Who doesn’t like yams? Sweet, creamy, and tender, they are practically fluffy carbohydrate clouds. High in potassium fiber, and Vitamin A, they are also much more nutritious than their white potato counterparts.

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I think my favourite thing about sweet potatoes is their versatility. Throw them in salads, on quinoa bowls, make soup with them… and now, enjoy them in a panini! The photo below was taken at Princess Cafe, where I recently enjoyed their famous ‘Yamwich’, a crispy multigrain bun stuffed with tender sweet potato, brie, caramelized onion, and spinach with a thick smear of pesto. You might’ve seen this photo in my lunches and dinners post earlier last week πŸ™‚


They inspired me to make my own version, which was honestly just as good. I like their bread, but my brie was much meltier πŸ™‚

By the way, this was my second time remaking a Princess Cafe sandwich. A while back, their vegetarian sandwich with eggplant, tomato, and roasted pepper inspired my grilled zucchini, pepper, avocado, and goat cheese sandwich. These easy meals for one make filling, healthy, and absolutely delicious lunches. I wish I had a side of soup!

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This sandwich is easy as pie (speaking of pie, my roomie, her boyfriend and I made a pumpkin pie completely from scratch over the weekend – roasting the whole pumpkin and all. Recipe and photos coming soon!). All you need is to build a sandwich using the following ingredients:

  • Roasted yam cubes
  • Brie cheese
  • Spinach
  • Pesto


And that’s it!Β The Princess Cafe version included caramelized onions, but I didn’t think it was worth the time… and tears πŸ˜‰

The best thing about sandwiches is how flexible they are. Don’t have brie? Try goat cheese! No spinach? Arugula works too. How about butternut squash cubes instead of yam? Or a sundried tomato pesto? Switching things up will keep this sammie super exciting.


I can’t wait to go back to Princess on Thursday (it’s my new tradition – going to Princess Cafe for lunch between classes!) and enjoy another awesome panini and salad/soup.

I’m curious, guys – let me know in the comments below πŸ™‚

  • Have you tried yam in a sandwich?
  • Do you have any favourite cafes nearby that you visit regularly?
  • Do you like to re-make restaurant dishes and how do they turn out?