- whenever possible, I highly recommend the use of organic everything - produce, spices, etc.
- I used soy-based margarine because I'm cutting out dairy, but you can also use butter or regular margarine on a one-for-one substitution
- make sure you keep the heat low and set the timer - I stirred once while cooking and it didn't burn
- two organic sweet potatoes* (these are different from yams), medium-sized
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) soy margarine (I found Willow Run at my local grocery store, and I love it. If you can't find it, try Earth Balance spread.
- 1/4 water
- In a medium sauce pan melt margarine on low heat (low heat is crucial)
- Peel the potatoes, wash thoroughly, cut into quarters
- Thinly slice (about 1/4 inch thick) so you end up with even pieces
- Dump the potatoes into the pot with the melting margarine and give a quick stir (still on low heat)
- Add the spices and water, stir
- Set timer for 35 minutes
- Stir once while steaming
- When time is up the potatoes should be carmalizing and falling apart at the slightest touch, but not mushy or runny
- You can easily "mash" simply by stirring and then serve up
- Makes two adult-sized servings (1/3 to 1/2 cup each) or two 1/3 cup servings with a little leftover for toddler-portions
*Click on the link for a detailed explanation of the health benefits of sweet potatoes. When they're in season, try to eat them once or twice a week!
Allergy Info: this recipe is dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, nut free, corn free, and kosher. Contains soy.