Yams with sausages in a savory sweet orange sauce.

Tzimmes is a traditional Jewish Ashkenazi meal that translates as "making a fuss over nothing." I just love the name and I love this dish and I bet you are going to love it too: it's sweet and tangy and savory at the same time. No doubt, a treasure from the Jewish culinary, and here is my tribute to this divine dish and beautiful culture!
This is a beautiful Jewish Ashkenazi dish that's famous during jewish festivities, and it is a beautiful myriad of colors, flavors and spices that make this a very unusual and yet supremely palatable dish! The combination between the savoriness, sweetness and spiciness along with the cinnamon and sausages is quite unique and turn this dish into the star of the evening!

Enough chitchat! Here is the recipe!


• 1 1/2 lbs orange yams, peeled and chopped
• 1 1/2 lbs white sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
• 1 lb carrots peeled and chopped
• 6 oz dried cranberries (1 1/4 cups)
• 2 cups orange juice
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• 1 1/2 cups of veggie broth
• 2 oz pitted prunes (3 cups)
• Mint leaves and pomegranate for garnishing
• 4 vegan Italian sausages


  • 1.
    Add all the ingredients to a pot, except for the prunes, the mint leaves, and the pomegranate.
  • 2.
    Stir to combine. Bring it to a boil then to a gentle simmer, cover the pot and let it simmer for 40 -45 minutes.
  • 3.
    Add the prunes and let it simmer for approx. 10 minutes more. Garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate.
  • 4.
    Serve it with the vegan Italian sausages and enjoy!
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