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Old 03-20-2009, 04:50 PM   #31
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i am pissed off, I have never bought sweet potatoes, I bought what said at the store it was a sweet potatoe and come to find out, I cut it open and it's orange! YAMS are NOT sweet potatoes AND have about 10 more carbs!! I wanted sweet potatoes!
i thought sweet potatoes were orange
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:29 PM   #32
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Maybe I'm wrong then? I would like to be, i really wanted one, but I read that yams were orange.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:31 PM   #33
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Maybe I'm wrong then? I would like to be, i really wanted one, but I read that yams were orange.
i may not be correct here...but when i think yam, i think whitish grey and purplish inside. (My fam's from the carib and thats what we refer to as yam). We call sweet potatoes the orange flesh ones.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:40 PM   #34
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Now I just read the opposite, that they are orange. I'm going to go with it and bake one tonight and figure it out later. 10 more carbs but 2 more fier, so 8 wont kill me if they are. I read your journal Chantyl, keep up the great work.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:44 PM   #35
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Now I just read the opposite, that they are orange. I'm going to go with it and bake one tonight and figure it out later. 10 more carbs but 2 more fier, so 8 wont kill me if they are. I read your journal Chantyl, keep up the great work.
thanks hun!

i know when ppl make "candied yams" they are orange, but i think they are actually using sweet potatoes LOL... but i could be way wrong. I had an orange fleshed root veggie that i called a sweet potato for lunch today! But i stopped counting carbs months again lol
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:45 PM   #36
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That IS a sweet potato. Yams are tubers that come from Africa (if memory serves) and we seldom, if ever, get them here. Somehow "yam" became interchangeable with "sweet potato" in our culture but it IS a sweet potato.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #37
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That IS a sweet potato. Yams are tubers that come from Africa (if memory serves) and we seldom, if ever, get them here. Somehow "yam" became interchangeable with "sweet potato" in our culture but it IS a sweet potato.
thanks for clarifying. I can only buy what i know as yams at "ethnic" stores.... ie the african or mexican market.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:09 PM   #38
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Sweet potatoes are orange, thanks for contradicting me, made me do more research - - here is a pretty good link with lots of good info, looks like i'll be eating the a butter swimming salt and pepper loving baked sweet potato tonight WHFoods: Sweet potatoes

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Glad they are so good for me. I had 3 this week :blush:
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Thanks for the reminder of how awesome they are! I'm doing OWL/pre-maintenance and am looking for ways to keep my daily count around 35-40. These could do the trick once or twice a week.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:40 PM   #41
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Sweet potatoes are orange, thanks for contradicting me, made me do more research - - here is a pretty good link with lots of good info, looks like i'll be eating the a butter swimming salt and pepper loving baked sweet potato tonight WHFoods: Sweet potatoes
LOL! Well, they come in more than orange, to be perfectly fair! In fact I love the ones that are very very pale yellow inside. They're a little starchier and I assume higher in carbs.

One of the perks of being in maintenance - I don't even bother to count carbs any more. I know what I will and won't, should and should NOT eat and that works for me!
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I have one every Sunday with our dinner. If it's a big one, I just have half Sunday and then the other half Monday. I just put salt and butter on it.

I cook it in about 5 minutes in the microwave. I poke holes in it after washing it good, wrap it in saran wrap and throw it in the nuker for 5 minutes. Couldn't be any easier!
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OMG this thread is going to make me drool
I'm going to go buy a sweet potato!!lol
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OMG this thread is going to make me drool
I'm going to go buy a sweet potato!!lol
Me too, but I'm trying to eat low carb. I'm trying to figure out a way to justify it, but I think it's off the table for me.
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I like to have one when we grill steaks or chops. Hubby has a big regular potato w/sour cream and chives and I have a sweet potato...It satifies my hankering for a potato and I don't feel deprived! I'm such a baby!
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Idk...I think 1/2 a one is workable for me.
B-coffee 0 carbs
L-Grilled Salmon and 1/2 a sweet potato w/ butter 12-15 carbs
D-Hotdog w/ 1 deviled egg 3 carbs
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #47
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I love them, but it'll be a long time before I can eat them again.

Butternut squash will come sooner, though still not anytime soon. I love making mashed butternut squash, if anyone can't quite do sweet potatoes yet. They are really good, and my family requests this at special meals now. Here's my recipe.

Smashed butternut squash:

Quarter and de-seed squash
Sprinkle with salt
Pour about a quarter cup of chicken broth in the bottom of a large microwave safe bowl or casserole, and add squash quarters, face down.

Cover tightly and microwave until very tender (it should be squishable with a finger), total time will depend on the size, but it generally takes at least half an hour. The bowl will be super duper hot, so be careful when taking it out!

Use a spoon to scoop out all the squash, leaving the akin behind. Mash.

Add heavy cream (or half & half), a bit of nutmeg, black pepper, butter, a squirt of SF maple syrup, and more salt if necessary. You can also add just a splash of lemon juice.

I swear, people who don't think they like squash love this stuff.

I've also made a vegan version with vegetable stock and margarine, and it's pretty good.
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