Peach & Yam salad

Today was the first day of fall and it was raining most of the day in Vancouver... Good timing, mother nature, good timing. The good part? It is officially pumpkin season, which is awesome. I have the tendency to want to put pumpkin in pretty much everything in the fall... Except my coffee. No pumpkin in my coffee. I take it black, in case you are wondering. So far in the last few weeks, I put pumpkin in cheesecake brownies (which I made for Gillian. I should post the recipe soon... It was a winner treat), in a slow cooked beef curry and I'm seeing soup and an updated version of pumpkin pie crumble bars in my very near future.

But this post isn't about pumpkin, it is actually about a summer fruit... Peaches! You can still find some peaches around, and I have two recipes with peaches for you. This is one of them, the other one will be posted tomorrow.

Peach & Yam Salad


  • 1 medium yam
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 slices bacon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • Optional - chopped nuts of your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Scrub the yam and dice (bite size). Toss on coconut oil and cinnamon and spread on a baking tray
  3. Roast at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until soft
  4. While the yams are in the oven, cook bacon, drain, then chop. Set aside
  5. Quarter the peaches and dice so they are about the same size as the yams
  6. In a bowl, combine the yams, peaches, bacon and basil. Drizzle the honey and toss. Top with nuts if you want to add some crunch

A bit unrelated to this recipe/post, I am in need of a ride bar recipe testers. If you choose to accept this mission, I will email you the recipe and in turn - you need to make the recipe, take it on a ride, eat it and report back answering a few questions. If you are interested in giving the recipe a go on your next bike ride (or long run, if you happen to be an ultrarunner, or big hike, climbing day, etc) - send me an email by tomorrow evening (Monday, Sept 23rd). Want to know what you will be testing? here is a picture!