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My mom has always made candied yams or sweet potatoes with Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. I figured that they don't need to be just a holiday food but I'm not sure what to have them with, they aren't really a complete meal on their own but it seems that they "go with" turkey or ham. Obviously I'm not eating turkey or ham, does anyone have some suggestions of what to put it with to make a meal?
 

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My mom has always made candied yams or sweet potatoes with Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners. I figured that they don't need to be just a holiday food but I'm not sure what to have them with, they aren't really a complete meal on their own but it seems that they "go with" turkey or ham. Obviously I'm not eating turkey or ham, does anyone have some suggestions of what to put it with to make a meal?
I think they'd go well with some kind of marinated tofu recipe or maybe a seitan fake meat recipe. I know there's at least one tofurkey recipe on vegweb.com. I think they'd also go well with the Chickpea Cutlets from Veganomicon. If you don't have the book, look up the recipe on food.com. It's there.
 

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I eat LOTS of sweet potatoes. Usually roasted. Serve them with rice, or beans, or throw them in soups. Eath then with some greens on the side (cabbage, collards, mustard, kale etc). You can slice them in rounds and pan fry them then dust them with a little chile powder and garlic and eat them with a veggie burger. How about baked whole then split open and topped with boca crumbles and green chile or maybe with earth balance and agava or even with corn, tomatoes and cracked pepper? I could go on.
 

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Sweet potato wedges are delicious, and baked sweet potato works too - I eat both with chilli! It's so delicious.

I also eat it a lot in african-type stews (usually with dried fruit and spices, chickpeas or almonds, that kind of thing) with cous cous or rice.
I just did a quick google and something like this: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/reci...et-potato-stew but obviously without vegetable not chicken stock.

I have also roasted it in the oven, chopped into bite-size squares, with red pepper, onion and garlic and mixed with (vegan) pesto and pasta - really easy and tasty!
 

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not just sweet potatoes or what it goes with, but I love sweet potatoes in chilis, and kale or collard green and sweet potato soups. I have a few other recipes I add them too.
 

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Make a soup! I love my very-orange soup:

Start with the basic: garlic and onions in a pan and brown 'em up. Then, in a vegan bouillon, cook up some sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash and cauliflower for a hint of color :p Spice it up with cumin, some nutmeg, salt and pepper. When cooked, blend it up with an immersion blender or a counter top blender and you've got yourself a super tasty healthful meal. Cheap, delicious and vegan. Taaaadaaa!
 

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Make a soup! I love my very-orange soup:

Start with the basic: garlic and onions in a pan and brown 'em up. Then, in a vegan bouillon, cook up some sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash and cauliflower for a hint of color :p Spice it up with cumin, some nutmeg, salt and pepper. When cook, blend it up with an immersion blender or a counter top blender and you've got yourself a super tasty healthful meal. Cheap, delicious and vegan. Taaaadaaa!
Yum, that sounds great!

I'm a huge fan of sweet potato burritos too. Mash them up and spread them on a whole wheat tortilla with refried or black beans, guacamole, salsa, etc
 

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Candied Yams would go great over some mashed potatoes with salad and some other more savory or fresh-tasting veggie dish. I made them for Thanks giving, and they shared a plate with mashed potatoes, salad, Field Roast, steamed vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and brussels sprouts.

Man, I love thanksgiving...
 

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sweet potatoes are a main ingredient in African Stews too.....can't leave that out! (Just made some-yum!)
 
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