This is actually more of a rant than a recipe, because … mashed yams or potatoes really don’t need much added to taste great. It’s time to let go of the marshmallow dishes and just eat your veggies. There are already enough sweet treats connected to Christmas Dinner (or any celebratory dinner). Really.
My favourite way of eating yam is not actually mashed at all (oooh blasphemy …). I like to chunk them up, score the top surface, sprinkle salt and pepper, and add a dollop of organic unsalted butter or coconut oil. Bake in a 350°F oven for 30-40 minutes and enjoy. Of course you can change the seasoning to your favourites. Just don’t add the syrup and marshmallows – blech.
If you really like mashed … steam your yams or potatoes, blend them up with a little butter/coconut oil, salt and pepper. Put the mixture in a casserole dish and slide them into the oven to get browned on top. Another smash hit!
And on top of all the deliciousness, did you know that yams are full of fiber, Vitamin C, potassium and manganese? Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, B6, potassium and copper.
So there you go – eat hearty.
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