Amy Pottinger’s Sunrise Papaya Bowls

Ash Tsuji
May 23, 2018

Did you hear? Hawaii resident Amy Pottinger is headed to Food Network’s Comeback Kitchen

Amy competed in Food Network Star last year and made it to the final four. If she wins Comeback Kitchen, she’ll compete on Food Network Star again this summer!

This visit, Amy showed us how to make sunrise papaya bowls. Papayas contain papain, an enzyme that aids in digestion, reduces inflammation, and prevents arthritis. It also contains antioxidants that fight free radicals, or electrons that damage cells, proteins, and DNA. Oh, and they’re delicious, too.

Amy stopped by to talk about her Food Network experiences and share her papaya bowl recipe. Catch up with her in the videos below and remember to watch her on Food Network’s Comeback Kitchen on May 27, 2018.

Sunrise Papaya Bowls


  • Papaya, seeds removed 

Choose your “sauces:"

  • Greek yogurt
  • Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Agave nectar

Choose your fruits:

  • Strawberries
  • Kiwis
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Apple bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Cherries
  • Avocado
  • Lychee
  • Orange Wedges

Choose your nuts/seeds:

  • Chia seeds
  • Pepitas
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Almonds
  • Dried coconut flakes

Arrange your sauces, fruits, and nuts in the papaya bowl and enjoy!

This is more of a method than a recipe, so feel free to experiment and customize it to your personal taste.

Cooking with Amy is a Well-Being Hawaii series. Check out Amy’s recipes for pork belly tacos and chocolate truffle crème brulee. Since her last visit, she’s been keeping busy with her catering company and blog Caviar and Crayons, and continues to work as a full-time wife and mother. You can keep up with Amy on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


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