“Treat your body like an instrument – not an ornament.”  Gary Thomas

I got this recipe from my granddaughter Em’s Youtube channel, Em At Home.  It’s a plant based recipe that has so many options and, better yet, I served it last night and husband, George, loved it.  What a great way to get yellow and green veggies into an eating plan without feeling like a martyr.


Em’s recently released record available on Amazon.  Buy it so she can become rich and take care of her grandma!  Thank you.


sweet potato, 1 or 1/2 per person, depending on the size*

Black beans, one can

taco seasoning



grated cheese

guac or avocado

sour cream

Whatever else you might put on a taco salad

* Talking about the size of the potato, not the size of the person.  Whatever.


OK.  I should have gone back and watched the episode again because I’m sure this is not exactly how Em made this dish.  Em used canned black beans, heated and mixed with taco seasoning.  I had a jar of refried black beans in the fridge that I heated and used.

However, step one would be to bake or nuke the sweet potatoes.  And, instead of splitting and filling them, I diced them into bite-sized chunks.  For my portion I left the skins on but took them off for Grandpa.

With the sweet potato in the bottom of a bowl I scooped on some hot refried beans with grated cheese on top.  Then I piled on a heap of organic mixed greens and halved grape tomatoes.  My serving got sour cream on the top.  Grandpa doesn’t do sour cream.

We didn’t have guac in the house but I’m sure that would be a great addition.


Yes, an actual photo of this dish that looks like a bowl of lettuce and tomato with sour cream on top.  Truthfully, there could be ice cream and fudge in the bottom.  Who can you trust?  You can trust me.

After eating halfway through this concoction I was going to take a picture, but it didn’t look that picturesque.  Later that evening I did have ice cream and hot fudge.  Life is good!

Loveya – The Grandma



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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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