Sweet Potato? Yam?

Dinner last night was delicious, delicious steak.  I am a big time meat lover so I very much enjoy a good steak.  I left the meat cooking to the man of the house while I worked on a side of a twice baked sweet potato.  Well, that was the plan until I discovered I had most definitely purchased yams instead of sweet potatoes!

This is something I just don’t understand.  What’s a yam compared to a sweet potato?? Are they the same thing? Are they from the same family of vegetables? Now that I’m looking at the yams, they definitely look different to sweet potatoes, however at the supermarket, they’re always together and there mustn’t have been any actual sweet potatoes when I was there.  Ohh the confusion!

So needless to say, my twice baked sweet potato turned into twice baked…yams!

I was going to use the recipe found on Happy Healthy Girl but ended up having to adapt the quantities to accommodate my yam friends! You can find the original recipe here.

Twice Baked Yams! 

What You Need;

One medium to large sized yam

1/2 Tbs Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt

1/2 Tbs Almond Milk

1/2 Tbs Light Brown Sugar

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Tbs Chopped Walnuts

What You Do;

Pre-heat oven to 425F/220C

On a lightly sprayed baking sheet, place yam (sliced in half lengthways) face down and bake for approx 30 minutes or until tender

Allow yams to cool for a minute or two.

Holding the yam halves, scoop out the centre leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges.

Place the filling from both halves into a bowl.

Add other ingredients and mash/mix to combine

Place the combined ingredients back inside the empty yam shells

Sprinkle with a little extra brown sugar and place back in the oven until heated through (approx 15 mins).

Serve with your favourite meal and enjoy!

Mash it up!

Ready for bake #2!

Twice Baked Yams!

These actually turned out being really tasty! I can only imagine how they would taste with sweet potato haha.  The beauty of a side dish like this is that you can mash the filling with whatever you like! And also pair it with whatever you like.  It went really well with steak and some baby carrots.

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This morning started off on a sweet note with some Annie bedtime cuddles.

Annie cuddle bug

And was made even sweeter by a nice delicious breakfast.

A little of this…

English Breakfast tea

And a little of this…

Almond Milk Porridge

Old fashioned oats made with almond milk, topped with sliced banana, light brown sugar and chopped walnuts.

Started my day off on the right foot! Yum!

Time to get showered and ready for work.  See you later on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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