ABOUT THE RECIPE:
Pretty Orange Mash-Up makes a comforting and colorful addition to a festive meal.
Makes 4 servings
6 large carrots, peeled and chopped
4 yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1⁄4 cup unsweetened nondairy milk, plus more as needed
1 tablespoon vegan margarine, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Fit a steamer basket into a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add 2 to 3 inches of cold water, then add the carrots and yams. Cover, bring to a boil and steam for about 15 to 20 minutes, until soft but not mushy.
Heat the nondairy milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming hot.
Transfer the carrots and yams to a medium-sized bowl. Add the nondairy milk, margarine and cinnamon. Mash with a potato masher or large fork until smooth and lump-free, adding more nondairy milk or margarine as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.