillas in oven or microwave.  Layer on a spoonful of Greek Yogurt sauce, sweet potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and vegetables.  Wrap up or serve like tacos.

Bon Appétit!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The camera was not the problem, it was the lack of BACON.

Globetrotter said...

I agree, this recipe would be DELECTABLE with BACON!!

Rebecca said...

Yea... what happened with the bacon that was supposed to be in the reciepe?? BTW - I LOVE sweet potatoes!

Globetrotter said...

What I meant was that I made 2 really good recipes WITH bacon... but, the pictures were so bad I didn't post them. This is just the first practice of taking better pictures... no bacon. Sorry to disappoint! BACON is in our future!