Baked Yams or Sweet PotatoesBaked Yams or Sweet Potatoes
From Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Baked Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Yams or Sweet Potatoes

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Baked yams or sweet potatoes are a quick and easy vegan recipe for any meal. An averaged sized yam or sweet potato takes only 2 minutes preparation time and only 5 minutes baking time in a microwave oven. We often have them as a side dish to a large tossed salad for lunch, or for dinner or any festive meals such as Thanksgiving.

Thoroughly wash the outside of each Yam or Sweet Potato and cut off any "bad" spots and ends.  Leave on as much of the skin as possible.  Punch a few holes in the skin with a small knife and place in the microwave on "high" for about 10 minutes per pound of Yams or Sweet Potatoes. 

If baking in a regular oven, we suggest baking in a covered baking dish to keep the the Yams of Sweet Potatoes from drying out.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 20-30 minutes per pound.

When the outer portions of the Yams or Sweet Potatoes have softened, test to make sure that the centers are soft, too, by gently sliding a small sharp knife into the Yams or Sweet Potatoes.  If the centers are still "hard" extend the cooking time, rechecking about every minute or two in a microwave oven or every 5 minutes in a conventional oven.

Serve whole or split in half, lengthwise.


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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!