Sunday, October 12, 2014

Yam and Mushroom Harvest

I just spent far too long on the name of this recipe. This was like a mini vegan Thanksgiving dinner. Although I must to tell you , this was going to be prepared quite differently. For starters, it was going to be made with Kabocha squash. Then I was going to stuff the Kabocha with the vegetable medley and mushrooms.

And then... this happened...

Moral of the story... do not ever pour cold water into a glass dish that has been in the oven at 400º. Yeah... not that you would ever do that anyway... 

So, once my heart rate went back to a more acceptable beat, I prepared Plan B.

Yam and Mushroom Harvest

For the yams 

~3 cups filtered water
1 large or 2 small yam(s), diced
1 T coconut oil 
1/2 T cinnamon


Boil the water and then add the yams. Once the yams are tender (about 10-15 minutes), drain the water and add the coconut oil and cinnamon. Mash everything together and keep on low heat for a few more minutes or until everything else is done. 

For the mushrooms

1/2 T EVOO
Handful of Crimini Mushroom, sliced
Pinch of sea salt 
Fresh rosemary, pulled into tiny pieces (about a 1/2 t)


Heat the EVOO on low, add the mushrooms and sauté for about 3 minutes, give them a stir and add in the sea salt. Sauté for a few more minutes and then add in the fresh rosemary.

For the Vegetable Medley

1/2 cup filtered water
1 stalk bok choy, chopped
1 summer squash, chopped
Handful of kale, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Pinch of ground pepper 


Heat the water on medium-high and then add in the bok choy, simmer in the water for about 1 minute and then add in the summer squash and kale - give it a good stir and simmer for another minute. Drain the water and then add in the EVOO. Sauté for a few minutes and then add in the garlic and top with ground pepper.

Serves 2-3

And that my friends, is how I do Plan B (actually I was just extremely lucky that I had a yam LOL).

Oh, and to 'tighten up' this recipe, I had my Cranberry Chutney alongside.

OMG YUM - definitely felt like a little mini Thanksgiving dinner.


Enjoy ;) 

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