Friday, August 31, 2012

Candied Yams Herbified with Sage, Marshmallow Root Chia Fluff and Toasted Pecans

Fall has definitely been in the air this last week. The slight briskness in the evening and the way the air feels so crisp makes me earn for a hot cup of tea and some hearty dishes like this one...

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Candied Yams Herbified with Sage, Marshmallow Root Chia Fluff and Toasted Pecans
Today's post marks day five in the marshmallow root recipe mania sponsored by the amazing Mountain Rose Herbs. Thank you MRH for donating the Marshmallow Root for our giveaway!

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This is a healthier version of the American Candied Yams. It's a perfect vegan and allergen free addition (use sunflower seeds instead of pecans for nut-avoiders) to your Thanksgiving table. It's sort of like a gratin with it's caramelized red onions on the bottom then yams on top. You can also choose to dice the vegetables then mash afterwards if you prefer a mash.

The marshmallow root chia fluff can be made the night before. Make it before putting the yams in the oven so it can thicken if you choose to make it the day it will be consumed.

Candied Yams Herbified with Sage, Marshmallow Root Chia Fluff, and Toasted Pecans

Marshmallow Chia Fluff
1 can light coconut milk
1/4 T chia seeds
2 T marshmallow root powder
1/4 c maple syrup

1. Grind chia seeds in spice or coffee grinder.
2. Whisk in coconut milk, marshmallow root powder, and maple syrup. Refridgerate.

Candied Yams
3 Yams
1 Red Onion
Sprig of Sage
1/2 Pecans
Olive Oil

1.Slice vegetables about 1/4" thick.
2. In a ovenproof dish (I use a cast iron 8x8), pour a little olive oil in the bottom then layer the red onion slices then the yam slices on top. Sprinkle with sage leaves.
3. Cover and cook in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes then remove cover and cook for another 10 minutes or until softened and cooked through.
4. Meanwhile toast the pecans in a small saute pan on the stovetop using medium heat. These toast quickly so keep an eye on them!
5. Lather the chia fluff on the yams and top with pecans. Serve and Enjoy!


  1. This looks SO AWESOME. Liked you on facebook; thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. I agree with Rose! I adore sweet potatoes and have only recently come to enjoy caramelized onions, so this is right up my ally.

    And, again, liked you on FB and google reader...

  3. Beeeuuuutiful as always!
    I love this combo of flavours - would definitely like to try this one ;D


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