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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?</div>
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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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I like to have a sweet potato with a burger or a sandwich instead of fries because it's healthier and easier. I also like to have one with a green vegetable and a slice of field roast.
 

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Thanks, guys, for the suggestions. Mrs. T I'll definately need to look up that chickpea cutlet recipe, it sounds good.
 

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Sweet potato wedges are delicious, and baked sweet potato works too - I eat both with chilli! It's so delicious.<br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I just did a quick google and something like this: <a href="http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/moroccan-sweet-potato-stew" target="_blank">http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/reci...et-potato-stew</a> but obviously without vegetable not chicken stock.<br><br>
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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Sweet potatoes and pasta, I've never thought to do that before, and the chili suggestion... I'll have to try that.
 

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I like them mashed with some margarine and eaten with nut roast and vege gravy... Having that tonight actually, yum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Cottage cheese, really? I never would have thought to do that, interesting.</div>
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Me neither. Sounds different for sure.
 

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Make a soup! I love my very-orange soup:<br><br>
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:<br><br>
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!</div>
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Yum, that sounds great!<br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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I eat them for breakfast sometimes. Bake, peel, mash, then I mush in a tablespoon or two of almond butter and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
 

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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.<br><br>
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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