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What to do with frozen cut up yams

I purchased a bag of frozen cut up yams at Trader Joes, but I don't know what to do with them. Do you have any healthy suggestions?

Wed. May 31, 2:08pm

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i'd just bake em and add a little bit of cheddar cheese on top, yum yum yum. OR i like to mash em with some honey mustard and salt. OR a tbsp maple syrup to make em even sweeter!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 4:52 PM

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First I'd heat up a few and just try them like they are. They're sweet enough that it's tempting to make a 'treat' out of them, but I just like a little bit of butter and sea salt. Since they have more flavor you need less than what you would put on a baked potatoe. I really like to use them in soups or stews instead of potatoes. They give a subtle sweet undertone that really helps lift it up from ordinary to something you would expect in a fancy restaurant.

They're full of nutrients and fiber though, so if you like them they're a great option to have as a side.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 4:59 PM

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Heat and mash with cinnamon and sweetener of your choice (brown sugar, brown sugar/splenda, maple syrup, etc).

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 6:02 PM

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Makes a great addition to soups and stews - use them like you would potatoes.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 6:36 PM

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you could prepare some regular idaho potatoes-mashed w/ a little olive oil, salt pepper, herbs (soy) milk-and add the thawed yams while mashing...that's how my mother got my father to try sweet potatoes/yams...

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 2:51 PM

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you could puree them with fruit and juice for a smoothie. The starchiness of the potato makes them creamy...

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 3:13 PM

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with some chicken breasts or thighs.. what not... open up a can of pineapple, and or unsweetened peaches we have done too.. pear in pear juice works (use some of the juice in there). A little onion.. and 5 spice powder. bake until cooked
The 5 spice powder really is the key to bringing all the flavors together, don't be afraid to really sprinkle it on.

this is our own made up recipie when I did not feel like whe had anything interesing in the house for a meal... served with rice is great... jasmine rice... mmmm

Friday, June 02, 2006, 4:59 PM

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