Yam and Lime Recipe

November 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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Baked Yams in Lime and Honey

I’m no yam fan - like EVER.  If I saw them on the table at thanksgiving I’d squinch my nose up and think “gross...PASS!”  BUT that was when I was young and dumb!

Now I'm a girl on a mission of health and gladly taste every veggie at least once.  This recipe made me a YAM FAN forever.

You can switch so many things out to be vegan compliant. I’ve noted it in parenthesis if you care)

 

 

Baked Yams in Lime and Honey

Preheat Oven to 350˚ 

  • 3 large yams    (go for organic on this if at all possible)                                      

  • ½ cup water

  • 6 Tbsp honey   (maple syrup)                                    

  • 4 Tbsp butter, at room temperature (vegan butter)

  • Juice of 4 limes                                    

  • 1 ½ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • Sour cream for garnish (I don’t use it)

 Wash your yams!  Don't scrub them to death - just get dirt off.  Skin leaves a good texture. 

Cut yams into bite size chunks.

Place in a baking dish with water about a quarter inch.

Bake until the yams are soft and the skins puffy, about 40 minutes.

Remove from oven.  Set aside to cool slightly (leave the oven on).

Once cooled enough to manage, remove chunks and place in mixing bowl or another baking dish if you have one.

Add the honey, butter, lime juice, salt and pepper.  

Stir and mash well with a potato masher.  I like it chunky.

Cover with aluminum foil and return to the oven for 10-15 more minutes until heated through.  

Serve hot!

Dot top with sour cream (for non-vegan peeps)

This can be made in advance and re-heated.  It tastes good at regular room temp as well (I served it at a party at the Neumann's and it was a big hit (remember Val?!).

Sarita Shoemaker

Originally 2011 updated Nov 2014

BONUS

Spicy Cranberry Chutney

5 stars!

If you want something ZIPPY for a gathering.  

I've made this so many times - it goes with EVERYTHING!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-cranberry-chutney-2/

 

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

EVERY SINGLE PERSON that tried these amazing vegan delights LOVED them.  

Every single person that tried these amazing vegan delights LOVED them.  They are like "muffin tops" and also gluten free.  Just substitute the wheat flour with gluten free oat flour like I did.  They really were delicious.  I didn't try the icing - they didn't really need it in my opinion.

http://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-pumpkin-sugar-cookies/

 

 


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