Put 2 inches of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Place a steamer basket in the pot, fill with vegetables, and cover for 10 minutes… Simple as that!
Use the microwave to severely cut down on cooking time. For example, use the microwave to cook a sweet potato in less than 5 minutes (compared to an hour in the oven). Just pierce the potato with a fork, microwave on high for a few minutes, and you’re good to go!