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Easy Vegetarian Recipes

ROASTED VEGETABLES Any veg of your choice (I used onion, pepper, carrots and broccoli) METHOD Cover a tray with oil and place on the veg evenly before covering with more oil and seasoning with oregano (or any herb). Cook for 45-55 minutes at 180C (fan oven) or 200C (electric). CURRY (Serves 4) Oil (I used …

University: Expectations vs Reality

COOKING – Expectation: despite having no culinary experience, you will be quite the magician in the kitchen. Lasagne? Pips. Soufflé? Easy. A flame grilled chicken breast in a garlic crumb coating, accompanied by homemade Cajun sweet potato fries and a lemon zested guacamole relish? Completed it, mate. Everything you touch will turn into something worthy …

New Year, New Me?

*Probably not, Lucy… don’t get your hopes up.   Every year social media, as well as real life, becomes inundated with people claiming that January marks the beginning of something new. Apparently at no other time of the year are people incapable of change because the universe forbids such an action happening. Karen, what do …

The Quest: Making Brown Rice Interesting

Since being at uni, I can imagine that for the majority of us, myself included, found it quite a shock at first, when we realised just how independent we needed to be. For me, cooking and just food in general was one of the most difficult ‘independent things’ I had to do. it seems simple; …

What does a Dietetic student have for breakfast? (if they get up late)

I’m quite an early riser, but every now and then I just love hitting the snooze button on my phone. Fortunately, as I suspect most nutrition and dietetic students do, I’ve got a couple of really healthy quick recipes in my locker. This shake is so simple but it tastes great, kinda like one of those …

How do I run a society?

So you’ve either got a society, thinking of making a society, or you’re just curious to find out what the ‘behind the scenes’ of a university society looks like. Well, look no further! I’m the president of the Contemporary China society and I’m going to give you a couple of my tips or things I’ve …

Eating Your Way Around Campus

Having spent nearly 4 years at this university and with a lot of that time being on University Park Campus, I have had my fair share of meals here. In this post I will share with you my 3 favourite places to grab a bit on campus whether it is a lovely day out or just …

Slovenia: 8 Reasons You Should Visit

With my last Easter holiday break having come and gone, I thought it was wise that I took a break from revision to travel to a new country. I headed to the sunny side of the Alps a.k.a Slovenia. Don’t know where it is? Neither did I until I booked this holiday. It’s a small country nestled between …

In Search of the Perfect Chai Latte in Nottingham

My friends and blog readers know there is nothing more I love than a good cup of coffee. Lately I have been trying to cut down on my caffeine intake so I decided to go by a less-caffeinated/decaf route by swapping coffee for chai lattes. It’s something I did not expect to like because obviously there …

Disclaimer: This may make you hungry.

So in my final year I set myself the challenge of taking a picture everyday to remind me of my last year in Nottingham. However quickly this just turned into a very large album containing pictures of food. It made me realize that over the years at Nottingham I have suddenly learnt how to cook, …