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Essential Student Recipes

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Jasmine Brittan | Civil Engineering Contact Jasmine
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Starting university is the first time many will have cooked all three meals a day for themselves, this can mean that many either run out of ideas or turn into frequent takeaways. Now I love a good takeaway however to save some money and still eat tasty food, I have collated a few ideas that are quick and easy to make. 

Some other top tips I have include bringing a large array of different spices (as these will always make your food taste great) and only bringing one or two sets of cutlery. It is great to also bring cutlery that has distinctive handles so you can identify which ones are yours! 

  1. Fajitas

This is one of my top go to recipes, perfect for any equation! To make this dish, you will need chicken breasts, peppers, onions, garlic, wraps, chilli powder and paprika. Additionally, I also use sour cream, guacamole and salsa as extras to add to the wrap. To then make the dish, you start by frying the chicken (cut up into chunks), then add the onion, garlic, peppers, and lastly the spice and seasoning. The wrap can then be warmed up in the microwave and filled with fillings and sauces. 

  • Fishcakes and spiced wedges 

A super easy recipe to make with the fishcake taking about half an hour in the oven. I typically use frozen fishcakes from the supermarket however you can also make them from scratch using this recipe here: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/family-meals-easy-fish-cakes  (I have also tried this, and they worked very well!). You can then make the wedges by cutting up a potato and baking them in a tray for about 25-30 mins (depending on size of wedges). I add paprika and herbs to my wedges and boil veg for the side. 

  • Stir Fry 

So many variants to this recipe and this is the perfect healthy meal that will be made in minutes. It typically consists of any veg you want such as peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, beansprouts fried with noodles and then a sauce. These kits can be bought at the supermarket and can be made in under 10 mins! 

  • Pizza 

My student twist on this recipe involves using a tortilla or pitta bread as the base. To make the pizza, then spread a tomato sauce or pasta sauce on the bread and top with cheese. Any basil, veg, and other cheeses can be added on top and grilled in the oven until the cheese is melted. The pizza will typically take 12 mins to grill. 

  • Loaded jacket potatoes 

This is a comfort meal that is great on a cosy night in! Put the potato in the microwave for 5 mins and then bake for 35 minutes. This can be topped with chilli con carne, tuna mayo, or baked beans and of course cheese! 

For more ideas on various recipes, you can also check out the BBC Good Food page, specifically made for students! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/student-recipes. I also bought The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook which has lots of great recipes for all meals from porridge to brunch. 

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Jasmine Brittan | Civil Engineering Contact Jasmine
Simply ask me about anything! I specifically can answer questions…
Find out more about me Contact Jasmine

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