Take Heart!

Christian Vegetarian Association
Update Newsletters
ake Heart!

Take Heart Contents
| Animal Issues | Articles | Bible | Children | Devotionals | Environment | Food | Health | Opinion | Quotations | Recipes |

Christian Vegetarian Association Presents:
Take Heart!

Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The yam and sweet potato are actually totally different vegetables, but we confuse them really easily. Yams are smaller, sweeter, and have red or purple flesh. Sweet potatoes have a few varieties, but the one that we call the yam has an orange flesh and the ends come to a point on the outside. True yams are difficult to find in the grocery store.

So, typically this dish is made with sweet potatoes. They are yummy and healthy! This is a great vegan holiday recipe that you can use anytime.


6 sweet potatoes (you can get a mixture of the different varieties at the store)

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp. non-hydrogenated non-dairy butter

1 tbsp lemon juice

3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp. ground allspice

3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

2 tsp. grated orange peel

salt and pepper


- Use a fork to put holes in the rinsed sweet potatoes, then put them on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees until tender, about 40 min- 1 hour.

- Put the cooked sweet potatoes in a bowl (peel them if you desire), and mash with a potato masher.

- Add all the spices and season to taste.

- You can mash these to your desired consistency. Some people like to use an electric mixer to get them really creamy.

Serves 4-6. 

Your question and comments are welcome

Copyright 2007 © Christian Vegetarian Association. All rights reserved.

| Home Page | Bibliography | Books, T-shirts, Etc. | Community | Contact Us | CVA Board | CVA Videos | Essays and Coloring Book | Honoring God's Creation | How to Help | Links | Membership | Mission | Podcast | Take Heart | Vegetarianism's Benefits |

This site is hosted and maintained by
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation.