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Lots of Love ♥

Valentine’s Day is like Marmite. People either love it, or they hate it. I’m one of those weird people who is ambivalent about both. I like aspects of Valentine’s Day, not so much the commercial side of it. It’s a great reminder to show those you love just how much you care, because despite the …

Cake for everyone!

I live with an odd bunch of people. One housemate is vegan, another is dairy intolerant and then there’s me with a nut allergy and a whole host of other things. It makes cooking together a challenge. I love baking though, and it’s even better if it’s inclusive of everyone’s requirements. So here’s two recipes …

Survive University Like A Medieval King

If there’s one thing medieval kings really cornered the market on, it’s dying in bizarre ways. You might think that these deaths are irrelevant to you, a young student living in the modern age, but you would be terribly wrong: they can offer us all valuable lessons on how to survive university.   1) Don’t …

How to Host a Student Christmas Dinner

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the food, so I love arranging big festive meals with my friends. It’s a little more challenging to cook a big roast in a student kitchen than at home, but the challenge makes it more fun! Here’s my guide on how to hold the best student Christmas …

5 Best Places To Use Your Meal Card

Let’s just say the quality of food in halls… varies. And by the end of the year, even the ever reliable theme nights will start to turn your stomach, so it’s vital for your survival that you make full use of your glorious £27 meal card. However, it can often take a full year to …

Eating my way round Nottingham

It’s easy when planning to go out to eat to head to a well known chain. There’s reasons why places like Nandos are so popular – you know what to expect, its cheap, its familiar. For me, eating in a familiar place is reassuring as I know where can cater for my allergies. But recently …

Things I didn’t expect to miss about university life

Student life is great for so many reasons – the diversity of the people you can meet, the topics you can study, the new places you can go. Those sort of things are what you expect to miss when at home, for summer or permanently. Yet what has surprised me the most about being home …

Two Easy Student ‘Recipes’

A reoccurring theme in my most frequently cooked meals is that they don’t involve specific ingredients or measurements. That’s because I hate cooking from recipes.  I prefer just to assess what I have in or what I’m in the mood for and then just chuck it all in the pan. I buy a lot of …

The Intuitive Eater: Tips Towards Becoming More Foodsmart

One of our biggest issues as students is eating healthily and maintaining a healthy (ish) wallet at the same time. We’ve all been there, there’s only half a tub of butter and a sack of potatoes to fill your cupboards, and your stomach this evening so you order a takeaway again. You spend £20 too, …

Living with allergies at university

  The title of this blog post won’t come as a surprise to anybody who knows me in real life, as sadly/humorously my defining character trait is ‘nut allergy’. Countless times over the years, when asked to give an unusual fact about myself, I’ve gone with the line ‘I’m allergic to everything’, which isn’t quite …