Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Yams

Friday Foodie Fix

Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Yams

This week’s secret ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Yams.  We love Red Garnet Yams at our house.  So far it’s the only yam or sweet potato I can get them to eat.

So in case you are wondering, yes yams and sweet potatoes are two different things.  Reading up on yams I see that they contain more natural sugar than sweet potatoes and they are not as rich in Vitamins A and C.  Hmmm, I’ll have to figure out how to get them to eat both.

Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Yams

Turkey dinner with Red Garnet Yam!

I like to serve yams baked, roasted, as fries, as a cubed hash and just hash browns.  I add them to soups but have yet to make a pie.  How do you use yams?  Please share your recipes at the bottom of this post where it says, Click Here to Enter.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday week!


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  • Link to your individual post, not your homepage and then link back to this post. This completes the circle and allows your readers to find more recipes using the secret ingredient.
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No secret ingredient next week.

December 31st …… Wine-  This will be the last Friday Foodie Fix!

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8 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix- Secret Ingredient Yams

  1. librarybell December 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Brooke @B & the boy! linked up Spiced Sweet Potato Bread.

    I always by a combo of the yams and sweet potatoes for our candied holiday fare, and use them interchangeably in recipes. 🙂

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

      Thank you for the link up. That recipe looks great!

  2. Stephanie December 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    I just bought a 10 lb box of sweet potatoes at costco, so I'm excited to see what recipes everyone shares. I love baking mine, or mashing them up, I've tried them in soup too. I've also made them into potato chips. So yummy!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

      Stephanie 10 pounds of sweet potatoes should have you baking, mashing and frying for a long time to come!

  3. glutenfreeforgood December 18, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    Somewhere back in my past (blog-life) I did a detailed post on the difference between yams and sweet potatoes. I must get my archives organized, especially since I don't title my posts with easy search words. Need to go to boot-camp-blog-school. Will you please create a weekend workshop (in your spare time) for bloggers?

    I like to use cooked sweet potatoes in gluten-free baked goods. They add nice moisture and sweetness (which you need with GF baking). Plus, they "up" the nutritional value. Oh, and I love the color.

    Peace, love and sweetness. Thinking about you and wishing you lots of holiday love.

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

      Melissa that would be great information. I didn't realize that yams didn't have as much of the good stuff as sweet potatoes. I just assumed they were the same. I'm to start combining the both to get the family units switched over. I'll have to go search through your blog. Thanks!

  4. Carol December 23, 2010 at 9:52 am #

    It has been such a pleasure getting to know you this year my dear friend. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! xo Carol

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

      Carol- thank you! I've really loved getting to know you too. Merry Christmas!