Sunday, March 7, 2010

Yam for Your Tummy!

According to, the Yam is slowly becoming more common in US markets, the yam is a popular vegetable in Latin American and Caribbean markets, with over 150 varieties available worldwide.

The word yam comes from African words njam, nyami, or djambi, meaning "to eat," and was first recorded in America in 1676.

In the Carribbean Yams are called Batata.

Sauteed Yams with Ginger and Lime
By Clean Food, Terry Walters

Healthy spring recipe

Serves 6


2 Tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tsp grated fresh ginger
1 Red onion, minced
2 Lg yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
3 Tsp lime juice
1 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper


In large sauce pan over medium heat, saute ginger and onion in olive oil until soft ( about 5 minutes ). Add shredded yams and lime juice, and increase heat to medium-high. Stir continuously and saute 5 - 7 minutes or until yams start to soften. Season with nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2 - 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat and serve.

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