Category Archives: Meal Planning

sweet potato puree

The best sweet potato puree ever!

  So this side is compulsory in my household at Christmas! I always make a huge amount as it is perfect for leftovers. You can use it on a buffet, in sandwiches (Christmas sandwiches are the BEST), as a side……this really is the best sweet potato puree ever. This recipe is easily adaptable, so you …

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5 simple “breakfast in bed” ideas

Get in the good books Starting someone’s day by making them breakfast in bed is always a pretty awesome thing to do. Whether it is a special occasion or you just want to make them feel special, everybody loves being brought some breakfast. So I thought I would give you 5 ideas on how to …

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Cauliflower gnocchi

Cauliflower gnocchi

  So there are endless options when it comes to making gnocchi. This recipe is for a super easy and delicious cauliflower gnocchi. Now let’s get this out of the way immediately, this DOES taste of cauliflower. If you think that it is one of those recipes where you won’t taste the main ingredient, you’d …

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Sweet potato brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

  For anyone looking for a plant-based brownie, then look no further, these sweet potato brownies are amazing and super fudgy. I absolutely love brownies, I must confess. But let’s be honest, they’re pretty indulgent, now for most people, brownies aren’t something you eat on a regular basis, so there’s no problem with treating yourself …

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chocolate banana bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

Ok, so this delicious Chocolate Banana bread recipe is a little bit out of the norm for me. Why? Because usually I never use refined sugar in my recipes and try to substitute butter whenever I can. But as this is a quarantine recipe and I’m using up ingredients I have laying around, this chocolate …

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butternut squash and chickpea chilli

Butternut Squash & Chickpea Chilli

This is a great dish to make in bulk, freeze in portions and pull out of the freezer when you you need to. By using tinned beans, legumes, chickpeas and tomatoes you are cutting the cost as well as preparation time, but sacrificing none of the nutritional benefits. This butternut squash and chickpea chilli can …

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Chicken noodle broth

The mighty Chicken broth

More than just a soup So this broth was an absolute lifesaver this week in our household. So my poor wife was very ill this last week and had absolutely no appetite, just the thought of food made her want to run to the bathroom and bow to the white porcelain god! After a few …

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fajita spiced smashed potato with a coriander oil

Fajita-spiced Smashed Potatoes

There’s just something about them Roasted New/baby Potatoes are awesome as they are, but believe me when I say they are sooooooo much better when you smash them up a bit. Like many recipes on The Urban Canteen, you can adapt them to suit your personal tastes and this one is no different. The flavour …

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Curried Lentils & Bombay Sweet Potatoes

So this is a really simple and tasty recipe, that can be eaten as a complete dish or you can use the separate elements to mix and match with other dishes. These curried lentils and bombay potatoes are so easy, you’ll be eating them night after night……I know I did. The benefits Red lentils are …

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Chocolate & Pecan Brownies

Vegan & Gluten free Now these are some seriously amazing Chocolate & pecan brownies! Not just because they taste soooooOOOOooooo good, but because they are suitable for vegans, anyone with a gluten allergy and they are packed with protein and fiber! So what is the base of these brownies I hear you cry. Black beans …

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