Sweet Potato & Pineapple Fruit Salad


Typing today in the library. I’ve tucked myself in here to get a spot of work done. Funny, that word “work.” When I started this blog of mine two years ago, I’d have never guessed it would grow and rise and bake itself into a job. I especially wouldn’t have thought it would become a real, live actual published cookbook. But, that’s what’s happening.
At least, that’s what’s supposed to be happening, if I can wrap my fingers around the keyboard long enough to finish up my cookbooks. A long, Labor Day weekend is calling, and i’m thinking: girls typing up blogs in the library count as laborers too, right?
So many of you have emailed asking about the upcoming cookbooks. The first, The LDS Girls Cookbook will be a bright, colorful 60-page celebration for girls aged 8-12. It will be distributed through Deseret Book stores in the next couple of months. I promise to share all of the details as they arrive.
The second book, a 90-page full colored dealio will be available spring 2011. Tentatively titled Cooking With Your Kids: Easy Recipes Parents and Children Can Make Together, the book will be distributed nationwide and will feature incredible, fun, simple recipes and ideas that will help family’s turn kitchen time into warm, sweet memories and meals.
The books are going to be wonderful, incredible, beautiful, must-have cookbooks. You are going to love them…
So long as I actually get writing on them. It’s so much more fun to blog to you from this quiet, library cubicle, and conjure up lazy Labor Day plans. Sigh.


Sweet Potato Fruit Salad
This simple fruit salad is a familiar, earthy take on traditional fruit salad. The pineapple lends a rich, sweet juice to the surrounding fruit, offering just enough flavor so as to make a dressing totally unneccesary. (Though, if you feel so inclined, a drizzle of coconut milk would be welcome!) If you’re a sweet potato fan, you’ll love this easy side dish. Serve with Mango Chicken Salad and Cinnamon Tortilla Stars for the ultimate caribbean-inspired meal.
2 sweet potatoes
5-6 kiwi fruit, diced
1 fresh pineapple, diced
1/4 c. toasted coconut
1/2 tsp. black sesame seeds (optional)
1/4 c. coconut milk (optional)
Wash the sweet potatoes, then pierce them with a fork. Microwave for 8-10 minutes, or just until they become soft when pressed with your finger. Allow to cool, then slice off the skins with a sharp knife, and dice the sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, toss to combine. Enjoy!

9 Responses to “Sweet Potato & Pineapple Fruit Salad”

  1. screwdestiny says:

    Man, that's an awesome fruit salad. And I have no doubt that your cookbooks will be fantastic.

  2. Paula says:

    so fresh and colourful… so yummy!

  3. mangiabella says:

    i am rejoicing with you at the birth of these cookbooks – you are an inspiration sweet bella!! this sweet potato pineapple fruit salad looks like SUCH a wonderful combination and a refreshingly different dish to show up at a party with!!!! u rock my world….

  4. Cristie says:

    Look forward to your seeing your cookbooks in print. Your salad is beautiful (love the sweet potato- what a thought) and the sandwich looks delicious as well!

  5. Carrie says:

    What a unique recipe! I haven't seen that combination of ingredients, but it really sounds wonderful. And so colorful!

  6. Cumorah says:

    Congrats on the cookbooks! I love it when good things happen {with lots of hard work, to be sure!} to GREAT people! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

  7. Eliana says:

    Congrats and best of luck with the cookbooks. And what a yummy salad. Loving all the different flavors.

  8. Camille says:

    Just catching up on your blog. YES! Congratulations on the upcoming cookbooks! If they're anythng like your blog posts and recipes we see here, you'll soon rise to stardom! Can't wait to get my own copy. Well done, Brooke! That's fantastic!

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