It took me a LONG time to warm to yams (or depending on where you live, sweet potatoes).

If only I’d had today’s ‘conversion’ recipe!

Yams are a fantastic food for helping heal the pancreas and a great way to add sweet into your life without spiking your blood sugar.

This recipe was a surprise to me, as it was introduced to us by Karen Porter (a star Return to Food Coach) at our Sweet Retreat in 2017.

Everyone I’ve ever had try this recipe loves it and asks for the recipe immediately.

For today’s Sweet Freedom Recipe, we have a lovely version of this recipe with a few variations to inspire you to get in the kitchen and whip this up for dinner.

It is gluten free, vegan and Sweet Freedom approved but don’t let that put you off trying it. 😉

It is a recipe that requires around the same effort of making a salad and the return on investment in the kitchen is totally worth it.

Love and hugs,


Sweet Potato Noodles Recipe

? Ingredients ?

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 1 red or yellow pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and zuudled (or spiralized)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds,
  • small bunch of cilantro,
  • and lime wedges to garnish


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ lime, freshly squeezed
  • 1 inch knob of ginger,
  • grated 2 cloves garlic, minced

? Instructions ?

Preheat a large skillet on medium heat and pour in olive oil ( I like to use cold pressed coconut oil).

Once hot, saute cauliflower florets and carrots for 5 minutes.

Follow with the bell pepper for 3 mins and then transfer to a mixing bowl.

Use the same pan and add a little more olive oil.

Saute the sweet potato noodles for 8 mins, tossing occasionally, until shiny and not brown.

While this is cooking, prepare the pad thai sauce in a medium or large size bowl.

Add all of the sauce ingredients and whisk.

Then, add the cooked vegetables back into the skillet with the sweet potato noodles.

Finally, add the pad thai sauce and blend well with tongs.

Plate and garnish with cilantro, hemp seeds, and lime slices.


This sweet potato noodles recipe will convert anyone who doesn’t like sweet potatoes into a sweet potato lover!

Finally, feel free to post your finished result in the Facebook Group!


Post your version to instagram with the hashtag #sweetfreedomlife