i've been meaning to post this for a while, but here's a superquick recipe for sauteed yams. i didn't even know i liked yams. it tastes kind of indian but it goes well with a lot of things.
nuke a sweet potato yam whatever in the mircrowave for like five minutes or until its kind of soft. then cut it into smallish chunks. you can take the skin off if you want, but i leave it on. sautee some onions and garlic in butter or olive oil and then add yr yam. throw in some ginger, cayenne pepper and a tiny bit of hot mustard and cook it until the outside gets kind of crispy. salt and black pepper to taste. its also good with curry instead of the ginger and mustard. it only takes like ten minutes to make it and you can make as little or as much as you want so its nice when you're only cooking for yourself.
i'm not even really a fan of fake meat but this goes pretty well with fake chicken patties.