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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, …

The Student Dinner Party (is the best kind of dinner party)

When living with over-30s, dinner parties are often a melodramatic affair involving stuffing all mess out of sight, pretending to be an accomplished chef and acting generally grown-up and suave. The student dinner party, however, is a completely different ball-game. Embrace the clutter, don the apron without expectation, and enjoy an evening of unashamed eating …

What’s On in Notts

Now that I’m a third year, I like to think of myself as a Nottingham guru and just because the ‘new year, new me’ of January might have started to wear thin by now, doesn’t mean you should stop trying new things. So here’s a short list of things to do in Notts this week …

Why I’m Looking Forward to Christmas at Home

  It is officially the season to be jolly. Christmas trees are being erected, the market is in full slow, shoppers are still manically rampaging through Black Friday’s leftovers in an effort to scrape together their Christmas shopping. Us restless students have finally handed in our Decemeber deadlines and are free of Hallward and George Green, …