Hi -- every recipe I'm finding for mashed sweet potatoes includes lots of dairy -- butter and/or cream and/or sour cream. Is there anything I can add to them to make them taste good that's not dairy? And should I roast or boil them first? Thanks!
No, the two root vegetables are not really interchangeable.
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