Sweet is good, but too sweet without substance just makes you feel ill. Like those candied soggy marshmallow topped yams your grandma makes for the holidays… Just like those sweet potatoes, sugary pop songs without interest also need to be accompanied with a shot of insulin. Then there are others that have depth that spin in your head for days after you hear them and always bring a smile. Candi Divine by Ripped from Toronto, Canada is just that kind of track.
For sweet with substance you don’t have to wait for thanksgiving. Just whip up a batch of these Divine Candied Yams to accompany some braised pork chops, chicken breasts or for you vegetarians, tofu.
Yer Mama’s Divine Candied Yams
– Serves 8
1 bottle of your favorite Syrah
4 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and diced in 1½ inch cubes set aside in a large mixing bowl.