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Spicy Yams Recipe - A Healthy Way to Cook with Coconut Oil

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Growing up, i only ate Yams during Family Holiday Dinners which typically involved Mushy, Baby Food-Ish orange goop mixed with canned crushed pineapple and topped with burned marshmallows. Let me tell, Yams don't have to be so Painfully boring, and disgusting, and can actually taste good and be very healthy! Especially when they are SPICY!
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Basil leaves 4 , chop
  Garlic cloves 4 , mince
  Coconut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Sea salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yam 4 , cubed

1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Chop the yams into small cubes to ensure they cook properly

3. Heat up a pan on the stove. Add the garlic mince and coconut oil to a small bowl and place on top of the pan to heat.
4. Once done, add this to the yams in a baking tray.
5. Add the cayenne pepper, pepper, sea salt, chopped basil leaves, paprika and oregano and toss well together. 6. Cover the baking tray with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until the yams are soft.

7. Plate and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 279 Calories from Fat 37

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.7%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g16.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 117.8 mg4.9%

Total Carbohydrates 58 g19.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.9 g35.5%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 4 g7%

Vitamin A 16.6% Vitamin C 60.8%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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