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Sweet Potatoes, Part Deux

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    Aww thats so cute that he made you breakfast – I love it! I don’t know WHAT those are to be honest! Every sweet potato I’ve ever met has been orange inside.

  2. kalin

    yams and sweet potatoes are the same thing, just different colors. you can’t get true yams in the US (real ones are giant, and our yams got their names because slaves in the south called the orange sweet potatoes “yams” because they looked similar to the yams grown in africa)
    the white tend to be starchier, and the orange ones softer, so the white would have a different texture than you’re used to…

    (i am a fountain of useless trivia!)

    1. Lisa Eirene

      NOT useless! Thank you! I must have gotten a whiter yam or something. Mystery solved.

  3. Carbzilla

    Kalin’s right (I Googled it). Pretty much everything in the US is a variety of sweet potato. I try to buy the rounder redder ones to avoid what you got above.

    You might like turnip fries. They’re actually pretty yummy.

    Rutabaga = yuck

  4. Lisa

    Looks like white sweet potato to me! We can also get purple ones too!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      What do the purple ones taste like?

  5. Diane Fit to the Finish

    I love sweet potatoes or yams or whatever those orange things are!!

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