Sweet Potato Taco Bowls

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So I have been majorly slacking on posting and writing!I do have a back-up of recipes waiting to come your way, however. Like this gem. Man this is one of the best things I have made recently.  I have a thing for sweet potatoes (and bacon). I think if I planted sweet potatoes and raised pigs I would be set. I am learning however, that I am not the only one in love with sweet potatoes. Our summer farmer’s market has started up again and I have the opportunity to talk to some rad human beings. Chatting with my friend Kelly, we both bonded on the sweet potato lust. So as I was playing in the kitchen with the idea of a sweet potato pizza crust, I also remembered the taco bowls pans I have. While I had extra sweet potato puree, why not give it a try? I was really happy with them, when I packed them up for dinner Friday night.

You know what else I love? Working for my meal, so it can truly refuel me! On this particular Friday, I finished my market baking early. When my boyfriend, Zach, suggested we go to the new bike park in town, I was totally down. I am a firm believer in signs. I had heard at least five times about this Griffin Bike Park in just a week’s time. When my aunt mentioned on Thursday that they were indeed open, I immediately text Zach that we needed to go. So when that space became open on Friday, it was perfect timing (we are big believers in timing). They are still building it. But some of the trails were indeed done and ready for us to ride! It was cool and overcast, we beat the night rain, and we had the park to ourselves. If you live in Terre Haute or the area, I highly suggest giving it a try. I am usually a hiker, but trading walking trails for biking trails was indeed fun. And it pushed my comfort zones. After crashing my bike when I was little, most of my life I have had a slight phobia with them (hence the irony of me riding everywhere now). But I let go and went for it. And it was a lot of fun!! Granted sometimes we found ourselves in front of a ramp. Like this one:

I learned quickly these were easier said than done, that I needed a  helmet, a lot of momentum, and to keep my wheels straight. Later we realized we were on the advanced “kids” trail (I can only imagine the adult one, I did not do this ramp for the record, I was very aware that I needed to pace myself and that this one only my first visit). Once we found the ‘small kids’ trail I was totally down for some ramps. It was so much fun! I laughed frequently. Basked in the challenge and in pushing my comfort zone.And I got a major work out in!  I would definitely do it again. I can on get better on the trails! Here is a great little video on it. Again if you live in the area: GO!

So after this great trip to the park, we were STARVING! These taco bowls hit the spot. Once they were fixed up with all the fillings, they were absolutely delicious.

Sweet Potato Taco Bowls

  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 oz crumbled cheese (optional and I used a tomato basil that provided great flavor)

How to Make them:

Begin with the sweet potatoes. Peel and chop. Set in boiling water. Boil until tender. Strain. Allow to cool for  a moment.

Preheat oven to 400.

Process all the ingredients. If it is still too wet, add a little bit more tapioca flour.

Pat into the taco bowl pans (or simply make into tortillas).

Bake for 30 minutes. Broil for 5 minutes.

Fill those babies with whatever you want, you deserve it!!

 

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