Mashed Garnet Yams

  • 1 large garnet yam, peeled and diced into 1/2" cubes (3 cups)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Earth Balance
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened soymilk or unsweetened almond milk
Put the diced garnet yams in a steamer and steam for 5-8 minutes, or until a fork easily pierces them.  Squeeze the yam pieces through a potato ricer and into a bowl (or use a hand held potato masher).  Add the unsweetened soy or almond milk and Earth Balance.  Stir to blend. 
You can season this if you choose to, but we preferred to keep it simple so we could really taste the flavor of the garnet yam itself.  (With a different meal, it'd be great with a little sugar and cinnamon added to it.)