When I was thinking about making loaded mashed potatoes for this week's Food Network Friday (hosted by Tami of Vegan Appetite) I was a little bummed. I love mashed potatoes, but after just having gone through a 10 lb bag of potatoes from Costco I really wasn't feeling creamy "bacon"-y mash... so I pulled out some sweet potatoes instead. My contribution is simple--no recipe needed. You'll need a few sweet potatoes or yams; some coconut milk for creaminess; chopped cilantro and scallions; and tamarind paste to taste for a little bite. Roast the sweet potatoes at 400 degrees for about an hour. Then scoop out the flesh and mash with the remaining ingredients, garnish with a little cilantro, and go to town. (Okay, I suppose that was a bit of recipe, but I really didn't use any set amounts.) Enjoy!