Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sweet Yam and Marshmallow Casserole and Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, 2015

Before 2015 completely came to a close, ushering in 2016, I thought I'd sneak in a final post of the year, highlighting our recent holiday meals.

The family, as usual, picked the various eclectic dishes to create our Thanksgiving feast, some traditional, some not so much.  G picked a sweet potato casserole, and I hunted up a classic recipe with marshmallows that I veganized and slightly tweaked.  It came out deliciously well.  The recipe will be posted at the bottom of the page.

Here's the breakdown of our Thanksgiving celebration:

JK picked Soy Chicken and Steamed Rice
GR picked Hot and Sour Soup and Sushi
SR picked Takis and Cranberry Sauce
G picked the casserole and the Tofurky meal, which included the roast, gravy, wishbone, and brownies
I added roasted potatoes and veggies to the Tofurky and made my Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll to go with the brownies
Sparkling apple cider to drink.

See below for some yummy close-ups.

Sweet Yam and Marshmallow Casserole

My Thanksgiving plate.

Thanksgiving Dessert plate

Christmas was a much simpler affair this year.  I only made one type of cookies, and our breakfast was modest.  Below I show you our morning meal and the dishes I brought to the larger family gathering at dinner.

Christmas breakfast: Tofu Scramble, Fried Potatoes, and Chorizo.

The cookies I made: Chocolate Tops

I brought three things for the evening gathering.
Number One: Gardein Beefless tips, to which I added Teriyaki sauce.

Number Two: A big, beautiful salad chock full of goodies.

Number Three: I also realized I've never made my Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll, so I made that again and brought it to share.

How were your holidays?  Did you have wonderful food?  Any new dishes?

Sweet Yam and Marshmallow Casserole


Five Yams (Purple skinned, with orange flesh)
Water to cover
1/4 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 Tbs. orange juice
1 Tbs. Cinnamon
Non-stick spray
2 and 1/2 - 10oz. bags of Dandies large marshmallows


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Peel the yams, chop into large chunks and place in a large pot.  Cover with water and turn heat on high.  Bring to a boil, and boil for fifteen minutes.  Drain the water and leave yams in the pot.  Add the margarine, brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon.  Use an electric hand mixer to completely blend ingredients.  Spray a 9x13 inch dish with non-stick spray.  Spread the yam mixture evenly in the pan.  Top with the marshmallows.  Bake for 30 minutes. The marshmallows will brown and be super soft, and the yams are sweetly delicious.  This was definitely a hit.  The only challenge was when eating the leftovers, finding that several smaller hands had picked parts of the casserole bare of the marshmallows.  Feeds five hungry vegans for a few days.


  1. Oh my goodness, yum!!! That sweet yam and marshmallow casserole looks so incredible and the feast looks so delicious. I hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday season!

    1. Sarah, it was good, thank you. Hope your holiday season was wonderful, too. :-)

  2. Everything looks amazing BM, I hope you and your lovely family have a great healthy and spiritual 2016. Much love is being sent your way from a far away friend...Millie

    1. Hi, Millie, I wish you the best, too, my dear. I hope your body is healthy and free of pain.

    2. I'm okay. I do have my good and bad days but I am so grateful to Heavenly Father for His amazing help in each step I take. Hope everyone is well on your side. And just because I am not posting anymore we can still keep in touch. you can reach me on my other blog.

  3. Happy new year! That's a good looking bunch of celebratory food! I'm particularly taken by the pumpkin cream cheese roll.

    1. Hi, Joey. That's a classic of mine and a favorite of the family. Hope you had a good holiday!

  4. I see we are on a similar blogging schedule. :) Your dinner looks great. This year I trimmed out the pumpkin pie with vegan marshmallows and I thought it was a great success!

    1. Ha, ha, I noticed our "schedules." I'm hoping to be more back on track this year. We'll see. How are you?? Hope you're doing well. :-)

  5. Everything looks so delicious!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  6. I'm really happy to find that there are more Vegan Christians out there - a small community but definitely "out there"
    Great recipes!

  7. I'm really happy to find that there are more Vegan Christians out there - a small community but definitely "out there"
    Great recipes!

  8. Hi, its Millie, I'm back...miss you P.

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