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Student Essentials – Food Edition

So, you’re a student. You need to fend for yourselves. The shops are overwhelming lairs of edible goods that you didn’t even know existed, you have a limited budget and you simply don’t know where to begin. Luckily for you, I am here to help (at least I think so anyway). I consider myself a …

My food epiphany

I am a major hater of beans. All beans face my wrath, but I utterly despise baked beans, despite them being the classic student staple. I thought I hated all foods with similar textures (even though peas are one of my favourite vegetables). I think the fact that peanuts are also legumes scared me a …

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 …