Hey villagers!

I love this time of year, the crisp fall breezes, warm satisfying elixirs, apple picking and of course, root veggie goodness! I’m so thankful for the new opportunities that come with changing of the seasons. I love spending time with my family, my (awesome) animals, and my community through cooking, laughing and sharing life together!

I have had the week off to refresh, relax and get back to experimenting in the kitchen. I usually make my sweet potato or cauliflower mash, but this time I added pumpkin to my sweet potato mash and it made for delicious mashed potatoes!

Here is a basic mashed potato recipe with a fun fall twist of pumpkin! I love to steam sweet potatoes, to keep the nutrients alive and for easier digestion. This recipe is quick and easy and super satisfying … like the real deal minus the butter and milk. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Mash Recipe (Vegan, gluten-free, Paleo)

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup of cooked pumpkin puree (probably could use fresh!)

1/2 – 1 cup of canned full-fat coconut milk

3 sweet potatoes

Pinch of salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/8 tsp vanilla

Instructions:

Step 1 – Cut your potatoes into wedges and place in a steamer pot. Let them steam until pretty soft and a fork can easily go through the wedges. If not soft enough, the mash will be a little chunky.

Step 2 – Put the soft sweet potatoes into food processor. Add the rest of your ingredients except coconut milk.

Step 3 – Allow to blend, adding coconut milk slowly until you reach a smooth consistency. Feel free to add more spice or try different milk alternatives, although, I find that the coconut milk makes it extra rich and creamy.

Step 4 – Top with cinnamon and enjoy!! So good with fresh salad and some quinoa to make a buddha bowl!

mashed potatoes

Feel free to let me know how your potatoes turn out and what you added to make them extra delish! You could also go the savoury route and use garlic, and vegan margarine or ghee. Enjoy your homemade mash! Also try this mash with some delicious bread to continue the carb fest!!

Peace & Love,

Jill – your (fall-loving) veggie villager xx

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